Book Awards Catalogue, Leading Edge Conference, Beta Testing
Circle Software - Bookshop System Specialists

Best Sellers

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January 2019

January’s best seller was Dr Michael Mosley’s ‘The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health’, which sold 1225 copies last month. Scott Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor’ remains in the top 3, selling 1050 copies. ‘Normal People’ by Irish author Sally Rooney is the third best seller, with 992 copies sold.

See the complete Top 50


Sales in January 2019 vs. January 2018:

  • ALL:   -2.7% (previous month: -1.12%)
  • Australia:   -5.3% (previous month: -2.47%)
  • New Zealand:   +5.77% (previous month: +3.06%)

See Backoffice > Reports > Monthly Sales to see YTD trends.

Book Awards

A number of long and shortlists have recently been announced and we have kept our Book Awards Catalogue up to date.

Browse the nominees for the Ockham Book Awards, Indie Book Awards, PEN America Literary Awards and Costa Book Awards, alongside many others.

Books and Burgers

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Over the final 6 weeks of summer McDonald's will distribute 800,000 Roald Dahl books instead of toys in their Happy Meals.

Extracts from the stories of 'The BFG', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Willy Wonka' and 'Matilda' will be accompanied by the famous illustrations of Quentin Blake.

Following this promotion, McDonald's will have distributed 3 million books in New Zealand and close to 450 million books globally.

Read the full article from the New Zealand Herald.

Leading Edge Conference

We look forward to catching up with many of you next month at this year's conference in Adelaide. Circle Software is once again sponsoring the Member Best Idea Award and we can't wait to hear your proposals!

Beta Test Requests

  • Return Rate %
    • Backoffice > Reports > Publishers
  • Rails 4

New Features & What's Next

January has been all about getting the changes held back over Christmas out to prod. The Rails 4 upgrade is again our top priority and we are aiming to complete this in the month ahead.

Key improvements include:

  • Baker & Taylor P&A Lookup
    • This lookup has been put back in the system. To try it: search a B&T title e.g. 9780439784542 and click set in the distributor column.
Click Here for the Full List of New Features and Improvements

Warwick Schaffer


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