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Korean Trade Agency Chooses 12 Global Trends for 2017

Korean Trade Agency Chooses 12 Global Trends for 2017

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Trade Promotion Corporation (KOTRA) released a book titled 2017 Global Trends that Will Excite Korea (translated) on Tuesday, highlighting 12 trends to look out for in 2017.  KOTRA anticipated Future Food, foodstuff that steps outside the conventional diet (such as space food); Daily Detox, finding repose in [...]

Dwindling Interest in Reading Books at Faster Clip

Dwindling Interest in Reading Books at Faster Clip

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The summer’s record-setting heatwave has finally subsided, the air swiftly chilled, and with brisk morning breezes, autumn is finally at hand.  In Korea, autumn is referred to as the “Season of Book-Reading”. But amidst an abundance of technological distractions and with difficult economic times discouraging household consumption, the idea [...]

Popular Social Media ‘Comfort Messages’ Sweep Publishing Market

Popular Social Media ‘Comfort Messages’ Sweep Publishing Market

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Short messages that are popular on social media such as Facebook or Instagram are now being published as a book. Aurum, part of the Munhakdongne Publishing Group, recently published a book called “A Storytelling Woman” written by Cho Yumi. Cho has gained fame by posting short, poetic messages on Facebook [...]

Korean University Hosts Special Book-Reading Event

Korean University Hosts Special Book-Reading Event

CHEONGJU, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In an era of rapidly advancing technology, a book can feel like a relic of the past. In an effort to contradict this modern-day perception, the Korea National University of Education organized a special book-reading event. During this overnight proceeding, students spent 12 hours in tents installed inside the [...]

Seoul Selection Publishes Visual Book Series on Korean Heritage

Seoul Selection Publishes Visual Book Series on Korean Heritage

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Selection said Thursday it has published an English language book on court paintings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to introduce more Korean culture and tradition to foreigners. The 170-page book on court paintings, the first part of the series “Visual Korean Heritage,” features the beauty of various court [...]