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Traveler’s Guide Sales Rise as Quarantine Restrictions Lifted

Traveler’s Guide Sales Rise as Quarantine Restrictions Lifted

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With quarantine restrictions being lifted for incoming vaccinated travelers to South Korea, more people are gaining interest in books about foreign travel. Kyobo Bookstore reported a 28.5 percent sales increase for books about traveling overseas between February 25 and March 24. The government lifted quarantine restrictions on incoming travelers [...]

Books About Secondary Jobs on Online Platforms Gaining Popularity

Books About Secondary Jobs on Online Platforms Gaining Popularity

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Heightened interest in earning extra income through side-jobs is resulting in a growing number of related publications. Books about smart stores or generating profit on social media, in particular, are gaining popularity. Yes24, a leading online bookstore, reported that among books about secondary jobs, 36.3 percent were books that [...]

S. Korean Firms Step Up to Encourage Reading

S. Korean Firms Step Up to Encourage Reading

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean firms are stepping up to allow employees to read more books by offering subsidies for buying books or opening up company libraries. Kyung Kye-hyun, CEO of Samsung Electronics Co.’s device solutions division, began offering coupons to thousands of management employees that give unlimited access to e-books. Kyung, himself [...]

S. Korea to Launch AI-based Service that Recommends Books for Students

S. Korea to Launch AI-based Service that Recommends Books for Students

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education and the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation said Tuesday that they will jointly launch a new service using artificial intelligence (AI) to recommend books on the basis of an analysis of students’ reading history and activities. The ‘Book Fruit’ service employs an AI recommendation [...]

Polarization Deepens Even in Reading Competency After COVID-19

Polarization Deepens Even in Reading Competency After COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the deepening of economic and academic gaps resulting from the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap in reading competency is also widening, a local research institute said Monday. According to a survey conducted by the Books & Society Research Institute of 3,000 respondents over [...]