In the weeks leading up to May 11, two of the world’s biggest fandoms — the BTS ARMY and Taylor Swift‘s Swifties — were debating whether or not their fave was the subject of a highly anticipated celebrity memoir with an initial print run of one million copies that was shrouded in mystery by its US publisher, Flatiron Books. The buzz around the book, which appeared on Macmillan’s website with the title «4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023,» was so intense that it hit the Top 10 on the Amazon bestsellers list without having even officially been announced.
The mystery surrounding the subject of the book ended on Thursday, with the New York Times announcing it is a BTS book. The memoir, titled «Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS,» is being released to celebrate BTS’s 10th anniversary as a group. It’ll be a particularly meaningful release for fans, as the group is currently on a temporary hiatus from making music as a group as they pursue solo projects and complete their mandatory service in the Korean military.
The original initial announcement date and publishing date for the memoir — June 13 and July 9, respectively — probably should have made the book’s subject obvious, as both dates are significant milestones in the BTS fandom. June 13 is the 10th anniversary of BTS’s debut, while July 9 marks the anniversary of the official formation of their fandom, the ARMY. Unfortunately, it seems all the speculation surrounding the subject of the memoir spoiled the June 13 reveal. It didn’t ruin its pre-order numbers, however. Upon «Beyond the Story»‘s official reveal, the book shot up to No. 1 on the Amazon bestsellers list.
While very little has been confirmed about the book so far, ahead, learn all we do know about BTS’s memoir from its author, from what it will include to who wrote the book.
Who Wrote BTS’s «Beyond the Story» Memoir?
BTS’s memoir is written by the band themselves alongside journalist Myeongseok Kang, though its English translation was handled by Anton Hur, Clare Richards, and Slin Jung.
What Will BTS’s «Beyond the Story» Memoir Include?
According to the New York Times, the US edition of the memoir will be 544 pages and include exclusive photographs.
BTS’s «Beyond the Story» Memoir Release Date
As previously mentioned, «Beyond the Story» will release on BTS ARMY’s anniversary, July 9, 2023.
How to Preorder BTS’s «Beyond the Story» Memoir
«Beyond the Story» is currently available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target. While its official listing price is $45, it’s currently discounted significantly on Amazon ($27) with a preorder price guarantee, so save while you can!