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 was released Sunday (July 9) via Flatiron Books and BigHit 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: 10-Year Record of BTS
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Beyond the Story is on sale for $27 at Amazon and $29.99 for a Kindle version. Fans can order the book online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (it’s on sale for $36).

It will include 544 pages filled with artist interviews, concept photos, tracklists of all previous albums and more than 330 QR codes to check out.

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 celebrates the fanbase’s 10th anniversary. BTS fans can click here to order a copy of Beyond the Story or click the buy button featured above.


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