BTS will release a memoir to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut this year.
According to The New York Times on May 11th, US publisher Flatiron Books announced that BTS's book "Beyond The Story: BTS' 10-year Record" will be published in Korea and the US on July 9th. In Korea, it will be published by Big Hit Music, a HYBE label, and BTS's agency.
All seven members participated as authors of the book, and its structure was already completed before Jin and J-Hope joined the military at the end of last year and last month, respectively.
Kang Myung-seok, the editor of Weverse Magazine in HYBE, co-authored the book. Kang is a well-received journalist who has shown different views on popular culture.
Recently, some fandoms have been rattled by rumors in the United States that Flatiron Books will publish non-fiction on pop culture phenomena this summer.
arlier, the content and author were not disclosed, and only on June 13th, the date of the book's publication, were they revealed. Initially, fans of American pop star Taylor Swift, who have a fandom as strong as BTS's "Army," speculated that Swift was publishing the book. This was because Swift's usual favorite and frequently used number was "13."
Even after the publication date was changed to July 9th, speculation by Swift's fandom continued. This was because Swift emphasized the date of "July 9th" in her latest album. However, June 13th and July 9th are also the most important dates for BTS and Army. June 13th is the date BTS debuted in 2013. On July 9th of the same year, the fan club name was decided as "Army" through a vote on the official fan cafe. July 9th is Army's birthday. This book will be published on the 10th anniversary of Army's foundation.
The English translation of the book, which was originally written in Korean, was led by Korean translator Anton Heo (Hu Jung-beom) and assisted by American writers Clare Richards and Slin Jung. According to Flatiron Books, the US version has approximately 544 pages, and it is known that a large number of photos of the members, which will be released for the first time, are included.
One million copies will be printed in the first edition. Already, US bookstores Amazon and Barnes & Noble have placed pre-orders on the bestseller list. The New York Times said about Army, "It has become world-famous for supporting groups through social media," adding, "These dedicated people translate BTS content into English and other languages and form a strong fan community to unite."
Army also carried out the "Amypedia" project with Big Hit Music, which includes a large number of BTS records, named after "Wikipedia," which registers and edits information on its own.
Beyond K-pop, BTS is a global pop superstar in name and reality. They have been nominated for the Grammy Awards, the largest US pop music awards, for three consecutive years and have won the American Music Awards, a major US pop music award, for five consecutive years.
The New York Times said, "In addition to music, BTS's influence is great." "Last year, seven members of the group, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, visited the White House to oppose anti-Asian-American hate crimes."
BTS released their anthology album "Proof," which organizes Chapter 1 of their activities in June last year and began individual activities with sequential military service. Members and HYBE hope to resume full activities in BTS in 2025
Published on ARMY’s birthday
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