Afghan vet helps eradicate crime on Michigan's upper peninsula in John Timmerman novel

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Sunbury Press has released John Timmerman’s contemporary crime thriller “Lowlife” set in Michigan’s upper peninsula.

ll_fcAbout the Book:
Having recovered from wounds received in Afghanistan, Joe Little Deer returns to the pristine woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  His aims are simple—to live at peace and work at the timber business he inherited from his father.  Peace is short-lived when FBI Agent Mary Shannon enlists his aid against highly complex criminal enterprise in the north woods.

Agent Shannon is from Chicago, and she seeks Joe’s help  based only on his heroic military record as a sniper.  In fact, when she first meets him she is disappointed.  A tad under six feet, long hair as black as crow feathers, wearing a battered leather jacket, Joe Little Deer seems like just one more north woods lowlife, hardly up to the challenges Mary Shannon foresees.  He’d surely never make the FBI.

Surrounded by an oddball cast of characters, Shannon and Little Deer discover the heart of evil, and try to eradicate it.

About the Author:
John Timmerman is a Vietnam veteran, decorated with the Bronze Star medal.  His jobs have included college teaching, house painting, and work as a Teamster.  He has  previously published four fantasy novels and over 20 books of nonfiction.  From his home in Michigan, he is currently working on a second Joe Little Deer and Mary Shannon book.

Lowlife

Authored by John Timmerman

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: 978-1620063583
ISBN-10: 1620063581
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Lowlife-9781620063583.htm

Plea bargains, psychics, personalized firearms, email scams and terrorism subjects of new legal text

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Norbert Ebisike’s legal text “Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice.”

cicacj_fcAbout the Book:

Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice discusses the issue of plea bargaining, the use of psychics in crime investigations, personalizing firearms, e-mail scams, and terrorism. No single day passes without news reports on firearm-related deaths, terrorist attacks, unsolved murders, internet scams, and plea bargaining. These issues always provoke feelings of anger and utter despair. Here, the author addresses these controversial and sensitive issues in an easy to understand manner without any restraint.

Plea bargaining is a process whereby an agreement is made between the prosecutor and the defendant, in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest, and the prosecutor, in return, agrees to dismiss some of the charges, reduce a charge to a lesser charge, or recommend to the judge to give a particular sentence. Dr. Ebisike argues that the disadvantages of plea bargaining far outweigh the advantages and calls for the abolition of plea bargaining.

Should psychics be used in crime investigations? Is there a scientific basis to psychic abilities? Should psychics be allowed to testify in courts? Ebisike argues that psychics should be used in crime investigations, but should not be allowed to testify in court, because their method lacks adequate foundation as to be introduced into the courtroom as evidence at the moment. Examples of cases where psychics assisted in crime investigations have been discussed.

Personalizing firearms involves designing firearms with personalized identification technology so that only the authorized user(s) can fire the gun. After a critical examination of the different ways of personalizing firearms, Ebisike maintains that equipping the trigger of firearms with sensors that can identify the authorized user through fingerprint is the best option. Taking a costs-benefits approach, the author also argues that the benefits of personalizing firearms far outweigh the costs.

Billions of dollars have been scammed out of many people throughout the world through e-mail scams. This raises several questions. Who falls for these scams? Are some victims to be blamed? What can be done to stop these scams? After outlining the warning signs of 419 e-mail scams, the author maintains that most of the victims are to be blamed and calls for the prosecution of some of these victims. Ebisike supports the idea of using digital identity cards.

Terrorist attacks are like earthquakes. We do not know when they will happen, but what we do know is that they are likely to happen. Therefore, we have to prepare for them. Is there a link between past criminality and terrorist potential? This question has been addressed. After discussing the various ways through which terrorist groups end, the author states that Al-Qaeda seeks unobtainable goals and will eventually disintegrate.

About the Book:

NORBERT EBISIKE, SJD., is a criminologist and legal scholar. Dr. Ebisike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Golden Gate University, the University of Kent, Canterbury, and the University of Westminster, London. His publications include Offender Profiling in the Courtroom: The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony, Praeger (2008); An Appraisal of Forensic Science Evidence in Criminal Proceedings, Greenway Press (2001); The Investigative and Evidential Uses of Cheiloscopy (Lip Prints), Criminal Law Bulletin (2011); and The Evidence of Children, Criminal Law Bulletin (2008). His current research interests include forensic science evidence, neurocriminology, children and the law, offender profiling, terrorism, and socio-legal studies.

Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Authored by Norbert Ebisike

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
202 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063217
ISBN-10: 1620063212
BISAC: Law / Criminal Law / General

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Controversies-in-Crimino…

Whelan and Brode help you tap the Hollywood star within

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Jim Whelan and Doug Brode’s self-help book “Star Power — Creating Success Hollywood Style!”

sp_fcAbout the Book:
Whelan and Brode introduce the “SDP Model” (Scripting, Directing, Performing) to help you be more successful in your life.

As a corporate leadership development and training professional for the past twenty years, Jim Whelan has created and delivered many powerful programs to help attendees at all levels reach peak performance. Inspiring frontline team members and leaders alike, Jim is also a dynamic retreat leader and keynote speaker focused on personal and team performance in the areas of: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Service, Coaching, Selling, Whole-Mind thinking, Team Problem solving and, of course, Star Power at Work! Learn more at www.starpowerbook.com.

Douglas Brode is a novelist, graphic novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian and multi-award-winning journalist. He teaches at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Department of Television-Film-Digital Media, during the fall semesters and at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Department of Philosophy and Classics in the winter and spring. He has written for popular publications as varied as ROLLING STONE and TV GUIDE and academic journals including CINEASTE and TELEVISION QUARTERLY. Among his most recent books are ROD SERLING AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Barricade), DREAM WEST: POLITICS AND RELIGION IN COWBOY MOVIES (University of Texas Press, Austin), DRACULA’S DAUGHTERS: THE FEMALE VAMPIRE ON FILM (Scarecrow), and “PATSY!” THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD (Sunbury).

Contents:
Act I
Scene 1: Life Imitating Art
Scene 2: Creating Your Character
Scene 3: Something to Shoot For
Scene 4: The Protagonist’s Plan
Scene 5: You Are What You Learn

Act II
Scene 6: Enter the Director
Scene 7: Great Expectations
Scene 8: Bring it On
Scene 9: The Power of Vision
Scene 10: The Direct Approach

Act III
Scene 11: In the Spotlight
Scene 12: To Be or Not to Be
Scene 13: Talent Show
Scene 14: In the Heat of the Moment
Scene 15: For the Love of It

Denouement
Scene 16: Your Destiny

Appendix

Star Power: Creating Success Hollywood Style!

Authored by JIm Whelan, Authored by Douglas Brode

List Price: $19.95

5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
304 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063187
ISBN-10: 1620063182
BISAC: Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Star-Power-9781620063187…

Wubbies spotted singing in hair salons!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Speckled Egg Press, the young childrens imprint for Sunbury Press, has releasedMax’s Clips, a bedtime story for pre-K children featuring the lovable wubbies – colorful stuffed animal-like characters that bring joy to young children.

mc_fcAbout the book:
Do you remember your first hair cut? If you had a friend like Willie, you’d remember the courage that you felt during your first experience of getting your hair cut. In this story of bravery, Max learns that he can do more than Max thought—only with the encouragement that he feels from his friend Willie the wubbie.

About the Author:
Amanda C. Brown is a third grade teacher in central Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, Matt, and her sons, Sammy and Maxon. Although her journey with the wubbies began more than four years ago, when Sammy was born, she’s excited to continue sharing more amazing adventures with the wubbies and their friends to readers all around the world. Amanda and her wubbies will make you smile as you imagine the amazing things that the wubbies can do!

About the Illustrator:

Jose Archeval is a United States army veteran who truly enjoys drawing. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his loving girlfriend Donna. Jose has enjoyed drawing cartoons and taking art classes to pursue his love of illustrating. Although this book is only Jose’s second experience in illustrating a children’s book, Jose has truly enjoyed the journey and looks forward to illustrating many more adventures of wubbies and their stories in the future.

Max’s Clips

Authored by Amanda C. Brown, Illustrated by Jose Archeval

List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
26 pages
Speckled Egg Press
ISBN-13: 978-1620063484
ISBN-10: 1620063484
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / General

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Maxs-Clips-9781620063484…

Ted Brusaw's "The Roar of Battle" is a Civil War panorama

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Ted Brusaw’s Civil War novel “The Roar of Battle,” a literary panorama of the Civil War as seen from the eyes of characters on both sides of the conflict.

trob_fcAbout the Book:
This book tells the story of the daily lives of men on the front lines during the Civil War and the effects of the war on them and their families.  It is about how each man fought his own demons from battle to never-ending battle and coped with reality of war.  And it is about the lasting effects of the war on the men who survived it.  In short, it tells the story of the America of that period.

The main characters are men from different states and backgrounds, each bringing distinctive personalities and allegiances to the struggle.  The story covers the entire war, from Bull Run to Appomattox Court House.

About the Author:
Ted Brusaw has earned his living as a writer since college, working in advertising, public relations, technical writing, and writing college textbooks on these subjects.  He is currently at work on a novel of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The Roar of Battle: A Civil War Novel

Authored by Ted Brusaw

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
296 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063521
ISBN-10: 1620063522
BISAC: Fiction / Historical

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Roar-of-Battle-97816…

Sunbury Press bookstore to open February 1 in Mechanicsburg

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press, the book publisher of trade paperbacks and eBooks located at 50 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg (www.sunburypress.com), is celebrating its tenth year in business in 2014. Sunbury’s books feature established and emerging authors in many fiction and nonfiction categories and are sold through leading booksellers worldwide.

Standing room only...

Standing room only…

“2013 was our best year ever,” said co-owner Lawrence Knorr. “Our sales topped all prior years and we exhibited at Book Expo America in New York City. We also held several great events at our Mechanicsburg office.”

Sunbury Press has grown rapidly over the years and now publishes, on average, 70 books a year, having over 200 titles and 120 authors under management.

“We are a traditional press, not a vanity press,” explained co-owner Tammi Knorr. “We receive over 1,000 manuscript proposals a year and select only the best for publication. We do not charge our authors to publish. Instead, we invest in the manuscript by editing, designing and formatting it into a high quality finished product at our expense. We then pay our authors royalties on the sales.”

Some of Sunbury Press’s best-selling titles include “Pit Bulls” by Anthony Julien, a compilation of historic photos of pit bulls with

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

their families, the “Keystone Tombstones” series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley, documenting the lives and graves of famous people buried in Pennsylvania, Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last,” revealing the fate of the aviatrix, lost in the South Pacific,” and Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao,” recording the last engagement between battleships in World War 2. In addition to local, regional and world history, the company publishes historical fiction, action adventure, murder mysteries, horror, literary fiction, children’s, self-help, sports and etc.

The Knorrs have decided to up the ante in 2014, converting their office, which had been a showroom and event space, into a full-fledged Sunbury Press bookstore.

“We had a lot of success with our author events – especially on First Fridays,” said Lawrence. “We had people standing out on the sidewalk trying to hear our authors who were presenting inside. While the vast majority of our sales are online and through bookstores around the world, we have had a number of local people who just want to stop in to buy our books. Our books sold well at our events, so we’ve invested in shelves and fixtures and will be offering all of our titles all of the time at our 50 West Main Street location.”

The new Sunbury Press retail store opens February 1st. Store hours are Tuesday thru Friday 10-5 and Saturday from 9 to 2.

ktcw_pub“We will also be holding events on most First Fridays,” said Tammi. “Those Fridays, we’ll stay open until 10 pm.”

Sunbury Press will be offering special deals available only to walk-in customers, such as bargain books and buy-one-get-one free offers. There will also be a limited number of used books not published by Sunbury Press.

For more information, please see www.sunburypress.com, or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunbury-Press-Books/143239….

"Pit Bulls" book generates charitable donations for pit bull rescues

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has distributed donations to eight pit bull rescues across the nation. The donations were generated based on sales of the book “Pit Bulls” by Anthony Julian. The beneficiaries were:

Speranza Animal Rescue of Mechanicsburg, PA

Pit Bull Rescue Central of Fulton, MO

Missouri Put Bull Rescue of Independence, MO

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (PA)

York County SPCA of York, PA

Indy Pit Crew of Indianapolis, IN

Perry County Animal Rescue of Millerstown, PA

Best Friends Furever of Harrisburg, PA

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

About the Book:

Pit Bulls: Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them

Author Anthony Julian opens a time capsule for us concerning the history of the oft-maligned Pit Bull.  Through old photographs and personal anecdotes, Julian paints a history of the breed very different from the contemporary misconceptions flamed by the popular media fear machine. He focuses on the history of the Pit Bull in American society, including acting as sentry over dead Civil War soldiers and co-star on “The Little Rascals.”  This book is lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs.

This is the first in a series of books showcasing vintage photographs of people with their beloved pit bulls.

Pit Bulls: Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them

Authored by Anthony M. Julian

List Price: $11.95
8.25″ x 8.25″ (20.955 x 20.955 cm)
Black & White Bleed on Cream paper
76 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062111
ISBN-10: 1620062119
BISAC: Pets / Dogs / General
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Pit-Bulls-9781620062111.htm

Mike Campbell is the Sunbury Press Author of the Year for 2013 — Other “Sunnies” winners announced

Mechanicsburg, PA — Mike Campbell’s thoroughly researched solution to the Amelia Earhart mystery, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, was the top selling book for Sunbury Press in 2013, taking Sunny awards for overall sales and for the nonfiction category. Karim El Koussa’s Jesus the Phoenician, questioning the origins of Jesus Christ, was a close second. The Sunny for the top fiction book of 2013 went to John Cressler for his Emeralds of the Alhambra.  Anthony Julian, author of Pit Bulls, won Emerging Author of the Year. Following are the top books for 2013:

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for 2013 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
2 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Christian
3 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical Memoir
4 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
5 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian Pets
6 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
7 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
8 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley History / Biography
9 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley History / Biography
10 “Patsy!” – The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald Douglas Brode HIstorical Fiction
11 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
12 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley & Knorr War Biography
13 Of Guilt and Innocence John Scanlan Police Procedural
14 Five Drops of Estrogen Nirmal Joshi Biography / Memoir
15 Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known Mack Allen Smith Music
16 In the Shadow of a Mountain Susan Daigneault War Biography
17 Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons Linnea Jepson Cookbook
18 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Self-Help
19 The Closer Alan Mindell Literary Fiction
20 That Night at Surigao Ernest Marshall History

Controversial "Jesus the Phoenician" tops Sunbury Press bestseller list for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Jesus the Phoenician, Karim El Koussa’s well-researched alternative history regarding the origins of Jesus Christ, ranked #1 due to international export sales. Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank took the second spot with their self-help book What to Do About Mama: A Guide to Caring for Aging Family Members, thanks to author activities.

jtp_fcSunbury Press’s sales for 2013 were up 15% over 2012. EBook sales were up only 6% over last year, significantly lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the 4th quarter were up 1% compared to the same period in 2012.

Judi Markowitz’s The View from Four Foot Two, debuted at #3, thanks to strong advance sales, including to Europe.

Tony Julian’s Pit Bulls: Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them moved up the rankings, taking #4 on the list, due to sales to dog enthusiasts.

Madelyn Killion’s At the End of the Day, a novella about a nosy postman, grabbed #5 thanks to author activities.

Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last moved up on the list, taking #6, thanks to bookstore and library sales.

John Lindermuth’s Digging Dusky Diamonds, a history of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, ranked #7 due to sales in the Shamokin area.

Pink Flamingos All Around, Dr. Matt Anderson’s humorous and educational children’s book about the pink birds, nabbed the 8th position

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

thanks to author activities and bookstore sales.

Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to the rankings, taking #9 on the list, due to sales in the southwestern US.

Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, The Closer, returned to the rankings, notching #10 on the list, due to steady sales on all fronts.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Fiction  – At the End of the Day by Madelyn Killion
Horror/Mystery – A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone
Children/YA – Pink Flamingos All Around by Matt Anderson
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – What to Do About Mama? by Matthews and Blank
Metaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Education Behind Bars by Christopher Zoukis

tvf4f2_fcThe company released six new titles during the month of December:
A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone, The View from Four Foot Two by Judi Markowitz, Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure by Steve Kious, An American Hiroshima by Don Wulffson,GXM731 by Terry Ray and Stink Bomb by Ricky Bruce.

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