The Make Books Travel Podcast

Brought to you by Marleen Seegers, Co-Founder of 2 Seas Agency

Make Books Travel Podcast

April 2020: its beginnings

I’d been playing with the idea of starting a podcast for a while. Then COVID-19 happened. I had to cut a 5-week business trip to Europe short after only 1 week of meetings, and returned to California.

Fast forward a few weeks, and the world had become a different place. Almost the entire (international publishing) world had to adapt to working from home, whereas 2 Seas Agency has had a remote set-up practically since its beginnings.

During the many virtual meetings I had the weeks following the start of the pandemic to make up for the hundreds of in-person meetings I was supposed to have at the London Book Fair and elsewhere in Europe, I was asked more than once if I had any tips to share.

This led to the first podcast episode, The Virtual Literary Agency: An Interview with Chrysothemis Armefti, published on April 17, 2020.

I hope you’ll enjoy listening to the podcast. I sure am enjoying the experience, and am learning a lot!

About the podcast

The Make Books Travel podcast offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the international publishing market.

2 Seas Agency’s co-founder Marleen Seegers interviews the industry’s key players, including editors, literary agents, translators, literary and film scouts, audiobook publishers and producers, and international rights sellers.

They all have one thing in common, rooted in their shared love for the written word: they make books travel, for instance from one language to another, from manuscript to published book, or from page to screen.

You can find an overview of the podcasts and their accompanying articles here.

Home office cat Millie keeping Marleen company while she was preparing a podcast interview with French publisher Florent Massot

Listen… and participate!

If you work in the publishing industry and are interested in participating in a new podcast episode, let us know!

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