||[TREND / ONE-LINER QUOTES] TV Producer’s Pick
||Son Young-Gon (Producer of SBS talk show “Good Morning”)
TV Producer’s Pick
Korean Wave Seen From Another Perspective:Kim Ok-Young’s The Art of Documentary and Kim Ho-Yeon’s Uncanny Convenience Store
||[INFORMATION / BEST SELLERS] 2nd Week, October 2021
2nd Week, October 2021
Bestseller Trends in the Four Biggest Online Bookstores in Korea
While literary works including the Dollagoot Dream Department Store series, I Do Not Bid Farewell, and I am a Shining, Little Star are steadily being loved b...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Naver and Kakao Compete Over Acquisition of Web-novel and Webtoon Platforms
||Ryu Young-Ho (General Manager of KYOBO BOOK Centre Co.,Ltd, Digital Transformation Division)
Naver and Kakao Compete Over Acquisition of Web-novel and Webtoon Platforms
Web-novel and webtoon markets optimized for mobile consumption for their short-length content are growing exponentially. Serialized web novels are settling in at the center of the e...
||[TREND / EXPORT CASE] Kanki Publishing’s Successful Import Cases of Korean Books
||Eri Watanabe (Editorial Department for Copyrights in Asia, Kanki Publishing Co., Ltd.)
Kanki Publishing’s Successful Import Cases of Korean Books
The Korean Books Japanese Readers are Looking for
Current status of the publishing market in Japan
It began with writer Cho Nam-joo’s Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 (Minumsa) published at the end ...
||[TREND / EXPORT CASE] Popular Korean Webtoons in the US
||Kim Nam-Ho (President of Topaz Agency)
Popular Korean Webtoons in the US
In Korea and Japan, it is common for one or two writers or illustrators to complete comics from their beginning until the end. However, comics in the US are different in that the publisher owns the copyright of all the char...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Introducing Korean Sci-Fi!
||Lee Ji-Yong (Professor at the Institute of Body & Culture, Konkuk University)
Introducing Korean Sci-Fi!
Beginning of Sci-Fi in Korea
To pick the genre that the public has actively consumed in Korea for the past several years, it would be "Science Fiction." However, considering the massive fandom and cultural influence of Sci-Fi in othe...
||[TREND / SPECIAL PROJECT] K-Clothes Culture
Beautiful Traditional Attire, Hanbok, Embodies the Spirit and Soul of the Korean People
The world is taking a greater interest in “Hanbok,” the traditional attire of Korea, along with Korean content going viral across the world. Top K-pop g...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Status of the Korean Publishing Industry in 2020 and Outlook for 2021
||Kim Jung-Hee (Leader of the New Media Team, Yes 24)
Status of the Korean Publishing Industry in 2020 and Outlook for 2021
More consumers are purchasing books through their mobile phones or on the Internet in the aftermath of the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the entire wor...
||[TREND / SPECIAL PROJECT] K-DRAMA
The Heart-Pounding Time Between Imagination and Reality
The "K" brands, taking the first letter of Korea, are spreading across the world. They have taken root as a trusted brand for people. As people are spending more time at home due to the ...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Books with Discourses on the Post-COVID-19 Era in Korea
||Kim Seul-Gi (Journalist, Department of Culture, Maeil Business Newspaper)
Books with Discourses on the Post-COVID-19 Era in Korea
The world after the pandemic
Now, we can no longer live in the way we lived before. With the outbreak of COVID-19 across the world, people have begun to divide the era into two: BC (Before Corona) and AD (After ...