Marleen Seegers, co-founder of the 2 Seas Agency in California, talks about the challenge of building a literary agency brand, hot territories for foreign rights, and digital-first books in translation.
The second year of Milan’s book fair, Tempo di Libri, saw growing attendance, according to organizers. We talk to literary agent Marleen Seegers, who was at the Milan International Rights Center.
International rights deals require face time — and international travel. Marleen Seegers of 2 Seas Agency recounts her latest whirlwind trip around the world.
Marleen Seegers of the 2 Seas Agency advises foreign rights agents attending Frankfurt to be prepared, stay late, try new things and, yes, don’t drink alcohol.
In today’s Rights Roundup, we have work from Canada, Scotland, France, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and a study in Yiddish of Russian imprisonment.
From Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway, today’s titles include children’s books and an LGBT graphic novel.
Trending somewhat toward the noir this time, our deals come from France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and the States–several titles are parts of series.
Literary agents at 2 Seas Agency say that, thanks to digital communication, publishers working from home are actively reading submissions and making offers.
You might have found works in this Rights Roundup at London Book Fair—had COVID-19 not intervened: From Finland, USA, Spain, France, Sweden, and Italy.
Our Rights Roundup today brings you eight titles written by seven women and one man from seven countries, each book with a clear goal.