Tag Archives: Germany

2 Seas Visits Munich: a Close Look at The German Book Market

The German book market has been very important for us since the start of the agency. German rights sales have been steady and healthy, and often it’s the first country to offer when we go out with a new submission. But German publishers no longer seem to be as confident in the stability of their […]

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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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foreign submissions

2 Seas Agency’s 2016 Foreign Rights Fall Tour

A Foreign Rights Agent’s Job? Travel a Lot, and Make Your Books Travel By Marleen Seegers — Article first posted in October 2016 (Pictures below—See more pictures here) The Frankfurt and London Book Fairs provide a perfect occasion for a foreign rights agent to see many of publishers, literary scouts and other international publishing professionals at the same […]

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#2SeasEuroTour Fall 2015 Part 1

Munich: A Relaxed Beginning to My European Publishing Tour By Marleen Seegers – first posted in October 2015. From September 14 – October 18 2015, I met with publishers, agents and scouts in Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Dutch publishing magazine Boekblad asked me to write a weekly blog during this 5-week […]

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2 Seas Agency’s Spring 2015 Foreign Rights Tour

When I left California early March for 2 Seas Agency’s spring 2015 foreign rights tour, I had a busy program ahead of me. During no less than six weeks, I had meetings with publishing professionals in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK. I met with the clients we represent, and with acquiring editors, our co-agents […]

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The Leipzig Book Fair: Cosplayers and Beer Gardens

2 Seas at the Leipzig Book Fair (March 12-15, 2015) By Marleen Seegers — this article was first published in April 2015   I happened to be visiting Berlin this spring while the Leipzig Book Fair was taking place. When several Berlin-based publishers had replied to my meeting requests saying, “Sorry I can’t meet you then, I’ll be in Leipzig,” I […]

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It’s Here! The 2 Seas Spring 2015 Rights Catalog

Check out the latest and finest publications from our French, English language and Dutch clients in our Spring 2015 Foreign Rights Catalog! First posted in March 2015.  It’s that time of the year again! Between March 7 and April 17 2015, 2 Seas co-founder Marleen will meet with publishers and agents in Berlin & the […]

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2 Seas 2014 Foreign Rights Fall Tour

It has become a tradition since the launch of 2 Seas Agency in June 2011: When September comes around, the 2 Seas team leaves the California beaches behind to go and meet with publishing professionals in Europe and elsewhere (see my articles on our trips to the Beijing Book Fair in 2011 and the Rio de Janeiro Book […]

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2 Seas Fall 2014 Foreign Rights Catalog

Check out the latest and finest publications from our French, English language and Dutch clients in our fall 2014 foreign rights catalog! By Marleen Seegers – first posted in August 2014. Our bi-annual European tour is coming up, during which Marleen will meet with publishers and agents in Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and of course at the Frankfurt […]

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Dutch Publishing

Book Crisis Also Creates Opportunities

What’s up with the European publishing markets, in particular those in Berlin and Amsterdam? 2 Seas Agency’s co-founder Marleen went to meet with Dutch and German publishers, prior to attending the 2014 London Book Fair. By Marleen Seegers – first posted in May 2014. “Crisis” is a word I heard a lot during my recent trip to Amsterdam, […]

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