When you’re a book agent, you get a lot of different things, but the ones that stand out are what you know about your client and how they react to your work.
This week’s issue of Newsweek contains a story about the secret relationship between book agents and sports books.
The article describes how sports agents were instructed to work closely with their clients and that their agents would help clients make decisions about where to shop, as well as what to buy and how to get credit for purchases.
The agent is then asked to find the best deals on items like tennis shoes and watches for their client.
In other words, the book agent gets to decide if the tennis shoe or the watch is worth $400 or $600.
The author, Peter Gibbett, told Newsweek that the secret is that sports agents are in fact book dealers.
Gibbett is a former executive vice president at Sports Authority, one of the largest book agents in the United States.
Gibbetts book on sports books is called Sports Book Man: Inside the Business of Booking, Buying and Selling Sports.
He told Newsweek he has had the opportunity to work with a few sports book sellers over the years and that the book he wrote has been a big hit with sports book salesmen and agents.
In the article, Gibbett writes that the “most important asset an agent has is his or her knowledge of their clients.”
But what if you’re not the agent, but a client?
That’s the story in this week’s cover story, where you’ll learn about the secrets that come out of the book trade and what happens when you work for the sports book industry. 1 of 9