NZ owned and operated Publishers Distribution Ltd (PDL) has been servicing New Zealand bookshops for over 40 years providing an important link between the retail sector and a wide range of publishers requiring distribution in the New Zealand book market. PDL provides a tailored service to publishers and independent authors. A point of difference is … Read More
Since the Last Update In November we continued work on a number of new features, webPOS, self-onboarding, the group/association portal, Circle gift card and bin fulfilment. A substantial amount of time was spent on the R6 upgrade and we improved stock exports, returns and inwards goods. New Features Web POS Added a line total to … Read More
New to the list with 2,541 sales was “Devotion” by Hannah Kent. Trent Dalton’s “Love Stories Uplifting True Stories about Love” was second with 2,269 sales (+1,874).
Dropping from first to third place was Liane Moriarty’s “Apples Never Fall” with 1,752 sales (-1027).
Since the Last Update In October we really got into the R6 system upgrade but this is a big job and we have a long way to go. We continued work on the web POS which will offer a phone/tablet POS option. We started integrating the new gift card system into the POS and did … Read More
Moving up from second place to take top spot for October was Liane Moriarty’s “Apples Never Fall” with 2,779 sales (-644). Sally Rooney’s “Beautiful World, Where Are You” dropped one spot with 2,264 sales (-2043). Third place and new to the list was “Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love” with 1,854 sales.
Since the Last Update In September we really jumped into the R6 upgrade with most devs doing something on it. We worked on the web pos and now are close to a MVP (Minimum Viable Product). If you would like to test pos on a phone let support know. Work on the group/association sites and … Read More
Top position for September and new to the Best Seller list was Sally Rooney’s “Beautiful World Where Are You” selling 4,307 copies. Liane Moriarty’s “Apples Never Fall” recently published in August 2021 was second with 3,423 sales.
Sarah Winman’s, “Still Life” dropped one place to third with 974 sales (-137).
Since the Last Update August focused on central sites for groups and associations and the new Circle gift card system. This is close to the stage where we have a minimum viable product ready to be beta tested. The group/association site is all about enabling the public to find which shop has a book, making … Read More
Top position and this year’s Miles Franklin winner is “The Labyrinth” by Amanda Lohrey which sold 1,462 copies (+192). Sarah Winman’s, “Still Life” came in second with 1111 sales (-140). This was top seller for June but dropped to fourth last month.
“So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?” by Norman Swan moved from first position to third selling 821 copies (-864).
These extraordinary times require bookshops to operate in a remarkably different way. Life in a time of Covid is forcing shops to reinvent the way they sell books and many are having surprising success at doing this. Melbourne based The Little Book Room has found Click & Collect to be a valuable tool to sell … Read More