“The 1932 New York Yankees” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks for April/May 2020

“The 1932 New York Yankees” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks for April/May 2020

Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks (April – May 2020)
# Imp Author — Title Imprint
1 * Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees Sunbury Press
2 * Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife Brown Posey Press
3 Dan Joseph — Last Ride of the Iron Horse Sunbury Press
4 Lawrence Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic Sunbury Press
5 Jessica Weible — Dead Letters — Sunbury Press
6 Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last  2 ed Sunbury Press
7 Linda Schwab — Displaced — Sunbury Press
8 Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula Sunbury Press
9 Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America Sunbury Press
10 William Cook — Collision Course Sunbury Press
11 * Chris Fenwick — Fae — Hellbender Books
12 Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir.. Sunbury Press
13 Chris Fenwick – Wolf Hellbender Books
14 Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie Sunbury Press
15 Cynthia & W J Royce — The Road to Villa Page — Sunbury Press
16 * Barry Libin – The Vatican’s Vault Milford House Press
17 Doug Beed – Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam – Sunbury Press
18 Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders Hellbender Books
19 Charles Kniffen – Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Sunbury Press
20 Jason Altmire – Dead Center Sunbury Press
21 Tom Copeland — My War and Welcome to It — Sunbury Press
22 Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe Sunbury Press
23 * Fortress Publishing — Satan’s Petting Zoo — Verboten Books
24 Oxana Lapchuk — The Journalist — Sunbury Press
25 Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker — Milford House Press
26 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California  K… Sunbury Press
27 * Michele Livingston – Living in the Afterlife Ars Metaphysica
28 John Rayburn — The Remarkable Big Band Era Sunbury Press
29 Brad Bumsted – Keystone Corruption Continues Sunbury Press
30 Jyssica Schwartz – You Are Not Alone Sunbury Press
31 * Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
32 Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henrys Fork — Milford House Press
33 William & Amy Blocher — Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
34 Mark Singel — The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens — Milford House Press
35 John Scanlan – Of Guilt and Innocence Milford House Press
36 Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers Brown Posey Press
37 Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422  Ki… Sunbury Press
38 Idle Minds — Pennsylvania Patriots — Sunbury Press
39 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
40 Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer Milford House Press
41 Michael Hawley – The Ripper’s Haunts Sunbury Press
42 Sharon Marchisello — Secrets of the Galapagos — Milford House Press
43 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
44 J A Walsh – Purpose of Evasion Milford House Press
45 Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach Sunbury Press
46 Larry Lehmer — Bandstandland Sunbury Press
47 Oliver Seneca — When the Sky Goes Dark Hellbender Books
48 Virginia Brackett — In the Company of Patriots — Sunbury Press
49 Scott Stevens — Twister Town Milford House Press
50 Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks Sunbury Press
51 Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits Milford House Press
52 Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II Sunbury Press
53 Dennis Herrick – Winter of the Metal People Milford House Press
54 Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities Sunbury Press
55 Michele Livingston – Inspirational Creatures Ars Metaphysica
56 Miles Richards — Wrestling with George — Sunbury Press
57 Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories … Sunbury Press
58 Jim Dohren — Windy City Stories — Brown Posey Press
59 William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame Sunbury Press
60 Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed Ars Metaphysica
61 Hugh Fox – Who, Me? Sunbury Press
62 Mark Mitten – Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Milford House Press
63 William Cook – Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s Sunbury Press
64 Joan West – Dying for Vengeance Milford House Press
65 Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season Sunbury Press
66 Sharon Marchisello – Going Home Milford House Press
67 Nancy Williams — Pig — Milford House Press
68 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn Milford House Press
69 William Cook – Diamond Madness Sunbury Press
70 Joan West – Courting Doubt & Darkness Milford House Press
71 Karim El Koussa – Pythagoras the Mathemagician Ars Metaphysica
72 Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety   … Sunbury Press
73 Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician Ars Metaphysica
74 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales Sunbury Press
75 William F Lee – Ded Reckoning Milford House Press
76 L D Knorr – The Leviticus Mission Milford House Press
77 John Scanlan – Victims of Circumstance Milford House Press
78 Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma Sunbury Press
79 Helga Rist — The Blood Letter Sunbury Press
80 John L Moore — Against the Ice Sunbury Press
81 Eileen Obser — Only You — Brown Posey Press
82 Ben Myers — American Citizen — Sunbury Press
83 Sam Zygner — Baseball Under the Palms — Sunbury Press
84 PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf Brown Posey Press
85 Kyle Alexander Romines – The Keeper of the Crows Hellbender Books
86 Van Carter – REMF Sunbury Press
87 * Arthur Graeff — Conrad Weiser — Distelfink Press
88 John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament Milford House Press
89 Christina Burns – The Journey Called Life Sunbury Press
90 Joan West – Darkness at First Light Milford House Press
91 Idle Minds — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 — Sunbury Press
92 Steve Kious – Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure Milford House Press
93 John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City Milford House Press
94 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 2 Sunbury Press
95 Alan Mindell – The B Team Milford House Press
96 Joe Farley – Trumpet Call to Victory Sunbury Press
97 Michele Livingston — Spiritual Treasures Ars Metaphysica
98 Phyllis Hochstetler – Behind Barbed Wire & High Fences Sunbury Press
99 Fortress Pub – The Devil’s Grasp Hellbender Books
100 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 5 Sunbury Press
“After the Pandemic” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 print books for April/May 2020

“After the Pandemic” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 print books for April/May 2020

Sunbury Press TOP 100 Print Books (April – May 2020)
# Imp Author — Title Imprint
1 * Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic Sunbury Press
2 * Clemmie Whatley — The Chubbs Oxford Southern
3 Jessica Weible — Dead Letters Sunbury Press
4 Helga Rist — The Blood Letter Sunbury Press
5 Dan Joseph – Last Ride of the Iron Horse Sunbury Press
6 * Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders Hellbender Books
7 * JC Gatlin – H_NGM_N Milford House Press
8 John L Moore — Against the Ice Sunbury Press
9 Linda Schwab — Displaced Sunbury Press
10 * Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife Brown Posey Press
11 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
12 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Winter Milford House Press
13 Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees Sunbury Press
14 Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last (2 ed Sunbury Press
15 Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker Milford House Press
16 William Cook – Collision Course Sunbury Press
17 Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories Sunbury Press
18 Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula Sunbury Press
19 Jeff Pappas — Ponies West Sunbury Press
20 Farrell, Farley, & Knorr – Pennsylvania Patriots Sunbury Press
21 Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir Sunbury Press
22 Tom Copeland – My War and Welcome To It Sunbury Press
23 Lawrence Knorr – A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold … Sunbury Press
24 Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities Sunbury Press
25 Rebecca Daniels – Keeping the Lights on for Ike Sunbury Press
26 Heather Paterno – H is for Hershey Sunbury Press
27 * Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (PB Ars Metaphysica
28 Larry Lehmer – Bandstandland Sunbury Press
29 Knorr & Whatley – The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Sunbury Press
30 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Spring Milford House Press
31 Max Klinger – The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharin… Sunbury Press
32 Cynthia & William Royce — The Road to Villa Page Sunbury Press
33 Daniel Agatino – Mere Catholicism Sunbury Press
34 Jeffrey Zemler — A Family For a Time Oxford Southern
35 Matthews & Blank — What to Do about Mama? 2 ed Sunbury Press
36 Sue McGovern – Raising Monarchs Sunbury Press
37 William Marcum – The Foreman’s Boys Sunbury Press
38 Terry Ray – The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Or… Ars Metaphysica
39 Sheldon Munn – Freemasons at Gettysburg Sunbury Press
40 Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America Sunbury Press
41 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Summer Milford House Press
42 Diane McCormick – Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Sunbury Press
43 Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers Brown Posey Press
44 James Dohren — Windy City Stories Brown Posey Press
45 George Donehoo – Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania Sunbury Press
46 Dennis Clausen – The Sins of Rachel Sims Brown Posey Press
47 Mark Singel – The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens Milford House Press
48 Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie Sunbury Press
49 Virginia Brackett – In the Company of Patriots Sunbury Press
50 Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
51 Jess Steven Hughes – The Wolf of Britannia Part I Milford House Press
52 Jess Steven Hughes – The Peacekeeper Milford House Press
53 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
54 Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Sunbury Press
55 Sam Zygner – Baseball Under the Palms Sunbury Press
56 Guy Graybill – Prohibition’s Prince Sunbury Press
57 Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe Sunbury Press
58 Donald Dewey — Franchisement Milford House Press
59 John L Moore – Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks Sunbury Press
60 Oxana Lapchuk – The Journalist Sunbury Press
61 Michelle Hoffer – The ABCs of Narcissism Ars Metaphysica
62 Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach Sunbury Press
63 John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City Milford House Press
64 * Fortress Pub — Satan’s Petting Zoo Verboten Books
65 William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame (2 ed Sunbury Press
66 Jon Hochschartner – Ingrid Newkirk: A Biography of PETA’s Founder Sunbury Press
67 John Lindermuth – Digging Dusky Diamonds Sunbury Press
68 Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Sunbury Press
69 John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament – (PB Milford House Press
70 Benjamin Myers – American Citizen Sunbury Press
71 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
72 Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season Sunbury Press
73 Amy & William Blocher – Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
74 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn Milford House Press
75 Arthur Hoyle — Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits Sunbury Press
76 Joe Carvalko – Death by Internet Milford House Press
77 Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits Milford House Press
78 Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer Milford House Press
79 BANG – The BANG Story Sunbury Press
80 Clarissa Jacobson – I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It Sunbury Press
81 Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (HC Ars Metaphysica
82 Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks Sunbury Press
83 John L Moore – Bows, Bullets, & Bears Sunbury Press
84 PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf Brown Posey Press
85 Gratz Historical Society – History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Sunbury Press
86 Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed Ars Metaphysica
87 Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henry’s Fork Milford House Press
88 Oliver Seneca – When the Sky Goes Dark Hellbender Books
89 John L Moore – Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires Sunbury Press
90 Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II Sunbury Press
91 * J G Hohman – Der Lange Verborgene Freund: The Original German Vers… Distelfink Press
92 Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 (e ed Sunbury Press
93 Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma Sunbury Press
94 John L Moore – Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes Sunbury Press
95 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Sunbury Press
96 Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Sunbury Press
97 Miles Richards – Wrestling with George … Sunbury Press
98 Keith Pickering – The Lost Island of Columbus Sunbury Press
99 Josh Penzone – The Court of Vintage Woods Brown Posey Press
100 David Parmalee – The Sea is a Thief Milford House Press

Scandals

This has been a very strange month in the publishing industry. If you haven’t heard, down below the Mason-Dixon, Baltimore’s mayor, Catherine Pugh, is now on leave from her position due to health reasons. However, she has been embroiled in a self-publishing scandal that sure smells like corruption. Somehow she managed to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of her Healthy Holly series of books to various municipalities and organizations in the DC-Baltimore metro area. It is alleged some of these organizations received favors in exchange. Amazingly, the book series has little action on Amazon or other platforms — mostly available to the mayor’s exclusive clients. We all know how hard it is to sell 1000 copies of a book let alone 100,000 in one deal!
Meanwhile, the New York Times is embroiled in a scandal regarding its bestseller list. How many of us have faithfully believed the New York Times to be the ultimate arbiter regarding which books are worth reading and are selling the best? It has been the goal of many authors just to chart on their Sunday bestseller list. I had recently written about this being a sham — subject to being gamed by shady bulk purchases.
Now we learn former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett’s new book Finding My Voice charted at the NY Times despite very low rankings at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. If you check, you will see only 30 reviews on Amazon, most of them trashing the scandal. Apparently the publisher, Viking, used a third party to game the system by buying a huge quantity of the first print run. I am sure you will find this book in all the bargain piles at the beach this summer. You might buy it just to stomp on it or throw it out. Surely the publisher will lose money on this deal — their scheme backfiring. This hurts all of us in the book trade — especially the authors who really are selling well at independent presses and don’t get the time of day from the NYT. This is a lot like that college admissions scandal …

And one more. You can read the article below about the myriad of scandals on the Amazon platform. There is a lot of graft going on. While we refuse to game their system in any way, once again it is the dishonest perpetrators who are hurting everyone else …

Imprint strategy

We’ve received a lot of positive feedback and creative ideas from many of you regarding our new imprints. So far this transition has gone very well. But, there is so much more to do.
Step One of our imprint implementation was to separate our books by imprints on our e-commerce site. This has been completed. If you are curious, have a look at http://www.sunburypressstore.com/IMPRINTS_c161.htm
Step Two was to produce monthly bestseller lists for each imprint. This has been completed and has provided new energy for many of our fiction books. Suddenly, we have more than one best-selling book. It gives us more to talk about. If you have not seen the lists yet, they have been posted on our blog:
We also have a sales baseline for each imprint to compare to as we roll out the strategy. Following are the imprints from strongest to weakest:
Imprint % of Titles Sold % of Sales$ Ratio $/Title
Sunbury Press 52.67 70.27 133.42%
Milford House Press 24.43 19.13 78.31%
Brown Posey Press 10.69 6.1 57.06%
Hellbender Books 6.1 3.38 55.41%
Ars Metaphysica 4.58 1.02 22.27%
Speckled Egg Press
1.53
0.1 6.54%
Nearly three-quarters of our titles sold and nearly 90% of our sales dollars come from our two top imprints — Sunbury Press and Milford House. Sunbury Press’s titles typically sell 33% more than the average book company-wide. Milford House’s fiction sells at 78% of the average book. This again confirms our sales bias towards nonfiction. In other words, the typical NF book returns almost twice as much in sales as a typical fiction book. (This is not unique to our press — it is true within the publishing marketplace.)
The bottom four categories are most interesting and have the most upside. These are smaller categories that have been peeled off from the behemoths and appear to be weak and unsuccessful. This is because they have not been differentiated in the past. Now that they are parked in their own category, we should begin to see a leveling effect. I would expect Brown Posey and Hellbender to approach Milford House levels in ratio while Ars Metaphysica trends towards Sunbury Press. Speckled Egg barely has a pulse and needs some new titles to get moving again.
Look for some other activities regarding imprints in the coming months:
1) Cross-marketing with other books in the imprint — at Amazon and within the books themselves.
2) An imprint promotion plan where we run regular specials in each imprint.
3) (Eventually) development of more imprint-specific web page design within the e-commerce site.
4) A newsletter for each imprint sent to customers who buy within the categories.
There are many other ideas we will try. It should be a lot of fun!
“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. Karim El Koussa’s retelling of the story of Jesus through the eyes of the Phoenicians entitled Jesus the Phoenician ranked number one.   The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the second spot with her channeled book Living in the Afterlife, revealing her visions of the other side.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
3 Der Lange Verborgene Freund J G Hohman PA Dutch Powwow
4 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
5 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal

El Koussa’s book has performed well since its release primarily due to exports to Europe and the Middle East. Karim also took the third spot with his recounting of the contributions of Pythagoras, the mathematician/scientist who lived in ancient times.  Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter.

 

Sherry Knowlton’s thriller “Dead of Spring” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for September

Sherry Knowlton’s thriller “Dead of Spring” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Spring, the third book in the Alexa Williams series, took the top spot. Mark Mitten’s recently-released western, Hard to Quit, placed second.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Dead of Spring Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
2 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
3 The Silver Coin Marie Sontag Historical YA
4 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
5 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
6 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery
7 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
8 Dying for Vengeance Joan West Detective Thriller
9 Who Killed Marcia Maynard? Alma Bond Detective Thriller
10 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen Historical
11 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
12 Murder on the Streetcar Alma Bond Detective Thriller
13 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
14 Home Is a Long Time Ago William F Lee Historical
15 Courting Doubt and Darkness Joan West Detective Thriller

Sherry Knowlton’s detective thriller Dead of Spring took the top spot due to author activities.  Mark Mitten’s western Hard to Quit grabbed the second spot due to regional sales. Marie Sontag’s The Silver Coin placed third due to author activities.  Jess Steven Hughes had two titles on the list from his historical novels set in Roman times. Two of Alma Bond’s and two of Joan West’s detective thrillers made the list due to author activities.

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for September

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for September

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

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
3 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush Lawrence Knorr History
5 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
6 The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
7 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely, Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
8 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
9 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson Genealogy
10 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
11 The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
12 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
13 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
14 Seinsoth Steven Wagner Sports Biography
15 American Berserk Bill Morris History
16 History of Lykens Township, Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
17 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
19 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
20 Letters from a Shoebox James Dohren History
21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
22 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
23 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
24 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
25 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk advance sales prior  to the October release. Wylie McLallen’s Tigers by the River took #2 due to author appearances and due to seasonal interest in professional football.  Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula placed #3 due to the sales of the Kindle version. A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush by Lawrence Knorr placed fourth due to regional sales. Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib by Lawrence Knorr grabbed the fifth spot thanks to seasonal interest.

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

 

History of Lykens Township Volume 2 is the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February. The Gratz Historical Society’s History of Lyken Township Volume Two took the top spot. Beagle Tales VI by Bob Ford was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW History of Lykens Township Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
2 NEW Beagle Tales VI Bob Ford Humor
3 Dinorific Poetry Volume 1 Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli Childrens
4 2 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
5 41 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 Bravo! Guy Graybill Music History
9 5 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
10 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
11 8 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
12 1 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
13 NEW Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood Doug & Shaun Brode Supernatural Fiction
14 NEW Tories, Terror, and Tea John L Moore History
15 American Berserk Bill Morris Memoir
16 9 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
17 40 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
18 15 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
19 20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
20 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan Supernatural Fiction
21 26 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
22 7 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
23 12 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
24 30 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
25 24 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
26 45 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
27 14 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
28 35 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
29 25 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
30 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
31 18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
32 27 The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger … Max Klinger Geneaology
33 NEW Dead of Spring Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
34 13 Mary Sachs Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
35 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
36 OneWay Robin McClellan Supernatural Fiction
37 49 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
38 17 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
39 34 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
40 The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey Lawrence Knorr Geneaology
41 The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook True Crime
42 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
43 Well I’ll be Hanged Tim Dempsey History
44 37 Indian Villages and Place Names in PA George Donehoo History
45 50 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
46 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Spirituality
47 Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
48 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
49 The Sea is a Thief David Parmalee Historical Fiction
50 21 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

The Gratz Historical Society’s local history “The History of Lykens Township Volume 2,” was #1 due to advance sales leading up to its release in April. Bob Ford’s humorous “Beagle Tales VI” continues a successful string of releases by the writer, took #2 thanks to sales in the beagling community. Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli’s “Dinorific Poetry Volume 1” bounced back to #3 due to author events. Steven K Wagner’s biography “Seinsoth” about the Dodger who almost was took #4 due to bookstore sales. Joe Fair’s Vietnam history, “Call Sign Dracula” was strong at #5 thanks to author activities.

The company released three new titles in February:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for February, 2016
Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
Tories, Terror, and Tea John L Moore History
Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood Doug & Shaun Brode Supernatural Fiction
Beagle Tales VI Bob Ford Humor

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

Michele Livingston's "Living in the Afterlife" is the Sunbury Press bestseller for June

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June. Michele Livingston’s record of her channeled spirit encounters, Living in the Afterlife earned the top spot. A Year of Change and Consequences by former governor Mark Singel was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
2 NEW A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
3 NEW Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories
4 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
5 1 What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources
6 What Springs from Rain? Lindsay Lough Nature
7 NEW Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
8 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
9 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
10 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
11 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
12 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
13 15 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
14 4 Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
15 9 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
16 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Medical Memoir
17 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
18 Dinorific Poetry Volume 1 Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli Childrens
19 20 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
20 8 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
21 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
22 23 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
23 3 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
24 2 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
25 NEW OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan & Ruth Watson Metaphysical Fiction
26 11 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
27 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
28 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
29 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
30 24 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History

lita_fcMichele Livingston’s “Living in the Afterlife” debuted in the top spot thanks to advance sales prior to her appearance at the Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, NY in July. Her “Messages from Beyond” also took #4. Former Pennsylvania governor Mark Singel’s new release, “A Year of Change and Consequences”shot out of the gate to #2 thanks to attention in the press. “Bitter Sweet,” the short story anthology shepherded by editor Catherine Jordan, who led the writing workshop at the Fredericksen Library in Camp Hill, rocketed to #3 due to strong sales at the library’s release celebration. All author proceeds and profits were donated to the library. “What Do You Say?,” last month’s bestseller, hung onto #5 thanks to author activities. The late Lindsay Lough’s previously discontinued pictorial compilation of the Ecuadoran rain forest, “What Springs of Rain,” placed at #6 thanks to a large order from the family to be shared in remembrance with those who attended her memorial service. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib” took #7 in advance of the book release party in Gratz in early July. Kyle Romines “The Keeper of the Crows” returned to the rankings at #8 thanks to author activities. “The Blue Ground,” by Joe Harvey, grabbed #9 as interest increased thanks to reviews. Alan Mindell’s “The B Team” took #10 and “The Closer” #19 thanks to author appearances in southern California. Karim El Koussa netted #11 and #12 with “Jesus the Phoenician” and “The Phoenician Code” thanks to export orders. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” held at #13 as interest in the breed continues to be strong. Admiral McCauley’s international thriller “Israel Under Siege” slipped to #14 following his book release party at Bay Books in Coronado, California. Bridget Smith’s historical fiction “Where Elephants Fought,” about a Confederate general, rode in at #15 as the author continued her speaking rounds. Ken Mercurio’s “Head Over Wheels,” recounting his cycling mishap and subsequent medical recovery, returned to the rankings at #16 due to seasonal interest. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” held at #17 thanks to steady orders from gift shops in Gettysburg. The Sgrignoli’s “Dinorific Poetry Volume 1” re-appeared in the rankings at #18 thanks to author activities. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continues to sell well at #20 as readers acquire this second edition. Sue Fox McGovern’s “Raising Monarchs,” instructing us how to save the butterfly species, charted at #21 thanks to sales to lawn and garden stores in the midwest. Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao” moved up to #22 due to continued interest in the subject matter. M A Richards’ spy thriller “A Choice of Enemies” slid to #23 as his tour of bookstores in the northeast wound down. “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick held at #24 due to sales in New Mexico. “OneWay: The Oracle” by Robin McClellan and Ruth Watson debuted at #25 thanks to interest in the Harrisburg area. Joe Fair’s Viet Nam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” continues to sell well among the veterans, ranking #26. Sherry Knowlton’s publicity efforts yielded #27 & #28 for “Dead of Autumn” and “Dead of Summer.” Increasing concern about tensions at the Mexican border has caused Bob Stout’s “Hidden Danger” to rise onto the chart at #29. Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Haunts” held on at #30 as it continues to get interest from Ripper fans.

The company released four new titles in June:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2016
OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan & Ruth Watson Metaphysical Fiction
Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories

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