New essential kit for agents

New essential kit for agents:


1.       Agents have always needed hard-wearing shoes, but those still trying to hang on to their stilettos may have to surrender, as demonstrated by today’s film on how much walking is involved at the Frankfurt Book Fair (from the entrance to the international building where most of us do business):

2.       Of course, that film was taken without the usual throngs of people at the Fair.  Padded vests may be useful to avoid being stabbed too sharply by one’s colleagues’ elbows.

3.       Add a protective dog, in case of attack by angry author:

4.       Special fuzzing over the facial features, to block glare from inimical contracts.

5.       Authoritarian uniform, preferably blue (in some tests, apparently this signals honesty), for recalcitrant publishers and producers.

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