‘Lola in the Mirror’, Top Seller for February 2024

March 1, 2024By Emma VeldeBest Selling Books 2024, Uncategorized

The February Best Sellers appeared like a well shuffled deck of cards, lots of familiar faces but in a different order. About a dozen new titles featured with The Women selling the most of the new titles. Trent Dalton’s Lola in the Mirror retained number one spot selling 1,385 copies (-576). Likewise The Bee Sting maintained second place with 1,372 (-490) copies. It seems even the best seller list is susceptible to the recent Taylor Swift phenomenon. Her Little Golden Book Biography took third spot (up from 17th last month) with 1290 sales (+530).  

System Updates 1 – 29 February 2024

February 29, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In February we worked on:
• General Ledger – a new general ledger feature; gift card and credit note improvements
• Webhooks – We created a CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) interface for managing webhook statuses using Vue
• Website – Pre-Order functionality added to group websites
• Self Onboarding – More improvements to to improve user experience
• Housekeeping – Rails 6 & 6.1, Vue3 Upgrade (& Ruby) – continuing upgrades, Ledger, Website SEO and Gems

System Updates 1 – 31 January 2024

February 26, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In January we worked on:
• General Ledger – a new general ledger feature; gift card and credit note improvements
• Stripe – further enhancement of the refund process
• Website – SEO, Footer, Category and Click and Collect features
• Self Onboarding – We introduced a user-friendly dashboard on the sys-admin page to track user signups and progress, enabling sales teams to follow up on potential clients and reduce abandoned signups
• Housekeeping – Rails 6 & 6.1, Vue3 Upgrade (& Ruby) – continuing upgrades

Featured Bookstore #4: The Chestnut Tree Bookshop

February 23, 2024By Dan SlevinBookstore Interviews

The Chestnut Tree Bookshop – a profile The Melbourne inner-city suburb of Footscray is one of the most diverse in Australia, a community that expects a local independent bookshop to reflect and support that diversity. Reem Sweid’s The Chestnut Tree Bookshop (and café) meets those expectations with a broad product range, several community reading initiatives … Read More

Featured Bookstore #3: Megalong Books

January 26, 2024By Dan SlevinBookstore Interviews

Behind the Shelves with Megalong Books In a 100-year-old building a Blue Mountains bookshop works to serve locals and visitors alike. An hour and a half by train or car from central Sydney, the Blue Mountains have become a favoured destination for people wanting a convenient place to get away from it all – either … Read More