Friday, October 9, 2009

Bae Yong-joon’s Travel Essay Becomes a Bestseller

A travel book written by Actor Bae Yong-joon of the “Winter Sonata” fame has gone into its tenth printing in just seven days since it was first marketed. Titled “A Journey to Find the Beauty of Korea,” the travel essay topped the travel book bestseller category in major bookstores. Also the first batch of its Japanese version has all been sold out in Japan and another shipment has been ordered.

The popularity of the book is attributed to not only the banking power of Bae, but also the detailed descriptions and sincerity of his writing. He reportedly traveled all over the country himself to find beautiful traditions and sights of Korea. Bae said that he was motivated to write this travel book when he was asked in a Japanese press conference to introduce a beautiful place in Korea and couldn’t name even one location.

The book’s publisher says that the book features very high quality printing, so it takes twice as long to print. The printing company will be working throughout the Chuseok holiday to meet the deadline. The publishing company also says that the book may be printed in English as well to meet the soaring demands.

source: KBS World


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