On September 24, the publication company of Jessica's upcoming novel 'Shine' announced the postponement of the novel's distribution.
According to the publication company RH Korea, the release of Jessica's 'Shine' has been postponed due to "internal reasons". The company also added on, "The cover image and the novel description previously found on online portals were not finalized versions. 'Shine' is not an autobiography, a fictional work from the author's imagination."
Finally, RH Korea address previous rumors regarding 'Shine', with, "The reproduction of 'Shine' into a film is not confirmed, it is only under discussion. Jessica does not wish to promote herself as a 'former Girls' Generation member' but as a newly debuting novelist, Jessica."
Earlier this month, the publication date of Jessica's 'Shine' was announced for September 29. Images of the novel's cover image were soon posted on online bookseller sites, and many soon noticed that a description on the front cover read, "Jessica's autobiography". This raised an issue among various netizens including fans of Girls' Generation, as they claimed that Jessica attempted to shed bad light on her former agency as well as her former group for fame.
Now, the description line in question has been changed from "Jessica's autobiography" to "Jessica's debut novel". The postponed release date of 'Shine' has yet to be announced.