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)|
|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.
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)|
|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|
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.
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)|
|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.
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)|
|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
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)|
|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.