Actresses Enjoy Success As Bestselling Authors
Actress Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul) published her essay collection at the end of September, and within only ten days it’s already become a bestseller.
The collection is titled Choi Kang-hee, A Little Child’s Little Happiness
and has shot to the top ten of various bestseller lists. Currently, the
volume has sold more than 32,000 copies and is heading into a fifth
printing. The publisher’s initial printing produced 10,000 copies, but
because of demand, they have upped the latest print order to 20,000
The CEO of the publishing company, Yoon Dong-hee, said,
“Approximately 80 percent of readers who bought the book in its first
week of publication are twenty- and thirtysomething women. It seems
that Choi Kang-hee’s sincerity has connected with that young generation
which feels instability and loneliness keenly.”
Speaking of bestselling author-actresses, Lee Hye-young (Queen of Housewives)
is set to follow her popular first book with a second. The actress,
oft-noted for her sense of fashion and style, had published a book
called Beauty Bible, and is now putting out The Fashion Bible. Like her first volume, this follow-up is a collection of her own idea and tips on cultivating style.
Beauty Bible had sold more than 20,000 copies and became a
bestseller. Based on the popularity of that volume, after news was
released of her second, already preorders have come in for The Fashion Bible in numbers exceeding 50,000.
Lee Hye-young will be at a special event to speak about her
experience writing the second book at Seoul’s Imperial Hotel on October