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Foreign Rights: What Is It All About?

2 Seas Agency’s co-founder Marleen recently collaborated with Publishing Trendsetter on an infographic documenting the Lifecycle of a Book in Translation. One of our former interns reflects on how she’s come to understand the lives of books through the world of foreign rights. By Brita Lundberg — article first published in May 2014 “What do you do?” friends and family […]

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New Representation Strategy

By Marleen Seegers -first posted in October 2013. 2 Seas Agency’s client list has been growing steadily since our launch in June 2011. As we explain in detail elsewhere on our website, our activities in the foreign rights sector can be divided in two strategies: Rights representation throughout the world: on behalf of the rights holder, […]

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2 Seas Agency Turns 2!

Thank you for making it possible… On 28 June 2011, we sent out our very first newsletter—barely two months after I (Marleen) had moved from Paris to Ojai, California. With such an immense change happening in my life I had no idea whether I’d continue the international publishing path I had started walking seven years […]

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What Does Our Work Consist Of? Part 2

What happens when we receive a translation rights offer for one of our titles? By Marleen Seegers — article first published in May 2013 In general there’s a noticeable increase in the number of translation rights offers we receive in the run-up and the aftermath of the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs, when foreign publishers are more actively looking […]

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What Does Our Work Consist Of? Part 1

Foreign Submissions By Marleen Seegers — article first published in May 2013 Before foreign editions of the titles we represent hit the bookshelves, the 2 Seas team goes through a long process: foreign submissions (pitching titles, sending reminders, meeting publishers during international book fairs and elsewhere), contract negotiation, chasing payments, and so on. Since one of our core beliefs is transparency […]

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The Frankfurt Book Fair Is Not Enough

Why Going To the Frankfurt Book Fair Is Not Enough (But It’s a Good Start). Marleen Seegers – first posted in August 2011. For the last 8 years, my summers have been almost exclusively dedicated to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s most important international book trade show. Preparing the rights catalog, chasing editors to […]

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