Australian Newsagency Blog

A blog on issues affecting Australia's newsagents, media and small business generally.

Entries Tagged as 'partworks'

Art Therapy partwork going okay

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Issue #6 of Art Therapy is in and it is kicking along okay. We have a good number of putaway customers who are staying with us and extra product to display in-store. While the adult colouring segment has been truly overloaded, interest in this title remains and while it does we will stock it. 0 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Pitching issue #2 of Art Therapy

September 18th, 2015 · 18 Comments

We received plenty of issue #2 of the Art Therapy partwork. We sold out of our 160 copies of issue #1. Issue #2 is on the lease line with other colouring titles. It will be expanded today with new titles. With adult colouring titles everywhere, the bubble has to be close to bursting. Be careful. 3 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Art Therapy update for newsagents

September 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Here is an update from within Gordon and Gotch late yesterday about the Art Therapy partwork: Part 2 stock was based on their retention curve (the curve of the publisher) but due to the early sales data we presented last week to the publisher they are air-freighting some more stock from the UK today of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazine distribution · partworks

Art Therapy partwork supply update for newsagents

September 10th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Talking with a manager at Gordon and Gotch yesterday about the status of supply of the popular Art Therapy partwork following a query I received on behalf of a newsXpress member. Here is their update: As expected this will be a sell out as EDI sales to date are higher than anything I have seen in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks

Launching the Art Therapy partwork in the newsagency

September 7th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Here is how we are launching the Art Therapy partwork at Knox today. We have located the floor display unit next to the colouring book ‘department’ – with 22 adult colouring titles – that has been moved to the lease line, facing into the busy shopping mall. We also have stock of Art Therapy located near art […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Another poster for promoting adult colouring partwork

September 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Here is art for another poster newsagents can use to promote the adult colouring partwork that launches Monday. I have the poster courtesy of Gordon and Gotch. I suggest newsagents remove the website address at the bottom as anyone going there is encouraged to bypass newsagents and subscribe. Right click on the image to download a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

New Build A Precision Mechanical Solar System partwork on the way

September 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

I saw this in a WH Smith in London today, the launch issue (a re-launch actually as this has been out before I’m told) of Build A Precision Mechanical Solar System, a new partwork. The first issue here is 99p – A$2.18 on the current exchange rate. I expect we will see it in Australia sometime. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Treasures of the Earth expensive in Australia?

August 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Last week I saw Treasurers of the earth on sale for the equivalent of 70% of the cover price charged in Australia. The price difference leaves me wondering where the costs are in Australia compared to elsewhere? Is it the magazine distribution model, the newsagent margin? Regardless, we look expensive for partworks as it was […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks

Here’s the new adult colouring partwork set for newsagents

August 6th, 2015 · No Comments

I have been sent the first three issues of Art Therapy, the partwork set to be launched in September – being distributed by Gordon and Gotch. The launch and accompanying TV advertising will refresh interest in this space and, I suspect propel interest through to Christmas. Smart newsagents will ensure they have good stock of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks

Sunday newsagency marketing tip: use TV advertising

August 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Partwork launches provide us the best opportunity to drive traffic yet many newsagents ignore this, preferring to complain about the margin rather than considering the value of the bigger picture. Most partwork launches in Australian are supported with a high rotation TV ad, often on free to in prime time. Here is how we leverage […]

[Read more →]

Tags: newsagency marketing · partworks · marketing · marketing tip

Checking out the new Art Therapy partwork

July 20th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I got to see issue #17 of Art Therapy, the partwork from Hachette that will be distributed in Australia soon. I am surprised they are up to issue #17 in the UK. based on art therapy product sales I would have preferred to have had this title two months ago. I am sure it will […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

The Art of Knitting, again

July 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments

While I am not sure about another go round for The Art of Knitting, we are promoting the title with the floor display unit placed in a high traffic location. Partworks are a point of difference for newsagents despite their frustrations. 1 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Promoting the 3D globe partwork

June 29th, 2015 · 9 Comments

While initial supply is only small, we are promoting the launch issue of the 3D globe building partwork – My 3D Globe – as it will sell in school holidays and because we already serve a large number of jigsaw customers. 1 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Promoting the 3D printer partwork in the newsagency

June 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We have shifted our promotion of the Build Your Own 3D Printer partwork to behind the counter. Here’s the terrific – you can;t miss it – display by our creative team. This behind the counter space can work well for us. That is what we are chasing here. We will know how it works by the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks · marketing

Supporting the 3D Create and Print partwork launch

June 4th, 2015 · 17 Comments

We are promoting the 3D Create and Print partwork launch with this display on the lease line, facing into the mall. The display is capped with a 3D printer provided by the publisher through Gordon and Gotch as part of a newsXpress promotion for this launch. The items in the front of the were created […]

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks · marketing

Launching Build the U-Boat partwork in the newsagency

May 4th, 2015 · 8 Comments

While only small by recent partworks launches, we are supporting the launch of the Build the U-Boat partwork with good placement so people can the low-cost first issue and know we are their local partwork specialist even if they do not purchase this title. 5 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

The monthly partworks shopper valuable for the newsagency

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

We have a number of partworks customers who shop with us monthly we don’t mind as they pay for new parts as they arrive by credit card. The monthly visit is to collect issues we have for them. If they skip a month it’s okay as we have been paid. With more newsagents pulling out […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Marvel Chess partworks continues to drive terrific traffic

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Customer loyalty to the Marvel Chess part series remains strong. I think this has something to do with the size of the parts – it is easier to collect from a newsagency than from a Post Office or to risk damage in the post. Supply is reliable – enabling us to serve needs. A recent check […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Easter cake decorating works in the newsagency

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

I love that the folks at the Cake Decorating partworks bring out seasonal themed issues. Their Easter issue is going well for us. We have it with Easter product at the front of the store as well as with cake decorating titles. It’s an easy up-sell. 0 likes

[Read more →]

Tags: magazines · partworks

Newsagents appreciate being given an opportunity to set partworks supply

March 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Kudos to Network for the opportunity to set supply quantities for a recent partworks. Their early communication of the opportunity helps drive engagement and this drives sales. Maybe I missed it but I  have not seen Gotch provide the opportunity to set supply for the launch of Build The Mallard and today on Twitter they […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Newsagency challenges · partworks

Australian newsagents are not the only ones dealing with the relaunch of Precious Gems

March 3rd, 2015 · 22 Comments

Partwork Precious Rocks, Gems & Minerals was reissued in the UK in January as In Publishing reported recently. With the last go round finishing quite recently I can understand Aussie newsagents are angry at reissue here so soon. There are space issues with many additional demands on space already confronting newsagents and challenging our focus. The other […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Pre-selling Star wars partwork launch

February 21st, 2015 · 4 Comments

We are taking orders for part one of the new Star wars partwork which launches next week. We are also using Facebook to promote its imminent arrival. Star Wars is a massive franchise and this year is a big year. Promoting the partwork fits with the  Star Wars products we sell. What we are doing […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

Sunday newsagency marketing tip: use dead space for marketing

February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Newsagencies have dead space that is often not used where you can draw attention to products and drive shopper engagement by investing a few minutes of time. Take Something Sweet, the new partwork launched this past week. We ran a strip of the first issue on the floor in one of our magazine aisles. It used […]

[Read more →]

Tags: newsagency marketing · partworks · marketing · marketing tip

Pushing Something Sweet partworks launch issue

February 12th, 2015 · 13 Comments

My issues with the use of the N logo aside, we are promoting the launch issue of the Something Sweet part series on the lease line as a traffic driver for us. The floor display unit is terrific – nice and strong and well branded. We expect to sell 120 copies of the launch issue […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks

All things Disney driving sales at Christmas

November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

We have Disney products in store from seven suppliers and it’s all working a treat – including the Christmas themed edition of the Disney Sweets & Cakes partwork. While this is the lowest margin Disney products we have, we are leveraging it as the add-on purchase to other Disney hero products including the excellent Frozen range. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: partworks