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The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (Minister: Park Yang-Woo) and the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA; President: Kim Soo-Young) hosted the 2020 Korea-Indonesia Online Meeting in the COEX Conference Room in Seoul from June 29th (Mon.) to July 1st (Wed.) to reinvigorate the publishing industry struggling with restricted exports due to the recent pandemic.
Icon of “Visiting Korean Book Fair 2020”
The two organizations have been hosting the “Visiting Korean Book Fair” since 2015 to support the export of domestic publications. Publishers have been visit..
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..
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 ..