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[Graphic News] Sales of books on N. Korea jump

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Jun 19, 2018 - 17:56
  • Updated : Jun 19, 2018 - 17:56




Sales of books on North Korea so far this year have jumped by nearly 700 percent from the previous year, possibly as a result of the North’s dialogue with Seoul and Washington, according to Yes 24, a leading online bookstore.

The company said it sold 29,950 books on North Korea between Jan. 1 and June 10 this year. Sales picked up in May, totaling 22,620, or 75.5 percent of overall sales of North Korea-related books this year.

The number of books on the subject published this year increased to 46 from 30 in the same period last year.