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Aggregate data as of the fifth week of May

The Discovery of Small Universes In Picture Books

 

2018.06.28

 

Explosion of interest in Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat, a tell-all on Kim Jong Un’s regime amid swift changes on the Korean peninsula

 

Former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom Thae Yong Ho’s memoir Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat topped YES24’s bestseller list in the fifth week of May for a second week. This book, which tells the secrets of Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea sold roughly 3,000 copies within three days of publication on YES24 and has been at the center of a whirlwind in the bookstore industry. Among its readers, 38.9 percent are 50 or older and 28 percent of its readers were men in their 50s or older.

 

Literature has strong showing with Bernard Werber’s Demain Les Chats, Winnie the Pooh series

 

Bernard Werber’s latest novel Demain Les Chats has quickly climbed the bestseller list - not a surprise for South Koreans’ most favorite French author. The first part found itself at No. 3 after climbing 15 spots compared to the previous week while the second part followed closely behind at No. 4 after jumping 16 spots. Fireflies by Haruki Murakami (Munhakdongne) sat in ninth place, its popularity driven by the movie adapted from the novel, “Burning”, by South Korean director Lee Chang-dong. The movie recently competed at the Cannes. Meanwhile, May can truly be called the month of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ as the series featuring the beloved character saw immense popularity and interest from readers. Pooh Bear, Happiness Happens Every Day (RH Korea) that offers everyday advice for a happy life and the second book in the series Pooh Bear, It’s OK to Not Hurry (RH Korea) stood at second and fifth place on the bestseller list, finishing up May with powerful demand.

 

 

〈Bestsellers for Fifth Week of May From No.1 to 15〉

 

No.

Cover

Title

Writer

Publisher

Genre

1

b_1

Cryptography From the Third-Floor Secretariat

Thae Yong Ho

Guiparang

Society/Politics

2

b_2

Pooh Bear, Happiness Happens Every Day

Winnie the Pooh Original Works

RH Korea

Essay

3

b_3

Demain Les Chats 1

Bernard Werber

Open Books

Novel

4

b_4

Demain Les Chats 2

Bernard Werber

Open Books

Novel

5

b_5

Pooh Bear, It’s OK Not to Hurry

Winnie the Pooh Original Works

RH Korea

Essay

6

b_6

The Mystery Genius: Butt Detective 6

Troll

Mirae-N Iseum

Children

7

b_7

2018 SeonjaeKorean SOSPractice exams for Seoul City+Strengthening knowledge

Lee Seon-jae

ST Unitas

Study material

8

b_8

Ji-young KimBorn in ’82

Cho Nam-joo

Minumsa

Novel

9

b_9

Fireflies

Haruki Murakami

Munhakdongne

Novel

10

b_10

How To Respond Smiling To A Rude Person

Jeong Mun-jeong

Gana

Essay

11

b_11

Tribe of Mentors

Tim Ferriss

Tornado

Self Development

12

b_12

I Have Decided To Live As Me

Kim Su-hyun

Maumsup

Essay

13

b_13

Every Moment Was You

Ha Tae-wan

Wisdom House

Essay

14

b_14

I Accidentally Worked Hard At Life

Ha Wan

Woongjin Jisikhouse

Essay

15

b_15

2018 Seonjae Korean SOS Exams forSeoul City+StrengtheningKnowledge

Lee Seon-jae

ST Unitas

Study material

* Information provided by YES24

 

 


Written by Choi Ji-hye(Branding part, marketing dept at YES24)

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Choi Ji-hye(Branding part, marketing dept at YES24)

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