Abba Communication Ltd.
Launched as a translation and interpretation agency in 204, Abba Communication (Abba here after) now also acts as a copyright agency. Abba supports young Korean publishers who are aspiring to build experiences in moving on to the international market, providing consultation on the way until they become global.
Abba’s special forte is its excellent professional team with expertise in re-writing and/or editing synopses and introductions into texts both competitive and persuasive. Other services Abba provides include translating original materials and creating promotional texts.
LiberalArts : Biography, Management, Negotiation
• Kim jungsuk
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-707-2103 / Regions : Asia, UK, USA
• Han-gyul Go
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-707-2103 / Regions : Asia, UK, USA
Agency Liang was established in 2010 as one of the leading agencies in Korea. Agency Liang has built up excellent and successful cooperation and communication with publishers from all over the world and especially maintains a friendly relationship with over 200 publishers in Taiwan & China. Agency Liang handles all kinds of books, such as children’s books, business, self-help, cookbooks, health & dieting, fiction, parenting, etc.
All kinds of books, such as children’s books, business, self-help, cookbooks, health & dieting, fiction
• Mr. Yang, SeoungJune
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-70-8828-9920 / Regions : China, Taiwan
• Ms. Choi JeongRim
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-70-8828-9920 / Regions : China, Taiwan
Agency PK, Pauline Kim Agency
Founded on 27th Oct. 2003, PK is a copyright licensing agency that works with domestic and foreign publishers to promote export and import of books and other printed materials.
There main business area of imports are France, U.S.A, mainly in adult, children book. And There has been a surge of territories; asia including China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Germany, France, etc.
PK extend our business to introduce directly Korean Author’s & illustrators world wide.
All Kinds of Books, 0-6 years novelty, boardbook Activity book ELT for children Picture book Fiction
• Kim Hyorim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-517-8791 / Regions:All
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:+82-2-517-8791 / Regions:Export
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-517-8791 / Regions : England and America, Japan
Import & export contract brokerage, overseas Collaboration with picture artists, Application
E-mail : email@example.com / Regions:GM
• AMO NOH
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-707-2103 / Regions : GM, England and America, German, ELT Textbook Trading
• AMI NOH
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-707-2103 / Regions : England and America, French
Arui SHIN Agency
Since Arui Shin Agency has been founded in 2019, we are trying to expand our global rights business from Asian countries to USA/ Europe by introducing featuring Korean titles.
We truly focus on to introduce the highly acclaimed Chinese / English contents to Korean publishers. Our team has rights expert who have worked for more than 20 years for Literary agency, and publishing companies.
Through firmly built relationship with foreign partners, we are actively executing global business.
Fiction and non-fiction for adults and children
• Sunhang Shin
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-336-3736 / Regions : China, Taiwan, other regions
Founded in 2007, BC Agency has become one of the top literary agencies in South Korea. We work with various publishers and agencies in more than twenty countries. Our team of agents will do our best to mediate between foreign and Korean publishers. Should you have any inquiries regarding a Korean title or the Korean book market, do not hesitate to contact us!
• Richard Hong
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:82-2-3143-2834 / Regions:Germantitles
• Alice Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : 82-2-3143-2896 / Regions : Korean titles Export
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:82-2-3143-2897/Regions:Japanesetitles
• Jimin Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : 82-2-3143-2896 / Regions : Europe & Children’s titles
• Seoyoung Oh
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:82-2-3143-2896 / Regions:Englishtitles
• Eunyoung Noh
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : 82-2-3143-2897 / Regions : Japanese titles
• Myungah Jung
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : 82-2-3134-2834 / Regions : Accounting & Financial
BESTUN KOREA Agency
Bestun Korea Agency started its business in 1994 and has grown to attain four separate divisions, English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese, finally becoming one of the major literary and rights agencies in Korea by the end of 1997. Bestun Korea is currently run by partners of four who individually deal with 150-200 contracts a year, which totals in 600-800 deals per annum altogether. One of our roles as a subagent is to introduce forthcoming titles to Korean publishers, providing the advance information of new books, making a text PDF files available to publishers to review, and obtain review copies of the books on behalf of the Korean publishers. Also, we monitor the Korean market on behalf of the foreign rights holders and to regularly report the sale figure to them during the contractual terms. We look after all payment transactions on behalf of the Korean publishers and rights owners. We attend major international book fairs every year in London, Bologna, and Frankfurt, each agent managing around 60-70 meetings during the fair. Also, when the foreign publishers visit Seoul, we arrange meetings with various Korean publishers.
Rights representation of all kinds of foreign publication works including literature, Humanities books
• Yumi CHUN
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-3486-3012 / Regions : Rights agent - English division
• Hanyee SHIN
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-581-3338 / Regions : Rights agent - France and francophone countries
• Hyeyoung LEE
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-322-2832 / Regions:Rightsagent-Germanydivision
• Youngju KIM
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-336-1513 / Regions : Rights agent - Japanese division
• Xuelian PAK
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-336-1513 / Regions : Rights agent - Chinese division
Bookzone Agency has always worked in education and has more than 25 years of international business experience.
We are specialized in education & culture contents.
As a leader of trade education contents and associated technologies, Bookzone Agency is ideally positioned to help you take advantage of it.
Based on this professional experience, we had been selected as a partner company of KOCCA (Korea Culture & Tourism Promotion Agency) and participated in 'International Exhibition Cooperation Support Project' from 2014.
We have successfully launched new subsidiaries of Korea's mainstream education company in China and it was another field with a good record.
Bookzone Agency have maintain a good relationship with China's major publisher group 'Tsinghua University Press' & 'People's Education Press'.
We are in charge of exportation, importation and exchange with them and Korea's major publishers.
However, Bookzone Agency are not complacent and we aims to diversify our business.
We are continuing its expansion into related business and it has served us and our clients well.
Education programs, Foreign language learning, ELT, Math, Science, Creativity, Art, Early education, Intelligent development, School textbook, Play centers, Learning centers, School teaching materials, Toys, Games, Droid, IT works, Video contents, K-POP, Cultural promotional materials, Webtoon, etc.
We are currently involved in ' Educational experience facilities(based on AR) development project' of Hongkong Net Dragon & Korea's University.
We are dedicated to provide a program for gifted children that were jointly developed by Korea and Israel and introduce it through Shanghai Century Publishing Group to China market.
Since 1993, we are keep increasing in stature through international business with Hongkong, China, US, UK, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy and France.
Until now, we expect to trade with more many countries through Alibaba.
Bookzone Agency has many excellent education & culture contents, always ready to do that meet world buyer.
Childrenbooks, StudySeries, GeneralBooks
• Rho tae soo
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone :+82-10-3228-7541 / Regions : Copyright - All country
Carrot Korea Agency
Carrot Korea Agency is one of leading copyright agents in Korea, which is exporting and importing copyright of various kinds of books for pre-school children through adults. We have arranged copyright contracts between Korean publishers, foreign authors, agents and publishers since 2001. We had started as the copyright agency specialized in China at the beginning, and now we are dealing with many countries especially, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and France. We are dealing with about Four hundreds of high quality titles exported overseas each year.
Books for children, Books for toddler, Academical comics, Humanities books, How-to, Language
• Paek Eunyoung
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-338-3686 / Regions:Director
• Park Naeun
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-338-3688 / Regions : Export - Southeast Asian countries, China and Taiwan
Creek & River Entertainment
Domestic and foreign books import and export
• Kim Seungnam
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-761-8901 / Regions:Chinese
• Huh Eunsol
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:+82-2-761-8901 / Regions:Japanese
Danny Hong Agency
TRUST is the Foundation of Everything We Are, and Everything We Do.
Since its establishment in 2005, it has been successfully introducing beautiful works by international authors to Korean publishing market while also representing and introducing bestselling Korean authors to the worldwide market. Armed with long experience and full of knowledge in planning and editing books and agenting, all five agents in the company, who had worked for publishing companies before, are obviously different enough to read and review international contents from other Korean agencies. All of us here are completely able to cover English, European, Japanese, and Chinese titles licensing over 600 international titles a year to Korean publishers. Along with the experience and knowledge in the publishing industry, we always try to bring the transparency to both licensors and licensees and keep trust in them. Due to the said outstanding capability of all of five agents, we now become one of leading literary agencies in Korea and have recently expanded our business into multiple ways of distribution of Korean books in the world. As a result of spreading Korean books to the global market, we have garnered a lot of attention in Korean books from US, UK, European, and South American publishers and achieved great success from the foreign sales of the Korean books such as The Time Garden, The Time Chambe, The Night Voyage by Daria Song (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House), selling over 700,000 copies in the worldwide market. Located in Seoul, Korea, we are always happy to provide great contents to Korean and international markets and we would welcome new things and unique contents at open mind.
• Danny Hong
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-6402-8890 / Regions : Worldwide Market
• Insoo Lee
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-6402-8890 / Regions : English, Europe, China, Taiwan and Asia
• Younghee Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:82-2-6402-8890 / Regions:Japan
Duran Kim Agency
Duran Kim Agency is a literary agency, established in 2001 by Duran Kim, who has been an agent since 1992. Duran Kim Agency is representing most major publishing companies and agents in the US, Europe and Japan, as the exclusive Korean agency for the Perseus Book Group, WW Norton & Co., MIT Press, Atlantic Books among the publishers, and Curtis Brown Ltd., Fletcher & Co., McCormick Literary., MacKenzie Wolf, Caskie Mushen among the agencies.
Fiction, Non-fiction, Business, Science, Drama & Film
• Duran Kim
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-583-5724 / Regions : Fiction, Nonfiction, Business, Science – US & Europe
• Sienna Jo
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-583-5724 / Regions : Fiction, Nonfiction, Business, Science – US & Europe All areas – Japan
Eric Yang Agency intermediates intellectual property and cultural contents between countries since 1995. For over 26 years, Eric Yang Agency has been working with more than 5,000 publishers of 90 countries in the world and importing the foreign titles average of 3,000 titles annually to Korea. Eric Yang Agency exports about 350 Korean titles to overseas every year.
• Sue Yang
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-592-3356 / Regions : Copyright - All Area
• Jackie Yang
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-592-3356 / Regions : UK, US, Europe
• Susan Kang
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-592-3356 / Regions : Copyright - Japan
• Yoonji Bae
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-592-3356 / Regions:China
• Jopin Lee
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone:+82-2-592-3356 / Regions:Taiwan
• James Cho
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone:+82-2-592-3356 / Regions:AllAsia
Floating Iron comprises of professionals of international content exchange business. With expertise gained since the 1980s, they have conducted business with Korean publishers holding excellent contents in the fields of ELT and Christian fiction tied to international small- and medium-sized publishers.
Floating Iron’s specialty is exporting sustainable Korean contents to other countries.
Christian Fiction Children: Picture books ELT for Pre-K: Storybooks ELT for adults: Dialogue, TOEIC, IELTS, Korean Language for Foreigners
• Jung Soo kKim
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-9309-7703 / Regions : Asia, USA, Europe
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-323-3174 / Regions : GM
Greenbook Literary Agency
Established in 2006, we have introduced foreign titles for adults and children to our Korean publishers and have arranged more than 1,000 translation deals.
Also, we represent the brilliant Korean Science Fiction/speculative writers worldwide including Kim Bo Young.
Fiction and non-fiction for adults and children
• Toni Shihyoung Kim (CEO)
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-2676-2201 / Regions : Head of English, Europe and Asia Department
HAN Agency was established in 2014 with the aim to handle the genre of the arts, humanities, Literature, graphic novels and picture books that would enable authors and publishers feel easy from their publication plans to approach the world wide markets such as US, Europe and China etc.
Novel, graphic novel, illustrationsessay, picturebooks etc.
• Rosa Han
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-70-7768-0382 / Regions : Agent - North America, Europe
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-70-7719-1695 / Regions : GM
Imprima Korea Agency
Imprima Korea Agency was established in 1992 and has been a top agency in Korea for more than 20 years.
We exclusively work with world best agencies and publishers and represent world-famous authors like Doris Lessing, Malcolm Gladwell, Murakami Haruki, Mo Yan and etc. In Korea.
We also proudly represent Korean Authors and introduce them to foreign publishing markets. Our authors, including Kyung-Sook Shin, Young Ha Kim, Han Kang, have attracted worldwide attention and their books have been published in USA, UK, France, Germany, and many others.
Representing and negotiating the sale, lease, license or other disposition of the rights
• Heesun Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-325-9155 (ext.301) / Regions : Rights Manager - Japan
• Seohee Shin
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-325-9155 (ext.402) / Regions : Rights Manager - England and America, Europe
• Eunhee Ka
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-325-9155 (ext.205) / Regions : Rights Manager - China, Taiwan
Inter-Ko Literary & IP Agency
The Korea’s first literary agency built in 1985 has been doing various business related to copyright and intellectual property, legal advising, rights dealing & managing, and platform developing & trading, etc.
Literary, Art, Photography, Educational Materials for Child, Legal advising for Copyright & IP, Rights Licensing, IP Developing
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-715-3015 / Regions : All regions
JM Contents Agency Co.
• Jungmin Lee
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-332-5678 / Regions : All country
KL Management was founded in 2011. KL Management handles many kind of Korean books including Korean literature.
KL Management represents a lot of great clients: Kyung-sook Shin, Ji-young Gong, Sun-mi Hwang, Un-su Kim, You-jeong Jeong, Mi-ae-Seo, Won-pyung Sohn, Yeonsu-Kim, Joongkyun Kim, Hye-young Pyun, Ae-ran Kim, Jung-myung Lee, Takhwan Kim, Kyung-ran Jo, Bee-young Kwon, Ji-min Lee, Ho-seung Jeong, Ji-ri Park and so on.
Literature for all(Adult, YA, and Children)
• Joseph Lee
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-766-2933 / Regions : All regions
KONG & PARK, INC.
Kong & Park is the representative of Korean agencies and publishing companies and is the distributor for overseas distribution. For the transparency of distribution, we have developed a supply Chain Management System (SCM) that is optimized for overseas distribution. Through SCM, Korean publishers, distributors in various countries, sales reps, wholesalers, bookstores, and forwarders are linked closely together to carry out their business smoothly and transparently.
Foreign Language Studies, Korean Studies, Learning Chinese Characters
• KONG, KYUNG YONG
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-565-1530 / Regions : Director
• ZOLTA, PAULINA
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-565-1531 / Regions : English language
• JUNG, ANN
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +1-847-241-4845 / Regions : English language area
• LIN, QIAN
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +86-130-2112-1764 / Regions : Chinese language area
• MOON, HUNG JU
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +56-22-833-9055 / Regions : Spanish language area
Korea Copyright Center Inc.
Korea Copyright Center Inc. (KCC) is one of Korea’s most recognized and long-established literary agency. After the succession of the former DRT International (established in 1990), KCC transitioned as Korea Copyright Center Inc. in 2002. Since then, KCC has continued to successfully build and expand its reputation in the Korean literary world.
The experienced, talented and committed team of about twenty agents in KCC has strived to introduce and license a wide range of titles, ranging from business, literature, non-fiction to art and children’s books to both foreign and Korean publishers. The dedication and expertise of the KCC’s agents have contributed in maintaining KCC’s presence in the Korean publishing industry for about twenty years.
KCC’s professionalism and hands-on service has allowed it to exclusively represent some of the world’s largest and reputable publishers and literary agencies
Introducing and licensing a wide range of titles, ranging from business, literature, non-fiction
• Jung-Mi, Kim
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : 82-2-725-3350 / Regions : China, Taiwan, Japan Books
Linking-Asia International Co. Ltd
Linking-Asia International Co. Ltd (連亜国际文化传播公司) was established in 2014 as one of the leading agencies in Korea. We have built up excellent and successful cooperation and communication with publishers from all over the world and especially maintains a friendly relationship with over 400 publishers in China, Taiwan and Japan. We are handling all kinds of books, such as children’s books, business, self-help, cookbooks, health & dieting, fiction, parenting, and webtoon, webnovel, audio drama, and planning culture event, translation etc.
Chinese Publishing, lecture, Webtoon Platform Copyright mediation
• Jung YeonHyek
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-10-4720-5313 / Regions : Mainland China, Taiwan, HK
Milkwood was founded in 2009 with 3 literary agents covering English, German and French literary rights.
Import of English, French, German books into Korea
• Alex Lee
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-3676-0290 / Regions : UK, USA
• Lea Oh
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-3676-0290 / Regions : France
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-3676-0290 / Regions : Germany
MOMO AGENCY was established in Seoul in 2003, has been representing prestigious publishing houses and agencies from different European countries, and also presenting Korean authors to foreign publishers.
Fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children
• Geenie Han
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-10-9081-9865 / Regions : Germany, Europe
MOONDO Agency was established in 2018. As much as physical distance, cultural exchange between Korea and Latin America has many difficulties. Therefore, prior to the establishment of the agency, a local corporation was established directly in Chile, which serves as a bridgehead in Latin America, and devoted itself to activities for content market research in Latin American countries.
As a specialized agency that exports Korean books to Latin America, it introduces and promotes excellent books of both cultures from various angles with an emphasis on the value of exchange and communication between the two cultures through book.
Latin American specialty, humanities, literature, graphic novels, web comics, children's books, etc.
• Monica Moon
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-386-8629 / Regions : Director
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +56-9-4880-6125 / Regions : Latin America
Ool Literary specialized in Picture Books, Arts, and Graphic Novels. We carefully review and select the titles before introducing them to the market.
Import of English, French, German books into Korea
• Minwoo Choi
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-70-8667-4948 / Regions : Buying & Selling Rights - Europe, Latin America
• Seou Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-70-7649-4948 / Regions : Buying & Selling Rights - Europe, Latin America
Established in 2004, Orange Agency is a literary rights agency with the devoted staff and office based in South Korea. Its agents correspond in French, German, English and Japanese and they have been selling rights to literary properties into the Asian, US and European markets. The agency has been regarded as a stable, competent, and committed company by both of its Korean and foreign partners.
Orange Agency’s early beginnings were focused on representing Korean comics (a.k.a. Manhwa,) in the international markets. The agency sold over 200 Manhwa projects into foreign languages and these accomplishments were rewarded in 2007 by winning ‘Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism Citation’ for promoting Korean literature and art abroad.
Orange Agency has also become a major force in representing foreign corporate publishers as well as individual artists in the Korean market. Over 250 Korean publishers, large and small, are on its client list and in the manners of weekly newsletters and regular visits in person, the agency pitches and submits high quality foreign books, from adult fictions to children’s picture books from all over the world including US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Japan.
Overseas books, E-book brokerage · translation
• Muriel Park
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-31-262-8623 / Regions : France
• Hyejeong Yun
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-31-262-8623 / Regions : Germany
• Hyungran Moon
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-31-262-8623 / Regions : US, UK, Europe
• Haea Kim
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-31-262-8623 / Regions : Japan
Liberal Arts: Biography, Management, Negotiation
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-3143-1640 / Regions : GM
PubHub Literary Agency
Humanities, Society, Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, Economy / Business, Science, Practical, etc.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-336-5913 / Regions : GM
Shinwon Agency started its business in 1986. We boast a longest history as a literary agency in Korea.
We work with various partners throughout the world. Not only we have successfully made deals for more than 30,000 titles, which includes magazines, videos and audio tapes, CDs, plays, movies, and TV dramas; but also we’ve represented bestselling children’s and educational books and made record-setting deals for them.
Furthermore, we are now expanding our business areas to new platforms like web-dramas, web-comics, electronic books, and audio books.
Children Books, Comics, Fiction, and Non-fiction titles
• Yingmei Kim
E-mail : Yingmei@shinwonagency.co.kr / Phone : +82-2-335-6388 (ext.302) / Regions : Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
• Alice Ku
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-335-6388 (ext.210) / Regions : South-East Asia, Europe, North/South America, Untied Kingdom
• Jeonga Bae
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-335-6388 (ext.201) / Regions : Japan
SILKROAD AGENCY was founded in 2010. We introduce excellent Chinese books to Korea and work as an agent to help with the copyright contracts. In addition, we export Korean book copyrights to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
We tried to inform many publishers of good books that readers of this time must read. Recently, we have expanded our business and mediated various copyrights for movies and TV Show based on books.
All fields such as humanities, literature, economic management, arts, children’s Book, cartoon, etc.
• Koh Hye Sook
E-mail : Silkroad365@hanmail.net / Phone : +82-70-4333-0551 / Regions : Chinese copyrights
• Kang Choa
E-mail : Silkroad365@hanmail.net / Phone : +82-70-4333-0550 / Regions : Chinese copyrights
With the pride of protecting the rights of intellectual properties, we've run the business to introduce various foreign children's books to Korean publishers and outstanding domestic children's books to USA, UK, Europe and Asia, etc. since 2001.
• Jeongrim Yoo
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-326-0228 / Regions : Europe, North & South America, Asia
The ChoiceMaker Korea Co.
The ChoiceMaker Korea agency is a rights agency specialized in books for toddler, children, middle grade, YA, and ELT/ESL. Although electronic media and web-platforms are becoming more and more important these days, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, we still believe that one of the best ways to introduce a new book is to show it in person. Every year, we participate in many international book fairs such as Taipei Book Fair (Taiwan), Bologna Book Fair (Italy), Beijing Book Fair (China), Frankfurt Book Fair (Germany), Guadalajara Book Fair (Mexico), etc. Further, we make a business trip to 5~6 countries annually to meet with publishers. We have gone anywhere to promote our books. As a result, we have exported Korean books to 45 countries. Standing on the accumulated experience over the past 10 years, we will keep our efforts to introduce good Korean books to more new markets in the future.
Baby, Toddler, Picture Book/Educational Collection for Children, Middle Grade, YA, ELT/ESL
• Lim, Insub (CEO)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-322-3464 / Regions : Rights Agent
• Jenny Lim
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-322-3464 / Regions : Rights Director
• John Choi
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-2-322-3464 / Regions : Korean Language Rights
• Lee, Jung Ah
E-mail : email@example.com / Phone : +82-2-322-3464 / Regions : ELT, ESL
Topaz Agency Inc.
Topaz Agency started in this field in 2007, and has become the leading agency with a special emphasis on Comics from the scratch. The representative, Nam-Ho KIM, had previously worked as a licensing director of the leading ‘Manhwa’ (Korean Comics) publisher named Daewon C.I. Inc. for over 14 years since 1995. KIM has licensed more than 3,500 titles (almost 7,000 volumes) to the 37 countries.
We are in the position of licensing and handling almost all of the Korean Comics and the other various literary properties because of my previous licensing backgrounds.
We use our intimate knowledge and expertise in publishing to give our clients an edge in their dealings with publishers, from the initial crafting of the proposal and manuscript, through the negotiation of the deal, and long into the process of editing, marketing, and publicizing the book. With our network of prominent co-agents in the foreign and markets, we are aggressive advocates for our clients' work throughout the world.
Furthermore, we has a strong relationship with any kinds of business networks in domestic and overseas in cultural entertainment industries; animation company, game company, publishers, the character licensing companies and various agency companies, etc.
In all cases the aim is to establish a life-time's business relationship and to promote all aspects of an author's writing career, even between book contracts.
The pioneer of Korean Manhwa
The using of “Manhwa” as a brand name for Korean comics has reaped great success in the overseas markets. It was Kim who has tried to make an effective effort to expand the Korean word ‘Manhwa’ against Japanese ‘Manga’ which had already been popular around the world. This was just to differentiate Korean Manhwas from Japanese Mangas as the fundamental marketing strategy and it has been proved successful in the overseas markets.
The licensed territories (37 countries)
We have licensed a lot of Manhwa to the 36 overseas countries since 1995; Japan, Taiwan, China, Hongkong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Israel, U.K, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, The Czech Republic, Serbia, Cambodia.
Comics, Children's Book
• NAM HO KIM
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone : +82-10-9124-5749 / Regions : Worldwide