Tag Archives: Translation rights

Préludes: Translation Rights Handled by 2 Seas Agency

La Librairie Générale Française, part of Hachette Livre and home to the well-known French mass-market paperback imprint Le Livre de Poche, kicks off the New Year with the launch of a brand new trade imprint entitled Préludes. 2 Seas Agency represents world translation rights. By Marleen Seegers — first posted in January 2015 After the arrival in spring 2014 of […]

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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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Our 2014 LBF & Bologna Catalogs Are Here!

2 Seas Agency Selling Rights at the 2014 London Book Fair By Marleen Seegers – first posted in March 2014. Spring is coming up soon, and anyone who works in international publishing knows that this means… gearing up for the London Book Fair! The world’s second largest international book trade show is held from April […]

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2013 Frankfurt Book Fair Rights Catalog

Although our pre-Frankfurt tour isn’t quite over yet, all eyes are of course turned towards THE annual event in the international publishing scene: the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place this year from October 9 through 13. Check our Frankfurt Book Fair 2013 Hot List to see which juvenile, fiction and non-fiction titles we will be presenting […]

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translation rights offers

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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International Copyright Law

International Copyright Law: A Brief Overview – by guest contributor Allison Scott Introduction by Marleen Seegers – first posted in January 2013. Before co-founding 2 Seas Agency in 2011, I worked at the rights and licenses department of Editions Stock in Paris for over five years. Founded in 1708, Stock is France’s oldest publishing house—it […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

By Marleen Seegers – first posted in October 2012. It was definitely worth the wait: our Frankfurt 2012 Rights Catalog, which we’ll be presenting to publishers and agents from all four corners of the globe from October 9 – 14, 2012 during the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. You can find us in hall 6.0 (the […]

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2 Seas in Holland

By Marleen Seegers – first posted in September 2012. 2 Seas Agency’s European Fall trip has started! Marleen is going back to her roots and will be biking around in Amsterdam and Utrecht from September 4 – 7. Her week is packed with meetings with Dutch publishers to whom she’ll present our Fall 2012 Rights […]

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BookExpo America 2012

By Marleen Seegers – first posted in June 2012. Our recent visit to New York for BookExpo America from June 4-8 was very inspiring: our appointments with publishers, scouts and co-agents from the US and elsewhere brought us great new contacts & many wonderful familiar faces. New York, we’ll be back before the end of […]

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