Pennsylvania's role in the Civil War highlighted in "Keystone Tombstones Civil War"

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley and Lawrence Knorr. This special volume of the Keystone Tombstones series highlights Pennsylvania’s contributions to restoring the Union and ending slavery.

About the Book:
ktcw_pubPennsylvania is rich in Civil War history. Gettysburg was the climactic battle of the war, and many of the Keystone State’s citizens were involved, whether as common soldiers, officers, politicians or citizens. This special edition of the Keystone Tombstones series focuses on those persons interred in Pennsylvania who played a noteworthy role in the Civil War. Farrell, Knorr and Farley have combed the Keystone State to bring you most interesting tales about the Civil War participants buried in Pennsylvania. Included in the volume:

  • Gettysburg National Cemetery
  • John W. Geary
  • Galusha Pennypacker
  • Strong Vincent
  • Amos Humiston
  • US Colored Troops
  • St. Clair Augustine Mulholland
  • Andrew G. Curtin
  • John L. Burns
  • Propsect Hill Cemetery
  • Dennis O’Kane
  • Charles H. Van Wyck
  • Ginnie Wade
  • George G. Meade
  • Winfield S. Hancock
  • Henry C. Pleasants
  • Gettysburg Generals
  • Samuel W. Crawford
  • Samuel K. Zook
  • Thomas L. Kane
  • John Fulton Reynolds
  • Oliver B. Knowles
  • John F. Hartranft
  • Alfred L. Pearsons
  • James Buchanan
  • Ulric Dahlgren
  • Herman Haupt
  • Rebels Among Us
  • Thaddeus Stevens
  • John C. Pemberton
  • Jay Cooke
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Simon Cameron
  • General Controversy
  • Lafayette C. Baker

Keystone Tombstones Civil War: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
206 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061770
ISBN-10: 1620061775
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Civi…

Markus Roberts fills us up with a plethora of tips for high-end diners and pro servers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released author Markus Roberts’ “More Bread, Please: High-end Dining from the Pro Server’s Perspective.”

About the Book:
mbp_fcWorking in the restaurant industry for almost two decades gave Markus Roberts more than enough material to produce a practical and honest, yet humorous guide created to improve the higher end of the industry for both consumers and employees alike. His passion to excel in ballroom dancing, with plans for opening his own studio in the future, led him to move to NYC and spend six years acquiring some of the best training the country had to offer. While in training, he used his many years of experience as a server to acquire positions in fine dining locations, taking advantage of the industry’s flexible scheduling and high earning potential. He soon became equally as passionate towards trying to improve the high end restaurant industry, for he believed most of the problems that occur between consumers and employees stem simply from a lack of communication and misunderstandings. During his last two years as a professional server he created “More Bread, Please”, his attempt at bringing everyone to the same page so to speak. Markus has recently retired completely from his career as a waiter, and now enjoys a successful career as a ballroom dance instructor.

“More Bread, Please” is a brutally honest, yet hilarious look into the high end restaurant industry. After spending nearly two decades of his life in a restaurant of some sort, Markus Roberts has pretty much seen it all. He used his real experiences and knowhow of the industry to create a book that attempts to improve the industry by bringing consumers and employees together towards a better mutual understanding, and also to provide a source for better communication. Though his book was designed primarily as a guide to help ensure consumers enjoy fantastic dining experiences, he also provides useful information and insight for those interested in a career in fine dining. Included is a behind-the-scenes look into the business of wine, a reference of restaurant jargon, a section on Restaurant Week, a taste of health inspections, and much more.

Contents:
Industry Terms and Definitions
Reservations and Host Staff
General Etiquette
Wine
The Bar
Children
Love and Sex in the Restaurant
Restaurant Week
Banquets/Private Events
Lunch Time
Religion
Celebrities and Other VIPs
Everyone’s Health
Bugs and Other Varmints
Time to Pay
For My Fellow Servers
For Our Leaders in Management

More Bread, Please: High-end Dining from the Pro Server’s Perspective
Authored by Markus Roberts
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
244 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062319
ISBN-10: 1620062313
BISAC: Reference / Etiquette

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/More-Bread-Please-978162…

Soon to be available on Kindle and Nook

Sunbury Press eBooks now available for the SONY Reader

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press, Inc., the trade publisher, has contracted with SONY to distribute eBooks on the SONY Reader platform through the SONY Reader Store.

About the SONY Reader:
SONY logoThe Sony Reader is a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony, who invented the electronic ink reader with its Librie. It uses an electronic paper display developed by E Ink Corporation, is viewable in direct sunlight, requires no power to maintain a static image, and is usable in portrait or landscape orientation.

Sony sells e-books for the Reader from the Sony eBook Library store in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Canada. The Reader also can display Adobe PDFs, ePub format, RSS newsfeeds, JPEGs, and Sony’s proprietary BBeB (“BroadBand eBook”) format. Some Readers can play MP3 and unencrypted AAC audio files.

Compatibility with Adobe digital rights management (DRM) protected PDF and ePub files allows Sony Reader owners to borrow ebooks from lending libraries in many countries.
The DRM rules of the Reader allow any purchased e-book to be read on up to six devices, at least one of which must be a personal computer running Windows or Mac OS X. Although the owner cannot share purchased eBooks on others’ devices and accounts, the ability to register five Readers to a single account and share books accordingly is a possible workaround.

Please see the Sony Reader Store:
https://ebookstore.sony.com/

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/

Douglas Gibboney digs up "More Scandals of the Civil War"

 Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released author Douglas Lee Gibboney’s Civil War history compilation “More Scandals of the Civil War and Kindred Matters.”

About the Book:
msotcw_fcYes, well…here we go again with a second serving of assorted sordid deeds, malicious gossip and just plain naughty behavior by Billy Yank, Johnny Reb and their female counterparts. As in the first volume of Scandals, these stories show there is truly nothing new under the sun; the on-going folly of mankind remains constant across the centuries. For better or worse, human nature does not change.

But then, who doesn’t enjoy a juicy scandal? As the late Washington dowager Alice Roosevelt Longworth once remarked, “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anyone, come sit by me.” Like the first volume, More Scandals is a tabloid history of the war. You’ll find plenty of titillating tales here as this book opens with an unusual chronology of the war, highlighting not the bloody battles, glorious generals and great campaigns but the odd, the ugly and the unusual of everyday humanity.

You’ll notice the title does say “and Kindred Matters,” allowing for a wide range of topics. Consider this a writer’s privilege.

The second part of the book deals with what happened to the boys in blue and grey once the fighting ended. Many lived well into the 20th century, five or six decades after the surrender of Robert E. Lee and Joe Johnston. These veterans would witness the United States transition into a modern era and begin its rise as an international power. It was a new industrial world far different from the antebellum times in which these old soldiers had been born. Nevertheless, for most of the survivors, the conflict of 1861 would remain the central touchstone of their lives.

Included in this volume:
Irish Brigade New York Riot!
THE TRUTH ABOUT JENNIE WADE
General BERDAN: Hero or Coward?
Reb Shoots Moon; Yanks Shoot Back
Ex-Reb Gunrunner Executed in Cuba
GENERAL LEE’s Daughters Refuse Marriage
Gettysburg-Bound YANKS DRUNK in Frederick
General Sibley: “A Walking Whiskey Keg”
The Curious End of Captain Mobberly
MINIE BALL Causes Pregnancy
Dead REBS for Sale!

More Scandals of the Civil War and Kindred Matters
Authored by Douglas Lee Gibboney
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
202 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062289
ISBN-10: 1620062283
BISAC: History/US History/Civil War

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/More-Scandals-of-the-Civ…

Soon to be available on Kindle and Nook

William Cook's "Diamond Madness" recounts some of the strangest incidents in baseball history

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released best-selling author William A. Cook’s baseball history compilation “Diamond Madness: The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players.”

dm_fcAbout the Book:
For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered America’s game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50,000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains.

For as long as the “Grand Old Game” of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse.

Contents:
Mugging The Umpire
Ty Cobb Attacks Fan
Troubles for John McGraw
Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans
Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism
Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer
Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds
The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City
Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin
Jim Piersall vs. the Fans
Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715
Steel City Melodrama
Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland
Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana
Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park
Joe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport
The Steve Bartman Affair
Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium
Major Leaguers as Crime Victims
Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks
Appendices:
True Bill – Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen
Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen

Diamond Madness
Authored by William A. Cook
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
270 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062258
ISBN-10: 1620062259
BISAC: Sports/Baseball/History

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Diamond-Madness-97816200…

Soon to be available on Kindle and Nook

One Dinorific deal! Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli sign with Sunbury Press

Mechanicsburg, PA — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks plans to reissue the first two volumes, followed by a third currently in the works.

The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.  Mike has made numerous media appearances, and will be joining Sunbury Press at Book Expo America in New York, May 30 to June 1.

purple logoAbout Dinorific Poetry:
Volume 1:
10 delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with 24 of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

Volume 2:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ’em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

About the Authors:
Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job.
Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

For more information about Dinorific Poetry and the Sgrignolis:
http://dinorhymes.com/

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/

Guy Graybill's "Whimsy and Wry" is chock full of wit and wisdom…

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released best-selling author Guy Graybill’s essay, poetry and novella compilation “Whimsy and Wry.”

??????????????????Reader ? Reviews:
“This is the best thing to happen to Middleburg since they changed the name from Swinefordstettle…”   — E Z Mulcahey, local resident and tavern frequenter

“Every commode in Snyder County should have a copy, ready for those tenuous moments when one needs a little help… heck, Graybill’s puns might work better than sauerkraut…”  — “Dutch” Swineford, Kreamer, PA

From the Publisher:
“… an entertaining compilation akin to Garrison Keillor, but without the prairie…”

About the Book:
A number of Guy Graybill’s poems have been published in periodicals. But, it took the publication of a state (Pennsylvania) history, a moonshiner’s biography, a history of Italian music and a book of Russian folk tales before his poems (along with some commentary and an original novella) finally saw print in this newest volume of his writings, “Whimsy and Wry.”

Guy Graybill, a self-styled ‘rustic’, is a graduate of Gettysburg College, who has enjoyed university-level study at Temple, Penn State, Puget Sound, Bucknell and Georgetown. He has been president of his county historical society and chairman of his county’s board of commissioners. In both 2000 and 2001 he was listed in “Who’s Who in America.”

His earlier books reflect Graybill’s dedication to ‘clarity for the common reader’. Although this book displays considerable subtlety and wry humor, the reader will find nothing obscure or overly complex. The author discusses a fascinating range of subjects, from war and wordplay to prostitution and prejudice; all with humor and clarity. Several of his poems also reveal his closeness to his family: his wife, their four grown children and their families.

For the book-lover who enjoys loaning good books, Whimsy and Wry will be a joy to read and to share with friends. Sunbury Press is proud to have another Graybill original in our growing catalog of fine writing.

Whimsy and Wry
Authored by Guy Graybill
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
264 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062227
ISBN-10: 1620062224
BISAC: Humor / General

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Whimsy-and-Wry-978162006…

Soon to be available on Kindle and Nook

Doug Brode's Kennedy assassination novel "Patsy!" goes national – Sunbury's April bestsellers

Mechanicsburg, PA – “Patsy!”, Doug Brode’s nonfiction novel relating Lee Harvey Oswald’s perspective on the Kennedy assassination,  was #1 upon release thanks to media attention, including the Dennis Miller show. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls,” a collection of vintage photos of these pets and their families ranked #2 due to heavy interest from dog shelters and dog rescue supporters.

"Patsy!" by Douglas Brode

“Patsy!” by Douglas Brode

Sunbury Press experienced its best April ever. In fact, it was the company’s best month since December 2011 and the best non-holiday month in its history!  Sales for April 2013 were up 92% over April 2012, with growth in eBooks outpacing growth in print. “We’re moving at a good clip heading into BEA,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “Sales are up 52% year-to-date. We continue to expand our distribution channels and grow our direct-to-consumer and direct-to-store sales.”

The late Linnea Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” has been selling briskly since the author’s unexpected passing. A second print run is being contemplated by her heirs.

“Emeralds of the Alhambra,” John Cressler’s soon-to-be released historical novel about religious harmony in medieval Spain has been bolstered by advance sales.

Susan Emmi’s newly released “As a Guest of Clive Barnes – Journeys through the Ballet with Clive Barnes and Others,” grabbed the 5 spot due to author activities in New York City.

Jess Steven Hughes’ novel “The Sign of the Eagle,” set in ancient Rome, was #6 in sales thanks to author activities.

“The 3-5-7 Model,” Darla Henry and Associates’ program to counsel grieving children, took the 7 spot thanks to author events.

“In the Shadow of a Mountain,” Susan Dahlgren Daigneault’s memoir about her famous father, WW2 hero Ed Dahlgren, “The Sergeant York of Maine,” stayed on the chart at #8 thanks to author appearances.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” continues to sell well, taking #9 on the list.

Steve Troutman’s “Tulpehocken Trail Traces,” detailing the remnants of the old Indian path from Shamokin to Conrad Weiser’s homestead returned to the chart thanks to author appearances.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Fiction  – “Patsy!” by Doug Brode
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “The Ghosts of Laurelford” by Margaret Meacham
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

The company released five new titles during the month of April:
“Pit Bulls” by Anthony Julian
“As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
“A Matter of Love in da Bronx” by Paul Argentini
“Patsy!” by Doug Brode
“Translations of Favorite German and English Poems” by Fritz VonderHeiden

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm

Sunbury Press eBooks now available through FREADING at major libraries

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press, Inc., the trade publisher, has contracted with Library Ideas, LLC for their FReading service to distribute eBooks to thousands of libraries worldwide.

freading logoAbout Library Ideas & FReading:
Library Ideas, LLC is a privately held company located in Fairfax, Virginia.  Library Ideas supplies digital products and websites to libraries of all kinds around the world.  Their signature products are Freading eBooks, Freegal Music and Rocket Languages for Libraries.

The Freading Ebook Service is a download Ebook service sold to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders. Please check with your local library to see if they have contracted for the service. The service is only available to subscribing libraries and members, and you must enter the Freading Site via the Library URL.

The Freading service offers library patrons unlimited, simultaneous access to the available titles. There’s no access fee for libraries and libraries budget a given amount for access to the collection. Patrons can then download books for a two-week loan, with a two-week renewal if desired. The library is charged for each download as follows up to the limit of the budget:

o 0-6 months after print publication $2 per loan, $.50 per renewal.
o 7-24 months after print publication $1 per loan, no renewal charge.
o More than 25 months after print publication $.50 per loan, no renewal charge.

The fees are invisible to the patron. Libraries can also just pay as they go, receiving a regular monthly statement, to avoid patrons being denied access once a set budget limit has been reached.

Participating libraries include Orange County Public Library System (FL), the Free Library of Philadelphia, Maricopa County Library District, AZ, Los Gatos Public Library (CA), the Westport Public Library (CT), and many more.

Please see the new arrivals at:
http://freading.com/pages/new_arrivals

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/