Definition of Book agent

1. Noun. A book salesman.

Generic synonyms: Salesman

Definition of Book agent

1. Noun. A person who who represents an author to prospective publishers ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Book Agent

book account
book agent (current term)
book award
book awards
book bag
book binding
book burning
book burnings
book club
book clubs
book entries
book entry
book fair
book fairs
book hand
book hands

Literary usage of Book agent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"THE STORY OF THE book agent. A Philadelphia hook agent canvassed James Watson, ... By and by the book agent called, went in and persuaded the wife to buy ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"exclaimed the book agent, still more shortly. "You're starting out too strenuously. ... The book agent fixed his host's attention with his fork. ..."

3. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"The book-agent saw her, and went in and persuaded the wife to buy a copy of the ... "A book-agent; and to get rid of his importuning I bought his book,—the ..."

4. Martyrdom in Missouri: A History of Religious Proscription, the Seizure of by William M. Leftwich (1870)
"... the St. Louis Advocate and book agent—Bold Scheme to Break Down the Book Concern—Detected and Defeated by the Agent—The Joint Publishing Committee Sell ..."

5. A History of Methodism: Comprising a View of the Rise of this Revival of by Holland Nimmons McTyeire (1888)
"... and the Separation—Clergy Reserves—Ryer- son—Case—Bangs—Losee—Church Union in the Dominion—Xew Rules— Joshua Soule book agent—Enoch George-and R. II. ..."

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