17 Apr The Make Books Travel Podcast: Brought to you by 2 Seas Agency
By Marleen Seegers — Article first published in April 2020
The Make Books Travel Podcast will feature interviews with international publishing professionals who make books travel, either from manuscript to published book, from one language to another, or from page to screen.
(There will be a few exceptions such as episode #2, which only featured me getting excited about our virtual office tools!)
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 is a different place. Almost the entire international publishing world has 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 have had these past weeks 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’ve been asked more than once if I had any tips to share.
This led to the first episode of The Make Books Travel podcast: The Virtual Literary Agency. With this episode I wanted to give an insight into how 2 Seas Agency maintains business as usual, and continues to make books travel during these challenging times. Senior agent Chrys joined me for a half-hour long interview about our practices, tips, and hurdles we have had to overcome to make it work.
Listen to Episode #1 – The Virtual Literary Agency
This episode was a first for me on many levels — you’ll probably notice that I was very nervous.
Also, Google voice started ringing right in the middle of the interview as I’d accidentally kept my Gmail window open, while I’d specifically asked Chrys to put away and close all possible distractions and interruptions!
Yet in spite of it all, I loved the experience and I’m excited to continue. The Virtual Literary Agency is the first episode of what I hope will become a long series of interviews that will give an in-depth look behind the scenes of the (international) publishing world.
Enjoy – and feel free to leave a positive review where ever you listen to your podcasts 🙏
Listen to the most recent episode of The Make Books Travel Podcast
PS: If you are a publishing professional and are interested in participating in a new podcast episode, let us know!