THANK YOU to Geoff Wallace of Maranatha Christian Bookshop, Uxbridge, for this follow on to Joy McIlroy’s recent note (in the Trade Notes section) about RHP’s £1 Classics Series. I have to confess that I haven’t tried them at LST yet, but I’ll certainly make sure that my successor knows about them for when I’m gone. A series that sells as well as Geoff and Joy have each found has to be a winner, methinks — and might well make the difference between make or break!
Geoff writes: Rickfords Hill Publishing have just released 6 more titles in their One Pound Classics series. The books include Pilgrim’s Progress, and books by Andrew Murray, Roy Hessian, Torrey and others.
The good news is that they are now all available from CLC Wholesale.
If shops are struggling with sales then stocking these books would really help. The new titles were only published in August but at Maranatha we have already sold nearly 100 copies across the 6 titles and more with the previous titles. They outsell our other books all the time.
Most of the customers who buy them buy copies for themselves and more copies to give away. We have sold 100s of copies of the previous 6 titles including 360 copies of Hungry for More of Jesus and 325 copies of Hallowed Be Thy Names (both by David Wilkerson and both superb books)
We devote a whole shelf to these books and they are the most popular shelf in the shop. At £1 they are amazing value especially as some of the books are over 260 pages long.