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These are the Top Publishing Companies and Platforms Headquartered in South Korea (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korea based Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.

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We selected these startups 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 Korea Publishing Companies

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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. Through its reporting format optimized for mobile devices and original street interviews, Asian Boss is developing innovative news format that delivers diverse social issues and people’s thoughts on them.

Asian Boss currently has over 400,000 subscribers and followers, and is being watched by more than 6 million monthly viewers from over 190 different countries.. .

GAMEVIL

GAMEVIL

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GAMEVIL® is a premier mobile game publisher located in Seoul, Korea with branches in Los Angeles, CA in the US and Tokyo, Japan. Established in 2000, GAMEVIL has earned a reputation as one of the best companies in the mobile games sector by crafting award winners in a diverse portfolio of games.

GAMEVIL is well known for revolutionizing the sector with its original and innovative mobile games, backed by unparalleled expertise in advanced mobile technology. As a world class leader in mobile games publishing, GAMEVIL continues to lead the sector with a commitment to establish mobile as the definitive mass market entertainment platform of the world.

GAMEVIL is currently listed on the KOSDAQ Market (Ticker: 063080, Bloomberg: 063080:KS, Reuters: 063080.KQ).. .

bookjam

bookjam

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Bookjam (북잼) is a publisher portal of e-books based in Seoul, Korea. It offers users with most popular e-books that can be downloaded to iPhone, iPad, Android, Tab, and other smart phones.

Bookjam was launched on March 10, 2011, in Seoul, Korea.. .

Brave Company

Brave Company

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Brave Company is an internet publishing company. Well, the lusts, but not the burdens of the ZZP existence.

BraveCompany is for self-employed people who want to do more and manage less. Are you in paid employment and do you doubt whether you dare to make the leap? Even then, BraveCompany offers a warm bath with ‘colleagues’ that you have gone for, a network with potential assignments and invoicing services.

BraveCompany is for successful professionals who are or want to become independent. What can we mean for each other? We share knowledge, trends and help with professional issues.

And all that in the atmosphere of a home port. So you benefit from the benefits of experienced colleagues.

Do you see any more possibilities with your current client to do work, or do you regularly refer projects to colleagues? We offer the framework to seize these opportunities and also be rewarded for your talent as a matchmaker.. .

DancingAnchovy

DancingAnchovy

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DancingAnchovy is a Korean global game developer and publisher for mobile platforms established in 2011. It is composed of like-minded game designers and programmers.

Team Monster is one of the latest games developed by DancingAnchovy. It is described as a revolutionary game where real-time action, role-playing, and social network game elements are seamlessly fused..

i-ePUB

i-ePUB

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i-ePUB (아이이펍) is a Korean-based company focused on providing digital content publishing and e-book publishing services to its customers. The company offers total publishing services including planning, production, publication, and the distribution of e-books in HTML format.

i-ePUB offers its e-book services to major publishers including Samsung Mobiles. i-ePUB won the “Innovation Award” from the Korea Electronic Publishing Association in December 2011.

i-ePUB was established in October 2011.. .

Crzyfish

Crzyfish

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Crzyfish (크레이지피쉬) offers an entertainment and social gaming platform for professional games publishers operating social games all over the world, such as Cyworld, Naver, and Daum. In addition to the gaming platform and other related services, Crzyfish maintains partnerships with other domestic and overseas social game developers to provide a more satisfactory user experience.

Crzyfish was established on October 26, 2009.. .

The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald

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The Korea Herald is an English newspaper that covers news content on politics, social affairs, business, science, education, sports, entertainment, culture, travel, fashion, health, and more. It also features editorials and opinion pieces.

The newspaper’s official website and Android and iOS apps feature the same content, along with videos and images. The Korea Herald was launched in 1953 and is published in Seoul, Korea..

BollingoBlog

BollingoBlog

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

Yonhap News Agency

Yonhap News Agency

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Yonhap News Agency provides news articles on politics, economy, society, culture, entertainment, sports, science, and other topics. It is the largest news agency in South Korea.

The company offers news and information on Korean and international affairs to global media organizations in foreign languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, and French. It also provides internet news broadcasting, electronic news, mobile website, news through radio stations, photo news, audio news in foreign languages, financial news, news on overseas Korean diplomatic missions, and news to Korean ships at sea services.

Yonhap News Agency serves newspapers, broadcasting firms, government agencies, business organizations, internet portals, and readers in various parts of the world. Yonhap News Agency was founded in 1980 and is based in Seoul, South Korea..

The Korea Economic Daily

The Korea Economic Daily

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The Korea Economic Daily is the most widely read economic newspaper among the Korean office workers and university students. Their newspaper is highly evaluated given that their news contents satisfy readers of various age spectrum.

Also, the fact that their readers make relatively higher monthly income and many of them actually invest in the stock market makes their newspaper even special. Their subsidiary companies, The Korea Economic TV and Hankyung.com are also leading in their respective markets..

Shift up

Shift up

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Shift up is a game design and development studio.

ETRI

ETRI

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

Quota Lab

Quota Lab

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Quota Lab is a company that specializes in equity management.

Korea Times

Korea Times

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The Korea Times is the oldest independent English daily newspaper in Korea, which has served as Korea’s bridge to the world since November 1, 1950. Published by one of the largest-circulation newspaper companies in Korea, the Hankook Ilbo, the newspaper provides in-depth stories about past and present events in Korea as well as a look into the country’s future.

The newspaper caters a range of readers such as Koreans, foreign businessmen, diplomats and tourists with its constructive, well-balanced coverage ranging from socio-politics, economics and culture to sports. The Korea Times, which has a strong thread of continuity in Korea’s economic development keeping the foreign community involved in and informed about the rapid changes occurring in the country, is now available in more than 160 countries across the globe.

The Korea Times is based in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea, and is available in the digital format under the URL: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr.. .

Monday OFF

Monday OFF

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

Edaily

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. The application offers Edaily news, Edaily live TV and VOD, Edaily star in and photos, and a wide range of content and services which contains, stock quotes, forex, bonds, and foreign indices, commodities, such as gifts.

Edaily is also capable of accessing diverse investment advices. It was launched in 2008 and is based in Seoul..

INTAKE foods

INTAKE foods

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

Newsis

Newsis

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Newsis is a Korean independent news agency that disseminates breaking news, weather updates, sports information, and entertainment content. It covers news on topics such as politics, economy, society, international, culture and life, and more.

Newsis was founded in 2001 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.. .

Kakao

Kakao

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Daum Kakao Corp. primarily operates mobile platforms in South Korea.

The company offers web-based mail services through messaging applications; Daum Search, a search platform that provides search services for mobile and web users; and Daum Maps and KakaoPlace, a location information platform that offers a range of map services. The company also operates media and content platforms that offer lifestyle content and services encompassing music, real estate, movies, books, and kids content as well as mobile content platforms to provide information and content to its users; and KakaoGame, a mobile social gaming platform.

In addition, the company provides web-based services; advertisements that integrate online and offline promotions using digital signage; voice recognition software; online mobile game development and publishing services; social services; and mobile advertising solutions. Daum Kakao Corp.

was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Jeju, South Korea.. .

Seoul Media Group

Seoul Media Group

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

Insight

Insight

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

MK News

MK News

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MK News is the daily economic official page of South Korea. MK News is focused on Finance, Market, Economy, companies, and other general issues related to South Korea.

It provides in-depth knowledge and information to users through its news coverage. MK News was founded in 1966 and is based in Seoul..

Fnnews.com

Fnnews.com

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Fnnews.com is a financial news publishing service provider.

Mirae N

Mirae N

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

huvleview

huvleview

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Huvle provides ‘HuvleView’, one of the largest mobile web browsers in South Korea that features ‘Notification-Bar’ service. HuvleView is an innovative platform that enables Apps to get additional ad-revenue & stable operation and meets the need of the high volume of traffic by the global Ad-Tech companies.

We provide tailored browser content by analyzing interests and usage-patterns of users whenever they access HuvleView browser via Notification-Bar so that Ad-Tech companies can spend their ad-budgets effectively. HuvleView, global Ad-Tech companies’ reliable partner, has over 1 billion monthly traffic by the partnerships with +150 Apps.

Headquartered Pangyo, Korean IT industry-focused place, HuvleView is going to break into SSP industry in 2021.. .

Yellephant

Yellephant

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Yellephant is a kids edutainment studio based in Seoul, Korea. The company is engaged in publishing app-enabled toys and interaction-based play and learning contents for kids.

Yellephant creates its products incorporating innovative ideas, interactive content, and emotional intelligence mechanisms. The apps are targeted at enhancing the personality and provide behavior guides for kids.

Its product portfolio includes learning games, lifestyle apps, and art apps all of which have been developed based on the pre-school learning methods. Aquapo poo poo, Season of Tree, and Toring Q are some of the flagship products of the company.

Yellephant was established in October 2013.. .

BusinessKorea

BusinessKorea

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BusinessKorea is an English language magazine published monthly in Korea. The magazine offers information related to business, economic, and financial segments in Korea.

It was first published in 1983. Their subscribers and readers include members of the expatriate business and diplomatic community, managers, executives, ministry officials, and others..

Hanbit Media

Hanbit Media

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Hanbit Media is a book publishing company.

Hansol Education

Hansol Education

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Hansol Education provides education premium products for children.

Punch Digital Marketing

Punch Digital Marketing

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

Bloter & Media

Bloter & Media

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

GameMeca

GameMeca

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GameMeca is a video game magazine.

N Stage

N Stage

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N Stage is a casual game publishing company.

Darakwon

Darakwon

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

Orights.com

Orights.com

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Orights.com is an online and offline content licensing platform for the business-to-business market.

Cookat

Cookat

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

BUSINESS PLUS

BUSINESS PLUS

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BUSINESS PLUS is a news and media publishing company.

Influential

Influential

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Influential provides professional speakers and books to global audiences.

KidariStudio

KidariStudio

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KidariStudio develops web novel and webtoon content.

The Kyunghyang Shinmun

The Kyunghyang Shinmun

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

Bookk

Bookk

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Bookk is a free self-publishing book platform.

PATI Games

PATI Games

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PATI Games is a software and mobile games development company.

ATSQUARE

ATSQUARE

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ATSQUARE provides news, publishing, and information services.

RaemongRaein

RaemongRaein

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RaemongRaein engages in production and broadcast of entertainment management, film, animation, publishing, music, and games.

Fashionbiz

Fashionbiz

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Fashionbiz is a fashion business magazine in Korea.

VamosEnt

VamosEnt

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VamosEnt is a game development and publishing company.

Victoria Productions

Victoria Productions

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

Digital Daily

Digital Daily

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Digital Daily is a media and news publishing company.

Money Today

Money Today

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Money Today is a broadcasting and media production company.

Press cooperatives Pressian

Press cooperatives Pressian

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

Clevr

Clevr

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Clevr is an entertainment company for kids.

MODU Communications

MODU Communications

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MODU Communications is a career and lifestyle magazine publishing company.

ADpool

ADpool

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ADpool is leading mobile AD Platform.

NEMOLAB

NEMOLAB

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NEMOLAB provides visual design from high-end design to printing services.

Braincolla

Braincolla

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Braincolla provides information technology and services based in South Korea.

JOH & Company

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.

1stlook

1stlook

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1stlook is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine.

Goyangbb

Goyangbb

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Goyangbb specializes in educational content that plans and develops special products that consumers want.

Logical Arts

Logical Arts

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Logical Arts is a mobile game, e-commerce, and publishing company.

E-Future

E-Future

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

Bebetium

Bebetium

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Bebetium is an early childhood book subscription.

MOVILEST

MOVILEST

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Movilest is specialized in Mobile Business in Latin America (Mobile Ads, Game, Contents)

DuDu China

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.

Daily E-Sports

Daily E-Sports

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Daily E-Sports is a news company that provides game and sports information.

HanbitSoft

HanbitSoft

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HanbitSoft is a game publishing and development company.

MOAZINE

MOAZINE

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MOAZINE provides domestic and overseas digital magazine services.

Dong-A Science

Dong-A Science

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Dong-A Science provides worldwide science news daily online for adults.

Ground 51

Ground 51

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Ground 51 is a web content publisher and video production company.

MUNHAK

MUNHAK

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MUNHAK is a book publisher.

Auto Times

Auto Times

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Auto Times is a news publishing company.

BRIQUE Magazine

BRIQUE Magazine

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BRIQUE Magazine is a media and news publishing company.

Solborn

Solborn

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Solborn is a newspaper publishing company.

Ohmynews

Ohmynews

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

GnpLink

GnpLink

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GnpLink is a company specializing in design, editing, publishing, and production services.

Insight

Insight

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Insight is an online news and media broadcasting company.

GimmYoung Publishers

GimmYoung Publishers

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GimmYoung Publishers is a book publishing company.

FnsHoldings

FnsHoldings

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FnsHoldings is a fashion magazine and community for the digital native generation.

C EDITOR

C EDITOR

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C EDITOR is a production of newspapers and magazines.

Frontlist Weekly

Frontlist Weekly

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Frontlist is a weekly report for book editors who are looking for good foreign titles to acquire.

ArttimesNews

ArttimesNews

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ArttimesNews is a news and media publishing company.

Asia Today

Asia Today

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Asia Today is a news and media company.

Chaeg

Chaeg

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Chaeg is a magazine that contains books, culture and art information.

RAON BOOK

RAON BOOK

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RAON BOOK is a provider of personal branding and publishing services.

eney

eney

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

Chef News

Chef News

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Chef News is an online news site for chefs and restaurants.

Language World

Language World

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Language World is an education book publishing and distributing company.

Phantagram Co. Ltd.

Phantagram Co. Ltd.

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Phantagram Co. Ltd. is a South Korean video game developer and publisher.

Maeil

Maeil

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Maeil is a newspaper publishing company in Korea.

Signhada

Signhada

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Signhada is an online magazine.

CABOOKS

CABOOKS

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CABOOKS publishes design magazines, books, and conferences.

TAG (TheAppsGames) Publishing

TAG (TheAppsGames) Publishing

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TAG (TheAppsGames) Publishing develops and publishes games.

Lucidfish Korea Inc.

Lucidfish Korea Inc.

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Lucidfish believes the power of human translation. Anyone can join and translate digital contents into their mother language anywhere around the world.

This will break down language barriers and enhance communication between different languages. We currently focus translation on web comics, game media, news, and we hope to expand our service to all digital contents.

Visit our website and find out more in detail. http://lucid.fish Thank you..

iPnomics

iPnomics

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iPnomics is a news and media production company.

oliveGAme

oliveGAme

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oliveGAme is an online gaming and content publishing platform.

Art Minhwa

Art Minhwa

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Art Minhwa engages in magazine and periodical publication business.

Ego Writing

Ego Writing

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Ego Writing is a book writing and publishing company.

Kukmin Ilbo

Kukmin Ilbo

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Kukmin Ilbo is a daily newspaper in South Korea.

Sweet Book

Sweet Book

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Sweetbook is a publishing company that focuses on producing photo products.

CarTech

CarTech

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CarTech is a car maintenance and technical magazine.

Drake Dragon

Drake Dragon

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Drake Dragon is a publishing company that specializes in children’s books.

This article was written by James Jackson from Boove. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].

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