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The Netherlands & Flanders as Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honor

Literary Program Co-ordinator Judith Uyterlinde reflects on the outcome of the Netherlands and Flanders Guest of Honor’s presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair By Giulia Trentacosti – First published in February 2017 When it was announced that the Netherlands and Flanders were going to be the Guests of Honour at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, the […]

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The Dutch Book and Publishing Market: A Live Webinar

Dissecting the Dutch Publishing Market: How to Sell Books into the Netherlands? By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in October 2016 On September 1, 2016 I presented a live webinar entitled ‘Exporting to the Netherlands’. For an hour and a half I discussed what the Netherlands has to offer as a potential export market for Canadian […]

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Publishing in Times of Crisis: Today’s Greek Book Market

Literary agent Evangelia Avloniti reflects on the state of the Greek book industry a year after the third bailout deal with Europe By Giulia Trentacosti – Article first published in September 2016 As part of our Publishing Industry Insight Series, this month we look at the consequences of Greece’s economic crisis on the country’s publishing industry. There’s no […]

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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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Foreign Withholding Tax on Royalties

When selling books into international markets, say hello to foreign withholding tax on royalties! Please note that the information given in this article is based purely on our own experience. We are not specialized in international tax matters nor do we pretend to be. We urge you to talk to your accountant and/or tax advisor […]

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Spotify: The Future of Books?

Is the subscription model the future of books? By guest contributor Allison Scott – first posted in December 2013. A new topic of discussion has risen to the fore in the tumultuous industry speculation on the future of digital publishing: subscription. Given the success of subscription services for other media—such as Spotify for music, Netflix for […]

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Korea: A Publishing Market Focus

Korea is above all known as a major importer of foreign books—and indeed, after China it is the country 2 Seas Agency has closed most translation deals with in the past couple of months. While the lively samba tunes of our recent Rio de Janeiro trip and the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013 Market Focus are still lingering […]

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The Future of E-book Formats

Which restrictions are imposed by the current diversity of e-book formats? By guest contributor Allison Scott – first posted in August 2013. Last month’s article—The Future of DRM: The Saga Continues—broached the myriad of ways in which DRM affects publishers, authors, and readers. Inextricably tied to the DRM debate is the future of e-book formats. The […]

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The Future of DRM: The Saga Continues

The implications of DRM use for e-books An increasing number of publishers are abandoning the use of DRM to protect their e-books. When we licensed the Dutch rights in Brazilian best-selling novel Palma’s Rice to Signatuur earlier this year, we received a notice indicating that De Arbeiderspers|AW Bruna Publishers, of which Signatuur is an imprint, was going to […]

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Alternative Business Models 3: Direct Sales

“Amazon is not the last word in bookselling” By Marleen Seegers – first posted in june 2013. We recently focused on E-riginals in translation and the profit-sharing model, two increasingly popular business models in the rapidly changing book market. This article is dedicated to a third model, which takes on one of the cornerstones of current-day […]

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