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Dutch publishing

2 Seas Visits Dutch Publishers in Amsterdam

After attending the Tempo di Libri Book Fair in Milan and having meetings in Paris, including at the Paris Book Fair, 2 Seas Agency’s owner Marleen continues her European meeting marathon in her home country the Netherlands. Here are her impressions of the current Dutch publishing scene. By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in […]

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Paris Book Fair

2 Seas Back in Paris for the “Livre Paris” Book Fair

2 Seas Agency’s co-founder Marleen returns to Paris – her home town before she moved to California – twice per year to personally check in on the French publishing scene. By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in March 2018 After attending Milan’s Tempo di Libri book fair and a quick stop in Venice where […]

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Milan Book Fair: Second Time’s a Charm?

By Marleen Seegers—Article first published in March 2018 Kicking off 2 Seas Euro Tour at the Milan Book Fair I was excited to kick off this spring’s 2 Seas European tour in Milan, a city I’d never been to before. I’d been invited to participate in last year’s inaugural edition of the Milan Book Fair, […]

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London Book Fair

2018 London Book Fair Foreign Rights Lists Available

Check Out 2 Seas Agency’s London Book Fair Catalogs By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in March 2018 Download our Foreign Rights Lists We are very proud to share with you 2 Seas Agency’s latest Foreign Rights Lists for the 2018 London Book Fair season for the titles we represent worldwide: ⇒ 2018 London Book Fair General […]

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French publishing

Francophonie: Is French Publishing Too Paris-Centric?

Literary agent Pierre Astier discusses French publishing, France’s Guest of Honour presentation at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair and the future of French-speaking publishing in times of globalization Publishers’ associations, writers’ associations, distributors, etc. should work together more in order to cope with the 700 million first-language speakers predicted for 2050 by the Organisation Internationale […]

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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 (and we have found it in E3-The Rights Manager*). 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 […]

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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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