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

Best Sellers October

All Our Shimmering Skies

The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns to the top of the Bestseller list with All Our Shimmering Skies, selling an impressive 4402 copies (+ 2927).

The Survivors by Jane Harper holds its number two position with 2810 sales (+655).  

Craig Silvey’s Honeybee jumps to third place from 45th with 1912 sales (+1517).

See the complete Top 50 for October

KPI's - book industry on a bull run?

Both NZ and AU continue to go gangbusters, particularly in NZ. I wonder how long this can continue?

The other interesting observation is that both NZ & AU are up overall on the previous year. There will be winners and losers in this but overall, all the lock down losses have been made up.

Sales compared to last year  Sep / Oct

  • Australia: +18.9 / +13%
  • New Zealand: +31 / +21%

System traffic

  • 28 million page views in September a slight drop to 27 million in October but still a huge number. Almost all are on the new r4 platform.

Development in October

In October we rolled out improvements to the website checkout process and mobile view, improved deals, speed and security and setup test infrastructure in Sydney.

In progress

  • Xero upgrade
  • Migrating last stores to R4
  • Order fulfilment improvements
  • Speed on purchasing related pages
  • Mob Backoffice

See all Improvements in October here.

Facebook Circle User Group

It helps us to get feedback on feature ideas and the wider this is the better. We have a Circle user group on Facebook that is starting to be well used.

If you are not already in it click here to join.

Updated TOS

We have made some small updates to the Terms of Service to clarify what is community data, to add terms for custom development and to start to prepare for GDPR compliance.

See the updated version here, these terms will apply from the next billing cycle. 

Niko and Mavis

Happy Trading

Our Congratulations to Mary on the arrival of baby Mavis, the newest member of the Circle community.

Warwick Schaffer


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