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.
Titles in this Rights Roundup come from Turkey, Spain, France, Finland, and Sweden, and include work for adults and young readers.
Even amid the excitement and pleasure in an in-person staging of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Ukraine nightmare was never forgotten.
The Dutch Foundation for Literature commissioned two years of sample translations to promote titles and help translators make ends meet.
The adaptation of Jenny Jägerfeld’s ‘Comedy Queen’–about a 13-year-old who wants to be a stand-up comedian–picks up a Berlinale award.
Today’s Rights Roundup features writings from France, South Africa, Greece, Finland, and the United Kingdom.
The works in our last Rights Roundup of the year were originally published in Switzerland, Iceland, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom.