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January 2018

Much like his presidential campaign, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ has had a dramatic rise to the top of the poll. Michael Wolff’s exposé has sold 1005 copies across the Circle Community and over 1.7 million copies worldwide since its release on the 5th of January. 

Listen to Kim Hill of RNZ interview Michael Wolff

See the complete Top 50


Sales in January 2018 vs. January 2017:

  • ALL: +3.68%  (previous month: -1.51%)
  • Australia: +4.15%  (previous month: +0.74%)
  • New Zealand: +2.8%  (previous month: -5.89%)

Sales are up across the community in a fantastic start to 2018. See Backoffice > Reports > Monthly Sales to see YTD trends.

Indie Book Awards 2018 Shortlist

Leading Edge have announced the shortlist for the 10th anniversary Indie Book Awards, as nominated by Australian Independent Booksellers. 

Browse the nominees on our new Book Awards website, a resource for sellers and a place to promote a range of literary awards.

2018 In Books: A Literary Calendar

The Guardian have released '2018 in Books: a literary calendar', their month-by-month synopsis of literature to look forward to this year. The list includes new works by Zadie Smith, Irvine Welsh, Yuval Noah Harari and Carol Ann Duffy, as well as upcoming events and anniversaries.

New Features & What's Next

The focus in January has been on the Rails 4.2 upgrade and we are now at the point of wanting some brave, tech-savvy stores to beta test it. If you would like to try the new R4.2 version email:

What is Rails 4.2?

See > All New Features and Improvements with Video Walkthroughs

Warwick Schaffer

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