is my first almost-five-star read of the year! This engaging and well-written book follows three American teenagers who, as part of Ripley’s research into the best education systems in the world, go on year-long exchanges to three of the ‘top’ countries. The narratives of Tom in Poland, Kim in Finland and Eric in South Korea […]
Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea's largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and reach new customers. Investors include NeoPlux, which led the round, Company K, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Atinum Investment.
The startup was founded in 2009 and says it now has 2 million users, while more than 32 million e-books have been downloaded using its platform.
When TIME magazine ran a summer movie preview feature in a recent issue, looking at three eco-disaster movies set release soon, two from America and one from South Korea — “Godzilla,” “Into the Storm” and “Snowpiercer” — its editorial and design team offered readers worldwide two different magazine layout in the print magazine’s four global […]
PAJU, SOUTH KOREA: Publishing isn't like this in the west. Imagine a town where every single building is related to the books business; where every single person you pass in the street is in the same line of work; where signs on the sidewalk say things like "Bookcafe Beautiful Peoples;" and where the publishers even pay for branded buses to bring their staff to work. Welcome to South Korea's Paju Bookcity.
How often do you read every week? Do you meet the world average? How about the American average?
This infographic, created by Russia Beyond the Headlines, displays hourly reading averages of countries around the world. According to the inforgraphic, Americans read, on average, for five hours and 42 minutes per week.
India ranked the highest, averaging 10 hours and 42 minutes per week, while South Korea ranked the lowest with three hours and six minute per week.
In South Korea, homeland of tablet maker Samsung, tablets may be responsible for a drop in reading. At least, that’s what a Korean Publishers Association executive told Publishing Perspectives at the Seoul International Book Fair. Seung Hyun Moon, Director, International Project Department at the Korean Publishers Association, still says “the market is getting worse. Publishers [...]