16 Apr The Virtual Literary Agency: How Does 2 Seas Make It Work? (Podcast #1)
The Virtual Literary Agency: An Interview with 2 Seas Agency’s Senior Agent Chrys Armefti
By Marleen Seegers, Co-Founder of 2 Seas Agency and Host of The Make Books Travel Podcast
April 16, 2020
Welcome to the very first episode of the Make Books Travel podcast!
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 flew back straight 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 we started out.
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.
These questions led to our first podcast episode, The Virtual Literary Agency. During this episode I get together with Senior Agent Chrysothemis Armefti to discuss how 2 Seas Agency maintains business as usual, and continues to make books travel during these challenging times.
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.
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