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#Minorities in society

Information > #K-Book

<Greatest Fish> 1. Publication Details Title | Greatest Fish Author | Gu Byungmo Publisher | Wisdomhouse Mediagroup Inc. Publication Date | 2018-03-30 ISBN | 9791162203392 No. of pages | 220 Dimensions | 128 * 188 2. Copyright Contact Name | Julia Kwon Email | ohappyday@wisdomhouse.co.kr Phone | +82-31-936-4199 3. Book Intro Gon breathes through gills and swims in a deep, blue lake with his scales shining. He has hidden himself from the world and lived a secluded life, feeling limitless freedom underwater. Kangha gives Gon a new name and life. Haeryu escapes..

  • 2020.08.03
  • 51

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
  • 71

#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
  • 155

Three Generations of Railworkers

Information > New Books

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

  • 2020.07.13
  • 156

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
  • 209

Literary Awards and Contests in the field of Genre Literature

Trend > Special Project

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

  • 2020.06.01
  • 256

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
  • 339

2020 Online Meetings with Indonesian Publishers

Information > Info

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
  • 78

3rd Week, May

Information > Best Sellers

If we look at the bestsellers of four major online bookstores in Korea for the third week of May, books written by Youtubers will catch our attention. <New Yorker This Month> that hit the top list the day after its publication is about the episodes which Hong Se-Rim - a Youtuber with 600K subscribers (channel name: Serim’s Life) - experienced when she was living in New York for a month. Also, <COVID-19: Investment War> written by three Youtubers of an economy channel “the Three Professionals TV” talks about their opinion on the changing economic landscape after the outbreak of COVID-19. Thi..

  • 2020.06.01
  • 209

Writer Sohn Won-Pyung

Interview > Korean Authors

There is a novelist who won the first prize with her first novel and won the second prize with her second novel. She was also awarded the film critics award, and scenario synopsis award in the film industry before her novel won its prize. She has always wanted to achieve two dreams: becoming a novelist that writes novels by herself, and a movie director that creates a story with others. It would not be an exaggeration to call her a true storyteller with a perfect sense of balance as she has achieved both of her dreams. Let’s take a deeper look at Sohn Won-Pyong, who became a great sensation in..

  • 2020.05.04
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Korea’s Diverse Children’s Literature Awards

Trend > Special Project

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

  • 2020.05.04
  • 196

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
  • 186

Current status of each field in the Korean publishing market

Knowledge > Publishing Industry

The 1980s were the golden age for social science publications in the Korean publishing industry. Under the ruling of the new military dictatorship, it was social science books and their readers that took the lead in the overall social transformation through intense democratic and labor movements. The books were the texts of social movement and transformation. Bookstores specialized in social science books, though most of them cannot be found today, thrived next to colleges across the nation. With the “announcement of democratization” in 1987, Seoul Olympics in 1988, and the establishm..

  • 2020.05.04
  • 161

Books and Book Clubs

Trend > Topic

Book clubs are where book lovers naturally gather to read books together and share ideas. As more people share each other’s preferences and hobbies, the number of book clubs is also increasing today. Book clubs in Korea receive applications for both free and paid memberships, and members usually read selected books for a certain period and have regular on and offline meetings. The hosts of book clubs vary from big bookstores and independent bookstores to regional bookstores, publishers, libraries, and individuals. Below are the stories of three representative book clubs in Korea: Book ..

  • 2020.04.06
  • 453

Korean Children, Young People’s Literature

Trend > Export Case

The translation publication rights of <Almond (Changbi)>, a full-length novel written by Sohn Won-Pyung have been sold to 14 countries across the world including the Americas and Europe (the US, France, Italy, Spain, Greece), Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam), Mexico, and Israel. The thing we need to pay attention to next is the reaction of readers in English speaking countries. The book <Almond> is set to be published on May 5th in the US. After its publication in Japan in 2019, it has been receiving positive comments from the local readers, and its popularity i..

  • 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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Speech and Literature were the weapons of women

Trend > Topic

There is no such thing as “Korean Feminism.” Yet, there is a history of Korean feminism fighting against the deep-seated hatred against women in society. The year 2015 is likely to be recorded as the most important period in the Korean history of feminism. In January, a Korean teenage boy who sought to join the Islamic State in Syria lamented that men are being discriminated against, voicing his hatred of women. In February, a pop culture journalist, male, published a column titled “Anencephalous feminism is more dangerous than ISIS” in a fashion magazine. This triggered women’s joint c..

  • 2020.03.02
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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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Spring Literary Contests held by Newspapers

Trend > Special Project

ⓒ Kyunghyang Shinmun, Chosun Ilbo, DongA Ilbo, Munhwa Ilbo New writers make their debut to the literary world by presenting their works through various channels such as independent publications, contracts with a publisher, literary contests, and online platforms. Among all these, “Shinchunmunye (Spring Literary Contest)” is a unique literary contest in Korea reserved for young writers. Korean newspapers select and award works of new writers on every first day of the year; it is also referred to as “the gateway for newly-debuting writers.” The uniqueness of the Spring Literary Contest..

  • 2020.03.02
  • 244

2019 Korean Novels that fascinated foreign readers

Trend > Export Case

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

  • 2020.02.03
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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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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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Illustrator Kim Hwan-Young

Interview > Korean Authors

Illustrator Kim Hwan-Young has captured readers' hearts with his beautiful work in children's tales like <Paper Rice (naznsan)>, <The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly (Sakyejul)> and <The Children Who Swallowed the Sun (Changbi)>, as well as picture books including <The Butterfly Catching Father (Gilbut Children)>, <Corn (Sakyejul)> and <Bbaeddaegi (Changbi)>. His illustrations are known for their powerful brush strokes that can seem crude and rough at times, while his India-ink painting style conveys Korean emotions. Kim often opens up his atelier to readers, which is nestled inside a small co..

  • 2019.07.08
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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 Korea's literary awards and competitions of 2019

Trend > Special Project

South Korea's publishing industry has been making efforts to consistently discover new writers, fresh writing and excellent works of literature through literary awards and literary contests. Here is a look into the written work that received literary awards and/or were submitted to literary competitions in 2019. Gateway to bigger success for new authors: new author awards The writers go on to have active careers after receiving the award and entering the field. Every January, South Korea's biggest newspapers hold literary competitions. These spring competitio..

  • 2019.12.09
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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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South Korea’s Literary Awards

TOPIC > TRENDS

Authors of South Korea usually start their careers by writing short stories. Every January 1st, South Korea’s key newspapers print literary works that have snagged awards, like short novels, poems, reviews and fairy tales. These contests by the papers are called “sinchunmunye”, which would translate into “spring literary contest”. This tradition began in 1925 by DongA Ilbo newspaper and for the next near century, South Korea’s key writers would first meet readers through this method. South Korea’s literary editors read these works at the beginning of the year, assess the literary potential..

  • 2018.07.31
  • 625

Hongdae, a neighborhood with a free and unique culture

Trend > Book Trip

When one hears the word 'Hongdae', they immediately think of the area's image, rather than the physical location. Hongdae is hard to put into just one word thanks to its unique and diverse culture. It's a location where new culture is made by people who turn away from the mundane and routine. This is why Hongdae is a good location to try out something new that hasn't existed previously. Hongdae is one of Seoul's key spots for young people. Hongdae's vibe and culture attract young people who are always looking for something new, and those young people, in turn, create Hongdae's image. The..

  • 2019.08.05
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South Korean bestsellers in August

Information > Best Sellers

As of the third week of August 2019, readers' interest in bilateral relations between South Korea and Japan peaked, largely attributed to a diplomatic rift between the two countries. As a result, <Anti-Japan Tribalism> rose to become the best-selling book at YES24 and second best-selling book at Aladin last month. Essay collection <Why Travel> ticked down to third and fourth place in the bestseller lists respectively, but it showed sustained popularity. Other genres that made the bestseller lists last month included novels, essay collections, comic books for children and exam preparation bo..

  • 2019.09.09
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Busan

Trend > Book Trip

Busan. Frequently referred to as 'the second-largest city in South Korea' but these words don’t do the city justice. Of course, when it comes to objective data like population or the size of the economy, the description is true, but it would be regretful to leave the city's description at that single sentence, as Busan has its own unique culture. That uniqueness only grows in the oldest parts of the city. This is why one should walk through the streets and cross bridges to take a true look at Busan. Travel into layers of time The oldest and most cultural area of Busan..

  • 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
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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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Author Kang Gyeong-su

Interview > Korean Authors

The book <The Stories Shouldn't Be True (Sigong Junior)> was awarded a Ragazzi Award for non-fiction at the 2011 Bologna Children's Book Fair. This book, like its title, calmly tells the horrific story of some children's situations that seem like lies but are happening in reality. Explaining the motive behind the book, the author said he was incredibly shocked one day while watching a documentary to find children in terrible situations in other parts of the world that was beyond his imagination. <K-Book Trends> met with author Kang Gyeong-su who was compelled to tell their stories in a book. ..

  • 2019.11.04
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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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South Korea’s Digital Publishing Contents Platform

NEWS > PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

In the digital age, books are no longer only in paper form but in all kinds of versions becoming evolved and expanded thanks to digital technology. When you take books only in paper form, it looks like the crisis of books is structurally inevitable, but when you combine them with all kinds of digital publications and digital publication content, a new publication market and reading culture have born anew. One thing that represents this change would be the platform services for publications. One characteristic of publishing platforms is that it brings together content goods that users, who have..

  • 2018.06.28
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Poetry App <Siyoil>

REPORT > COLUMN 2

Poetry and mobile Siyoil was planned and launched out of necessity for a platform on which users could read at least one poem a day, easily find poetry and share it with other users. Those in charge of the project believed poetry was a literary genre ‘made for’ mobile devices like smartphones, where aesthetic content is consumed everyday. After its launch, the application has improved consistently, tailored to the needs of its users, and more poems have been added including new works. On April 23, the app marked its first anniversary and a new section called ‘Poem Diary’ was launched ..

  • 2018.06.28
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Diverse Ways to Love Books

TOPIC > TRENDS

Authors of South Korea usually start their careers by writing short stories. Every January 1st, South Korea’s key newspapers print literary works that have snagged awards, like short novels, poems, reviews and fairy tales. These contests by the papers are called “sinchunmunye”, which would translate into “spring literary contest”. This tradition began in 1925 by DongA Ilbo newspaper and for the next near century, South Korea’s key writers would first meet readers through this method. South Korea’s literary editors read these works at the beginning of the year, assess the literary potential..

  • 2018.06.28
  • 108

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
  • 205

Ha Seong-Ran, An Author Ready to Talk

TOPIC > EXPORT TRENDS

In the April issue of Asymptote, which has a global circulation of 70,000, a book by South Korean author Ha Seong-ran was featured inside. Ha is known for her detailed depictions in her writing and the book that was introduced was <Bluebeard’s First Wife>(Changbi). Whether she is far away or close by, Ha is ready to talk and the following is a Q&amp;A with the author. KPIPA Please tell us about yourself. Ha Seong-ran(Ha below) Since my short novel <Grass> was selected in a literary competition by Seoul Daily in 1996, I’ve been writing short, long novels and prose. Be..

  • 2018.07.31
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10 Keywords: South Korea's publishing industry in 2017 at a glance

TOPIC > TRENDS

Candlelight Revolution The book "Candlelight Revolution" with the subtitle "Winter of 2016, Spring of 2017 - History Written by Light" is a collection of 484 photographs categorized into 45 themes that captures seven key events that led to the impeachment of now-former South Korean president Park Geun-hye in May this year. It is a striking but touching panorama of images bringing together the wishes of the 17 million people who asked, "Is this a country?" while holding candlelight vigils to bring down Park’s administration. Park, accused of graft and improper usage of p..

  • 2017.12.01
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Interview with Mi-kyoung Song

TOPIC > EXPORT TRENDS

There is one South Korean author of fairy tales who has created her own forte with experimental and uncommon imagination along with her fantasy-infused stories. Mi-kyoung Song debuted as a fairy tale author in 2008 in South Korea and has since received numerous awards since. She is known for writing for children and teens that enjoy her fairy tales and novels. Of her books 『Some Kid Lived Here』 was named as one of this year's final contestants for the In Other Words program by BookTrust, an influential reading group in the U.K. The book had been selected with another seven books after compe..

  • 2017.12.01
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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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Asian Publishers Fellowship Program in Seoul 2017

TOPIC > ISSUE

The Korea Publishers Association, in hand with the Korea Publishers Society also representative of South Korea's publishers, has been hosting conferences of publishing industry experts in East Asia as an external cooperative project. The conferences aim to share business know-how between global publishers and the latest publishing marketing techniques. Particularly, the Asia Publishers Fellowship Program (APS) has been held from 2010 to strengthen international networks through exchanges between publishing industry professionals and create a platform on which South Korea's publications and cop..

  • 2017.11.01
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South Korea's October Bestsellers

NEWS > BEST SELLER

The prolonged rule of bestsellers Young-ha Kim's <Memoir of a Murderer> has topped the bestseller list for two consecutive weeks. As the film adaptation of the novel gains momentum, interest in the original novel has spiked. As a result, Kiju Lee’s <Temperature of Language> lost some ground, but Lee's <Dignity of Words> rose two spots, enjoying steady popularity. Also, books like <I Have Decided to Live as Me>, <A Lesson in Self-Eeteem> and <Miracles of the Namiya General Store> also inched up, enjoying more time on the bestseller list. This was seen as reflecting readers' wanting ..

  • 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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South Korea's September Bestsellers

NEWS > BEST SELLER

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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The Online and Digital Marketing of South Korea's Publishing Industry

TOPIC > TRENDS

Previously, marketing related to publishing was all done in-store. The most effective way to manage this was to place materials where people would most go and where their eyes would focus most inside a store. However like all other industries in this day and age, offline channels are losing their effectiveness and book reviews, which were one of the most effective ways to market books in the past, are also losing their influence in line with printed materials. As B2B, B2C out-bound marketing tactics no longer work as they used to, everyone is now thinking about what to do about content marketi..

  • 2017.08.18
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Review of Seoul International Book Fair 2017

TOPIC > TRENDS

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

  • 2017.06.30
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Exports Trends of Korean Books in Japan

REPORT > COLUMN 1

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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