Top spot for March was the new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, ‘Fing’ with 1,085 sales (up 22). Dr Michael Mosley’s ‘The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health’, holds ground near the top with 594 sales (down 1). ‘Dark Emu’ by Bruce Pascoe comes a close third with 589 sales (up 6).
Dr Michael Mosley’s ‘The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health’, maintains top spot in February, selling 1109 (down 16). Scott Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor’ is overtaken for 2nd position with ‘The Rosie Result (Rosie #3)’ by Graeme Simsion and third position goes to ‘Ottolenghi Simple’ by Yotam … Read More
January has been all about getting the changes held back over Christmas out to prod. There have been a lot of bug fixes but also optimisations, improvements and new features moved to beta.
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.
‘Ottolenghi Simple’ by Yotam Ottolenghi was the best selling book in December, it sold 2841 copies. Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming: Michelle Obama’ followed closely with 2788 copies sold, and ‘The Lost Man’ by Jane Harper came in third, selling 2221 copies.
In December we focussed on stability and speed, avoiding making any changes that did not directly improve this. The stability of the server over Christmas was as a result of this, so we have decided to devote a developer to this full time.
The second novel in Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor series ‘Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow’ is November’s best seller, with 1566 copies sold. Best selling author Jane Harper returns with ‘The Lost Man’, which sold 1460 copies last month. She is closely followed by Jeff Kinney’s latest instalment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, ‘The Meltdown (#13)’, with 1449 sales.
Work in November has been focused on server performance and stability. We have completed a gift card integration with vii, as well as the Hachette price and availability integration. There are some new things on beta that we would like you to try, but with Christmas on the horizon we won’t be pushing any large, non-urgent changes in December.
At this end of the year we spend time improving performance and the issue alert and recovery systems. We have also taken the time to get some smaller things done that don’t make the top of the priority list, but are nonetheless annoyances and easy to do. The big things we have been working on are a system to merge duplicated customers (in progress) and the box scan tool.