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Overseas Publication Grants

Knowledge > Publishing Policy

The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) has carried out the <Overseas Publication Grants 2020> to promote overseas advancement of Korean publications. The <Overseas Publication Grants 2020> has provided partial grants to overseas publishers who have published or are planning to publish Korean content under contract with Korean publishers. Criteria for assessment were quality of contents, marketability, and ability of the publisher. Different amounts of grants will be provided depending on the region (Europe, US, UK, China, Japan, etc.). Following is the grant-winning work of..

  • 2021.01.04
  • 185

#K-Book Copyright Fair Online

Information > #K-Book

<One Day> 1. Publication Details Title | One Day Author | Sung Young-ran Publisher | KINDERLAND Publication Date | 2015-09-14 ISBN | 9788956186856 No. of pages | 44 Dimensions | 220 * 230 2. Copyright Contact Name | Shin Haemin Email | haemin@kinderland.co.kr Phone | +82-10-2547-4738 3. Book Intro Things you can see again once you are alone. The world begins with seeing things. This means you will get to know a new world when you start to see things you couldn't before. The writer remembers the experiences of One Day as "special." A child suddenly he..

  • 2020.10.05
  • 140

Domestic Exhibition of Korean books for children & teenagers for the 2020 Moscow International Book Fair

Trend > Topic

The coronavirus has changed so much of our daily life. We can no longer move around without a mask, and social distancing has become a must. Many offline exhibitions got canceled or were switched to online. The 33rd Moscow International Book Fair is being held as an “un-tact (contactless) book fair” on an online platform this year. Korea, as the guest country of honor, has organized a relevant exhibition and created a curating video to be used as an online platform for the Moscow International Book Fair set to be held from September 2nd to 6th. The domestic exhibition of Korean books for child..

  • 2020.09.07
  • 305

#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
  • 194

#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
  • 233

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
  • 286

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
  • 282

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
  • 1782

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
  • 672

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
  • 183

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
  • 227

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
  • 229

Publication lndustry Promotion Agency of Korea

  • 63, Jungdong-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54866, Republic of Korea
  • Phone: +82-63-219-2762
  • Email: kbook@kpipa.or.kr