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The cat’s out of the bag. We finally know the identity of that mysterious book that hit No. 1 on Amazon without a title or a cover.
It turns out, the cryptic listing is a BTS biography that will be released this summer via Flatiron Books and Big Hit Music. Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS ($45) is described as an “oral history of the K-Pop group in South Korea and the United States,” according to The New York Times.
The book is written by BTS and journalist Kang Myeong-seok and translated into English by Anton Hur.
Beyond the Story is on sale for $27 at Amazon and $29.99 for a Kindle version. Fans can pre-order the book online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (it’s on sale for $39.99).
There’s not much else known about the release, beyond that it will include 544 pages and drops on July 9. The book was initially listed as “4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023” on Amazon.
The cryptic title was rumored to be a Taylor Swift memoir. Swifties took to social media to point out that 544 adds up to 13, which happens to be Swift’s favorite number and her birthdate. Swift’s fans also theorized that the July 9 release date might be a reference to her song “Last Kiss.”
But July 9 is also significant to BTS as this year’s ARMY Day will celebrate the fanbase’s 10th anniversary. As ARMY Day approaches, BTS fans can click here to pre-order a copy of Beyond the Story or click the buy button featured above.