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‘YouTube Sellers’: A New Keyword for Book Industry

‘YouTube Sellers’: A New Keyword for Book Industry

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The YouTube sensation is also impacting the book industry. Yes24, an online bookstore, chose ‘going from media seller to a YouTube seller’ as this year’s trend keyword for publication. “YouTube videos that summarize various books are attracting massive interest, having a heavy impact on bestselling trends,” said Yes24. “Book [...]

Is YouTube the Future? Number of Books on One-person Media Doubles

Is YouTube the Future? Number of Books on One-person Media Doubles

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As the popularity of YouTuber, or one-person content creator has increased, the demand for books related to YouTube and video production has also increased significantly. Interpark, a leading online ticket and book seller, said Monday that its analysis of sales of one-man broadcasting-related books in the computer and Internet [...]

“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

“Please Look After Mom” the Most Popular Library Book Among Students

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last ten years, the book most borrowed by elementary and middle school students in South Korea has been “Please Look After Mom” by novelist Shin Kyung-sook, which has recently become popular overseas, according to the National Library of Korea after analyzing all book records from 844 libraries [...]

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As times are changing, the concept of a “lifetime workplace” is no longer true. Unlike the older generation, who had only tendered their resignations in their hearts for their entire lives, the younger generation now boldly chooses to retire. Retirement-related content is also gaining popularity, with subscribers flocking to [...]