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2 Seas at the Inaugural New York Rights Fair

The brand new New York Rights Fair was held at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion from May 30 – June 1 2018, an event the 2 Seas team couldn’t miss out on. Co-founders Marleen and Derek went to check it out… By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in June 2018 Partnership between BookExpo and […]

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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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2 Seas Agency at BookExpo America 2017

By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in June 2017 After having missed last year’s Chicago edition of BookExpo America because I was attending the Turin Book Fair, I was eager to return to America’s #1 publishing trade show on June 1st and 2nd. I was excited to be presenting several of our hot titles to scouts and […]

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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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2 Seas Agency at BookExpo America 2015

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Selling Foreign Rights Is All About Personal Meetings By Marleen Seegers This article was first published in June 2015. Little over a month after I got back from my six-week spring trip to Europe I was back on the road (well… airplane). This time I was heading to New York City, […]

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Portland: City of Books

Marleen and Derek recently visited Portland, Oregon, which can claim its spot in the book publishing hall of fame thanks to publisher Tin House and the world’s largest independent book store, Powell’s Books. By Marleen Seegers – first posted in August 2014. One of the three US deals that followed our May trip to New York […]

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2 Seas in New York: Advocating Books in Translation

2 Seas Agency in New York, May 2014: Advocating Books in Translation By Marleen Seegers – first posted in June 2014. The 2 Seas team just returned from an extremely exciting week in New York. And I’m not only talking about the contagious big city buzz hovering over the Big Apple: at BookExpo America, the #1 US book […]

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Getting Books Noticed in Today’s Cluttered World

Checking in on current challenges in book marketing in the United States: “People get interested when others start getting angry” By Babette Dunkelgrün – first posted in June 2014. For this month’s article in 2 Seas Agency’s popular Publishing Industry Insights series, our guest contributor Babette Dunkelgrün talks to Janelle Agius, Senior Marketing Associate at […]

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BEA14: Honoring Books in Translation

The 2 Seas team will be discussing books in translation at BookExpo America 2014 By Marleen Seegers – first posted in May 2014. As soon as we heard that the 2014 Global Market Focus of America’s #1 book and author event BookExpo America was going to be “Books in Translation: Wanderlust for the Written Word” we knew we […]

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2 Seas in San Francisco

By Marleen Seegers – first posted in March 2013. Just before setting off on our Spring 2013 European tour we paid a visit to the lovely city of San Francisco. It’s about a 6-hour drive from our office in Ojai, which according to American standards is right around the corner. In my home country the […]

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