September 14, 2012
Paper Plus is promoting this book as one of Kerre’s choices:
|This Way Of Life
This is the book of the multi award winning documentary of the same name. It’s the tale of the Ottley-Karena family and their incredible life living in and around the Ruahine Ranges. Mum, Colleen, dad, Peter and their seven kids have absolutely nothing – in terms of material possessions – but they are rich beyond belief – in terms of life skills, love and appreciation for what is truly important… read more
It might be a good book, well written with an interesting story and stunning photos but I think the author’s recent rant and subsequent publicity will be a strong deterrent for many who might otherwise have bought it.
February 18, 2012
Air New Zealand recently ran a promotion in which you went into a draw for prizes if you entered your airpoints number when booking on-line.
I did and received an email yesterday saying I’d won 25% off a book at Paper Plus.
There’s always several books on my nice-to-have list and the voucher will give me a much appreciated discount on one of them.
November 18, 2010
I’ve just got an email from Whitcoulls telling me it’s taken 25% off the price of all its books (in-store, not on-line).
It had a similar offer a fortnight ago. Paper Plus did the same last weekend and the on-line bookseller Fishpond (which is very good for getting books not in stock elsewhere) had similar discounts recently.
Does this mean there’s usually a huge mark-up on books, is it a sign that not enough people are buying books and is anyone making much money from them anymore?
October 20, 2009
Paper Plus has a new look and a new focus on books.
The Oamaru store in one of the first in the country to get a makeover. It looks quite different but has retained the friendly, helpful customer service to which I’ve been accustomed.
I bought several books today and was given a reusable bag in which to carry them.
I went from there to the supermarket where I spent a similar sum of money and was charged an extra 15 cents for plastic bags.
Next time I’ll have to remember to take my Paper Plus bag to the supermarket.