Michael Barton’s humorous “Shitepoke” debuts as Brown Posey Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March for its literary fiction imprint, BROWN POSEY PRESS. Michael Barton’s humorous fictional ethnography of the Shipoke, aka Shitepoke, a neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ranked number one.  Tory Gates took the second position with his novel Live from the Cafe. Robert Barksy’s entertaining novel Hatched about a counterfeiting ring that starts in a gourmet restaurant in New York took the third spot. William F. Lee’s grief memoir All My Heroes Are Gone slipped to #4.

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for March 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Shitepoke Michael Barton Literary Fiction
2 5 Live from the Cafe Tory Gates Gay & Lesbian Fiction
3 2 Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
4 1 All My Heroes Are Gone William F Lee Grief Memoir
5 Roadman Stefan May Poetry
6 Contemporary Photo Impressionists T K McCoy Art
7 Pass the Pierogies Mike Breslin Ethnic Memoir
8 Redemption Courtney Frey Memoir
9 Sanctuary Dishonored Robin Lee Art History
10 Images of Italy T K McCoy Art

Barton’s book was boosted by initial release activity. Gates’ book was helped by his hosting of the Brown Posey Books radio podcast. Lee’s book has performed well due to author activities in his local area of Texas. Barksy’s book has been selling through online retailers. The remaining backlist titles received activity due to social media mentions.
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