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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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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 | 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
  • 154

Export Prospects of Korean Books

Information > Book Summary

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

  • 2020.02.03
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Essays that touch the heart

Trend > Special Project

Emotional essays that touch and 'heal' readers have seen no end to their popularity over the past several years. Works of writing that spell out everyday experiences and emotions in simple sentences as well as essays that provide comfort via narrators that are well-known animation characters have found immense demand from young readers in South Korea. 2018, in particular, was truly a year for these emotionally touching essays. <Pooh Bear, Happiness Happens Every Day>, <Every Moment Was You>, <Temperature of Language> According to 2018 bestseller data from online bookstore ..

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

Trend > Topic

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

  • 2019.08.05
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South Korea's April Bestsellers


Sales of essays that comfort and heal surge A book of sayings by Winnie the Pooh called <Pooh Bear, Happiness Happens Every Day> has risen to first place on the bestseller list, driven by popularity from female readers. This book has also morphed into a publication to be 'seen' in addition to being read as readers have been sharing photos of the book cover on social media. With the sudden spike in the popularity of Winnie the Pooh, essays that focus on comforting and healing readers have also come into focus by readers. Expectations are high other essay collections that use animation..

  • 2018.05.30
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South Korea's May Bestsellers


Explosion of interest in <Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat>, a tell-all on Kim Jong Un’s regime amid swift changes on the Korean peninsula Former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom Thae Yong Ho’s memoir <Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat> topped YES24’s bestseller list in the fifth week of May for a second week. This book, which tells the secrets of Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea sold roughly 3,000 copies within three days of publication on YES24 and has been at the center of a whirlwind in the bookstore industry. Among its readers, 38.9 pe..

  • 2018.06.28
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