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Rights Management Database: An Essential Tool

How choosing the appropriate rights management database will save a foreign rights seller time, money and a lot of worries. By Marleen Seegers — article first published in February 2018 My innate love for organization I am obsessed with all things organization—I’m Dutch, and born into a family of engineers. It’s in my genes. I […]

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🌟 Happy Holidays and a Book-a-licious 2018 🌟

2 Seas Agency wishes you a peaceful Holiday Season and an inspiring, prosperous & bookalicious New Year! By Marleen Seegers—article posted on 16 December 2017 This year’s Holiday Season will be an unusual one. The week of December 4, wildfires burned all around the sweet, peaceful town of Ojai, home to 2 Seas Agency’s main […]

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Film adaptations

Talking Film Adaptations at Shoot the Book! Los Angeles

Early November, 2 Seas Agency attended the launch of the 3rd edition of Shoot the Book! Los Angeles, which gives professionals of the American entertainment business a chance to talk to representatives of French publishing houses about TV and film adaptations of their books. By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in November 2017 Since the […]

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European publishing

2 Seas European Publishing Tour Fall 2017

Some impressions on the state of European publishing following our recent travels to Amsterdam, Paris and the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair. By Marleen Seegers and Chrysothemis Armefti — Article first posted in November 2017 After a restful summer staycation in Ojai during which I enjoyed the absence of recurrent, crushing heat waves — only on […]

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French Language to Take Center Stage at FBF 2017

Dana Burlac of Editions Denoël takes stock of the current status of publishing in France ahead of the country’s Guest of Honor presentation at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair I think that a crisis always contains within itself the seeds of change: if the rules that used to fit the publishing world don’t apply anymore, […]

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2 Seas Agency’s 2018 International Book Fair Calendar

Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2018? 2 Seas Agency has listed the international book fairs and festivals that will take place throughout the world in 2018. Below information is subject to change, and we will, of course, do our best to keep this listing as much up to date as […]

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2017 Frankfurt Book Fair Foreign Rights Lists Available

Check Out 2 Seas Agency’s Frankfurt Book Fair Catalogs By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in September 2017 The 2 Seas Team is very proud to present our newly designed Rights Lists for the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair season. You may download** them here: ⇒ Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 General Fiction & Non-Fiction Titles ⇒ Frankurt Book Fair 2017 Business, Marketing & Reference […]

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publishing in Finland

Publishing in Finland: Its Challenges and Opportunities

Gummerus’ Executive Editor Iina Tikanoja discusses the current state of the Finnish book market and the challenges and opportunities ahead Interestingly, the number one bestselling title right now is actually a poetry collection, edited by the First Lady of Finland, Jenni Haukio, a poet herself. By Giulia Trentacosti – Article first published in September 2017 […]

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2 Seas Agency Visits the 2017 Lisbon Book Fair

The annual Lisbon Book Fair, or Feira do Livro de Lisboa, which has been running for almost a century, took place between June 1 and 18 2017 By Chrysothemis Armefti — Article first published in July 2017 According to APEL (Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros), during the 2017 Lisbon Book Fair a record 286 […]

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Jerusalem fellowship

The 2017 Zev Birger Jerusalem Fellowship Program

Impressions of the 2017 Zev Birger Jerusalem Fellowship Program When talking to editors, agents and scouts at various book fairs and elsewhere, the subject of fellowships often arises. Relationships and a thorough knowledge of international markets are at the core of selling and acquiring international publishing rights. Isn’t there a better way to get to […]

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