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Win Copies of Easy to Learn Korean and other books by Tuttle Publishing

Chad Meyer and Moonjung Kim from Easy to Learn Korean Series are giving away copies of their newly launched book – An Illustrated Guide to Korean along with 3 other books by Tuttle Publishing.

Please visit the link below to take part in this contest on their website.

Easy to Learn Giveaway Contest.


The contest closes on April 1, 2015.

All the best :)

Win copies of – Make Out in Korean: 3rd Edition – by Tuttle Publishing

After the tremendous success of Making Out in Korean, Tuttle Publishing is now out with the 3rd edition of this book and to celebrate its success they are giving out 3 copies of this book.

For those of you who are not aware, this book is very handy for those who are new to the dating scene in South Korea or who just got hitched. This books has conversations on topics from making acquaintances, discussing likes and dislikes, going out to developing romantic relationships and much more. The revised edition includes more idioms with the same categories, but MOST importantly includes the phrases in Hangeul,

Contest Winners – KPOP Now!

Thank you all for participating. We had a good response and everyone seemed to have their heart poured out in their participation to the KPOP Now contest. All of them participated very well. And it was a very difficult task to select the winners so we ended up randomly selecting five names…

  • Audrey Mei
  • Chilla
  • Lara
  • Richard Moore
  • Yazhini

Congratulations to the winners above. Tuttle Publishing will be getting in touch with you soon on the email id provided by you.

Win Copies of K-POP Now by Tuttle Publishing

Based on the awesome response of our previous giveaway contest we are encouraged to come up with a new giveaway contest for the book K-POP Now by Mark James Russell. This book is published by Tuttle Publishing and this time they will be giving away not 3, but 5 copies of K-POP Now to anyone who will answer 3 simple questions about K-POP.

Tell us in the comment section below your answer for the following 3 questions.

Learning Korean – Book – An Illustrated Guide to Korean


For those of you who have been learning Korean by religiously following Chad Meyer’s and Moonjung Kim’s illustrations here is your opportunity to own some of these illustration and read it at your convenience or gift it to someone who is learning Korean.

Contest Winners – Elementary korean

Thank you all for participating. We had a good response and everyone seemed to have their heart poured out in their participation to the contest. All of them participated very well. And it was a very difficult task to select the winners so we ended up randomly selecting three names…

Win Copies of Elementary Korean by Tuttle Publishing

Here is your chance to win copies of Elementary Korean by Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon. The books is published by Tuttle Publishing and they will be giving away 3 copies of Elementary Korean to anyone who will answer these 3 simple questions about Learning Korean.

Tell us in the comment section below your answer for the following 3 questions.

Kimchi Warriors – The Book

If you have not heard of Kimchi Warrior yet, then think of it as the Korean Version of Popeye. Well not exactly, but Kimchi Warrior has done to kimchi what Popeye has done to spinach. Based on the premise of Popeye, Kimchi Warrior obtains supernatural strength by consuming the most prominent Korean dish, kimchi, to defend mankind from the world’s most notorious diseases like The Swine Flu, Mad Cow Disease, Malaria, SARS etc.

Young Man Kang, is the man behind the web animation series, Kimchi Warrior and he has received many an awards in the lifetime of his career. Kimchi Warrior too has received international recognition and is currently live on YouTube with 15 episodes of 5-6 minutes duration each.

Advertising Genius from Korea – Jeseok Yi (Jeski)

If you have seen the first episode of  the Korean Drama, Advertising Genius, Lee Tae Baek, you would recognize the ad below of the standing car. The ad was originally created by the real life Advertising Genius from Korea, Jeseok Yi, for Hyundai Motors and it is said that this drama, Advertising Genius – Lee Tae Baek  is loosely based on his life.

Ugly Koreans Ugly Americans – Book Review

Rick has shared his review on the book - Ugly Koreans Ugly Americans. It is a very simple and illustrated book that demonstrates cultural and behavioral differences between Koreans and Americans. You would find this book helpful if you want to know about common Korean behaviors that Americans find peculiar or upsetting and it would kinda guide you if you are preparing for a move to Korea.

Ugly Korean Ugly American

Interview – Kyung-Sook Shin – Please Look After Mom

Please Look After Mom is a book about sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo who gets separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, and her family who then begin a desperate search to find her.

The Seoul Metro Project


What do you get when you mix 17 photographers, copious amounts of coffee and over 400 subway stations?

The Seoul Metro Project!

Books for Kids – Korean Folk Tales & Grandmother Stories


In this series, we present you 7 books which are popular among kids in Korea. These books cover Korean Folk Tales, Stories, Proverbs, Songs, Easy Recipes and many more to get your kid acquainted with the Korean Culture.

Bee-Bim Bop!
by Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee

A wonderful paperback picture book about the joys of family and food, from Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park.

Books about Korean History & Korean War


In this series, we present you the top 6 books on Korean War and Korean History.

The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies
by Michael Breen

Korean Fiction in English – Novels from South Korea


In this series, we present you, the top 5 Korean page turners. Some were written in English with the Korean backdrop in mind and others are the Korean Best Sellers which was initially published in Korean Language but were later translated to English.

Books about S Korea – Korean Memoirs

In this series we present you the 5 popular memoirs from South Korea. If you want to learn about Korean History or you want to set up a business in Korea or you need to relocate to Korea, these memoirs will give you insights which a guide book cannot. These books are about real people, real experiences and the real Korea.

To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea
by Jid Lee

To Kill a Tiger is the winner of Bronze Award at ForeWord Book of the Year Awards.

Against the backdrop of modern Korea’s violent and tumultuous history, To Kill A Tiger relates not only one woman’s story, but also an ancient people’s journey into the modern, globalized world.

Books about Seoul City Guides

In this series, we present you the Top 5 city guide for Seoul. The guide books comes very handy when you want to explore the city, but language becomes a barrier. The focus of these books is not only to help you explore Seoul but to know Seoul up, close and personal.

seoul_book_seoulSeoul Selection Guides: SEOUL
by Robert Koehler

Korea s capital for the last 600 years, Seoul is an energetic, pulsating city where the ancient and modern coexist in dramatic contrast. With its grand royal palaces, quaint old alleyways, ancient temples, colorful markets, neon shopping districts and verdant mountains, you ll never run out of things to see and do.

Books about Foreigners Living (Expat Life) in S Korea

If you have plans about moving to S Korea for teaching English, doing business, studying in a Korean University or working for a Korean Chaebol then you can use any of the book listed below to guide you with your decision and preparation about relocating to S Korea.

expat_book_korea_callingKorea Calling: The Essential Handbook for Teaching English and Living in South Korea
by Allegra J. Specht, Jay W. Freeborne

Korea Calling is a convenient guide for potential English teachers in South Korea. Separated in three sections:
1) Getting a Job
2) Teaching English to Koreans; and
3) Surviving Korean Culture,

Books about Korean Food, Korean Recipes, Korean Cuisines

In this series we present you the top 5 books that would open up the doors for Master Chef in S Korea for you. Jokes apart, but if you love Korean Food, Korean Culture or if you are new to Korea then you must read these books. If will not only enlighten you about various Korean dishes and its recipes, but also the healthy ingredients that goes into making of these lip smacking, chopstick licking Korean Dishes.

food_book_the_korean_TableThe Korean Table: From Barbecue to Bibimbap 100 Easy-To-Prepare Recipes
by Debra Samuels, Taekyung Chung, Heath Robbins

Books about Working, Doing Business and Corporate Culture in S Korea

Check the books below, if you are planning to work or do business in S Korea. These books will help you get insight on the Corporate Culture in S Korea and at the same time educate you about the Business Etiquette you need to follow while working in Korea.

corporate_book_sony_vs_samsungSony vs Samsung: The Inside Story of the Electronics Giants’ Battle For Global Supremacy
by Sea-Jin Chang

Books for Mastering Your Korean Language Skills


Listed below are the books that will help you master conversational Korean. You need to know basic level Korean before you pick up any of these books.

language_book_how_koreans_talkHow Koreans Talk: A Collection of Expressions
by Choe Sang Hun

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