Tuesday, February 21, 2006

If I were a book rep ...

If I were a book rep ...


... I would do a couple of things. Like, I dunno ... check out in advance what the different faculty specialties were before wasting their time. Like ... oh ... sending an e-mail to make an appointment or come by during office hours. I used to be in sales, and you know? One of my guiding rules was not to piss off my customers before trying to sell them something. Go figure.

1 comment:

Ancarett said...

I adore my bookpushers who email me in advance to let me know they'll be on campus. I endeavour to meet with them because I'm interested in seeing what they have to offer. I've stumbled across several perfect textbooks from those conversations.

I agree that if they don't even check up on what your specialty or teaching areas are, it's maddening!