Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” “fourpeats” as the Sunbury Press bestseller for November

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” “fourpeats” as the Sunbury Press bestseller for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It took the top spot for the fourth month in a row. Newly released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast was runner-up. Five other new releases were in the top 10 including Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron, Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory, Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades, John Hoptak’s Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock, and Chicken Bone Beach a history of Atlantic City’s segregated Missouri Avenue beach by Cheryl Brooks. Vietnam memoirs Call Sign Dracula and Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam continue to sell well, placing 4th and 5th.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for November 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 NEW The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
3 NEW The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
4 2 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
5 3 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
6 NEW Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
7 NEW Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
8 NEW Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
9 17 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
10 NEW Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
11 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
12 7 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
13 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
14 4 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
15 16 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
16 23 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Pets
17 There’s Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
18 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
19 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
20 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
22 13 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
23 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
24 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
25 15 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk sales following the former Congressman’s appearances on Fox and Friends and Morning Joe. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast. The Vietnam titles continue to ride the recent wave of the Ken Burns special on the subject. The new titles were all helped by author activities and release publicity.

C. James Gilbert’s historical novel “A Second Revolution” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

C. James Gilbert’s historical novel “A Second Revolution” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. C. James Gilbert’s A Second Revolution, the 3rd book in The Langdon Trilogy about American Civil Rights took the top spot. Mark Mitten took 2nd and 8th with his two Western novels, Hard to Quit and Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave.  Jess Steven Hughes grabbed three spots on the top 15 with his historical novels set in Ancient Rome. Sherry Knowlton took two spots with her Alexa Williams murder mystery novels that have political twists. Wade Fowler’s newly released Compass Island Incident, providing an alternate history to the JFK assassination, debuted at 4th.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for November 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 A Second Revolution C James Gilbert Historical
2 15 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
3 Ded Reckoning William F Lee Espionage Thriller
4 NEW The Compass Island Incident Wade Fowler Detective Thriller
5 3 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
6 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
7 10 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
8 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
9 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag Historical YA
10 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
11 8 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
12 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
13 7 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical
14 1 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
15 Patsy! Doug Brode Historical

Gilbert’s novel A Second Revolution took the top spot due to author activities. Jess Steven Hughes had three titles on the list due to his ongoing book signings. The others were helped by ebook and online sales.

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was slipped to second place. Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Sinful Man took 3rd and 5th place. Thomas Malafarina placed 4th with his horror novel What Waits Beneath.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller
3 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Horror
5 5 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities, including a television program on the Travel Channel. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals. Malafarina also performed well on the Kindle platform.
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“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side. Livingston also took the 4th spot with last month’s bestseller Messages from Beyond.  Lebanese author Karim El Koussa slotted into 2nd place with his controversial history Jesus the Phoenician and held fifth with his historical novel Pythagoras the Mathemagician. This month’s new entry, The Dream Alchemist by Anna-Karin Bjorklund, is a metaphysical travel memoir.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
2 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
3 NEW The Dream Alchemist Anna-Karin Bjorklund Metaphysical Travel
4 1 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 5 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction

Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. McClellan’s books were bolstered by author activities in the Harrisburg area. El Koussa’s books have been helped by exports
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William F. Lee’s grief memoir “All My Heroes Are Gone” repeats as Brown Posey Press bestseller for November

William F. Lee’s grief memoir “All My Heroes Are Gone” repeats as Brown Posey Press bestseller for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its literary fiction imprint, BROWN POSEY PRESS. William F. Lee’s touching grief memoir about the loss of his wife after a long marriage, All My Heroes Are Gone,  ranked number one for the second month in a row.  The Heatstroke Line, Edward Rubin’s climate fiction novel, was second.  Christina Burns moved up two notches to third with her memoir A Journey Called Life.

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 All My Heroes Are Gone William F Lee Grief Memoir
2 The Heatstroke Line Edward Rubin Climate Fiction
3 5 A Journey Called Life Christina Burns True Crime Memoir
4 Strange Magin Catherine Jordan, et al Short Stories
5 Live from the Cafe Tory Gates Literary Fiction

Lee’s book has performed well due to author activities in his local area of Texas. The other titles were bolstered by online sales.