I am writing in response to the
advertisement in the (date) issue of news daily (name), in which you announced an
opening for a sales representative.
I would like to offer my services as
I have five years of retail experience in the book industry. For the past three years, I
have managed an independent bookstore located in (location). I am familiar with the products
that you publish and believe my experience as a retailer and with the buying public would
benefit your company.
In my current job, I am responsible
for buying new publications and backlist inventory as well as for the analysis of sales
trends using a computerized inventory system. I have done my graduation in English
literature, and I am an active participant in local writers' workshops.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume for your review.
I shall look
forward to meeting you and would appreciate if we can arrange an interview. You may
contact me at my address and phone number given below.