2nd Week, July

Comparison of bestsellers in the four biggest online bookstores in Korea

2020.08.03

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, making <Reboot> the hottest book in the Korean publication market today.
It seems that Korean readers are somehow finding answers for their economic struggles in the seemingly ever-persisting post-COVID-19 era through books. A self-development book <The Having>, which talks about a mindset that brings wealth and luck and <The Property of Money>, an economics book where CEO Kim Seung-Ho provides insights and philosophy about money have been topping the list of bestsellers since their publication. Also, <A Real Guide to Real Estate> that offers hints for investigating real estate has kept its place on the list since the first day it was published.
On top of these, books of various genres including <Proficiency Test of Korean History (Advanced/ Vol.1)> by a star-instructor Choi Tae-Sung which joined other bestsellers ahead of the test and <I am Kim Ji-Eun> which is a record of the writer’s “Me, Too” experiences can be found among bestsellers for this week as listed below.

 

* The rank of bestsellers below was organized after integrating domestic bestsellers in the second week of July from the four biggest online bookstores in Korea - Kyobo Bookstore, Aladdin, Yes 24, and Interpark.

 

Best sellers
1

 

1위

Reboot
Author | Kim Mi-Kyung
Publisher | Woongjin ThinkBig
Genre | Self-development
2

 

2위

Hunhan Nammae 5
Author | unhan Namme, Paek Nan-Do
Publisher | i-seum
Genre | Kids Comics
3

 

3위

The Having
Author | Lee Seo-Yun, Hong Joo-Yeon
Publisher | Suo Books
Genre | Self-development
4

 

4위

The Property of Money
Author | Kim Seung-Ho
Publisher | Snowfox Books
Genre | Economics & Business Administration
4

 

4위

Seol Min-Suk’s Great Adventure in Korean History 14
Author | Seol Min-Suk, StoryBox
Publisher | I Human
Genre | Children
6

 

6위

A Real Guide to Real Estate
Author | Kim Hak-Ryeol
Publisher | Page 2 Books
Genre | Economics & Business Administration
7

 

7위

Take It Easy, Don’t Try Too Hard
Author | Kim Soo-Hyun
Publisher | Noll (Dasanbooks)
Genre | Essay
8

 

8위

I am Kim Ji-Eun
Author | Kim Ji-Eun
Publisher | Baume à l'âme
Genre | Politics & Society
8

 

8위

Hi-Q (Vol. 42)
Author | Haruichi Furudate
Publisher | Daewon C.I
Genre | Comics
10

 

10위

Proficiency Test of Korean History (Advanced/Vol.1)
Author | Choi Tae-Sung
Publisher | ETOOS
Genre | Exam

 

 

 


Written by Choi Ha-Yeong

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