AKMU’s Lee Chan Hyuk Tops Bestsellers Lists With Debut Novel
Lee Chan Hyuk is beginning a successful chapter of his life as a novelist!
Lee Chan Hyuk’s debut novel “Fish in the Water” has been a steady bestseller since its release. The novel is connected to AKMU’s latest album “SAILING” with insights into Lee Chan Hyuk’s life values and perspective on the arts.
Pre-sales for the book began on September 17, and it became one of the top five bestselling novels in large online bookstores. After its official release on September 26, the book topped lists of bestselling novels in large online and offline bookstores and cemented itself as a bestseller by entering the top 10 in the overall rankings.
A source from the publishing world stated, “It’s unusual for a debut novel to enter the ranks immediately after publication.”
Lee Chan Hyuk’s book continues to show its popularity by remaining on the list of bestselling novels almost a month after its release, and it is being evaluated as a piece of literature that reignited the Korean novel market.
A source from Dasan Books, the publishing company behind “Fish in the Water” said, “A new kind of promotion of simultaneously releasing a novel and an album with a connected story brought about a new sensation in the market. In the beginning, people searched for the novel because it was genius artist Lee Chan Hyuk’s first novel or because they were fascinated by the new album. Now, the novel’s quality and positive reviews are spreading through word-of-mouth, and core novel-readers are looking for the book.”
AKMU also achieved a “perfect all-kill” and topped Gaon weekly charts with their latest title track “How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You’re the One I Love.”
Congratulations to Lee Chan Hyuk!