MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Raising Monarchs,” Sue Fox McGovern’s book about raising butterflies in the backyard, was #1 thanks to author events in Illinois. Dennis Herrick’s “Winter of the Metal People,” a historical novel about the Tiguex War in New Mexico ranked #2 due to author events in that state.
Sunbury’s sales for July 2013 were up 19% over July 2012, making it the best July ever for the company. Year to date, sales are up 32% over last year. EBook sales continued to be flat while print sales were up. “The eBook trend continues,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “The Nook platform is down 54% this month as compared to last year. Kindle is also down a bit. Our sales increase is primarily due to direct sales from our eCommerce site.”
Dr. Nirmal Joshi’s newly released “Five Drops of Estrogen,” a memoir about the female influences in his life, grabbed the 3rd spot thanks to author activity
“The Closer,” Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, took the 4th spot thanks to online sales.
John Cressler’s “Emeralds of the Alhambra,” last month’s #1, slipped to 5th, but continues to sell steadily.
Markus Roberts’ “More Bread Please” ranked 6th due to author events.
The Joe’s — Farrell and Farley — took the 7th spot with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” thanks to interest in the Gettysburg 150th anniversary.
David Parmalee’s “The Sea is a Thief” slotted at #8 thanks to summer sales along the Virginia coast.
Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” moved up a notch, taking #9 on the list, thanks to continued steady sales.
The late Linnea Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen” cookbook nabbed #10 thanks to online sales.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir – “Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi
Fiction – “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick
Horror/Mystery – “A Dead Issue” by John Evans
Children/YA – “In the Field” by Joanne Risso
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Raising Monarchs” by Sue Fox McGovern
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson
The company released six new titles during the month of July:
“The Book of Zane” by Tess Almendarez Lojacono
“The Lust for Reverence” by A. Gimbernat
“A Dead Issue” by John Evans
“Love, Sex and Other Near Death Experiences” by Michael Brown
“Wild Life” by C. A. Masterson
“Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi
For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
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