(Still got COVID, still feel lousy, and still have Roomie getting under our feet 24 hours a day – so here’s another rehashed article from a previous sale. Sorry! The coupon codes and links should be good for this one. The sales data isn’t updated, though it’s still a good guide to what’s typically popular. Hopefully, I’ll soon be negative, the doors of day care will once more swing open to admit Roomie, so things will get back to normal. The rehashed article below mentions our summer ‘history’ series. That begins next week, as soon as the Summer Sale is concluded. Don’t miss it!)
The Summer Sale is nearly done (as always, it’s been a lot of work) so I thought you might be interested in hearing what other club members have been spending their ‘learn Italian’ budgets on. Hence the usual, end-of-sale ‘ebook best-sellers’ article.
Let’s begin with our top selling product, which is not an ebook at all – it’s the ten-pack of online lesson credits and is always, always, always the most popular choice. Don’t forget, we also offer a twenty-lesson pack and a thirty-lesson pack, with increasingly larger discounts. Both of those have sold well, too. Grab ’em while they’re 20% cheaper – but remember to paste the coupon code ( 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off ) into the box in your shopping cart, or they won’t be!
Back to ebooks, this time our #1 bestseller has been Dieci regioni italiane, which was only published in November or December and at that time was 25% off the usual easy reader price. I guess plenty of people must have been busy then, and so have been catching up now with the Summer Sale -20% offer (you have to remember to use coupon code 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off to save 20%!)
Ebook #2 this week has been La storia di Roma, the paid-for version of the 30 free articles we published on the club website during the summer of 2020 (click on ‘History‘ to find them). Several people have remarked to me that they enjoyed this year’s summer history series on the middle ages (which also has an ebook version, Il Medioevo) and said they’d be going back to take another look at the Romans, so perhaps that’s the reason.
By the way, this coming month we’ll be doing the Renaissance, then in 2023 Il risorgimento, WWI, fascism and so on, followed in 2025 by the second part of the twentieth century, all the way up to Berlusconi, where we quit in disgust.
As usual, one of our first-ever ebooks, The Tenses You Need To Speak Italian, is doing well at number three in the bestsellers list.
Also popular are the five levels of our Italian self-study workbook series, ‘Italian Workout!‘, at positions #4 (Italian Workout! C1/2), #7 (Italian Workout! B2), #8 (Italian Workout! B1) and #10 (Italian Workout! A1).
Interesting to see, don’t you think, how the sales/levels are inverted? I interpret that to mean that our best customers are those who’ve been with us longest, and so reached the highest levels, which is both flattering and worrying! Guys, what are we going to do when you ‘finish’ learning Italian??
And the missing numbers? Le italiane is currently fifth and Un’indagine molto privata #9, with any gaps being occupied by free ebooks such as the French translation of my very own, very-low-level, so very short bonkbuster, Le restaurant. Well done to me, and to the translator, of course! N.b. If you don’t already have it, the Italian version, also translated, with 178 ‘customer’ reviews (!) can be downloaded for free here.
Unfortuntely that’s as far as our shop’s statistics function gets me. Lots of other ebook titles have sold a few copies each, or even only one, which is unsurprising as there’s so much to choose from in our Catalog these days. Literally hundreds of titles! And of course, club members are spread out, in terms of level, so not everyone wants to, or could, read/study the same material.
Not on the bestseller list this time are the Italian Easy Reader Multi-Packs, which are nevertheless selling well because of the excellent value they offer. These ‘bundles’ of ebooks are already discounted for quantity (buy 3 pay for 2 etc.), so with the additional 20% discount (IF you remember to use the coupon code) they’re unmissable! And the biggest discount you can get, the grandaddy of them all, and so the biggest seller, is the mammoth Eighteen Italian Easy Readers – HALF PRICE!
Which reminds me, if you’d like to read my tips for what’s worth looking at at each half-level, from A1, all the way up the steep and treacherous slopes to C2, check out this recent article on the shop website:
I wish I had such great options for my own language-learning!
Last 48 hours of the Summer Sale
Buy lesson credits now (remembering to apply coupon code 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off in your cart) and you’ll get ten one-to-one lessons for the price of eight – so two extra lessons of speaking practice!
Add 5 ebooks to your shopping cart (pasting in coupon code 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off ) and you’ll only pay for four of them. Or buy just one or two, but save 20% anyway…
The coupon code that reduces the total of your order by 20% is:
Then, go to your shopping cart and carefully type or paste in coupon code 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off , press the Apply Coupon button, and scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted by 20%.
The coupon code is good until midnight on Sunday 10th July 2022 – you can use it as often as you wish until then, with no limit, nor minimum/maximum spend.