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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 [...]

Sales of Interior Design Books Hit 3-year High Thanks to Prolonged ‘Stay-at-Home’ Trend

Sales of Interior Design Books Hit 3-year High Thanks to Prolonged ‘Stay-at-Home’ Trend

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of interior design and home organization books have marked robust growth on the back of the prolonged ‘stay-at-home’ trend resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to local online bookstore Yes 24, sales of the books that are classified as ‘interior design’ and ‘arrangement and storage’ in the [...]

Children’s Books, Secondhand Books Gain Popularity as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

Children’s Books, Secondhand Books Gain Popularity as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Social quarantine measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus are prompting more people to read books. E-commerce giant Wemakeprice reported a 49 percent jump in book sales between July and September. Children’s books for homeschooling, in particular, were also in high demand as more schools have opted for [...]