Exporting to Korea for Canadian Publishers


Join Gregory Limpens live from Seoul for this 90-minute webinar.

Uncover Korea’s potential as an export market

Gyeongbok Palace entry gate, Seoul, South Korea

Already one of the top 10 publishing markets in the world, estimated at ₩4.97 trillion (C$4.9 billion), the market value of the Korean book market has risen by about 25% over the past decade, making it one to watch as we move into the new year.

With Korea the Market Focus of the 2014 London Book Fair, the time is right to take a closer look at this growing market.

Gregory Limpens, Rights & Acquisitions Editor at Open Books Co., a pioneer in introducing foreign translated works to Korea, will explore the ins and outs of the Korean market:

  • General overview of the domestic book market and publishing industry, including recent statistics and trends (print & ebook)
  • Selling rights in Korea: How to approach Korean publishers and pitch your titles, via an agent or directly (incl. overview of the agency system in Korea), and what to expect
  • Following-up until publication: How to make sure you keep in touch with the publisher and have your say where you want to have it
  • Case study: Translations that turned out to be unexpected success stories or failures, and why

This live webinar is followed by an interactive Q&A session with the host.

Gain a better understanding of Korea’s possibilities as a potential export market for your books.

Your Host

Born of Belgian parents in Montreal, Gregory Limpens holds a law degree and masters in intellectual property law. He has worked as a trademark counsel for a Belgian IP office and as a foreign counsel at a Korean law firm. He has been Rights & Acquisitions Editor at Korean trade publishing company Open Books since November 2008.

Watch a recording of this webinar