||[TREND / BOOK TRIP] Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do
Where bookstores bloom slow but steady
Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do Province. It is trendy as it neighbors Seoul to the southeast and somehow tense as it faces the border area with North Korea. Gimpo, the newly emerging region of culture, can be found in the...
||[TREND / TOPIC] The “Contactless” Marketing Trend in the Era of COVID-19
||Han Ki-Ho (Head of the Korea Marketing Research Institute)
The “Contactless” Marketing Trend in the Era of COVID-19
The pandemic has changed the publishing industry
The virus, COVID-19, struck global industries and economies in January 2020. Our daily life has changed completely as well. The schools’ administratio...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Seoul International Book Fair 2020
||Park Ji-Sun (Director of the Seoul International Book Fair 2020)
Seoul International Book Fair 2020
New Attempts and Experiments in the Era of COVID-19
Official poster of the Seoul International Book Fair
Early this year, the Seoul International Book Fair organizers had been busy preparing for the next fair set to be hel...
||[INFORMATION / #K-BOOK] #Mystery Thriller Crime
#Mystery Thriller Crime
KPIPA introduces K-Books for global publishing markets through K-Book Platform
The Ice Forest
1. Publication Details
Title | The Ice ForestAuthor | Ha Ji-eun Publisher | Goldenbough Publication Date | 2020-...
||[INTERVIEW / KOREAN AUTHORS] Writer Hwang Sunmi
Writer Hwang Sunmi
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi. This is Hwang Sunmi. I write children and youth books.
From when did you want to be a children’s book writer?
When I was in the 6th grade of elementary school...
||[KNOWLEDGE / PUBLISHING INDUSTRY] The Current State of Korea’s Libraries and Their Relation to the Publishing Industry
||Lee Yong-Hun (Library Culture Critic)
The Current State of Korea’s Libraries and TheirRelation to the Publishing Industry
Libraries have been around for a very long time in Korea, but the same cannot be said for libraries that fall under the modern definition. Pioneers who wan...
||[KNOWLEDGE / PUBLISHING INDUSTRY] The Current State of Subscription-Based Services of Korea’s Published Content
||Ryu Yeong-Ho (Department Head of DT Center, Kyobo Books DT)
The Current State of Subscription-Based Services of Korea’s Published Content
Mobile phones provide convenience as they can be used to write or read while on the move. There have been quite a lot of changes in how books, music, movies, dramas, gam...
||[TREND / TOPIC] Publication Industry’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
||Han Ki-Ho (Head of the Korean Publishing Marketing Research Institute)
Publication Industry’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Critique and composer Choi Jung-Woo said in his article “Era of Social Media: What is the Role of Humanities (The Kyunghyang Shinmun, December 18, 2012)” that Twitter and Facebook are referred to as bywords ...
||[KNOWLEDGE / PUBLISHING INDUSTRY] The Rise of Literary Agencies
||Jang Eun-Soo (Head of Editing Culture Laboratory)
The Rise of Literary Agencies
There are not many literary agencies in Korea. Most of the publishers prefer working directly with authors over cooperating with agencies. It was common for publishers to think that it is safer to pay more of an advance to overseas writers who h...
||[KNOWLEDGE / PUBLISHING INDUSTRY] Audiobooks: Issues and Future Developments
||Beatrice YongIn Lin (Publisher of Storytel South Korea)
Audiobooks: Issues and Future Developments
Recent issues surrounding audiobooks
The voice service provided in announcements, news reading services, or e-book devices uses TTS (Text-to-Speech) technology that converts written letters into sound. As it...