Oh, sales conference. If you’ve ever worked in publishing, you know they’re non-stop, caffeine-filled days of hearing about new books, talking about new books, and planning for new books. From editors to sales reps to marketing associates to publicists (to name only a few!), all hands are on deck to strategize about major new titles in the pipeline. As a publicist, it’s a great opportunity for me to not only have a bird’s eye view of the season’s titles, but also to start crafting the stories that we believe will drive public discussion.