The Rep Is Dead, Long Live the Rep

I have a good friend who used to spend much of his time travelling around the world going to the subsidiary companies of his conglomeration reminding staff of what John Cleese would have referred to as the bleedin obvious. It wasn’t that my friend had chosen this as a special subject rather that people need to be reminded of it. I laughed at myself this week when contemplating upon the role of the travelling sales representative (rep)in the English Language trade book industry.

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