3rd Week, January 2020

Comparison of best sellers in the four biggest online bookstores in Korea

2020.02.03

What were the best selling books in the first month of 2020? The top 10 best sellers in the four online bookstores are as follows: “The Intellectual Devotional” and “Broad and Shallow Knowledge for Intellectual Conversation: Zero” in liberal arts, “Eight” in self-development, “Find Your Own Happiness” in essay, and “Trend Korea 2020” in economics and business administration, which reflect the minds of readers that are preparing for a meaningful new year.
Entering winter vacation, books for children readers such as “Hunhan Nammae 3”, “Seol Min-Seok’s World History Adventure 4”, and “Butt Detective 9” made their way into the list of best sellers. The three books are a series, which are proving their popularity by becoming bestselling books whenever a new series is released.
Recently, books that represent the popularity of genre literature and webtoons were added to the list of best sellers. “Solo Leveling 2” that has been a hot issue since its series was uploaded on Kakaopage is driving popularity from readers after being published as a book. Also, the novel “Mo Dao Zu Shi, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation 4” by Chinese writer Muk Hyang Dong Hu joined the rank of best sellers, receiving great love from not only Chinese readers but also from Korean readers.

 

* The rank of bestsellers below was organized after integrating domestic best sellers in the third week of January from the four biggest online bookstores in Korea – Kyobo Bookstore, Aladdin, Yes 24, and Interpark.

 

BEST SELLERS
1

1위

Hunhan Nammae 3
Author  | Paek Nan-Do
Publisher  | i-seum
Genre  | Kids Comics
2

2위

Seol Min-Seok’s World History Adventure 4
Author  | Seol Min-Seok, Jam Story
Publisher  | Dankkum I
Genre  | Kids Comics
3

3위

The Intellectual Devotional
Author  | David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim
Publisher  | Wisdom House
Genre  | Liberal Arts
4

4위

Solo Leveling 2
Author  | Jang Sung-Rak (REDICE STUDIO),
Chu-gong (Original)
Publisher  | D&C Media
Genre  | Comics
5

5위

Eight
Author  | Lee Ji-Sung
Publisher  | Chai Jungwon
Genre  | Self-development
6

6위

Broad and Shallow Knowledge for
Intellectual Conversation: Zero

Author  | Chae Sa-Jang
Publisher  | Whalebook
Genre  | Liberal Arts
7

7위

Butt Detective 9
Author  | Troll
Publisher  | i-seum
Genre  | Children’s Novel
8

8위

Find Your Own Happiness
Author  | Beopjeong
Publisher  | Samtoh
Genre  | Essay
9

9위

Mo Dao Zu Shi, Grandmaster of Demonic
Cultivation 4; Box Edition

Author  | Muk Hyang Dong Hu
Publisher | B-Lab
Genre | Novel
10

10위

Trend Korea 2020
Author  | Kim Nan-Do,
the Spending Trend Analysis Center of Seoul National University
Publisher  | Miraebook
Genre  | Economics & Business Administration

 

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

 

 

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