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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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Current status of each field in the Korean publishing market

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

There is a wide variety of practical books that provide tips for diverse fields necessary in our daily life. So, this part divides the section into two: practical books for making homes and living a good social life. The former type mainly includes areas important at home such as raising children, cooking, keeping fit, and hobbies, while the latter type includes language books and traveling guides that are needed in living a social life. Books that feature tips for maintaining a good social relationship and those for expanding financial property can belong to the latter part as economic..

  • 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

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..

  • 2020.08.03
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Bearbooks Inc.

Interview > Korean Publishers

Children have their first encounter with the world through books. They have a bath together with the fairy, prepare for the new year with family, and go on an adventure inside a refrigerator inside books. This is one of the reasons why publisher Bearbooks Inc. has fallen deep into books for children. Making children happy through stories and diversifying the world they will live in are its goal. Let’s hear what Woo Ji-Young, the chief editor of Bearbooks has to say. Logo of Bearbooks Inc. The name is quite unique. What does “Bearbooks” mean? The way the bear is sitting look..

  • 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
  • 88

#Environment

Information > #K-Book

<In a World Gone Wrong, I Try to Live Right> 1. Publication Details Title | In a World Gone Wrong, I Try to Live Right Subtitle | Life Stories Told by Women with Strong Hearts Author | Ecofem Publisher | BookSense Publication Date | 2019-03-31 ISBN | 9788993746495 No. of pages | 280 Dimensions | 128*188 2. Copyright Contact Name | Hong Yeji Email | booksense@naver.com Phone | +82-10-9935-4759 3. Book Intro Simply looking at some people’s lives gives us courage to readjust our life directions. “Harmonizer,” an activist from Ecofeminists United, who needed en..

  • 2020.07.13
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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
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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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2020 Online Meetings with Indonesian Publishers

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Photos from the “I Love Korea, I Love K-Book 2018” The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) was planning to host the “I Love Korea, I Love K-Book 2020” in Jakarta, Indonesia, which was picked as one of the major markets for Korean publishers. However, as border measures were strengthened across the world due to COVID-19, the planned offline meeting was changed to a video conference. This is the first time for the book fair to be conducted online. Major Indonesian publishers, including Kompas Gramedia Group and Mizan Group, are set t..

  • 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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Current status of each field in the Korean publishing market

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

Science &amp; technology publication is one of the major pillars of a generation. It is because, for readers who have to adapt to the rapidly changing environment and seek survival strategies amidst the advent of the fourth industrial generation, those books are essential. Now a perception that science is only reserved for scientists and technology is something to do with robots is no longer acceptable. We need knowledge that can help us make decisions by ourselves in this changing world. We need knowledge that we can actively make use of. Therefore, books that professionals wrote in an..

  • 2020.06.01
  • 262

Gloyeon

Interview > Korean Publishers

There is a publisher specialized in picture books. It is Gloyeon, which dreams of opening the window to the world with literature. Making picture books targeting children and teenagers aged between 13 and 18, breaking free from the idea that picture books are reserved for kids, Gloyeon is also the winner of the BIB Golden Apple Award 2019 and Lotte Publishing Culture Awards. Now, let’s take a sneak peek into what Gloyeon has to say. Logo of Gloyeon Please introduce us to Gloyeon. Gloyeon is a publisher that specializes in publishing picture books. Its name means “literature o..

  • 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
  • 203

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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Korean literature spreading across the world

Trend > Export Case

Full-length novel <Lemon> "> Author Kwon Yeo-Sun ⓒShin Nara, <Lemon> The global publishing market is eyeing <Lemon (Changbi)>, a full-length novel written by Kwon Yeo-Sun. The book’s “World English Language Rights” were sold to Other Press in the US in 2019, while it could meet British readers after the rights were sold to British publisher Head of Zeus last March. The book <Lemon> sold translation rights to six countries until today including Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Russia. It is expected that the book will be further exported to other countries when the ..

  • 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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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

Information > Book Summary

<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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Korea’s Flagship Literary Awards for Poems

Trend > Special Project

Poet Kim Su-Young (1921-1968), Sowol Kim Jung-Sik (1902-1934) Kim Su-Young Literary Award Kim Su-Young, a representative poet in Korea who participated in movements with literature, entered the literary world in 1947 when his poem <The Song of Myojeong> was published in a literary magazine ≪Art Village (Yesul Burak)≫. His passion for art never faded amidst the gloomy reality during the Japanese occupation. With endless efforts to equalize poems with life, the language used in his poems did not draw a line between poetic and daily expressions for the first time in Korea’s modern..

  • 2020.04.06
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Current status of each field in the Korean publishing market

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

The publication industry is “a mirror called record” that reflects the society. The publication of history-related books that are the archive of time and space connecting the past and the present is a clear indicator that shows Korean society’s interest in history. By looking at the published titles, best seller trends, and newly emerging trends, you can see where the current publishing market is and where the intellectual desire of readers is heading to. Historically, Korea has undergone long turbulent generations due to its geopolitical location in East Asia and invasions by surround..

  • 2020.03.02
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

<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

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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..

  • 2020.03.02
  • 71

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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Current status of each field in the Korean publishing market

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

Interesting stories from the past will always attract people’s minds; literature was the beginning and the flower of publication in every country. The poems, novels, essays, and plays written in Korean by Korean authors that sublimate their identity, emotions, and critical minds are an irreplaceable pillar of Korean culture. In particular, while undergoing turbulent modern history including the Japanese colonization, the Korean War, military dictatorship, industrialization, democratization, globalization, and informatization, Koreans would reflect the wounds in gemlike poems, novels, a..

  • 2020.02.03
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2020 Publication Trends in Korea

Trend > Topic

Korea has fully entered a low-fertility and aging society. The number of students is rapidly decreasing, and for domestic colleges, some of the majors have been taken off the curriculum or were integrated due to a lack of applicants for 2020. This trend gives birth to new keywords for the generation such as “Millennial Generation”, “Active Senior Generation” or “Senior Generation” in our society, while on the social sensitivity side, keywords from other perspectives that were not highlighted in the society such as feminism, fairness, fragmentation, double-sidedness, and growth are em..

  • 2020.02.03
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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..

  • 2020.02.03
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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..

  • 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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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

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..

  • 2019.08.05
  • 73

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..

  • 2019.09.09
  • 61

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..

  • 2019.10.07
  • 63

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..

  • 2019.11.04
  • 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
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How Eduwill successfully exported the <PERFECT TOPIK> series to China and Taiwan

Trend > Export Case

Eduwill is a South Korean education company that prides itself on turning dreams into reality. A business that focuses on many aspects of education in addition to providing online and offline classes on obtaining various certificates and licenses, Eduwill also runs a publishing business for education material. Among the company's publications is the <PERFECT TOPIK> series that helps students study for the official Test of Proficiency in Korean. The series had previously been available only in South Korea before it was exported to China in 2016 and Taiwan in 2018. "Education can change lives ..

  • 2019.07.08
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South Korea's online platforms where readers can meet genre literature

Trend > Topic

Typically genre literature refers to genre fiction, which in turn is used to call novels with similar elements or narrative styles like books of science fiction, fantasy novels, detective thrillers and mysteries. As we entered the 2010s, the market for e-books and web novels which represent digital publishing content rapidly grew and genre fiction has been shaking up the conventional literature scene ever since. In South Korea, web novels centering on genre fiction appeared in earnest in January 2013 on Naver's web novel service. What sets web novels apart from conventional novels is the f..

  • 2019.12.09
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
  • 604

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 Standard Publishing Contracts and Adaptation Rights

Knowledge > Publishing Policy Ⅰ

The establishment of standard contracts by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Following the 'Cloud Bread Incident1)' of 2014, authorities in South Korea began mulling over fundamental issues regarding the working conditions of South Korean content creators. After this incident, the culture ministry created and distributed seven standard contracts for publishing after discussions with rights holders and publishers. The author of this piece, a member of the Korean Society of Authors, was also invited to offer opinions as part of the legislation taskforce for the standard contracts...

  • 2019.08.05
  • 139

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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e-future, a business specializing in ELT content

Trend > Export Case

Creator of the widely-acclaimed 'Smart Phonics' series, South Korean ELT (English Language Teaching) content company e-future is leaping forward as a global English education firm, beyond South Korea's sluggish English education market. As an ELT content specializing company, e-future has been making meaningful strides in English education. I think our readers will want to know how e-future became a major ELT content provider from a country where English is not an official language. After e-future was established in 2000, we've been developing our own English education..

  • 2019.09.09
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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
  • 304

South Korean web novels become a trend of their own

Trend > Topic

The web novel market in South Korea has been expanding at a breakneck pace, with readers drawn to their easy-to-read content. According to the Korea Creative Content Agency, the web novel market in South Korea was estimated to be around 10 billion won in 2013, and by 2017, it had expanded to 270 billion won. Last year, sales of web novels alone amounted to around 400 billion won. In line with this soaring popularity and growing market, there are now web novel authors who earn six-figures a year. In 2016, 8.2 percent of all web novelists were found to be earning more than 10 million won per yea..

  • 2019.09.09
  • 464

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

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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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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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2019 South Korea-China Publishing Copyright Exchanges Event

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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
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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 : 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
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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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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 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
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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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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<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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South Korea's September Bestsellers

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An analysis into the popularity behind South Korea's bestsellers From the final week of August through the first week of September For the Ji-youngs inside all of us <Ji-young Born in '82> When this book was published in October last year, it did not gain big interest, but word of mouth from April this year helped it climb the bestseller list. Sales of the book jumped especially after Aug. 27 when local broadcaster SBS aired a special on the book called <Ji-young Kim Born in '82 -- The Story of Half of the World>. This book is one most people in our everyday world can relate to. I..

  • 2017.09.11
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Bookpal

REPORT > INTERVIEW

South Korea's web fiction market has been growing quickly. As businesses dealing with the Internet and mobile platforms develop, web fiction, or web novels in the country's publishing industry have been receiving more attention. 'Bookpal' is the leading web fiction website in South Korea which mainly focuses on romance novels. The following is an interview with Bookpal, which is also aiming to look beyond South Korea. Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) Hello, thank you for sitting with us in a <k-book trends> interview. Could you provide us with an introdu..

  • 2017.07.28
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

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<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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Visiting Book Fair Thailand 2017

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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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Translated and Published in Taiwan, Meet Chin-Myong Kim's [THAAD]

TOPIC > EXPORT TRENDS

Chin-Myong Kim, who is one of the most respected writers in Korea with his powerful novels, "The Rose of Sharon Blooms Again" and "Goguryeo" was interviewed by in commemoration of the translation of his work first published in 2014. The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (hereafter KPIPA) Congratulations on Taiwan translation to <THAAD>, which recently completed 28 prints, 200,000 copies. Please give us some comments. Chin-Myong Kim (hereafter Kim) It is a great pleasure to receive attention from many readers. However, I have a concern that the interest..

  • 2017.06.30
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Current State of Korean Publishing

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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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Publication lndustry Promotion Agency of Korea

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