Good news from the Korea Times, which managed to evade me when it first came out. The main point of this is that there is a powerful demographic of women in their 20s and 30s that is purchasing Korean Literature. I’d hope that the more they buy, the more is published and eventually, it will all trickle down to me in translation. 😉
Korean literature is booming more than ever despite the economic downturn that has dealt a serious blow to the local publishing industry.
According to the Kyobo Bookstore, sales of Korean literature publications including poems, essays and novels dramatically increased by 35.7 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year. The number of Korean literature books sold in the same period rose 36.2 percent ….
…. New formats and patterns in Korean literature are attracting readers, especially younger women, who are the main buyers of literature books.