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2020 Overseas Publication Grants

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Overview Purpose To establish a foundation for creating a K-wave for the publishing industry through the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works Summary Partial financial support for overseas publishers that have already published Korean publication content under a copyright contract or are planning to publish a Korean book Screening Result 17 titles of 16 publishers from 9 countries were selected * The following list is in the order of the country’s name, book’s title, and the writer’s name. 1. Taiwan, Alvita Publishing Co., Ltd, <Are You Coming..

  • 2020.08.03
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Online Business Meeting for the Copyright Import of K-Books

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

held by the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea for active copyright export of Korean books" src="/download/img/vol25/en_8_01.jpg"> <img alt="COVID-19 is showing no signs of abating Global publication industry is undergoing difficult times with canceled international book fairs and limited traveling across borders " src="/download/img/vol25/en_8_02.jpg"> <img alt="'“Online Business Meeting for the Copyright Import of K-Books” ▶ Contactless business matching between publishers - Introduce K-Books to the global market - Help overseas publishers’ copyright im..

  • 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..

  • 2020.08.03
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 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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Integrated K-Book Platform

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

<img alt="#Features - Able to search through a total of 12 categories and various hashtags - Able to search Korean authors, publishers, and agencies - Able to send inquiries to publishers and agencies" src="/download/img/vol24/en_8_03.jpg"> <img alt="#Upgraded Feature - Able to search for information, including countries with copyrights already exported and published years of books on our unique search system for different categories and readership." src="/download/img/vol24/en_8_06.jpg"> Introduction_English Introduction_Chi..

  • 2020.07.13
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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
  • 101

K-Sports

Trend > Special Project

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, economic and cultural activities in many countries shrunk in size, not to mention those in Korea. Sports were not an exception. The infectiousness of COVID-19 made it difficult for players and audiences to gather in stadiums, bringing all the professional sports games to a halt across the world, including the Premier League and MLB. Even the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games set to be held in Japan were put off to next year due to the pandemic; things just became gloomier day after day. Professional sports games in Korea also faced challe..

  • 2020.07.13
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Korean Books Sought by Chinese Readers

Trend > Export Case

During the three years of China’s import ban on Korean content that began in August 2016, Korea’s export of general books was significantly hit. However, for complete children’s book collections, picture books, educational materials, and comics, Chinese publishers omitted imprints and left out the nationality part of the authors, not bringing a stop to the import of copyrights. It was because the demand was high. Around September last year, beginning with the Beijing International Book Fair, Korean books’ export to China enjoyed eased regulation across books for adults and children, con..

  • 2020.07.13
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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..

  • 2020.06.01
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Why K-Books are drawing attention from across the world

Trend > Topic

Amidst the time when countries are closing gates due to the spread of COVID-19, Korean literature is taking a step closer to overseas readers while drawing attention from the US, Britain, Germany, and Japan. The global interest in Hallyu (Korean Wave) and the Korean culture that once again swept the world with the movie “Parasite” from director Bong Joon-Ho early this year is said to have spread to literature with the outbreak of the pandemic. Corresponding to the phenomenon, diverse genres of Korean literature, including poems, novels, and children’s stories, are winning globally pro..

  • 2020.06.01
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Overseas Publication Grants 2020

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

Overseas Publication Grants 2020> Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA)" src="/download/img/vol23/en_8_01.jpg"> <img alt="Globally beloved K-Book! A perfect chance to publish outstanding Korean works in the overseas market!" src="/download/img/vol23/en_8_03.jpg"> <img alt="A whopping number of 35 titles will be selected and supported by area! More details?" src="/download/img/vol23/en_8_05.jpg"> <img alt="#Grants Europe, Britain, the US - 3,000 USD China, Japan - 2,500 USD Others - 2,000 USD" src="/download/img/vol23/en_8_06.jpg"> ..

  • 2020.06.01
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

<The Ghost Puppy's Adventures> 1. Publication Details Imprint | GAEAMNAMU Title | The Ghost Puppy's Adventures Author | Park Jeongan Illustrator | Lee Minhae Genre | Children's story Format | 175×235 Binding | Paperback Pages | 104pages ISBN | 9788968305412 2. Contact Name | Jo Wonson Email | jws@gaeamnamu.co.kr URL | http://blog.naver.com/gaeamnamu 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Family love; ghost; companion animal; sacrificial ceremonyTarget Readership | Children aged 9 to 12 4. About the Author and Illustrator Author - Park Jeongan Park ..

  • 2020.05.04
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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..

  • 2020.05.04
  • 41

K-BOOK Platform User Guide

Information > Guide

K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 2020.05.04
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Woods of Mind's Books

Interview > Korean Publishers

There is a publisher that stands out in the field of cozy and sentimental essays. It is Woods of Mind's Books that is putting utmost effort into making books that contribute to cultivating healthy minds and building wisdom. Let's take a more in-depth look into Woods of Mind's Books, which is expanding its influence by producing books linked with TV shows and sensible essays written by famous writers with its years of experience in publishing sentimental essays. Logo of Woods of Mind's Books Please introduce Woods of Mind's Books to the subscribers Under the slogan of making "..

  • 2020.05.04
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2nd Week, April

Information > Best Sellers

In the second week of April 2020, Korea welcomed another year of warm spring, but social distancing was ongoing due to COVID-19. People refrain from going out and are staying longer at home; amidst such situation, the number ten integrated best seller <Lower-body Balance Stretching> catches our eyes. Published in March last year, this book introduces simple stretching movements that readers can easily follow indoors. It seems that Korean readers are reading books related to health and exercise tips that they can follow at home, as outdoor activities and workouts are limited. Along with this ..

  • 2020.05.04
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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..

  • 2020.04.06
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

Information > Guide

K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 2020.04.06
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<A Sad Goodbye (New Edition)> 1. Publication Details Imprint | NEXUS Co., Ltd. Title | A Sad Goodbye (New Edition) Subtitle | Seventeen stories about love and partings Author | Hwang Kyung Sin Genre | Literature Format | 127×188 Binding | Paperback Pages | 272pages ISBN | 9791157525201 2. Contact Name | Chung, Hyejin Jinny Phone | +82-2-330-5529 Email | copyright@nexusbook.com URL | https://www.nexusbook.com:446/ 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Novel; Essay; Love; Parting; LifeTarget Readership | Adults 4. About the Author Bor..

  • 2020.04.06
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<Priest> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Daewon C.I. Inc. Title | Priest Author | Hyeong Min-wu Genre | Special Genre Literature Format | 148×210 Binding | Paperback Pages | 360pages ISBN | 9788925276991; 9788925277004; 9788952864871; 9788925279831; 9788925279848 2. Contact Name | Lee Hanbyeol Phone | +82-2071-2160 Email | <a href="hblee@dwci.co.kr ">hblee@dwci.co.kr URL | <a href="http://www.dwci.co.kr " target="_blank">http://www.dwci.co.kr 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Comic Book; Special Genre Literature: SF; Fantasy: Act..

  • 2020.03.02
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

Information > Guide

K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 2020.03.02
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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..

  • 2020.03.02
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2020 Overseas Publication Grants

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

<img src="/download/img/vol19/8_01_en.jpg" alt="Do you want to import Korean books, or publish Korean books, but it is financially burdensome?"> <img src="/download/img/vol19/8_02_en.jpg" alt="The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) is supporting publishers with the !"> <img src="/download/img/vol19/8_04_en.jpg" alt="KPIPA is waiting for overseas publishers’ applications for this year. Anyone who wishes to import and publish Korean publishing content in 2020 can apply."> <img src="/download/img/vol19/8_05_en.jpg" alt="More titles to be supported thi..

  • 2020.02.03
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<The Strange but Extraordinary Cat Detective Vol. 2> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Gana Publishing Co., Ltd. Title | The Strange but Extraordinary Cat Detective Vol. 2 Subtitle | Where did mom disappear to? Author | Ko Heejung Illustrator | matssssal Genre | Children’s book Format | 175×235 Binding | Hard cover Pages | 128pages ISBN | 9788957362495 2. Contact Name | Lee Jungsoon Phone | +82-70-4398-2221 Email | 94sooni@gmail.com URL | http://www.ganapub.com 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Cat detective; mystery story for ..

  • 2020.02.03
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 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

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<The Neighbors at Happy Apartment> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Crayon House Co., Ltd Title | The Neighbors at Happy Apartment Author | Moon Mi-young Illustrator | Kim Soo-yeon Genre | Children's book Format | 150×217 Binding | Paperback Pages | 136pages ISBN | 9788955476255 2. Contact Name | Gu Yong LEE, Representative of KL Management Phone | +82-10-6239-9154 Email | josephlee705@gmail.com 3. Marketing Information Keyword | neighbors; communication; problem solving Target Readership | Children 4. About the Author and I..

  • 2019.07.08
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<Fantasy Fixer> 1. Publication Details Imprint | BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. Title | Fantasy Fixer Author | Kang Minjeong Illustrator | Kim Reahyeon Genre | children’s story Format | 130×190 Binding | Hard cover Pages | 232pages ISBN | 9788965483755 2. Contact Name | Claire Yang Phone | +82-2-515-2000 Email | claire@bir.co.kr URL | http://bir.co.kr/ 3. Marketing Information Keyword | children’s fiction; fantasy fiction; mystery Target Readership | age 6 to 12 4. About the Author Author - Kang Minjeong Kang Minjeong made her debut..

  • 2019.09.09
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<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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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<Prince in Useless Land> 1. Publication Details Imprint | GOBOOKY BOOKS Co. Ltd. Title | Prince in Useless Land Author | Kim Min Jeong Illustrator | Lee Gap Gyu Genre | Fairy tale Format | 185×240 Binding | Paperback Pages | 132pages ISBN | 9788966072026 2. Contact Name | Oh Wonyoung Phone | +82-10-4050-2662 Email | owy0209@naver.com URL | http://www.gobook2.com/main 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Children's story; teaching; education Target Readership | Children ages 9 to 12 4. About the Author and Illustrator Author - Kim Min Jeong Kim..

  • 2019.11.04
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<The world is beautiful even with tears> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Bulkwang Media Title | The world is beautiful even with tears Subtitle | Buddha's teachings on how to love pain Author | Venerable Bokak Genre | Humanities: social science Format | 150×214 Binding | Paperback Pages | 336pages ISBN | 9788974796730 2. Contact Name | Choi Changho Phone | +82-2-420-3200 Email | <a href="mailto:pepsichoi@naver.com ">pepsichoi@naver.com URL | <a href="http://www.bulkwang.co.kr " target="_blank">http://www.bulkwang.co.kr 3. Mark..

  • 2019.12.09
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South Korean bestsellers in October

Information > Best Sellers

In the third week of October, essay collections that can help make the chillier weather feel a bit warmer found themselves on bestseller lists at Aladin and YES24. Recently in South Korea, essay collections have seen sustained popularity as readers seek them out for comfort in their busy and tiring lives. <From a Lone Person to a Lone Person> by Lee Byung-ryul and Geulbaewoo's <Either Tired or Nothing You Like> both made it to bestseller lists with their empathy-filled sentences and words of support for readers. Meanwhile, as the end of the year nears, readers have been paying attention t..

  • 2019.11.04
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

Information > Guide

About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provided in English. ・ Information provided: Sel..

  • 2019.07.08
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K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provided in English. ・ Information provided: Sel..

  • 2019.08.05
  • 73

K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provided in English. ・ Information provided: Sel..

  • 2019.09.09
  • 61

K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provided in English. ・ Information provided: Sel..

  • 2019.10.07
  • 63

K-BOOK Platform User Guide

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K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 2019.11.04
  • 249

K-BOOK Platform User Guide

Information > Guide

K-BOOK Platform click : k-book.or.kr About us K-BOOK PLATFORM This website was established to enable overseas publishers to search for and discover the finest Korean publications and is operated by the KPIPA. We have selected books suitable for the global publishing market. Korean publication information will be continually updated, beginning with this initial of 1,200 publications. How to Use “KPIPA introduces Korean books suitable for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform.” Leading publications are selected, and book information is provid..

  • 2019.12.09
  • 151

South Korea's Global Book Exports

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

Several High quality South Korean books have recently been translated into a variety of languages and have been warmly received around the world. What is it then, about these South Korean books that enticed global readers? The answers are below as we take a look at recent South Korean book exports and the response regarding those books from publishing markets in the U.K., the U.S. and other parts of Europe. Lee Ji-min's <Marilyn and Me>, a portrait of wounds and healing from the Korean War "> Cover art for the U.K. version of Lee Ji-min's <Marilyn and Me> The author of book..

  • 2019.08.05
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EunHaeng NaMu Publishing

Interview > Korean Publishers

Stories still entice people's imaginations. We live in an age inundated by images and videos, but despite this, everything circles back to stories in books made of paper and letters. This might be the reason why books are continuously being created ever since humans created written characters. And EunHaeng NaMu Publishing has a special talent for making stories that leave readers wanting for more. Hi. It's good to meet you through <K-Book Trends>. We are aware that EunHaeng NaMu Publishing has made many efforts in publishing many stories in the form of novels and essays. Could you..

  • 2019.10.07
  • 272

KL Management's Export Success Case for Novel <Almond>

Trend > Export Case

Joseph Lee, president of KL Management, has been known for his wide-reaching efforts over the years to export South Korean books and spread Korean literature around the world. Some even call him the 'global evangelist for Korean literature'. We recently met with Lee who led export projects for the novel <Almond (Changbi Publishers)>, which was successfully exported to 12 countries and translated into 13 languages. The following details the story behind his efforts, the current status of South Korean book exports and why <Almond> came to be so successful outside South Korea. Q. We've ..

  • 2019.06.10
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South Korean Government Policies to Shore Up the Publishing Industry

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

One characteristic of South Korea's publishing industry is that the government is heavily involved in the industry policy-wise. Before the South Korean government's declaration of democracy and the authorization of independent establishment of publishing companies in 1987, the military-dominated government oppressed publishers and announced many publication regulations. From 1993 when civilian administrations took control of the country and into the 2000s, the government launched policies to boost the publishing industry, introducing a completely different paradigm. Backing this curren..

  • 2018.05.30
  • 89

South Korea's publishing market based on category

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

The biggest characteristic of South Korea's publishing industry is that the portion of books on education and learning for young children to students of all ages is very large. South Korea's college-attendance rate is roughly 70 percent, which is one of the highest among OECD countries. According to a 2016 survey by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education &amp; Training (KRIVET), 47 percent of respondents said they went to college for a better job, 25 percent said they attended to learn more and 14 percent said they went to college because graduating from university would result..

  • 2019.12.09
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Overseas Publication Grants

NEWS > Info

Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) requests your interest and participation in our "Overseas Publication Grants," a project that promotes export of Korean publications to overseas markets. 1. Project Overview • Purpose : upport the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works in order to lay the groundwork for a "Korean Wave" in the publishing industry. • Summary : Provide partial grants to overseas publishers that have published or will publish Korean works in 2018 under a copyright agreement with a Korean publisher. 2. Project Detail..

  • 2018.05.30
  • 42

Agencies talk actual copyright export cases

TOPIC > SPECIAL

It is a well known fact South Korea's copyrights are being exported actively throughout the globe. However, it is difficult to know in detail what books are being sold into which countries and how. This is because the information is directly connected to the business operations of agencies that are involved in intermediating export deals. It is also because so many books are being exported to other countries simultaneously. In our January webzine, we will look at what kinds of content have been exported so far including literature, children's books, practical books, series, comics, webtoons a..

  • 2017.12.22
  • 130

The Growth of Korean Audio Books, Celebrities Attract Listeners

Trend > Special Project

'Reading' books with your ears through audiobooks Audiobooks are books that have little to do with paper and written words, but rather, recorded voices. When audiobooks were first introduced, they saw a surge of interest as 'useful content' that could replace paper books for those unable to easily read books in physical form, like the elderly or visually impaired. Through audiobooks, those who could not read books with their eyes were now able to expand their knowledge and understanding of culture. As time passed, people without disabilities have also come to appreciate the benefits that audi..

  • 2019.06.10
  • 1511

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
  • 1375

Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Xingxing Chinese Expedition > 1. Publication Details Imprint | DARAKWON Title | Xingxing Chinese Expedition Subtitle | Kid Comic to Learn Chinese, Easy and Fun Author | Sookhee Ban, Pink Dolphin Illustrator | YJ Company Format | 188*257 Binding | Paperback Pages | Main book: 176; workbook: 16(same for all volumes) ISBN | Vol.1:978-89-277-2132-1 77720 Vol.2: 978-89-277-2136-9 77720 Vol.3: 978-89-277-2143-7 77720 Vol.4: 978-89-277-2146-8 77720 Vol.5: 978-89-277-2152-9 77720 Vol.6: 978-89-277-2160-4 77720 Vol.7: 978-89-277-2164-2 77720 Vol.8: 978-89-277-2..

  • 2018.05.30
  • 93

Black Forest

TOPIC > KOREAN PUBLISHER 2

Genre literature refers to novels that deal with a number of subjects, like horror, science fiction, chivalry, fear, mystery, fantasy and romance. Not only can they be read in physical books but in e-books and online series as well, making it easy for these genres to secure a fan base. In the case of online novels, it has acted as a driving force for genre literature and transformed into a gateway for budding novelists. Perhaps this is the reason why these works show much variety in subject matter and entertain readers with their fresh, creative content that sometimes throws messages at societ..

  • 2017.08.18
  • 80

Overseas Publication Grants

Information > Info

Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) requests your interest and participation in our "Overseas Publication Grants," a project that promotes export of Korean publications to overseas markets. 1. Project Overview • Purpose :Support the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works to lay the groundwork for a "Korean Wave" in the publishing industry. • Summary :Provide partial grants to overseas publishers that have published or will publish Korean works from August 2018 to October 2019 under a copyright agreement with a Korean publisher. 2. Project Details ..

  • 2019.06.10
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Overseas Publication Grants

NEWS > Info

Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) requests your interest and participation in our "Overseas Publication Grants," a project that promotes export of Korean publications to overseas markets. 1. Project Overview • Purpose : upport the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works in order to lay the groundwork for a "Korean Wave" in the publishing industry. • Summary : Provide partial grants to overseas publishers that have published or will publish Korean works in 2018 under a copyright agreement with a Korean publisher. 2. Project Detail..

  • 2018.07.31
  • 139

South Korea's digital publishing industry

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

From publishers to large-scale bookstores, regional bookshops and second-hand bookstores, South Korea's offline book distribution structure is detailed as it is diverse. This is a close look into South Korea's offline publication distribution structure and the issues surrounding it. 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 ..

  • 2017.08.18
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<It’s Because…> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Bearbook Title | It’s Because… Author | Bonsoir Lune Format | 26.5*23.5 Binding | Hardcover Pages | 52pages ISBN | 979-11-5836-028-3 2. Contact Name | Choi, Hyun K. Phone | +82-2-332-2672 Email | bear@bearbooks.co.kr URL | www.bearbooks.co.kr 3. Selling Points ★2017 New Release ★Ranked as top 5 list during 8 weeks A child who is interested about everything in the world + A mother who nurtures the curiosity of her child. 4. About the Author / Illustrator Majoring in visual design, she studied illus..

  • 2017.08.18
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2017 Korea Book Fair in Vietnam

TOPIC > ISSUE

From July 26 to 27, the Korea Book Fair was held at the Lotte Hotel in Hanoi. This book fair, which was held in part by the cooperation of the Korea cultural center in Vietnam, achieved great success through seminars held for Korean and Vietnamese participants alike, addressing the publishing market in Vietnam and the publishing industry in South Korea. The opening ceremony for the 2017 Korea Book Fair in Vietnam Publishing officials and executives from both South Korea and Vietnam were present at the book fair's opening ceremony. "The potential in the exchanges between South..

  • 2017.08.18
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

<From Poetry> 1. Publication Details Imprint | SANZINI Title | From Poetry Author | Choi Yeongcheol Genre | Literature Format | 140×205 Binding | Paperback Pages | 224pages ISBN | 9788965455974 2. Contact Name | Kang Sugeul Phone | +82-051-504-7070 Email | sanzini@sanzinibook.com URL | https://sanzinibook.tistory.com/ 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Poetry; poet; writing; poetry theory; essay Target Readership | Adult 4. About the Author Kang made his literary debut in 1986 at the Hankook Ilbo Daily Spring Literary Competition. His published ..

  • 2019.08.05
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South Korea's National Institute of Ecology - Known for publishing content acclaimed worldwide

Trend > Export Case

South Korea's National Institute of Ecology operated by the country's Ministry of Environment calls itself 'another little Earth' with its exhibits of various plants and animals from countries around the world, including South Korea. The institute also publishes a diverse range of books on the environment for everyone from children to experts. Recently, the institute exported publishing rights of 13 books to Vietnam and Turkey, and some of them have already been translated and introduced to the local markets there. This year, seven books including <The Facts Within the Fairy Tales: Aesop's Sto..

  • 2019.08.05
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South Korea's 'Genre Literature'

REPORT > COLUMN 2

It is a pity but before the 1990s South Korea did not have the basis for 'genre literature.' It was, perhaps, due to the situation of the country where there was no room for people to laugh and cry over various works or at times, fall into imaginary worlds beyond their dreams. The biggest reason was due to the fact the country lacked pop culture that could be loved and adored by the public following the military rule of Japan and the Korean War. The history of South Korea's 'genre literature' 'Genre literature' in South Korea has recently been readying its wings to fly af..

  • 2017.08.18
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<K-Book in Berlin>

Trend > Special Project

It is rare for German publishers to release South Korean books. Considering this, the first exhibition for South Korean books in Germany, <K-Book in Berlin> embarked on a mission to spread the word about great South Korean books. It's been three years since I came to Germany for personal reasons. As I run a publishing company in South Korea, I visit bookstores and libraries in Germany often in search of good ideas for publications. Naturally, I found myself seeking out South Korean books translated into German, and I found Han Kang's <The Vegetarian (Changbi)> and Jeon..

  • 2019.09.09
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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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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..

  • 2019.06.10
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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..

  • 2019.07.08
  • 442

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..

  • 2019.08.05
  • 85

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..

  • 2019.10.07
  • 73

Agency list

Information > Agency List

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

Information > Agency List

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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Published in more than 40 countries, an unprecedented achievement in Korean literature

Trend > Export Case

Shin Kyung-sook's <Please Look After Mom> was a novel that affirmed the fact Korean literature had the ability to penetrate overseas markets. The novel was a signal flare that marked in earnest the beginning of Korean book exports to the world. Today, non-Korean editors ask Shin for book recommendation comments and the following is the story of the author who has captured the hearts of the international publishing market. Author Shin Kyung-sook We're elated to introduce you to our webzine readers. Please introduce yourself to our <K-Book Trends> readers. Hello, I'm..

  • 2019.11.04
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Moonji Publishing Belongs to the Literary Community

Interview > Korean Publishers

Moonji Publishing Co., Ltd is the publisher that owns the entire novel collection by Man Booker International Prize winner Han Kang. It is also the publisher of poetry collections by Kim Hye-soon, who received the Griffin Poetry Prize in Canada earlier this year. Even with just these two statements, it is easy to define Moonji Publishing as South Korea's top publisher of literature. The following looks at the treasure trove of Korean literature Moonji Publishing has and what values the publisher prioritizes when it releases books. Moonji Publishing Co., Ltd Please tell our r..

  • 2019.11.04
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Hwang Sun-mi, Author of <The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly>

Trend > Export Case

Hwang Sun-mi Author Hwang Sun-mi's stories of life that are narrated in many different ways have been welcomed by readers around the world, going beyond generational and cultural divides. Her most famous work, <The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly (Sakyejul)>, which received much love from South Korean readers, has been translated and published in numerous countries globally, and recently, her <Miracle on Cherry Hill (Sakyejul)> was released in the United Kingdom. In the following interview, the author hoped she would be able to communicate with even more people through her books that ..

  • 2019.12.09
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2019 South Korea-China Publishing Copyright Exchanges Event

Trend > EVENT

Currently, in 2019, many South Korean publications can be seen throughout the world regardless of genre, including literature, books on hobbies, learning languages and children's books. Thanks to the efforts of many publishing experts and professionals inside and outside the country, South Korean publications have now started to become known overseas. However, exchanges came to a standstill after active engagement for many years with one country. This country was China. After political conflict arose between the two countries over the deployment of an anti-missile system called THAAD in Sou..

  • 2019.12.09
  • 686

Exports to Southeast Asia

REPORT > COLUMN 1

As publication business exchanges with China have declined exorbitantly over the past 18 months, South Korea's publishing industry has turned its eye towards Southeast Asia and exports to this region have been increasing as a result. Along with efforts to make up for the gap created by declining publishing trade with China, South Korean publishers seem to have come to the conclusion they must expand their territories to move in line with today's changes. Exchanges with those in the publishing industry in Southeast Asia began around 2005 and have been continued ever since. However, one ..

  • 2018.05.30
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Yaong Seoga

TOPIC > KOREAN PUBLISHER 2

A publisher that likes books and loves cats: Yaong Seoga. The following interview introduces the uniqueness Yaong Seoga carries by lovingly creating books with the keywords 'healing' and 'growth' to address the relationship between humans and cats. KPIPACould you introduce Yaong Seoga for us. △ Logo of Yaong Seoga, portraying a combination of a book and a cat's face Ko Kyoung-won (Ko below) Yaong Seoga was created in July 2017 as a one-person publisher specializing in cat books by myself after having written books on cats for 15 years. Our company's name starts wit..

  • 2018.05.30
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Overseas Publication Grants

NEWS > Info

Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) requests your interest and participation in our "Overseas Publication Grants," a project that promotes export of Korean publications to overseas markets. 1. Project Overview • Purpose : upport the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works in order to lay the groundwork for a "Korean Wave" in the publishing industry. • Summary : Provide partial grants to overseas publishers that have published or will publish Korean works in 2018 under a copyright agreement with a Korean publisher. 2. Project Detail..

  • 2018.06.28
  • 73

Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Operate the Chefbot of Hamburger Castle> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Hanbit Media Title | Operate the Chefbot of Hamburger Castle Author | Kyungsun Yoo Illustrator | Misun Kim Format | 183*235 Binding | Paperback Pages | 76 pages ISBN | 978-89-684-8870-2 2. Contact Name | Seungmo Cho Phone | +82-2-2128-8748 Email | marketing@hanbit.co.kr URL | http://www.hanbit.co.kr 3. Marketing Information Issued Copies / Bestselling Ranking | 5,000 copies Subject | Fairy Tale for Children Target Readership | Ages 7-10 Media Review and Advertisem..

  • 2018.06.28
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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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Book Ecosystem Vision Forum - the 3rd

TOPIC > ISSUE

The third part of the <Book ecosystem vision forum> called ‘The Birth of An Author’ was hosted at a hall inside the JU center, a cultural space for young South Koreans on May 31. “What do publishers need to do in order for authors to feel the actions of publishers are a form of ‘beautiful interference’? This is a place where we will discuss how to increase the number of local writers,” said Jeong Eun-sook, head of the forum’s executive committee. This section of the webzine aims to summarize what was discussed at the forum regarding the birth of new authors while introducing what lies ahead fo..

  • 2018.06.28
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<K-Book Trends>

ABOUT US > ABOUT US

<K-Book Trends> is a web magazine published by the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea. It provides highly effective Korean publishing contents for international stakeholders to secure global competitiveness in the publishing industry. We produce professional data about promising Korean books for oversea markets and share success cases of Korean publications and copyright export, and reach out to international stakeholders through rich information collected by Korea’s major international book fair activities, bestselling books and an overview of publishing industry. <K..

  • 2018.07.31
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Sandstorm> 1. Publication Details Imprint | SIGONGSA Co., Ltd.Title | Sandstorm Author | Jin-ki Do Format | 130*203 Pages | 352 pages ISBN | 978-89-5277-868-0 2. Contact Name | Sunju Jung Phone | +82-2-2046-2895 Email | alliswell1224@sigongsa.com URL | http://www.sigongsa.com/main/main.php 3. Marketing Information Media Review and Advertisement | Korean-style mystery fiction, revived and evolved. Author Jin-ki Do’s fourth title in the “Jinu Series.” 4. About the Author After completing bachelor’s and master’s courses at the Seoul N..

  • 2018.07.31
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

<Secrets to Winning Hearts without Words> 1. Publication Details Imprint | SigongsaTitle | Secrets to Winning Hearts without Words Subtitle | Body Language of Attraction Author | Heo Haengyang Genre | Business ManagementFormat | 140×207 Binding | Paperback Pages | 208pages ISBN | 9788952794994 2. Contact Name | Lee Youngeun Phone | +82-2-2046-2900 Email | annlee@sigongsa.com 3. Marketing Information Keyword | Personal development; negotiation; persuation; communications; social skills; psychologyTarget Readership | Young Adult, AdultMedia Review and Adver..

  • 2019.06.10
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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
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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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South Korea Book Exports

REPORT > COLUMN 1

Two publications of two South Korean authors beloved by readers here have recently seen good news. South Korean novelist Yeon-su Kim and poet Do-hyun Ahn have succeeded in exporting their books to Taiwan and Indonesia. Kim's book 『World's End Girlfriend』 was sold into Taiwan while Ahn's 『The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher』 was sold into Indonesia. Both were bestsellers in South Korea, making the news even more special. Yeon-su Kim's 『World's End Girlfriend』 Heads to Taiwan Cover art for Yeon-su Kim's 『World's End Girlfriend』 ⓒ Munhakdongne Kim is a renowned aut..

  • 2017.12.01
  • 60

Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Art and Gravitational Acceleration> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Bookhouse Publishers Title | Art and Gravitational Acceleration Author | Myounghoon Bae Format | 140*210 Binding | Paperback Pages | 324pages ISBN | 978-89-56057-85-9 2. Contact Name | Areum Han Phone | +82-2-3144-2703 Email | reumie@hanmail.net URL | http://www.bookhouse.co.kr 3. Marketing Information Circulation, Sales Rank | 4,000 copies Subject | The future and the value of communication Primary Readers | Fans of science fiction who have been waiting for another author like Arth..

  • 2017.12.01
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South Korea's Translated Literature Awards, Where Are They Now?

TOPIC > TRENDS

South Korean works of literature are making themselves known here and there outside the country. At this time, it's easy for the importance of translation to be overlooked. The same work of art can shine more brilliantly or suffer through different translators. It is not an easy task to carry the same message in Korean books while conveying the respective emotions or characteristics of the language the work is being translated into. And so, there are increasingly more awards to boost the number of excellent translators and translated books in South Korea. The following describes the status o..

  • 2017.11.01
  • 78

South Korea Book Exports

REPORT > COLUMN 1

In this month's issue, we gladly announce two South Korean books have been successfully sold abroad. The first would be <time blossom>, a heart-warming story for adolescent girls going through physical and psychological changes during puberty. The second is <Magic Cafe That Cooks Dreams>, a fairy tale on self-development that can plant hope and courage into children and teenagers who have unlimited potential. Kyung-sun Lee's <Time Blossom> Sold Into France Cover art for <Time Blossom: Girl into Woman> Kyung-sun Lee is a design professor at Hankyong National Univers..

  • 2017.11.01
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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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Haemin Sunim's 『The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down』

TOPIC > EXPORT TRENDS

“The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down” Haemin Sunim's [The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down] recently stayed at #1 on Amazon UK's bestseller list for three weeks, surprising many as it is rare for a South Korean collection of essays to gain so much popularity overseas. Even the editor who was in charge of putting the UK version of this book together had been taken by surprise at the book's success. In the United States, the book sold over 30,000 copies in two weeks, as readers sought a moment of rest in their busy everyday lives. It is not an easy feat for a Sout..

  • 2017.09.11
  • 77

Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Firefly Goes Poo Poo Poo> 1. Publication Details Imprint | A Thousand Hopes Title | Firefly Goes Poo Poo Poo Author | Yoon, Yeo-Rim Illustrator | Cho, Won-Hee Format | 192*230 Binding | Hardcover Pages | 64pages ISBN | 979-11-87287-13-1 2. Contact Name | Kim Ji-yeon Phone | +82-31-955-5242 Email | jiyeony12@hanmail.net URL | http://blog.naver.com/athousandhope 3. About the Author / Illustrator Author: Yoon, Yeo-Rim Yoon once met a cheerful old lady called Bicky in San Diego. Bicky explained to Yoon that there are words in English t..

  • 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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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<The Love You Wished For Will Come Soon> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Sigonsa Co., Ltd Title | The Love You Wished For Will Come Soon Author | Ae-kyung Lee Format | 130*180 Binding | Paperback Pages | 272pages ISBN | 978-89-5278-518-3 2. Contact Name | Sunju Jung Phone | +82-2-2046-2895 Email | alliswell1224@sigongsa.com URL | www.sigongsa.com 3. Selling Points Subject | Who will I fall in love with and how will I love? A Q&amp;A Book for myself to ask and answer Target Readers | Anyone who dreams of meeting someone to love Media Reviews &..

  • 2017.09.11
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Trends in Korean Book Exports

REPORT > COLUMN 1

South Korean author Jung-myung Lee has received one of the most prestigious awards in Italy for works of literature. Lee won high recognition for his mystery thriller , which aims to show humanity can survive in the most dire of wars. Italian title: La guardia, il poeta e l'investigatore"> Jung-myung Lee's <The Investigation> Italian title: La guardia, il poeta e l'investigatore Late on July 16 in Italy, Jung-myung Lee's <The Investigation (EunHaengNaMu Publishing Co)> was awarded one of the most prestigious literary prizes, the Premio Selezione Bancarella. This award is giv..

  • 2017.07.28
  • 121

Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Pa-Yo-Ming's Recycled Crafts Book> 1. Publication Details Imprint | Bearbook Title | Pa-Yo-Ming's Recycled Crafts Book Author | Payoming (AHN, Seung-Ha; KIM, Tae-Sim; YOO, Joo-Yeon) Format | 215*297 Binding | Softcover Pages | 184pages (Includes a guidebook for decorating) ISBN | 979-11-5836-034-4 2. Contact Name | Choi, Hyun K. Phone | 82-2-332-2672 Email | bear@bearbooks.co.kr URL | http://cafe.naver.com/bearbook 3. Selling Points Recommendations &amp; Selections | Ranked as top 50 on the children’s book list for 5 consecutive weeks after its p..

  • 2017.07.28
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South Korea's publishing industry

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

From publishers to large-scale bookstores, regional bookshops and second-hand bookstores, South Korea's offline book distribution structure is detailed as it is diverse. This is a close look into South Korea's offline publication distribution structure and the issues surrounding it. 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 mai..

  • 2017.07.28
  • 88

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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Exports Trends of Korean Books in Japan

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Korean literature is gaining popularity in the Japanese market. Let's take a look at the trend of popularity of Korean literature in 2017. Recently, the interest in Korean literature in the Japanese publishing market is being revived. In the past, they were interested in mainstream novels such as original novels about Korean movies or dramas. On the other hand, short stories from young Korean writers are becoming recognized gradually, encouraging the change in the market. Some novels have been contracted for a copyright for a Japanese version such as Ae-ran Kim's <Run, Papa, Run>, Hye-yo..

  • 2017.06.30
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<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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Overseas Publication Grants

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Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) requests your interest and participation in our "Overseas Publication Grants," a project that promotes export of Korean publications to overseas markets. 1. Project Overview • Purpose :Support the overseas publication of outstanding Korean works to lay the groundwork for a "Korean Wave" in the publishing industry. • Summary :Provide partial grants to overseas publishers that have published or will publish Korean works from August 2018 to October 2019 under a copyright agreement with a Korean publisher. 2. Project Details ..

  • 2019.07.08
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Sales of key South Korean bookstores

Knowledge > Publishing Industry Ⅰ

Today in many countries, online bookstores are a solid part of their publishing distribution networks. Up until the early 1990s, only physical bookstores of varying scale existed and readers' selection of books was based on book displays and how accessible the stores were. However, following the emergence of Amazon in 1995, online bookstores have solidified their position as key sales channels of the publishing industry in countries around the world. That change markedly took place in South Korea compared to other countries. After online bookstores first emerged in South Korea in 1..

  • 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 Society Easily Hurt: Readers In Search of Emotional Essays

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A list of bestselling books at times can be perceived as a miniature version of a society. Especially at times like now when far fewer people are buying books, the act of purchasing a book reflects a person's strong want to own a book even at the expense of paying one's hard-earned money. Not only do trendy books sell, but books that accurately secure society's general flow and emotions do well. From that perspective, looking at bestsellers becomes an act of analysis into a society. At present time in 2018, emotional essays are seeing no end to their fame in South Korean bookstores. ..

  • 2018.05.30
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