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.

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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An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL

An Uncensored Look at Publishing’s Fight for the Freedom to Read: YPG’s March BBL
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“It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they can demonstrate that the answer to a ‘bad’ book is a good one, the answer to...
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YPG’s May BBL Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape #ypgbbl

YPG’s May BBL Guns for Hire: Ghostwriters & IP Developers in a Changing Publishing Landscape #ypgbbl
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As the publishing landscape changes, so does the concept of authorship.  Many publishing houses are expanding imprint-drive intellectual property development and tapping work-for-hire authors to build worlds and develop voices.  At the same time, divisions reliant on ghostwriting for celebrity authors and licensed publishing programs continue to grow and change.  Come hear agents, editors...
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Behind the Scenes at a Speakers Bureau with YPG

Behind the Scenes at a Speakers Bureau with YPG
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Over lunchtime at Penguin Random House’s downtown headquarters on Wednesday, February 25th from 12:30-1:30pm, YPG’s February BBL: Behind the Scenes at the Speakers Bureau brought in Natalie Duncan from HarperCollins, Tiffany Tomlin from Penguin Random House, and Scottie Bowditch from Macmillan to shed some light on their roles in directing the in-house speakers bureaus of...
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