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101 Top South Korean Publishing Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Publishing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Publishing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Publishing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Asian Boss

Asian Boss

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Asian Boss is a new media company that delivers the latest social news and cultural trends from all over Asia.

Quotabook

Quotabook

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Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.

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GAMEVIL

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Gamevil develops and publishes video games for mobile devices.

Quotabook

bookjam

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Bookjam is a e-book publisher based in Seoul, Korea.

Quotabook

DancingAnchovy

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DancingAnchovy is a global game developer and publisher for mobile platforms.

Quotabook

Brave Company

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Brave Company is an internet publishing company.

Quotabook

i-ePUB

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i-ePUB focuses on providing digital content and e-book publishing services to its customers.

Quotabook

BollingoBlog

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Bollingo is a social blog service for users to share experiences and interests with each other.

Quotabook

Crzyfish

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Crzyfish offers an entertainment and social gaming platform for professional games publishers and users across the globe.

Quotabook

Monday OFF

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Monday OFF is a mobile game developer and publisher located in South Korea.

Quotabook

Shift up

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Shift up is a game design and development studio.

Quotabook

Korea Times

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The Korea Times is the oldest independent English daily newspaper in Korea, first published in November 1, 1950.

Quotabook

PATI Games

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PATI Games is a software and mobile games development company.

Quotabook

The Korea Herald

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The Korea Herald, an English newspaper, covers news content on politics, social affairs, business, sports, entertainment, fashion, and more.

Quotabook

KidariStudio

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KidariStudio develops web novel and webtoon content.

Quotabook

Yonhap News Agency

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Yonhap News Agency provides news articles on politics, economy, society, culture, entertainment, sports, science, and other topics.

Quotabook

Cookat

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Cookat is the provider of a food blogging platform designed to deliver new information regarding unique food recipes.

Quotabook

INTAKE foods

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INTAKE foods is a company focused on food content development and food branding.

Quotabook

Kakao

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Kakao is a technology company that operates mobile platforms in South Korea.

Quotabook

ETRI

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ETRI Journal publishes research papers in English in the fields of information, telecommunications, and electronics.

Quotabook

Kakao Entertainment

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Kakao Entertainment is an entertainment, mass media, and publishing company that will provide consumers a different pleasure and experience.

Quotabook

The Korea Economic Daily

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The Korea Economic Daily and its readers make great companionship.

Quotabook

Instiz

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Instiz is an entertainment news publishing company.

Quotabook

Mirae N

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Mirae N is a print company that publishes textbooks, study references and books.

Quotabook

Kukmin Ilbo

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Kukmin Ilbo is a daily newspaper in South Korea.

Quotabook

Smilegate Megaport

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Smilegate Megaport is a mobile game development company.

Quotabook

Newsis

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Newsis is a Korean independent news agency that disseminates breaking news, weather updates, sports information, and entertainment content.

Quotabook

TENASIA

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TENASIA is a news and media publishing company.

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SPOTV

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SPOTV is a sports broadcasting company.

Quotabook

The Kyunghyang Shinmun

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The Kyunghyang Shinmun is a daily newspaper published in South Korea.

Quotabook

Edaily

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Edaily is an online web and mobile application that provides fast and accurate news and information services for its viewers.

Quotabook

kyeongin.com

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kyeongin.com publishes news about daily affairs on the web.

Quotabook

Insight

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Insight is a news and media company that collects all the news from the world and communicates with readers.

Quotabook

GameMeca

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GameMeca is a video game magazine.

Quotabook

Seoul Media Group

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Seoul Media Group is a publishing company that offers magazines, comics and books.

Quotabook

Visang

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Visang is an education management platform that publishes and distributes educational books.

Quotabook

Newneek

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Newneek is a news website.

Quotabook

WorldCom Edu

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WorldCom Edu is a children’s language book publishing company.

Quotabook

MK News

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MK News provides in-depth knowledge and information to its users focused on the economy of South Korea.

Quotabook

E-Future

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E-Future is an adaptive publisher for English language teaching.

Quotabook

Fnnews.com

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Fnnews.com is a financial news publishing service provider.

Quotabook

huvleview

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Mobile Web Browser for Apps and Global Ad-Tech companies

Quotabook

Yellephant

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Yellephant is a Korean-based kids edutainment studio that publishes app-enabled toys and learning content for kids.

Quotabook

Fashionbiz

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Fashionbiz is a fashion business magazine in Korea.

Quotabook

Asia Today

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Asia Today is a news and media company.

Quotabook

BusinessKorea

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BusinessKorea is an English language magazine published monthly in Korea.

Quotabook

Hansol Education

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Hansol Education provides education premium products for children.

Quotabook

Chunjae Education

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Chunjae Education is an educational publishing company.

Quotabook

High Cut

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High Cut is a fashion and beauty content magazine publishing company.

Quotabook

DuDu China

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DuDu China is a Korean professional web channel providing information on Chinese culture, economy, society, politics, history, and more.

Quotabook

ARCANA

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ARCANA is an e-commerce store for magazines.

Quotabook

App Note

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Appknot develops digital publishing solution.

Quotabook

Doosan Magazine

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Doosan Magazine is a media company that publishes fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content.

Quotabook

Epirus

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Epirus is a publisher specializing in genre novels & webtoons.

Quotabook

GILBUT

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GILBUT publishes audiobooks and ebooks for language learners.

Quotabook

Sedaily

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Sedaily is a economic newspaper in Korea.

Quotabook

Bloter & Media

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Bloter & Media is a news publishing company located in Yongdungpo.

Quotabook

BUSINESS PLUS

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BUSINESS PLUS is a news and media publishing company.

Quotabook

Clevr

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Clevr is an entertainment company for kids.

Quotabook

Bookk

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Bookk is a free self-publishing book platform.

Quotabook

N Stage

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N Stage is a casual game publishing company.

Quotabook

VIEWCOMMZ

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VIEWCOMMZ is an online content publishing agency.

Quotabook

Ohmynews

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Ohmynews is an online news website that accepts, edits, and publishes articles from its readers.

Quotabook

MODU Communications

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MODU Communications is a career and lifestyle magazine publishing company.

Quotabook

CarTech

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CarTech is a car maintenance and technical magazine.

Quotabook

Victoria Productions

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Victoria Productions provides EduTech products with augmented reality and virtual reality.

Quotabook

Sports Seoul Company

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Sports Seoul Company is engaged in publishing news articles and magazines related to sports industry.

Quotabook

RH Korea

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RH Korea is a general publishing company in Korea.

Quotabook

The Fact

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The Fact is a politics, economy, entertainment, and sports news publishing company.

Quotabook

Mother Tongue

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Mother Tongue is a general book publishing and manufacturing company.

Quotabook

Hanbit Media

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Hanbit Media is a book publishing company.

Quotabook

Influential

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Influential provides professional speakers and books to global audiences.

Quotabook

Money Today

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Money Today is a broadcasting and media production company.

Quotabook

Munhwa

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Munhwa is a daily newspaper company in South Korea.

Quotabook

GimmYoung Publishers

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GimmYoung Publishers is a book publishing company.

Quotabook

JOH & Company

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JOH & Company aims to nurture businesses that generate profits on a sound basis in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and information.

Quotabook

Punch Digital Marketing

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Full service digital marketing agency in Korea. PPC, SEO and social media marketing. Naver and KakaoTalk ads.

Quotabook

SIDAEGOSI

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SIDAEGOSI provides textbook publishing and online lecture video production services.

Quotabook

KYUJANG

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KYUJANG is a religious book publishing company.

Quotabook

Nutrition

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Nutrition is an educational journal that delivers accurate facts to readers.

Quotabook

eney

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eney is an IT infrastructure service company that provides web publishing, patch call and IT network services.

Quotabook

OSEN

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OSEN is a media and news publishing company.

Quotabook

MBC NewsDesk

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MBC NewsDesk is a broadcasting and media production company.

Quotabook

Braincolla

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Braincolla provides information technology and services based in South Korea.

Quotabook

Prinpia

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Prinpia provides a solution for your printing production, from editing and planning, design, CTP, printing and bookbinding.

Quotabook

Press cooperatives Pressian

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Pressian is a political news website headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Quotabook

HanbitSoft

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HanbitSoft is a game publishing and development company.

Quotabook

Blockinpress

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Blockinpress publishes news related to blockchain for developers, financiers, and media experts.

Quotabook

ATSQUARE

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ATSQUARE provides news, publishing, and information services.

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Wednesday

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Wednesday is an online store for office stationery.

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MUNHAK

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MUNHAK is a book publisher.

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Monobrain

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Monobrain is a company specializing in producing digital content, digital textbooks and educational materials using HTML5.

Quotabook

D&C Media

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D&C Media produces and distributes novels such as fantasy, martial arts, romance, light nobel, and other genre books.

Quotabook

Darakwon

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Darakwon is a Korean publisher specializing in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese language learning materials.

Quotabook

CHUNJAETEXTBOOK

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CHUNJAETEXTBOOK is the textbook publishing company for Korean school education.

Quotabook

NCSOFT Games

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NCSOFT is a premiere digital entertainment company and global publisher with worldwide locations and more than 4,000 employees.

Quotabook

Vitamin TV

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Vitamin TV is a media and news company that offers broadcast promotion services.

Quotabook

FETV

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FETV is an online financial news publishing company.

Quotabook

BOOK21

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Book 21 is a book publishing company that engages in the sales of books.

Quotabook

Digital Daily

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Digital Daily is a media and news publishing company.

Quotabook

Wisdom House

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Wisdom House is a book publishing and media company.

Written by Mark Fitz

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