"Monarchs" rule the July bestseller list at Sunbury Press

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.

rm_fcSunbury’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:
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

Doug Brode's Kennedy assassination novel "Patsy!" goes national – Sunbury's April bestsellers

Mechanicsburg, PA – “Patsy!”, Doug Brode’s nonfiction novel relating Lee Harvey Oswald’s perspective on the Kennedy assassination,  was #1 upon release thanks to media attention, including the Dennis Miller show. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls,” a collection of vintage photos of these pets and their families ranked #2 due to heavy interest from dog shelters and dog rescue supporters.

"Patsy!" by Douglas Brode

“Patsy!” by Douglas Brode

Sunbury Press experienced its best April ever. In fact, it was the company’s best month since December 2011 and the best non-holiday month in its history!  Sales for April 2013 were up 92% over April 2012, with growth in eBooks outpacing growth in print. “We’re moving at a good clip heading into BEA,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “Sales are up 52% year-to-date. We continue to expand our distribution channels and grow our direct-to-consumer and direct-to-store sales.”

The late Linnea Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” has been selling briskly since the author’s unexpected passing. A second print run is being contemplated by her heirs.

“Emeralds of the Alhambra,” John Cressler’s soon-to-be released historical novel about religious harmony in medieval Spain has been bolstered by advance sales.

Susan Emmi’s newly released “As a Guest of Clive Barnes – Journeys through the Ballet with Clive Barnes and Others,” grabbed the 5 spot due to author activities in New York City.

Jess Steven Hughes’ novel “The Sign of the Eagle,” set in ancient Rome, was #6 in sales thanks to author activities.

“The 3-5-7 Model,” Darla Henry and Associates’ program to counsel grieving children, took the 7 spot thanks to author events.

“In the Shadow of a Mountain,” Susan Dahlgren Daigneault’s memoir about her famous father, WW2 hero Ed Dahlgren, “The Sergeant York of Maine,” stayed on the chart at #8 thanks to author appearances.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” continues to sell well, taking #9 on the list.

Steve Troutman’s “Tulpehocken Trail Traces,” detailing the remnants of the old Indian path from Shamokin to Conrad Weiser’s homestead returned to the chart thanks to author appearances.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Fiction  – “Patsy!” by Doug Brode
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “The Ghosts of Laurelford” by Margaret Meacham
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

The company released five new titles during the month of April:
“Pit Bulls” by Anthony Julian
“As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
“A Matter of Love in da Bronx” by Paul Argentini
“Patsy!” by Doug Brode
“Translations of Favorite German and English Poems” by Fritz VonderHeiden

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time 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

Visionary author, yoga instructor and nutritionist remembered

Wyomissing, PA – Linnea Lindberg Jepsen, 80, died April 11, 2013, in her Wyomissing residence.

LinneasKitchen_pubBorn in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence J.V. and Evelyn (Boettger) Lindberg.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bucknell University.

Linnea was a certified yoga instructor and nutritionist. A visionary, she shared a lifestyle of respect for self, Mother Earth and the fine balance of foods with which we nourish ourselves. Linnea was the author of “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” published by Sunbury Press.

She is survived by her six children: Jesse, Wyomissing, Andrew, husband of Julie, Oconomowoc, WI, John, husband of Marcia, Wyomissing, Carol, wife of James Walker, Franconia, NH, Christina, wife of David Maier, Sandy OR and Joanna Jepsen, Reno NV; her brother, Robert, husband of Patti Lindberg, Ketchum, ID; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held earlier today, at 2 p.m., in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading. Burial was at the Charles Evans Cemetery . Fellowship was held at The Yoga Inlet following the service. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.

Ancient ayurvedic recipes and techniques the subject of Linnea Jepson's new cookbook

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Linnea Jepson’s cookbook “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” featuring ancient recipes and techniques meant to improve nutrition and health.

From Linnea:
Please join my current cooking class to establish a new sense of awareness of the importance of whole food, its preparation and consumption. We will focus on your personal health and develop common sense wellness routines to reinstate your physical body to balance and youthful vitality. Take your place at the table – you are all invited! We will do this together.

Consider these important issues:
• If you care about the “home” you provide for your indomitable Spirit,
• If you care about the inconvenience of being ill, feeling awful but needing to keep going,
• If you care about living a long healthy life full of vitality and freshness,
• If you want to participate personally in ‘cleaning out’ and ‘greening up’ your body,
• If you care about investing in your Self, which in turn more effectively serves all those you love,
• If you care about the increase of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity,
• If you care about driving down the mounting health care costs in these beleaguered times,
• If you care about cleaning up your personal environment. . . this is part of your eating consciousness.

You should seriously consider the concepts and recipes in this cook book which you will use and refer to for the rest of your life!!

I am passionate about Food, Ayurveda, and Svaroopa® Yoga. These are sister sciences that are meant to support each other. The Ayurvedic principles of food preparation and eating are the “common sense” way of nurturing and nourishing your body, so basic and so simple. These ancient teachings come to us directly from the Mother Divine, providing the cosmic memory of the Universe to create your body’s own inner healing and dynamic well being using “food as medicine.”

Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons
Authored by Linnea Jepson
List Price: $29.95
6″ x 8.875″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Spiral Bound
Color on White paper
236 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061282
ISBN-10: 1620061282
BISAC: Cookbooks/International/Ayervedic

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Linneas-Kitchen-Yummy-Ay…