MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February, 2016. Darla Henry’s grief counseling workbook for the 3-5-7 Model, took the top spot. Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure, by the late Beth Lancione and illustrator Kathy Haney, grabbed the second spot.
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February, 2016 (by Revenue)|
|1||—||The 3-5-7 Model Workbook||Darla Henry||Grief Counseling|
|2||NEW||Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure||Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney||Childrens|
|3||12||Between Good and Evil||R Michael Phillips||Detective Thriller|
|4||—||Where Elephants Fought||Bridget Smith||Historical Fiction|
|5||—||Blue Lines Up In Arms||James Craig Atchison||Detective Thriller|
|6||2||The Bipolar Millionaire||John E Wade II||Biography|
|7||—||The Wolf of Britannia Part I||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|8||16||The B Team||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|9||20||The Closer||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|10||—||The Lurking Man||Keith Rommel||Psycho Thriller|
|11||—||Rabid Philanderer’s, Inc.||Nancy Williams||Thriller Fiction|
|12||28||Perilous Journey||Ted Brusaw||Historical Fiction|
|13||5||Choice of Enemies||M A Richards||Spy Thriller|
|14||—||The Cursed Man||Keith Rommel||Psycho Thriller|
|15||NEW||Sucked Into Cyberspace||Ricky Bruce||YA Fiction|
|16||13||Murder in Tuxedo Park||William Lemanski||Detective Thriller|
|17||3||Capital Murder||Chris Papst||Investigation|
|18||30||That Night at Surigao||Ernie Marshall||History|
|19||9||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last||Mike Campbell||History|
|20||26||Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess||Barbara Trainin Blank||Biography|
|21||—||Prohibition’s Prince||Guy Graybill||History|
|22||—||Going Home||Sharon Marchisello||Thriller Fiction|
|23||—||Lost in the Shadow of Fame||William Lemanski||Biography|
|24||10||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||War Memoir|
|25||—||Fatal Snow||Robert Walton||Thriller Fiction|
|26||—||Keep it Blue||Haley Dean||Thriller Fiction|
|27||21||The Keeper of the Crows||Kyle Alexander Romines||Thriller Fiction|
|28||—||Prince and the Paupers||Guy Graybill||History|
|29||17||The Sign of the Eagle||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|30||27||Pit Bulls||Anthony Julian||History|
Sunbury Press has wrapped up its best February ever. Compared to last February, sales were up 18%. Year-to-date, sales are up slightly less than 10% versus last year. So far, it is the best start ever for the company. EBook sales continued their slide, dropping 25% from February 2015, and 15% year-to-date. Ebook sales have collapsed 70% from February 2013, three years ago.
“The 3-5-7 Model Workbook” grabbed the top spot thanks to the use of the book in the author’s consulting and seminar practice. The late Beth Lancione’s childrens book “Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure” was released in February, and benefitted from family events. Recently released R. Michael Phillips’ thriller “Between Good and Evil” showed thanks to author release events in the Philadelphia area. “Where Elephants Fought,” Bridget Smith’s historical novel about Confederate General Earl Van Dorn’s mysterious death moved up to #4 thanks to ongoing interest in the Vicksburg, Mississippi area. James Craig Atchison’s hockey/detective thriller “Blue Lines Up in Arms” ratcheted to #5 due to author events and activities. John E Wade II’s “The Bipolar Millionaire” held on the list at #6, buttressed by author publicity efforts. Jess Steven Hughes grabbed two spots with his Roman historical fiction, taking #7 with “The Wolf of Britannia Part I” and #29 with “The Sign of the Eagle.” Hughes continues to make his rounds of bookstores in the Pacific northwest. Allen Mindell also reserved two spots with his popular sports fiction titles, #8 “The B Team” and #9 “The Closer.” Mindell continues to prosper from appearances in southern California. Keith Rommel’s convention activity and movies pushed two of his titles up the list. “The Lurking Man” just made the top 10, while “The Cursed Man” was at #14. Both films are expected out in the next 12 to 18 months. Nancy Williams’ recently released “Rabid Philadenderer’s, Inc.” jettisoned to #11 thanks to orders from upstate Pennsylvania. The late Ted Brusaw’s novel about Benedict Arnold, “Perilous Journey,” climbed to #12 thanks to promotional efforts by his widow. Lucky #13 went to M. A. Richards and his spy thriller “Choice of Enemies” thanks to author promotional activities. Ricky Bruce’s new YA release “Sucked Into Cyberspace” debuted at #15 due to author activities in the San Jose, California region. William Lemanski has benefitted from the sales of his murder mystery, “Murder in Tuxedo Park,” very popular in his Tuxedo Park, New York hometown. The book was #16 in the rankings, pulling up his biography of Kermit Roosevelt, “Lost in the Shadow of Fame,” which returned to the list at #23. Investigative reporter Chris Papst’s “Capital Murder,” about the mayoral scandal in Harrisburg, continues to sell steadily in Pennsylvania’s capital city, taking #17. “That Night at Surigao,” Ernie Marshall’s naval history of the last battle of battleships in World War II grabbed #18 thanks to ongoing interest in the subject matter. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continues to sell steadily, ranking #19. “Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess,” about the Harrisburg pioneering entrepreneur, benefitted from author Barbara Blank’s television appearance, taking #20. Guy Graybill was back in the rankings at #21 and #28 with his Prince Farrington biographies “Prohibition’s Prince” and “Prince and the Paupers.” Guy has been making his rounds again in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area. Sharon Marchisello’s Alzheimers thriller “Going Home” jumped to #22 thanks to author appearances. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir, “Call Sign Dracula,” continues to sell well, including overseas, taking #24. Robert Walton’s humorous adventure/thriller “Fatal Snow” was boosted by author appearances, returning to the rankings at #25. Haley Dean took #26 with her thriller “Keep it Blue” thanks to ongoing author online efforts. Kyle Romines’ thriller “Keeper of the Crows” slipped to #27, holding on thanks to sales in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Anthony Julian clung to #30 with his “Pit Bulls” compilation of historic photos of the breed. Julian’s book was popular over the Christmas season, but has faded of late.
The company sold 110 other titles, 140 in all, during the month of February, with the strongest performances in the history and historical fiction categories. Online sales continue to dominate over brick and mortar bookstores.
The company released two new titles during the month of February.
|SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for February, 2016|
|Sucked Into Cyberspace||Ricky Bruce||YA Fiction|
|Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure||Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney||Childrens|
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