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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.08.03
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Writer Baek Se-Hee

Interview > Korean Authors

Depression and anxiety are not easily tolerated emotions in our society. Maybe that is why depressed and anxious people have to ceaselessly doubt themselves about their feelings and care what others would think about them. It somehow seems <I Want to Die but I Also Want to Eat Tteokppokki> written by writer Baek Se-Hee is sending encouragement to all those people, whispering “I am just like you.” Writer Baek Se-Hee Hello. Please introduce yourself to the subscribers of <K-Book Trends>. Hello, everyone. I am Baek Se-Hee. I am just an ordinary person who has been working at a p..

  • 2020.08.03
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Popular Books in the Overseas Market: Second Half of 2020

Trend > Export Case

<The Laws of Virtue (Munhakdongne)> by Pyun Hye-Young has been drawing positive reviews from a number of newspapers and websites since its publication in May. This book is her third full-length novel translated and published in the United States after <City of Ash and Red (Changbi)> and <The Hole (Munji Publishing Co.)>. The New York Times Book Review introduced it as “A simmering thriller,” while Books &amp; Bao commented “The Laws of Virtue is a mystery masterpiece of two interwoven and tragic narratives drawn along by power, fear, and corruption. Hye-young Pyun at her best.” Plus, CrimeRead..

  • 2020.08.03
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Books with Discourses on the Post-COVID-19 Era in Korea

Trend > Topic

Now, we can no longer live in the way we lived before. With the outbreak of COVID-19 across the world, people have begun to divide the era into two: BC (Before Corona) and AD (After Disease). This new infectious disease did not just kill innocent people , but is severing physical movement and interpersonal interaction. With the emergence of a contactless society, a massive shift is taking place in the society, economy, and politics. In the face of the pandemic, publishers are busy planning exclusive books about the COVID-19 era. Since March this year, books featuring the virus have bee..

  • 2020.08.03
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Agency list

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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.07.13
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Three Generations of Railworkers

Information > New Books

<Three Generations of Railworkers> A gripping story penetrating the 100-year-history of Korea’s modern history Tells the three-generation-crossing story of a labor activist and his ancestors who had been working as railwaymen during turbulent times in the past The three trainman generations First generation: Lee Baek-Man (worked at a train manufacturing factory) Second generation: Lee Il-Cheol (worked as an engineer during the Japanese occupation of Korea, who then moved to North Korea after the liberalization) Third generation: Lee Ji-San (worked as an engineer in North Ko..

  • 2020.07.13
  • 206

Jeonju, Jeollabukdo

Trend > Book Trip

Jeonju, the biggest city in Julloabukdo Province. A city filled with places to go and things to see. A city with a long history. Home to Gyeonggijeon Hall (the shrine where the portrait of Taejo, the first king of the Joseon Dynasty is preserved) and Jeondong Catholic Church built in the Romanesque style. It is difficult to put Jeonju into a few words. Now, let’s write down a number of things that we would like to see. With this list, the story in Jeonju will be able to flow in a clear direction. Matured with time Jeonju Hanok Village The most famous ..

  • 2020.07.13
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3rd Week, June

Information > Best Sellers

June is the perfect season to read books in a warm breezy room. Scorching hot summer seems to have arrived in Korea. What did Korean readers read in the third week of June? There is a book that hit the upper sales rank among bestsellers in June only within a month of its publication. It is the newly announced <Take It Easy, Don’t Try Too Hard> written by Kim Soo-Hyun, the writer of <I Decided to Live as Me (Woods of Mind’s Books)>. Telling its readers how to engage in relationships that do not overwhelm one’s emotional capacity, the book has drawn support from the young generation in a shor..

  • 2020.07.13
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.06.01
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Literary Awards and Contests in the field of Genre Literature

Trend > Special Project

The preference of readers is having more influence on the Korean publishing market than other elements. Genre literature including webtoons (online comics), web novels, and science fiction that gained little attention in the past have become popular among readers – even comparable to pure literature – and its market is expanding as well. The idea that genre literature is non-mainstream and is only enjoyed by certain fans has become nonsense today. In particular, in terms of web novels, anyone can become a writer, and as anybody can enjoy the works with a mobile device anywhere one lik..

  • 2020.06.01
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.05.04
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Korea’s Diverse Children’s Literature Awards

Trend > Special Project

As children are referred to as the “future” of a generation, the emotional experience children get from books is very important. The Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, and Hans Christian Andersen Award are the most famous children’s literary awards in the world, but there are also ones given to excellent children’s literature in Korea as well. In particular, as Children’s Day is in May, the winners of many children’s literary awards are announced this month. While there are various children’s literary awards ranging from those named after famous literary people in history to those held ..

  • 2020.05.04
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.04.06
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.03.02
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2019 Korean Novels that fascinated foreign readers

Trend > Export Case

What Korean novels were a hot topic in the overseas publication market last year? Here we introduce the Korean novels that lit up the overseas publication market in 2019, from steady sellers beloved by foreign readers to works of newly emerging writers. , "> <I’m Waiting For You>, <The Prophet of Mundanity> Three English-translated novels of writer Kim Bo-Young, one of the representative SF writers in Korea were sold to Harper Collins Publishers last June, the biggest publication group in the US. The three books were: <I’m Waiting For You (Miracle Books)>, a story about t..

  • 2020.02.03
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Agency List

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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2020.02.03
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Great places to meet South Korean books

Trend > Topic

The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) has been managing an online platform since December 2018 through which users outside South Korea can search for Korean published content and use the information. Called 'K-Book', this platform has selected books determined to be well suited for global readers and provides detailed information on those books in English. When it first went online in December last year, it offered 1,147 book entries, and the number has been growing since. www.k-book.or.kr When 'K-Book' first went online in December last year, it offered 1..

  • 2019.10.07
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

<Flowers That Never Bloomed> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Humanist Publishing Group inc. Title | Flowers That Never Bloomed Subtitle | The unfinished art lessons of the Korean women who were sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army. Author | Lee Kyungshin Genre | Humanities and Social Science Format | 145×190 Binding | Paperback Pages | 304pages ISBN | 9791160801477 2. Contact Name | Choe Inyoung Phone | +82-70-7842-9409 Email | iy2001@humanistbooks.com URL | www.humanistbooks.com 3. Marketing Information Keyword | History; The..

  • 2019.10.07
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Author Jeon Min-hee

Interview > Korean Authors

Author Jeon Min-hee is a fantasy novel writer who started her career with the serial novel <The Stone of Days> in the late 1990s on Nownuri, a now-defunct internet platform in South Korea. Since then she has penned novels like the <Children of the Rune> series, the <Archeage Chronicles> series, <The Stone of Days (Jeu Media)> and <Tower of the Sun (Jeu Media)>. Among these, <Children of the Rune> and <Archeage Chronicles> have been adapted into PC games called <Talesweaver> and <Archeage>. The original <Children of the Rune> is divided into two main parts, with the first book (Part One. Winte..

  • 2019.06.10
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2018 The Year of Books & The Seoul International Book Fair

TOPIC > ISSUE

Books read together, books read easily – 2018: The year of books On March 22, South Korea's culture ministry designated this year as the year of books. It reflected the government's drive to boost falling reading rates in the country and the struggling publication industry. It was the first time in 25 years for the declaration to be made as the last time the government designated a year for reading was in 1993. To create a society that reads together, the government plans to launch various projects and programs in bookstores, libraries, provincial governments and on social media ove..

  • 2018.05.30
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The History and Characteristics of South Korean Copyright Legislation

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

Copyright born from publications, publishing industry bolstered by copyright Copyright came to be thanks to the evolution of publishing, but now, the publishing industry is becoming fitter thanks to copyright. The Korean word 'jeojakgwon' comes from the English word 'copyright'. After the world's first copyright law was established in 1809 in the U.K., this word has been used all across the globe. To directly define this word, it refers to the right to copy or make duplicates of something. The word 'copyright' didn't appear from thin air, and anyone can easily ask how the word..

  • 2019.06.10
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2018 Seoul International Book Fair ‘New Definition’

TOPIC > ISSUE

The annual Seoul International Book Fair, now in its 24th year, was held for five days from June 20 to 24 at COEX, Seoul with the theme ‘New Definition’. At the fair’s local exhibitions 234 companies participated, while in the international booths 91 companies from 32 countries including France, the United States, Japan and China took part in the festivities. The guest country of honor for this year’s fair was the Czech Republic. In line with the theme ‘New Definition’, there was a variety of seminars, conferences, special programs, events and exhibits. Just inside the fair venue were shel..

  • 2018.07.31
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2019 Seoul International Book Fair - Arrival

Trend > Topic

From June 19 to 23, the 2019 Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) was held at Seoul's COEX. Themes for 2017 and 2018 had been 'transformation' and 'expansion' respectively, and this year's book fair had the theme 'arrival'. The theme 'arrival' for SIBF was given in reference to prospects for books to come, and those for the world beyond books. Visitors to the 2019 SIBF were invited to learn about the 'arrival' of South Korea's publishing industry and the country's society beyond their 'transformation' and 'expansion'. Official posters for the 2019 Seoul International Book Fair So..

  • 2019.07.08
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South Korea's Publishing Industry in H1 2019 and Forecasts for H2

Trend > Topic

What kind of changes took place in the first half of 2019 for South Korea's publishing industry? First of all, typical for the first six months of every year, there were many books that looked back on the previous year and set new goals for the current year. Books that carried serious ruminations about life were snapped up by readers. And for the first time in a long time, liberal arts books -mostly philosophical books, did better than books in other categories. Befitting the age of new media, various programs introducing books could be seen on television, YouTube and podcasts. Also, due to ..

  • 2019.08.05
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The 2017 Global Korean Literature Translation Award

REPORT > COLUMN 2

For Korean literature exports In terms of the number of speakers, Korean is the 12th most spoken language in the world. After 100 years in the making, South Korea's modern literature has many treasures. When considering the quantity or quality of South Korea's literary works published every year, it is only fitting they receive the interest of the world. It is very important for a country's survival or prosperity that it become a loved country by the world, a respected country. This, however, cannot be obtained through economic power alone. The power of culture and arts must back the ..

  • 2017.12.01
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South Korea's June Bestsellers

NEWS > BEST SELLER

<Pooh Bear, Happiness Happens Every Day>(RH Korea), which has sparked a surge in popularity for famous character-led essay collections hopped back into first place on the bestseller list in June. North Korean defector Thae Yong-ho’s <Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat>(Guiparang), snapped up by senior readers thanks to volatile inter-Korean issues, slipped to third place. <Every Moment Was You>(Wisdom House) stepped up to second place. Written by Ha Tae-wan, who was propelled to fame by his social media accounts, the book saw demand after a character in a popular television drama wa..

  • 2018.07.31
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North Korea Seen Through Books, and the Unification of the Korean Peninsula

Trend > Special Project

On the last day of June this year, a historic event happened in the border village of Panmunjom straddling the two Koreas when the leaders of the United States and North Korea met for the first time. Just a mere 62 km away from Seoul, this location was where the ceasefire armistice was signed in July 1953 to put a stop to the Korean War that had raged for three years between North and South Korea. Although U.S. President Donald Trump stepped over to North Korea for just a minute and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for 53 minutes, the image of the two men shaking hands heightened hopes..

  • 2019.08.05
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Agency list

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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.09.09
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South Korean Books at International Book Fairs in 2019

Trend > Topic

This September in the city of Gothenburg, the second biggest city in Sweden, the words 'book' and 'Korea' caught the attention of many passersby from the airport to the central parts of the city like big shopping malls. This was because South Korea was the guest of honor at the Gothenburg Book Fair from Sept. 26 to 29. Operating Korean Pavilions at overseas international book fairs is becoming an increasingly important way to spread the word on South Korea's books, publishing industry, authors and even culture and also to create a foundation for exchanges. As such, the interest and particip..

  • 2019.11.04
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Visual adaptation rights for books and sales

Knowledge > Publishing Industry Ⅱ

Global attention towards South Korea's cultural content has been growing. Music records, videos, performances, art, clothing, food and even temple-related cultural content have been subject to global interest. The following takes a look at visual content adaptations of South Korean literature on the global stage and offers an outlook for these adaptations going ahead. Rights to adapt South Korean literary works into television dramas, movies and musical performances are being sold overseas. Previously, diverse South Korean television dramas like <Winter Sonata>, <Autumn In My ..

  • 2019.10.07
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South Korea's Imprint System in Publishing

Knowledge > Publishing Industry Ⅰ

Most well-known South Korean publishers have several imprints (independent brands under the same publishing house). This number can go up to double-digits for large publishing houses, while smaller publishers' number of imprints is usually in the single-digit range. Imprints are a way for publishers to expand their publishing range as well as the size of their business and improve profits. Around 2005, the number of imprints grew rapidly in South Korea, and this trend was led by Woongjin Thinkbig, which managed more than 30 imprints at one point. They had a publishing system where they woul..

  • 2019.10.07
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.06.10
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.07.08
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.08.05
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.10.07
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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.11.04
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Agency list

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ABBA COMMUNICATION Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba hereafter) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global. Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotiona..

  • 2019.12.09
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I-Seum

Interview > Korean Publishers

Mirae N's children's book publishing arm I-Seum was established in 2000. The name I-Seum means "to help children and young adults who will lead the future to create their own thoughts". The publisher has established itself in the industry as one that has succeeded in exporting learning comics, books on liberal arts and general education, workbooks for young children and other educational material. Their books have proved to be fun and useful in diverse areas. The following provides a look into I-Seum's vision for the future as a publisher that wishes to become a stepping stone for children who..

  • 2019.12.09
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K-Thrillers lead Hallyu publications in Europe

REPORT > COLUMN 1

As we are approaching the third quarter of this year, K-thrillers(Korean thrillers) are emerging as the new leading force in the world’s publishing market. And at the center of that whirlwind are authors like Jeong You-jeong, Kim Un-su and Seo Mi-ae. The attention on these authors - whose work can be summarized into three words: mystery, thriller, crime - has been heating up from global publishers. Not only has interest been burgeoning in Europe, especially English speaking countries there, but also in Asia. One point to note is that this interest from the global publishing market in Korea..

  • 2018.06.28
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South Korean Literature, Expanding Its clout in Global Markets

REPORT > COLUMN 1

South Korean literature has recently been entering a number of different countries with different languages, instead of focusing on one language or one country. The situation has shifted from before, when South Korean original novels would find demand after a film or television adaptation gained in popularity or vice versa. This shows South Korean literature’s presence in the global publishing market and that Korean literature has been gaining in competitiveness in a number of different markets. Around the time of the New York Rights Fair that was held recently from late May to e..

  • 2018.07.31
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South Korea's picture book exhibit at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Traveling book fair in Central America

TOPIC > ISSUE

The joy of discovery, South Korea's picture book exhibit From Nov. 25 to Dec. 3 in Mexico, the 31st Guadalajara International Book Fair was hosted. Spain participated as the guest country of honor while more than 2,000 publishers from around 40 countries took part in the book fair, cementing the fair's status as the largest of its kind in Central America. With the support of the South Korean culture ministry, KPIPA also participated with KBBY and operated a picture book exhibit at the book fair. It was the third year for the picture book exhibit, which began in 2015. The the..

  • 2017.12.22
  • 62

Book exports by authors Sun-mi Hwang, You-jeong Jeong and Jung-myung Lee

REPORT > COLUMN 1

December, for most, is a month that symbolizes the close of the year. Over the past year, many South Korean books took a stroll outside South Korea to various countries around the world. It shows South Korean literature has received consistent attention from foreign readers in a number of different countries and fuels hopes they will garner more success in the future. Sun-mi Hwang's 『Miracle on Cherry Hill』 Sold Into the United Kingdom Cover art for Yeon-su Kim's 『World's End Girlfriend』 ⓒ Sakyejul Sun-mi Hwang's 『Miracle on Cherry Hill』 was sold into the ..

  • 2017.12.22
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Mr. Madang’s Happy Days> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Wurinabi Publishing House Title | Mr. Madang’s Happy Days Author | Hong Yeon-sik Illustrator | Hong Yeon-sik Format | 150*210 Binding | Paperback Pages | 420pages ISBN | 979-11-86843-17-8 2. Contact Name | Rosa Han Phone | +82-70-8879-7093 Email | joerosa@hanmail.net URL | http://blog.naver.com/michel61 3. About the Author / Illustrator Hong Yeon-sik studied visual arts at Korea National University of Arts and made his debut as a graphic novel artist in the New Comics ..

  • 2017.11.01
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South Korea's Key Publishing Related Organizations

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

In South Korea's publishing industry, there are many private organizations. Inside these organizations are members who work for competing businesses, but inside the groups they seek interests and order for the greater good. They also help pass on voices from inside the industry to a larger audience. The following are organizations key to South Korea's publishing industry linked to production, distribution, sales and research. The most representative of publishers' groups would be the Korean Publishers Association, founded in 1947. Inside the group are all kinds of publishers, big and s..

  • 2017.11.01
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The 2017 Guadalajara International Book Fair

TOPIC > ISSUE

The biggest book fair in Central, South America A massive range of South Korean books will be introduced at the 2017 Guadalajara International Book Fair taking place for nine days from Nov. 25 in Mexico. This book fair is the largest of its kind in Central and South America and has been considered as a comprehensive cultural festival by many. Every year, roughly 800,000 participants come to the fair, while last year it celebrated its 30th year with even more vibrant festivities. The publishing industry size of Mexico as well as Central and South America is still small compared to ..

  • 2017.10.10
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Farewell> 1. Publication Details Imprint | SANZINI Title | Farewell Subtitle | Learning about Death Author | Ki-Sook Lee Format | 188*257 Binding | Paperback Pages | 262pages ISBN | 978-89-65454-37-3 2. Contact Name | Haneulbada Park Phone | +82-51-504-7070 Email | ehreh1111@daum.net URL | http://www.sanzinibook.com 3. Marketing Information Issued Copies / Bestselling Ranking | 1,000 copies Topic | Life and death Target Readership | General public Media Review and Advertisement | The study of death deals not with death but with life. – Psychologist..

  • 2017.12.22
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Publishing Educational Materials for 40 Years “Darakwon”

TOPIC > KOREAN PUBLISHER 1

"Let's develop educational materials necessary for foreign language skill improvement!" Following its establishment in 1977, Darakwon has conducted its business with this motto in mind. Quickly rising among the country's foreign language learning material publishers, Darakwon also exports educational materials for learning Korean abroad. A closer look at the publisher follows, with details on how it is expanding its influence globally. Darakwon is a medium-sized publisher that has put together and published roughly 2,000 books on learning languages. The materials it offers is divers..

  • 2017.09.11
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South Korea to Participate in 2017 International Istanbul Book Fair as Guest of Honor

TOPIC > ISSUE

There is no better place to introduce South Korea's excellent books and pursue new book export contracts than international book fairs. As such, South Korea's publishers have been actively participating in international book fairs. This sojourn to market South Korea's books and culture will extend to Turkey in coming months. ⓒ International Istanbul Book Fair's website Cultural Exchanges to Mark 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties Between South Korea and Turkey The 2017 International Istanbul Book Fair set to be held from November 4 to 7 at the TUYAP Fair and Convention Center wi..

  • 2017.09.11
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South Korea's July Bestsellers

NEWS > BEST SELLER

Haruki Murakami's [killing commendatore] Parts 1, 2 Dominate Bestseller Lists for Two Weeks Japanese author Haruki Murakami's [Killing Commendatore] has topped the bestseller list at YES24 for two consecutive weeks after it went on sale on July 12, with parts one and two sitting at No.1 and No.2 of the list, respectively. The novel, split into two parts, saw 3,174 copies snapped up by readers on release day. When including pre-orders that began on June 30, there have been roughly 18,000 copies sold, kicking up another storm of demand for Murakami's books. When compared to the writer's prev..

  • 2017.07.28
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Review of Seoul International Book Fair 2017

TOPIC > TRENDS

The International Book Fair 2017 was held for five days from June 14th to 18th in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The event was a lively scene, celebrating new trends in the Korean publishing industry with enthusiastic industry insiders and book-lovers. Beyond Huge Online Bookstores Online bookstores are sweeping around the world, following the trend started by Amazon. Due to this tremendous change, local independent bookstores in our town are closing one after another. People quickly get used to the convenience of online bookstores, left behind the memories of sitt..

  • 2017.06.30
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Visiting Book Fair Thailand 2017

TOPIC > ISSUE

It is well known that Korean books are drawing great interest in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian publishing market has been acknowledged for its huge growth potential and Korean publishes are also seeking new opportunities for exporting their books. The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea will visit Southeast Asian countries and introduce Korean books consecutively for two years. △ View of Visiting Book Fair Thailand 2017 For two days from June 1st to 2nd 2017, the Bangkok Landmark Hotel in Thailand was crowded with Korean and Thai publishers. This was because..

  • 2017.06.30
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Laziness Is a Habit> 1. Publisher Sigongsa Co. Ltd. http://www.sigongsa.com/main/main.php 2. Publication title | Laziness Is a Habit Author | Myeong-gi Choi 3. Book Details Pages | 264 Format | 146☓215 (mm, width☓length) Binding | Paperback Publication Date | January 5, 2017 ISBN | 9788952777768 4. Point of Contact Name | Sunju Jung Phone | +82-2-2-46-2895 E-mail | alliswell1224@sigongsa.com 5. Marketing Information Rights Sold | Thailand, Indonesia Copies Printed, Sales Rank | A best seller in the self-help category Subject | Escaping ..

  • 2017.06.30
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Current State of Korean Publishing

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

To translate and publish Korean books, it is important to understand the current status of the local publishing market. This section provides macro-data and statistics on the Korean publishing industry from the perspective of publishing experts. Differences in growth per bookstore size According to a biennial survey carried out by the Korea Federation of Bookstore Association, there were 2,116 offline bookstores in South Korea as of 2015. This was 38 percent less than a decade ago when the country had 3,429 bookstores in 2005. The decline was mainly driven by smaller bookstores clos..

  • 2017.06.30
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Korean Bestsellers Trend in June

NEWS > BEST SELLER

Political books “rising” and novel “neck and neck game” On May 10th, as the new government was formed in Korea, [Jae-in Moon's Destiny] reached the number one spot for three consecutive weeks until June. The parliamentary hearing continued after the presidential election, so the readers' interest in politics remained steady. Especially, competition in the fiction section was fierce in this week. Bernard Werner’s new book, "Slumber 1", ranked third on the list with the release of " Homo Deus" of Yuval Noah HararI, and Nam-joo Jo's [Ji-young Kim Born in 1982]rose 11.8% from the previous week..

  • 2017.06.30
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South Korea's June Bestsellers

Information > Best Sellers

The top two bestselling books in the fourth week of June at South Korea's biggest online bookstores were both essay collections - author Kim Young-ha's <Why Travel (Munhakdongne)> and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Son Heung-min's <Thoughts While Playing Football (Brainstore)>. Kim's <Why Travel> topped the charts thanks to a cover re-design just in time for the summer holidays. The book, released roughly two months ago, has been enjoying steady popularity since. Son's <Thoughts While Playing Football> is thought to have received a boost after Son recently played in several football matches as..

  • 2019.07.08
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South Korea’s Key Publishing Related Organizations

Knowledge > Publishing Industry Ⅱ

In South Korea's publishing industry, there are many private organizations. Inside these organizations are members who work for competing businesses, but inside the groups they seek interests and order for the greater good. They also help pass on voices from inside the industry to a larger audience. The following are organizations key to South Korea's publishing industry linked to production, distribution, sales and research. The most representative of publishers' groups would be the Korean Publishers Association, founded in 1947. Inside the group are all kinds of publishers, big and..

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A Diagnosis of South Korea's E-book Market Amid Subscription Competition

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On May 9, the Korean Publishers Association held a seminar on current issues that affect the digital publishing industry called 'The Attack of Netflix, Fixed Price System for Books Challenged'. Participants at the seminar debated whether e-book subscription services and the fixed price system for books can co-exist in South Korea. Subscription services refer to online services where members can read an unlimited number of books online after paying low monthly fees, like Netflix. Meanwhile, South Korea's fixed price regulations for book sales prevent bookstores from lowering prices beyond what ..

  • 2019.06.10
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Author Jo Jung-rae

Interview > Korean Authors

Jo Jung-rae is an author known for his piercing novels that shrewdly punch through contemporary Korean history. He has become one of South Korea's most revered novelists by telling the painful history of the country including Korea's colonial rule by Japan, the Korean War and military dictatorship through three novel series: <Taebaek Mountain Range>, <Arirang> and <Han River>. Jo's literary work has been acknowledged through countless accolades, including the Hyundae Munhak Award, the Korean Literature Award, Manhae Daesang, Danjae Literature Award and Noshin Literature Award. His novels have..

  • 2019.10.07
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