Exporting to the Netherlands


With a 3% rise in turnover of the retail book market that sits at almost $674 million and an estimated 75% of book production in the Netherlands consisting of translations, the Dutch book market provides a number of opportunities for Canadian publishers to explore. Original versions of English-language books are highly successful in the Netherlands, with titles for general readership making up approximately 10% of overall book sales.

Take this opportunity to hear what the Netherlands has to offer as a potential export market for your books.

Topics include:

  • Licensing English-language, translation, and audio rights
  • Selling French-language titles into the Netherlands
  • Exporting finished products
  • Reading and book buying habits
  • Market trends
  • Dutch ebook/audio book market

Your Host

Marleen Seegers, owner of 2 Seas Agency, was born in the Netherlands and holds a degree in liberal arts from Utrecht University and a diploma in comparative literature from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. After working as Rights Manager at Editions Stock between 2006 and 2011, she relocated to Ojai, California, where she founded 2 Seas Agency with her partner. They represent foreign rights on behalf publishers, literary agents and a select number of authors from various countries such as the Netherlands, France, Canada and the United States.



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