Educational Events

We host educational Brown Bag Lunches on a monthly basis so our members can learn from experts in the industry about various topics. Have a great idea for a Brown Bag Lunch? Email youngtopublishing@gmail.com with your suggestion. For more information on upcoming and past events, click the Brown Bag Lunches tab in the masthead.

Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)

Banned Books Week Is Here, And Here Is Why It’s So Important (Do It for the Kids)
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“This is the best I’ve felt about the state of publishing in a long time,” Barbara Jones, Director of ALA, said to the crowd as David Horowitz wrapped up the last discussion question at the final installment in YPG’s censorship panel series. Last week’s panel on censorship in children’s books and young adult literature...
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YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling

YPG October BBL: I Don’t Remember the Title But the Cover Was Blue: The Front Lines of Bookselling
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into your local bookstore—and here in New York, we’re lucky to have dozens of amazing bookstores, both large and small, to visit in person when we’re craving new books to feed our already overflowing shelves. What goes into the business of running a brick-and-mortar bookstore in...
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YPG HR Series: Resume Review

YPG HR Series: Resume Review
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There are so many questions to be had when it comes to perfecting your resume: What will make me stand out among dozens of other applicants? How can I briefly highlight all of my many accomplishments? Will everything fit on one page? What if I don’t have enough experience and my resume looks inadequate?...
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YPG September BBL: Children’s Censorship and Banned Books Week

YPG September BBL: Children’s Censorship and Banned Books Week
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KIDS EDITION: BANNED BOOKS? WHO NEEDS ‘EM? As we all know (and have heard about in our censorship panels throughout the year) censorship is an issue that affects all areas of the publishing industry and all readers…perhaps kids more than anyone else. Whether it’s books being taken off school shelves or stores refusing to...
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YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition
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Do you see yourself behind a desk editing manuscripts yet you found yourself selling books at a trade show? Perhaps you planned to work closely with children’s books but instead took a position dealing with adult trade? Maybe you secretly long to pitch cookbooks in various media outlets but settled for an opportunity in...
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World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities

World Write Web: #YPGDigital’s Panel on Online Writer Communities
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As the audience filed out of the last taping of David Letterman’s run on the Late Show on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, a group about twenty publishing professionals and aspiring authors gathered just down the block at the Penguin Random House midtown offices for “Your Guide to Online Writer Communities,” hosted by YPG Writers...
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Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development

Ghost in the Machine: YPG’s May BBL on Ghostwriters & IP Development
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On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 during lunchtime, 31 YPG members met at Penguin Random House downtown headquarters for May’s BBL, Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape. Moderator and YPG Planning Committee member Karl Jones, an associate editor at Grosset & Dunlap/Cartoon Network Books, introduced the four panelists—Wendy Loggia,...
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YPG Writers (Un)block: Summer Secrets

YPG Writers (Un)block: Summer Secrets
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Do you wish you could get a bit of writing practice without signing up for a class? A chance to get out of your own head and maybe away from your current project and just write for fun with no expectations or stress or commitments? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Writers (Un)Block is back! This time...
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YPG Special Offer: FREE Intensive Workshop at 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

YPG Special Offer: FREE Intensive Workshop at 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference
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The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Manhattan College in New York City. This is an opportunity for publishing staff to learn from seasoned publishers as well as educators, designers, and digital developers about the newest developments and opportunities in children’s publishing. The conference includes a diverse range...
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Full Event! From Publisher to Published

Full Event! From Publisher to Published
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We’ve all heard about them: the editors and marketing assistants, publicists and production managers who are secretly (or not-so-secretly) working on their novels in the wee hours of the morning, or well into the night. You yourself might even be an aspiring writer who writes during every free evening not spent at author events,...
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