Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, climbed to 1st place upon its release.  Jeffrey Geiger’s German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California debuted at #2. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the third spot. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #4. Joe Regenbogen’s brand new The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #5.  Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula held the 6th spot. John L. Moore had ten of the spots in the bottom half with his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series.

 

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for March 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 9 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
2 NEW German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Jeffrey Geiger History
3 1 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
4 3 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
6 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
7 12 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
8 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
9 11 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
11 14 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
12 8 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 23 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
15 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
17 25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
18 17 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
19 21 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
20 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
21 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
22 The Relations of Isaac Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
23 20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
25 22 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History

A Short Season was boosted by regional support and author events. Geiger’s book was helped by author activities. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Call Sign Dracula benefited from the release of the audiobook. Moore’s books sell steadily thanks to author events and regional retailers.

Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the top spot for the second month in a row. Charles Kniffen’s Vietnam memoir, Fifty Years in a Foxhole was second. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last climbed to #3. Embattled Freedom, Jim Remsen’s recounting of the underground railroad and Civil War service of African Americans from Waverly, Pennsylvania, was 4th. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the list in the 5th spot. Steve Troutman returned to the rankings, taking 6th place with his popular Tulpehocken Trail Traces. Lawrence Knorr’s Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank slipped a bit to 7th place in advance of its release. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam climbed back to 8th. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped to 9th in advance of its release. Troutman’s The Penn’s Manor of Spread Eagle rounded out the top ten.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
2 NEW Fifty Years in a Foxhole Charles Kniffen Vietnam Memoir
3 11 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
4 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
5 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
6 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
7 2 Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank Lawrence Knorr Sports History
8 12 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
9 4 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
10 The Penn’s Manor of Spread Eagle … Steve Troutman History
11 6 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
12 10 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
13 NEW R.E.M.F. Van Carter Vietnam Memoir
14 9 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
15 The BANG Story BANG and Lawrence Knorr Biography
16 The Trevorton, Mahanoy, and Susquehanna Railroad Steve Troutman History
17 14 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
18 24 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
19 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
21 20 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
22 21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
23 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
24 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
25 19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History

The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Fifty Years in a Foxhole was boosted by release activities. Campbell’s Earhart book benefited from false claims that bones found in the South Pacific belonged to the lost aviatrix. Call Sign Dracula benefited from the release of the audiobook. Troutman’s books were boosted by author activities.

 

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for August. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It took the top spot. Embattled Freedom by Jim Remsen was runner-up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 8 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
3 2 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 3 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
5 1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 9 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush Lawrence Knorr History
7 12 The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
8 17 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely, Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
9 NEW The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
10 Seinsoth Steven Wagner Sports Biography
11 4 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
12 18 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson Genealogy
13 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
14 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
15 41 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
16 42 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Pets
17 NEW Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland Joseph Priestley History
18 20 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
19 21 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
20 The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History
21 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Juvenile Fiction
22 25 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
23 27 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
24 32 American Berserk Bill Morris History
25 31 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
26 29 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
27 37 The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook History
28 Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
29 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
30 40 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical Fiction
31 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
32 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
33 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
34 OneWay: The Message Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
35 44 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
36 History of Lykens Township, Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
37 Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
38 35 A Second Revolution C James Gilbert Historical Fiction
39 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
40 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
41 24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
42 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
43 Strange Magic Cathy Jordan (editor) Short Stories
44 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
45 Keep Turning Right Rick Dapp Self-Help
46 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
47 48 Hairy Men in Caves Marlin Bressi History
48 13 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
49 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History
50 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk advance sales as the author prepares for an October release. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom took #2 due to author appearances.  Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula placed #3 due to the sales of the Kindle version. Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib by Lawrence Knorr grabbed the fourth spot thanks to seasonal interest. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last slipped to #5 as it comes off of the publicity from the controversial History Channel program which drew most of its material from the book or complementary sources.

135 titles had sales this month.  Following are the leaders by imprint:

Imprint Title Author Category
Sunbury Press Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
Milford House Press Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
Brown Posey Press Strange Magic Cathy Jordan (editor) Short Stories
Hellbender Books Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
Ars Metaphysica Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
Speckled Egg Press The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Juvenile Fiction

The company released two new titles in August:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2017
The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland Joseph Priestley History
Amelia Earhart flies to the top – “The Truth at Last” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

Amelia Earhart flies to the top – “The Truth at Last” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for July. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last took the top spot. Call Sign Dracula by Joe Fair was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 3 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
2 1 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
3 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 2 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
5 NEW The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch, 4th Ed. Max Klinger Genealogy
6 NEW Live from the Cafe Tory Gates Literary Fiction
7 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
8 5 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
9 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush Lawrence Knorr History
10 NEW Cast Iron Town Signs of PA, 2nd Ed. N Clair Clawser History
11 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
12 The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
13 44 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
14 The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey, 4th Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
15 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
16 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
17 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely, Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
18 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson Genealogy
19 Had a Dying Fall J M West Thriller Fiction
20 35 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
21 8 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
22 13 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
23 14 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
24 30 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
25 23 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
26 16 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
27 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
28 19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
29 43 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
30 40 Hidden Dangers Robert Stout Current Events
31 28 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
32 American Berserk Bill Morris History
33 26 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
34 15 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
35 A Second Revolution C James Gilbert Historical Fiction
36 The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
37 The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook History
38 The Final Charge Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
39 25 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
40 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical Fiction
41 27 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
42 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Pets
43 Planet Jesus Volume One: Flesh and Blood Doug & Shawn Brode Science Fiction
44 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
45 34 History of Lykens Township, Volume I Gratz Historical Society History
46 There Is Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
47 Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys Steve Troutman Natural History
48 Hairy Men in Caves Marlin Bressi History
49 50 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
50 9 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction

Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last was #1 due to brisk sales following the airing of the controversial History Channel program which drew most of its material from the book or complementary sources. It has been the top-selling Amelia Earhart book on Amazon. Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula took #2 due to the introduction of a Kindle version. Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib by Lawrence Knorr grabbed the third spot thanks to seasonal interest. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam continued to sell well, slipping to #4. Max Klinger claimed the fifth spot with his 4th edition of The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch primarily due to orders from extended relations.

The company released eight new titles in July:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for July, 2017
Live from the Cafe Tory Gates Literary Fiction
Middle of the Road Benjamin Anderson Literary Fiction
Cast Iron Town Signs of PA 2 ed N Clair Clawser History
The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch, 4th Ed. Max Klinger Genealogy
The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle Alma Bond Thriller Fiction
Murder on the Streetcar Alma Bond Thriller Fiction
Who Killed Marcia Maynard? Alma Bond Thriller Fiction

 

Vietnam memoirs dominate. “Call Sign Dracula” wins the Sunbury Press bestseller race for June

Vietnam memoirs dominate. “Call Sign Dracula” wins the Sunbury Press bestseller race for June

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June. Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves: April 1969 to March 1970 took the top spot. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam: My Year as a Black Scarf  was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 8 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
2 1 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
3 5 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
4 9 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
5 6 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione Children’s Fiction
8 NEW The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
9 18 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
10 2 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Historical Fiction
11 32 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L Moore History
12 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
13 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
14 41 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
15 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
16 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
17 History of Lykens Township, Volume II Gratz Historical Society History
18 A Year of Change and Consequences Mark Singel History
19 47 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
20 16 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
21 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
22 39 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
23 17 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
24 34 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
25 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
26 42 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
27 33 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
28 14 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
29 37 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
30 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
31 NEW Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s William Cook History
32 40 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
33 Beagle Tales 6 Bob Ford Pets / Humor
34 History of Lykens Township, Volume I Gratz Historical Society History
35 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
36 46 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Pets / Humor
37 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Romines Thriller Fiction
38 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
39 38 The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley History
40 36 Hidden Dangers Robert Stout Current Events
41 The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
42 31 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
43 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
44 10 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
45 24 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
46 Pit Bulls 2 Anthony Julian History
47 Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
48 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
49 Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
50 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal

Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves: April 1969 to March 1970, was #1 due to rekindled interest with the eBook release. Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam, was #2 due to brisk sales, especially on the Kindle platform. Both memoirs have ranked in the top 10 of their Amazon category for many months. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last experienced renewed interest due to the History Channel documentary on the topic, coming it at #3. Steven Wagner’s baseball biography Seinsoth took #4 due to seasonal interest. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom continues to sell steadily, coming it at #5.

The company released only one new title in June:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2017
The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History

 

Children's book "Help Me!" by former teacher Sherri Maret is the Sunbury Press bestseller for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April. Sherri Maret’s children’s book Help Me! earned the top spot. Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess by Barbara Trainin-Blank was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for April, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
2 NEW Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
3 4 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
4 1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
6 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 7 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
9 NEW The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
10 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Childrens
11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
13 20 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
14 11 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
15 NEW The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
16 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
19 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
21 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
23 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
26 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
27 Dying for Vengeance J M West Murder Mystery
28 26 Darkness at First Light J M West Murder Mystery
29 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Murder Mystery
30 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

hm_fcSherri Maret’s Help Me!, about a humorous wildlife expedition to Africa, was the top seller thanks to author promotional activities. Mary Sachs by Barbara Trainin-Blank placed second due to a large order from a charitable organization. M. A. Richards’ Choice of Enemies inched up to #3 thanks to bookstore sales ahead of author appearances. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last slipped from the top spot to #4, as sales tailed a bit following release. Former Admiral Scot McCauley’s thriller Israel Under Siege debuted at #5 due to author activities. Where Elephants Fought, the Civil War historical fiction by Bridget Smith, returned to the list at #6 thanks to author events. Alan Mindell’s sports fiction titles The Closer (#7) and The B Team (#12) both returned to the list thanks to author appearances in California. Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure held steady at #8 due to promotional events. Michael Hawley’s The Ripper’s Haunts debuted at #9 thanks to excitement among ripper-aficionados. Dan Shutters’ The Mouse with the Broken Tail returned to the rankings at #10 due to a bulk order. Sheldon Munn’s Freemasons at Gettysburg notched #11 due to continued interest in the subject. Tory Gates’ A Moment in the Sun climbed to #13 thanks to author events. R. Michael Phillips’ thriller Between Good and Evil held steady at #14 due to author appearances. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man benefited from the new movie-themed cover, just released, boosting the book to #15. Terry Ray’s Orange Orbs book jumped to #16 due to an order from MUFON. Jess Stephen Hughes’ The Sign of the Eagle was #17 as the author continued to tour the Pacific Northwest. John L Moore took #’s 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26 with his Frontier Pennsylvania series. Moore’s books have received heavy orders from various retail outlets in the Susquehanna Valley. Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to #20 due to orders from New Mexico. J. M. West’s Carlisle Crime Capers series took #’s 27, 28, & 29 thanks to author activities. Ernie Marshall returned to the rankings at #30 with his naval history That Night at Surigao.

The company released seven new titles in April:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for April, 2016
The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess (paperback) Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
The Cursed Man (movie cover) Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Speculative Fiction
What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

"Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last" soars as Sunbury Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March, 2016. Mike Campbell’s 2nd edition of his Amelia Earhart book took the top spot. Dead of Summer by Sherry Knowlton grabbed the second spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for March, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
2 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
3 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
4 13 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
5 NEW The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
6 6 The Bipolar Millionaire John E Wade II Biography
7 2 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
8 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
9 The 3-5-7 Model Darla Henry Grief Counseling
10 24 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
11 3 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
12 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle Steve Troutman History
13 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
14 NEW The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
15 Beagle Tales 2 Bob Ford Pet Humor
16 Beagle Tales 4 Bob Ford Pet Humor
17 Beagle Tales 3 Bob Ford Pet Humor
18 Beagle Tales 5 Bob Ford Pet Humor
19 Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
20 NEW A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
21 A Darker Shade of Freedom C James Gilbert Historical Fiction
22 11 Rabid Philanderer’s, Inc. Nancy Williams Thriller Fiction
23 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Science
24 The Undecided Robin Donaruma YA Fiction
25 The Cogan Legend Robert Miller Historical Fiction
26 Darkness at First Light J M West Murder Mystery
27 Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Poetry/Photography
28 The Politics of Prevailing William Miller Education
29 Linnea’s Kitchen Linnea Jepson Cookbook
30 30 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History

amelia fcover 2The 2nd edition of “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” by Mike Campbell took the top spot thanks to continued interest in the missing aviatrix. Sherry Knowlton nabbed the next two spots with “Dead of Summer” at #2 and “Dead of Autumn” at #3 thanks to author activities. M A Richards’ “Choice of Enemies” climber to #4 due to book store events. Lawrence Knorr’s 2nd edition of “The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower” joined the rankings at #5 because of a large order for the Pennsylvania German Society event on June 4th honoring the former President and his Pennsylvania Dutch roots. John Wade’s biography “The Bipolar Millionaire” held at #6 thanks to author activities in New Orleans. Beth Lancione’s “Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure” slipped to #7 as orders tapered following the initial release. However, “Soloon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos” returned to #19 thanks to interest in the Antarctic release. Joe Harvey’s “From Blue Ground” rejoined the rankings at #8 due to author activities. Darla Henry’s “The 3-5-7 Model” took #9 thanks to orders from clinics. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” climbed to #10 because of author activities. Michael Phillips’ “Between Good and Evil” held at #11 thanks to bookstore orders in advance of signing events. Steve Troutman grabbed #12 and #13 with “The Penns’ Manor at Spread Eagle …” and “Tulpehocken Trail Traces” thanks to interest in the author’s events in the region. Robert Walton’s new release “The Mask of Minos” grabbed #14 due to author release activities. Bob Ford ranked #15, #16, #17 & #18 with Beagle Tales 2, 4, 3, & 5. Ford has had great responses when selling books at his dog trials. Tory Gates’ new release “A Moment in the Sun” debuted at #20 thanks to author events. C James Gilbert’s “A Darker Shade of Freedom” returned to the rankings at #21 as the author prepped for events. Nancy Williams’ “Rabid Philanderers” held on at #22 due to online sales. Sue Fox McGovern’s ” Raising Monarchs ranked #23 as seasonal orders from garden centers arrived. Robin Donaruma’s “The Undecided” climbed to #24 thanks to author activities. Robert Miller’s “The Cogan Legend” ranked #25 due to local interest. Joan West’s “Darkness at First Light” took #26 from book signing sales. Ashley Nichole’s “Found Still Lost” charted at #27 from sales at an author event in Hershey, PA. Dr. William Miller’s “The Politics of Prevailing” made the list at #28 thanks to sales to education professionals. Joanna Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen” cookbook sold out of it’s print run, taking #29. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” clung to #30 for the second straight month due to online sales.

The company released five new titles in March:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for March, 2016
A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
Amelia Earhart: The Truth At Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
The Rage of Kali Jack Adler Espionage Fiction

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

2nd edition of "Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last" contains new and updated information

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sunbury Press has released an updated second edition of Jacksonville native Mike Campbell’s classic Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, the seminal work about the fate of the famed aviatrix.

About the Book:
amelia fcover 2Nearly everything the American public has seen, read and heard in the media for nearly eighty years about the so-called Amelia Earhart mystery is intentionally false or inadvertently misleading. The widely accepted myth that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan during their ill-fated world-flight attempt in July 1937 is among the greatest aviation mysteries of the 20th century is an abject lie, the result of decades of government propaganda that continues unabated to this day.

The Second Edition of Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last adds two chapters, a new foreword, rarely seen photos, and the most recent discoveries and analysis to the mountain of overwhelming witness testimony and documentation presented in the first edition of Truth at Last. The result is the most compelling, comprehensive presentation of the indisputable facts that reveal the stark truth about the Marshall Islands and Saipan presence and deaths of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan – a tragic story that American’s ruling class still doesn’t want the public to know, for reasons revealed in Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last.

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last dismantles and debunks the popular theories that Amelia Earhart’s Electra crashed and sank off Howland Island on July 2, 1937, or landed at Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro, where the suddenly helpless fliers died of starvation on an island teeming with food sources.

The Truth at Last presents many remarkable new findings, eyewitness accounts and never published revelations from unimpeachable sources including three famous U.S. flag officers and iconic newsman and Earhart researcher Fred Goerner’s files that reveal the truth about Amelia’s death on Saipan, as well as the sacred cow status of this matter within the U.S. government and media establishment.

The Truth at Last answers the big questions about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, leaves no doubt about what happened to the doomed fliers, and is destined to take its rightful place as the definitive Earhart work.

Contents:
Introduction
Birth of a Legend
The Final Flight
The Search and the Radio Signals
Saipan, Thomas E. Devine, and NR 16020
The Saipan Witnesses
The Way to the Marshalls
The Marshall Islands Witnesses
Goerner’s Reversal and Devine’s Dissent
Saipan Veterans Come Forward
Earskin J. Nabers: The Unknown Eyewitness
Nabers and the Forrestal Connection
Gravesites
Griswold, Henson, and Burks
The Care and Nurture of a Sacred Cow
The Establishment’s Contempt for the Truth
Conclusion

About the Author:

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Mike Campbell spent nine years as an active-duty Navy print and broadcast journalist and 21 years as a Navy civilian writer and Air Force public affairs officer, retiring from federal service in 2008. Originally from College Park, Maryland, he is a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland.

After meeting Thomas E. Devine, author of EYEWITNESS:  The Amelia Earhart Incident in 1988, Campbell became convinced that Devine, Fred Goerner, Paul Briand Jr., and other Earhart researchers were correct when they proclaimed the presence and death of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on Saipan after their disappearance in July 1937. Fourteen years of collaboration with Devine producedWith Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart, published in 2002 by a small Ohio company.

His second book on the Earhart case, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last,published in June 2012, greatly expands upon the important eyewitness accounts of former American GIs who participated in the 1944 Battle of Saipan presented in With Our Own Eyes. According to Campbell, Truth at Last is the most focused, strident and compelling case for Earhart and Noonan’s Marshall Islands landing, followed by their deaths on Saipan ever written.

In addition to bringing together all the significant eyewitness and other witness accounts gathered by a multitude of investigators for the first time, Truth at Last presents many new findings, testimony and analysis, as well as never-before-published information from the late Fred Goerner’s forgotten files that reveals the ongoing, institutionalized cover-up of the truth about Amelia’s fate at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Amelia Earhart:The Truth at Last, completely debunks both the anachronistic, 78-year-old Navy-Coast Guard verdicts that Amelia Earhart’s Electra, NR 16020, crashed and sank in the central Pacific off Howland Island on July 2, 1937, as well as the currently fashionable falsehood that the fliers landed on Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Islands, where they perished from starvation.

He lives in north Jacksonville, Fla., with his wife, Nee and his cats.

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last: Second Edition
Authored by Mike Campbell
List Price: $19.95
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
380 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066683
ISBN-10: 1620066688
BISAC: Transportation / Aviation / History

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Amelia-Earhart-The-Truth…

Children's Trifecta — Solomon Screech Owl and Flying Pants take off — Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January, 2015. The late Beth Lancione’s Solomon Screen Owl Goes to the Galapagos was #1, followed by  Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight. Lola James claimed the third spot with Flying Pants. All were childrens books benefitting from Children’s Day at the Sunbury Press Store.

ssogttg_fcAbout Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos:
In the second of Solomon Screech Owl’s stories, Sollie travels, with help from some whales, to the Galapagos Islands, where he meets birds that seem very different from himself. As he gets to know them better, he comes to understand that they all have more in common than he first thought.

About the author & illustrator:
Beth and Kathy, with their husbands Mel Lancione and Gary Haney, visited the Galapagos Islands in 2005 and saw, at very close range, all of the fascinating creatures that Sollie encounters in this book.

Beth said, “A fellow traveler once told me, ‘If you go only one place in your life, go to Galapagos.’ I agree. I’ve been to many other places, but Galapagos is my favorite. I definitely wanted to show Sollie, and all of our readers, the wonders of these special, unique islands.”

Kathy said, “The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the earth’s unique birds and animals. There are few places in the world where you can have an upclose and personal interaction with wild creatures.

The Blue-Footed Boobies captured our imaginations, along with the iguanas, tortoises, and many other birds. We want to share our love of Galapagos with you.”

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos Beth Lancione Childrens
2 Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight Beth Lancione Childrens
3 Flying Pants Lola James Childrens
4 4 As the Paint Dries Carrie Wissler-Thomas Art History
5 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Relgious History
6 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
7 2 Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys Steve Troutman Earth History
8 9 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
9 11 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
10 NEW Beagle Tales 5 Bob Ford Pet Humor
11 Petrified Tanya Reimer YA Fiction
12 1 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
13 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
14 18 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
15 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler HIstorical Fiction
16 3 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
17 The Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railroad Steve Troutman History
18 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
19 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Action Adventure
20 Whimsy and Wry Guy Graybill Literary Fiction

fp_fcSunbury Press had its best January ever, up nearly 3x from last January, and 4.5% from December. It was the first time in 5 years that January sales topped December. Hardcover books grabbed the top 4 spots in the bestseller rankings, dominated by the Children’s category. Trade paperback sales were double hardcover sales, and remain the most popular format. EBooks have slipped to third, amounting to only 5% of all sales. Hardcover sales were over 6x the eBook sales. EBook sales were up over last month, however, by nearly 20% thanks to price increases implemented after Christmas.

The three children’s books were helped by the standing-room only Children’s Day event at the Sunbury Press Store — more successful than the 10th Anniversary Party with Keith Rommel, Brahm Gallagher, and Bang. Ten Percent of all sales from that day were donated to help the Lanciones following the death of Beth, the author of the Solomon Screech Owl series, and her husband Mel. As the Paint Dries, Carrie Wissler-Thomas’s history of the Art Association of Harrisburg, co-authored by Michael Barton, held at #4 due to demand at the Art Association. Karim El Koussa’s Jesus the Phoenician(#5) and The Phoenician Code (#19) took two spots on the list due to export orders to Lebanon. John Cressler’s due, Shadows in the Shining City and Emeralds of the Alhambra grabbed #6 and #15 due to author events. Steve Troutman’s Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleysheld at #7 thanks to author activities. Troutman also charted at #17 with The Trevorton, Mahanoy, and Mahantongo Railroad and #18 with Tulpehocken Trail Traces. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula climbed the rankings to #8 thanks to author appearances. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last inched up to #9 due to continued national media attention for the search for the aviatrix’s plane. Beagle Tales 5 debuted at #10 thanks to Bob Ford’s following. Petrified, the YA novel by Canadian Tanya Reimer, returned to the chart at #11 thanks to sales north of the border. Tony Julian’s Pit Bulls, available in both trade paperback and hardcover, slipped to #12 following a strong Christmas showing. Sharon Marchisello’s Going Home grabbed lucky #13 thanks to sales in the Southland in advance of her events. Winter of the Metal People, by Dennis Herrick, moved up to #14 thanks to author activities. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaga slipped to #16. Guy Graybill’s Whimsy and Wry rounded out the list, thanks to author activities.

The company released five new titles during the month of January

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SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for January, 2015
Malaformed Realities Volume 1 Thomas Malafarina Thriller Fiction
Beagle Tales 5 Bob Ford Pet Humor
Courting Doubt and Darkness J. M. West Thriller Fiction
The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
How to Achieve Peace of Mind Dorsman & Davis Mindfulness

For a list of Sunbury’s 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

A point of light emerges

by Mike Campbell, author of “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last”

amelia pubThe few Earhart enthusiasts who regularly read my blog (Earhart Truth) are aware that the second of the two major storylines that describe Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, the near-complete media blackout of the book, has greatly overshadowed its most important aspect – its presentation of the most comprehensive and compelling case ever for the presence and deaths of Amelia and Fred Noonan on Saipan.

I won’t go into details about all the radio hosts, newspaper people and bloggers who’ve pledged to help, only to back off and ignore me after they learn the unpleasant truth about the wretched ends of our two heroes almost 77 years ago. The ugly truth in the Earhart case simply doesn’t fit into the rose-colored worldview of most of our media types. It’s not PC and “it’s not artistic,” as Rosie Perez told Billy Hoyle, Woody Harrelson’s character in White Men Can’t Jump, as they argued about winning versus losing on a bus ride in South Central Los Angeles. And, for most of the rest, it’s just not important anymore, what happened to a pair of Americans who landed in the wrong place the Pacific in 1937 and paid for it with their lives. Now, of course, we have the continuing cover-up and mystification of the truth, which long ago became an accepted piece of our cultural furniture that none but a scant few even questions anymore.  And don’t forget, the wonderful Japanese people have been our best friends in the region since 1945, and we don’t want to re-open old wounds or embarrass our friends, would we?

At the risk of being accused of extreme redundancy and even sour grapes, I must say it again: The establishment’s aversion to the truth in the Earhart case is very real, and it has been  trending even worse than normal until only recently, when a distant point of light emerged from the most unexpected place I could have imagined.

In mid-December, Larry Knorr, Sunbury Press publisher, advised me that he had received a phone call from Kay Alley, vice chair of the Kansas Chapter of the Ninety- Nines, the international organization of licensed women pilots, with members from 35 countries and over 5,500 members worldwide. Ms. Alley asked Larry if she thought I might be interested in speaking at the Ninety-Nines South Central Section Fall Meeting, to be held in Wichita, Kansas, the last weekend of September, 2014. Is the Pope a Catholic? I’ve talked to Kay a few times already, thanked her profusely for this golden opportunity, and we’re on track for the last weekend in September. Kay also says that two other aviation groups that are having conferences at the same time in Wichita have expressed their interest in having me speak to them, so this could be even bigger than we initially envisioned.

Here’s more about the remarkable organization that is the Ninety- Nines, who elected  Amelia Earhart as their first president, taken directly from the Kansas Chapter’s website:

The organization came into being November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots had been invited to assemble for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. Louise Thaden was elected secretary and worked tirelessly to keep the group together as we struggled to organize and grow until 1931, when Amelia Earhart was elected as first president and the group was named for the 99 charter members.

Today Ninety-Nines are professional pilots for airlines, industry and government; we are pilots who teach and pilots who fly for pleasure; we are pilots who are technicians and mechanics. But first and foremost, we are women who love to fly!

Our Headquarters, located at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is home to our large archival records, video oral histories, personal artifacts, collections and memorabilia, and biographical files on thousands of women pilots from around the world. This is also the site of our 99s Museum of Women Pilots.

To say this elite group of women pilots is pure “establishment” would be an abject understatement.  The Ninety-Nines are universally respected as the ultimate group of professional female aviators – “aviatrixes” in the old parlance. For them to recognize the existence ofTruth at Last at all is more than any establishment organization, outside of a few chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Kiwanis group and some senior assisted living facilities in Jacksonville have done so far. But the Ninety-Nines carry serious weight, and others who have previously looked askance at this book may reconsider after the September event. This presupposes that my presentation will be good, and so I’ll do all I can to be as ready and professional as I can. I’ve already begun to assemble a comprehensive power point presentation that will tell the Truth at Last story in 90 minutes, and there’s plenty of time to polish it.

Finally we’re going to get a real break, an opportunity to make friends and influence people, all because just one woman likes my book, recognizes the truth and is in a place where she can make a difference. That’s all it takes, so basically it’s in God’s hands. Perhaps the most amazing irony of all –it’s almost impossible for me to label this a coincidence – is that the Kansas Chapter of the Ninety Nines is, of course, the chapter of Amelia’s state of birth.

A few others who want to help this cause are also beginning to emerge. David C. Henley, the publisher emeritus of the Lahontan Valley(Nevada) News, has promised to do a story for the Carson City newspaper, the Nevada Appeal, after he takes some photos of the old Garapan jail on Saipan during a forthcoming visit to the scene of the crime, and I’ll be on Truth Frequency Radio this Sunday, March 9 at 5 p.m., EDT.  A few other things are in the works, but it’s too early to announce anything.

So please stay tuned. As I’ve told Larry Knorr several times, “This book has not yet begun to fight!” Nor have I.