The Book Industry Guild of New York is a member-operated professional organization composed of individuals from every aspect of the book publishing and book manufacturing industries. BIGNY offers monthly virtual events with interesting panels covering a variety of topics and the chance to meet and network with people in the publishing world. BIGNY also recently began hosting a Zoom social, thirty minutes before their events, which is a wonderful chance for attendees to further their networking opportunities.

BIGNY’s February event will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 over Zoom with the pre-panel social taking place from 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM and the panel beginning at 6 PM. The event will discuss health and wellness in 2021 with a panel of established voices in the publishing and fitness worlds. Panelists for the event include Lisa Cheng, senior editor at Hay House; Andrew Flach, publisher at Hatherleigh Press; and Dervla Kelly, executive editor at Penguin Random House, with Latoya Sauntay Snell of the food and fitness blog, Running Fat Chef, serving as moderator.

This is a great way for students to connect with industry professionals and learn about a variety of topics. There is an admission fee of $10 to attend this event and limited capacity. Register here to attend!