Best sellers & Development this month
Circle Software - Bookshop System Specialists

Best Sellers March

Still Life Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman's "Still Life" just managed to tip Trent Dalton's "Love Stories" from top position, selling 848 copies in March (-23).

"Love Stories Uplifting True Stories about Love" was second with 789 sales (-404).

Popular author Marian Keyes, moved up from 11th into third with "Again Rachel", selling 732 copies (+140).

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Still Life Sarah Winman

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In March both New Zealand and Australia's sales stats were down compared to 2021. Perhaps not surprising given recent consumer confidence (especially in NZ). Year To Date looks a little better with NZ up around 2% and AU 1.3%.

Sales compared to last year February / March

  • Australia:  +0.38% / -6.26%
  • New Zealand: -2.51% / -12.93%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Kia ora new stores

Jason Books

A very warm welcome to all new (and seasoned) bookshop owners. 

Jason Books
Auckland, NZ

The Book Nest Mudgee
Mudgee NSW, AU

Another Chapter
Wellington, NZ

Updates in March

In March work continued on the Circle gift card system including the design of the interface to sell Circle gift cards thorough the website. We also added an improvement to the Product Field, making it possible to add any selected special fields to the advanced Search.

Work on Bin Fulfilment and Staff IDs continued, with transactions now linked to Staff IDs in the POS. 

System upgrade work included search, framework and R6 development.

See all improvements in detail here.

ABA Conference Sydney

The ABA conference is taking place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sydney on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th June 2022. Circle will be in attendance and we very much look forward to connecting with everyone. It feels like a long time since we have seen many of you!

Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail

The whanau and I enjoyed riding the Alps to Ocean cycle trail over Easter. The trail connects Aoraki Mt Cook to the coastal town of Oamaru, and bypasses our family farm. It was a good way to burn off the Easter chocolate!

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