During the Covid-19 lockdown in spring 2020, 2 Seas Agency’s co-founder Marleen Seegers started interviewing professionals from around the world who make books travel, for instance from manuscript to published book, from one language to another, or from page to screen.
In her own words:
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!
If you are a publishing professional and are interested in participating in a new podcast episode, let us know.
You can find an overview of the podcasts and their accompanying articles here.
PS: Listen to The Make Books Travel podcast on the following channels — and leave a positive review if you enjoy what you hear:
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