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2nd Week, July

Information > Best Sellers

There is one book that ranked first among bestsellers of the four major online bookstores in Korea in the second week of July 2020. It is <Reboot>, written by a famous instructor Kim Mi-Kyung who is currently running a Youtube channel “Kim Mi-Kyung TV” with 1.1 million subscribers. With the subtitle “How to stand up and reboot again against COVID-19,” the book provides bountiful insight on the life, work, and growth of individuals in the post-COVID-19 era. Even though it has only been a short time since its publication, readers are already sending much love and support through comments, makin..

  • 2020.08.03
  • 54

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
  • 27

3rd Week, June

Information > Best Sellers

June is the perfect season to read books in a warm breezy room. Scorching hot summer seems to have arrived in Korea. What did Korean readers read in the third week of June? There is a book that hit the upper sales rank among bestsellers in June only within a month of its publication. It is the newly announced <Take It Easy, Don’t Try Too Hard> written by Kim Soo-Hyun, the writer of <I Decided to Live as Me (Woods of Mind’s Books)>. Telling its readers how to engage in relationships that do not overwhelm one’s emotional capacity, the book has drawn support from the young generation in a shor..

  • 2020.07.13
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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

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
  • 33

2nd Week, April

Information > Best Sellers

In the second week of April 2020, Korea welcomed another year of warm spring, but social distancing was ongoing due to COVID-19. People refrain from going out and are staying longer at home; amidst such situation, the number ten integrated best seller <Lower-body Balance Stretching> catches our eyes. Published in March last year, this book introduces simple stretching movements that readers can easily follow indoors. It seems that Korean readers are reading books related to health and exercise tips that they can follow at home, as outdoor activities and workouts are limited. Along with this ..

  • 2020.05.04
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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
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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..

  • 2020.04.06
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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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2nd Week, March

Information > Best Sellers

Due to the globally threatening virus COVID-19, Korea is campaigning for “Social Distancing.” Kindergartens and schools are postponing the new semester, and office workers are refraining from going outside, working at home, having a time-out moment from their busy lives. What books are Korean readers reading while overcoming the tough situation today? The top best seller for the 2nd week of March in the four major bookstores in Korea was <The Plague>, a famous novel written by a French author Albert Camus. This book became a hot issue again after having been introduced in a TV program “Boo..

  • 2020.04.06
  • 117

BIR

Interview > Korean Publishers

If there is a place where a child must stop by before becoming a grown-up, where would it be? Would it be the world of smartphones that are already rooted deep inside our life? Or, would it be the world of digital screens? If these two worlds are not the answer you are looking for, then how about the world of books, even though it feels a bit outdated? BIR hopes children stop by the pond of books where their imagination spreads its wings. Let’s take a deeper look at the hidden world of BIR – ceaselessly improving the quality of the pond. Logo of BIR It is the 26th anniversary o..

  • 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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3rd Week, February

Information > Best Sellers

If you look at the list of best sellers for the third week of February this year in major Korean online bookstores, you will be able to find books in various fields such as essay, economics and business administration, scenario, exam, and liberal arts filling the top ranks. We introduce you to some of the key books among the best sellers mixed with newly added books and those that have been maintaining their position on the list for a long time. The thing that draws attention from the list of best sellers for the third week of February is the movies meeting the books. The scenario and sto..

  • 2020.03.02
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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..

  • 2020.03.02
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Korean Non-Fiction in the Southeast Asian Publishing Market

Trend > Export Case

Centering around English-speaking countries including the Americas and Europe, public interest in Korean literature is steadily growing; meanwhile, Korean non-fiction books such as self-development and health-related books are drawing relatively positive responses in the Southeast Asian publishing market that is taking root as a major market for Korean publishing culture and contents. : Korean and English" src="/download/img/vol20/3_02.jpg"> Covers of <Blonote>: Korean and English Since the book <Blonote (Tablo, Dal Publishers)> wrote by the Korean singer Tablo was publishe..

  • 2020.03.02
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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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3rd Week, January 2020

Information > Best Sellers

What were the best selling books in the first month of 2020? The top 10 best sellers in the four online bookstores are as follows: “The Intellectual Devotional” and “Broad and Shallow Knowledge for Intellectual Conversation: Zero” in liberal arts, “Eight” in self-development, “Find Your Own Happiness” in essay, and “Trend Korea 2020” in economics and business administration, which reflect the minds of readers that are preparing for a meaningful new year. Entering winter vacation, books for children readers such as “Hunhan Nammae 3”, “Seol Min-Seok’s World History Adventure 4”, and “Butt De..

  • 2020.02.03
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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..

  • 2020.02.03
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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

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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

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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

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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..

  • 2019.11.04
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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..

  • 2019.12.09
  • 151

Black Forest

TOPIC > KOREAN PUBLISHER 2

Genre literature refers to novels that deal with a number of subjects, like horror, science fiction, chivalry, fear, mystery, fantasy and romance. Not only can they be read in physical books but in e-books and online series as well, making it easy for these genres to secure a fan base. In the case of online novels, it has acted as a driving force for genre literature and transformed into a gateway for budding novelists. Perhaps this is the reason why these works show much variety in subject matter and entertain readers with their fresh, creative content that sometimes throws messages at societ..

  • 2017.08.18
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Golden Bough

TOPIC > KOREAN PUBLISHER 1

Genre literature refers to novels that deal with a number of subjects, like horror, science fiction, chivalry, fear, mystery, fantasy and romance. Not only can they be read in physical books but in e-books and online series as well, making it easy for these genres to secure a fan base. In the case of online novels, it has acted as a driving force for genre literature and transformed into a gateway for budding novelists. Perhaps this is the reason why these works show much variety in subject matter and entertain readers with their fresh, creative content that sometimes throws messages at societ..

  • 2017.08.18
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Export Prospects of Korean Books

NEWS > BOOK SUMMARY

<Laziness Is a Habit> 1. Publisher Sigongsa Co. Ltd. http://www.sigongsa.com/main/main.php 2. Publication title | Laziness Is a Habit Author | Myeong-gi Choi 3. Book Details Pages | 264 Format | 146☓215 (mm, width☓length) Binding | Paperback Publication Date | January 5, 2017 ISBN | 9788952777768 4. Point of Contact Name | Sunju Jung Phone | +82-2-2-46-2895 E-mail | alliswell1224@sigongsa.com 5. Marketing Information Rights Sold | Thailand, Indonesia Copies Printed, Sales Rank | A best seller in the self-help category Subject | Escaping ..

  • 2017.06.30
  • 114

Korean Bestsellers Trend in June

NEWS > BEST SELLER

Political books “rising” and novel “neck and neck game” On May 10th, as the new government was formed in Korea, [Jae-in Moon's Destiny] reached the number one spot for three consecutive weeks until June. The parliamentary hearing continued after the presidential election, so the readers' interest in politics remained steady. Especially, competition in the fiction section was fierce in this week. Bernard Werner’s new book, "Slumber 1", ranked third on the list with the release of " Homo Deus" of Yuval Noah HararI, and Nam-joo Jo's [Ji-young Kim Born in 1982]rose 11.8% from the previous week..

  • 2017.06.30
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