"Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul" is the top Sunbury bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January, 2016. Dr. Arif Shaikh took the top spot with his compilation of 365 tips for personal growth Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul. John E. Wade II’s Bipolar Millionaire took the #2 spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul Dr. Arif Shaikh Self-Help
2 NEW The Bipolar Millionaire John E Wade II Biography
3 6 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
4 Ionica Catalina Petcov Biography
5 NEW Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
6 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
7 14 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
8 11 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Upper Mahantongo Valley Steve Troutman History
9 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
10 23 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
11 16 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
12 NEW Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
13 8 Murder in Tuxedo Park William Lemanski Detective Thriller
14 The Heatstroke Line Ed Rubin Climate Fiction
15 21 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
16 12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
18 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Childrens
19 19 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
20 9 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
21 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
22 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Self-Help
23 NEW Rabid Philanderer’s, Inc. Nancy Williams Thriller Fiction
24 25 The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
25 The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
26 4 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
27 3 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
28 Perilous Journey Ted Brusaw Historical Fiction
29 30 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
30 15 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

Sunbury Press has wrapped up its best January ever. Compared to last January, sales were up slightly at 2.5%. EBook sales continued their slide, dropping 12% from January 2015. Overall, sales increased over 9% from December.

ht_fc“Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul” grabbed the top spot thanks to author activities. John E. Wade II’s reissued biography “The Bipolar Millionaire” debited at #2 due to author publicity. Chris Papst’s “Capital Murder” surged to #3 due to renewed interest in the Harrisburg mayoral scandal. “Ionica,” Catalina Petcov’s biography climbed to #4 in preparation for her book release event. “Choice of Enemies” by M A Richards was released in January and took #5 thanks to author activities and direct sales. “The Savage Apostle” by John Kachuba charted at #6. Karim El Koussa continued to see success with “Jesus the Phoenician,” garnering #7 thanks to export orders. Steve Troutman’s “The Penns’ Manor…”, #8, continued to chart thanks to sales up state. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” notched up one spot to #9 because of continued interest in the missing aviatrix. “Call Sign Dracula” by Joe Fair soared to #10 thanks to author events. Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s “Hour 30” charted at #11 due to text book orders from medical schools. R. Michael Phillips’ “Between Good and Evil” debuted at #12 thanks to orders from the author’s fanbase. William Lemanski’s “Murder in Tuxedo Park” slipped to #13 as Christmas orders from the New York town ebbed. Ed Rubin’s “The Heatstroke Line” surged to #14 as interest in climate fiction increased. Joe Harvey’s “From Blue Ground” continued to chart, bumping up to #15 thanks to online orders. Alan Mindell’s novels “The B Team” and “The Closer” continued on the list at #16 and #20 thanks to author activities in the San Diego area. Jess Steven Hughes’ “The Sign of the Eagle” returned to the rankings at #17 due to author appearances in the northwest. Matt Anderson’s “Pink Flamingos All Around” was the only childrens book in the rankings at #18, bolstered by an appearance at Smithsonian.com. “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick held at #19 thanks to author appearances in New Mexico. Kyle Romine’s “Keeper of the Crows” slipped to #21 from #1. “Raising Monarchs,” Sue Fox McGovern’s how-to book about raising butterflies, climbed to #22 due to interest in butterfly recover. Nancy Williams’ “Rabid Philanderers, Inc.” debuted at #23 thanks to orders from the Meadville, PA community. Charles Godfrey’s “The Death Machine” continued to chart at #24 thanks to ongoing author activities. “The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf” by Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley returned to the rankings at #25 thanks to online orders. Barbara Blank’s “Mary Sachs” slipped to #26, but continued to receive support from regional bookstores. Tony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” continued to chart at #27 following a strong Christmas season for this title. Ted Brusaw’s “Perilous Journey” eeked onto the list at #28 thanks to orders from friends and family. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” remained on the list at #29 as orders continued from venues in the battlefied town. Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao” rounded at the list at #30.

The company released five new titles during the month of January.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for January, 2016
Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
Rabid Philanderer’s, Inc. Nancy Williams Thriller Fiction
Irish Spring Jack Adler Spy Thriller
Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
The Bipolar Millionaire John E Wade II Biography

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

El Koussa's books reign in advance of his upcoming US Tour — Sunbury Press bestsellers for August

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for August, 2015. Karim El Koussa took the top two spots with Jesus the Phoenician and Pythagoras in anticipation of his upcoming US Tour. Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley’s The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf moved up to 3rd, while Chris Papst’s Capital Murder, the prior top bestseller, slipped to 4th.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
2 Pythagoras Karim El Koussa Historical Fiction
3 8 The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
4 1 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
5 7 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
6 3 The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation John E Wade II Memoir
7 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 16 Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Supernatural Fiction
9 10 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
10 5 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
11 27 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
12 24 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
13 Rising Hope Marie Sontag YA Fiction
14 14 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
15 11 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
16 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History
17 17 For Better, For Worse Carolyn Perry Disaster Memoir
18 30 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
19 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
20 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
21 The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
22 Rising Sun Descending Wade Fowler Historical Fiction
23 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
24 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
25 Pit Bulls II Anthony Julian History
26 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
27 NEW Something So Divine John Lindermuth Historical Thriller
28 20 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
29 Of Guilt and Innocence John Scanlan Thriller Fiction
30 28 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History

jtp_fcWhile August is usually the peak of the “dog days” in the book trade, Sunbury Press posted a hot August, narrowly missing August 2014’s best-of-all-time numbers. YTD Sales are nearly double last year. EBooks posted their best month of the year, but remain only 3% of overall sales.

Karim El Koussa’s upcoming US tour includes stops in Colorado, California, New Jersey, and New York. Advance sales to the venues fueled his sudden return to the top of the charts. Not all orders are in, so a strong September is also expected for his controversial religious history Jesus the Phoenician and his nonfiction novel Pythagoras. The Segregated Georgia School for he Deaf, by professors Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley of Mercer University, moved up to #3 thanks to author activity.Chris Papst’s Capital Murder slipped to #4 due to a lull in news about the Harrisburg mayoral scandal. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #5 thanks to author appearances in Mississippi. John E Wade II’s memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation, slipped a bit to #6, but held its ranking due to author appearances in New Orleans. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#7) and The Closer (#9) held serve thanks to continued interest in the author’s new website and blog and his appearance schedule. Johnny Strife’s Pink Crucifix crept up the list to #8 thanks to his recent activities. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Summer stayed in the top 10 at #10, thanks to author activities. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, moved up the chart to #11 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Dennis Herrick lifted to at #12 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Marie Sontag’s Rising Hope (#13) and The Bronze Dagger (#15) sold well in advance of her new release The Alabaster Jar, which came out September 5. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #14, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Milo

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Thornberry’s real-life Taiwan “spy” thriller Fireproof Moth returned to the chart at #16 due to academic orders. Carolyn Perry’s Katrina memoir, For Better, For Worse, retained #17 through the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls (I & II) charted again at #18 & #25 respectively because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Raising Monarchs, Sue Fox McGovern’s instructions on saving these disappearing butterlies, flitted to #19.  Three of John L. Moore’s Frontier Pennsylvania Series appeared on the list (20, 28, & 30). Interest remains strong from local bookstores, historical parks, and retailers. Thriller writer Catherine Jordan returned to the list with both of her creepy titles – The Bookseller’s Secret at #21, and Seeking Samiel at #24, as she heads up a writing workshop. Wade Fowler’s Rising Sun Descending returned to #22 thanks to author activities. Both of John Lindermuth’s books grabbed spots, as he released his new novel, Something So Divine (#27). Digging Dusky Diamonds, an anthracite region history, was #23. Ernie Marshall’s account of the last conflict between battleships, That Night at Surigao, was #26, thanks to author activity. John Scanlan’s police procedural, Of Guilt and Innocence, charted at #29.

The company released four new titles during the month of August.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2015
Murder Run Shelly Frome Murder Mystery
Something So Divine John Lindermuth Historical Thriller
White River Monster II Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
White River Monster III Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

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

"Capital Murder" crowned again — "The Devil Tree" is top fiction among Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June, 2015. Chris Papst took the top spot again with Capital Murder, the expose of Harrisburg’s failed finances. Frank Deter’s newly-released hunting memoir A Dog Named Judy grabbed the second spot. Keith Rommel’s recently-released The Devil Tree led Fiction at #3.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 2 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
2 NEW A Dog Named Judy Frank Deter Hunting Memoir
3 4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
4 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Action Adventure
5 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
6 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Paranormal
7 The Amish Rebel Preston Nuttall Historical Fiction
8 Dinorific Poetry Volume 1 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
9 Dinorific Poetry Volume 2 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
10 Dinorific Poetry Volume 3 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
11 16 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
12 22 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
13 17 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
14 14 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
15 12 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
16 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
17 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
18 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
19 11 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
20 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
21 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery
22 NEW Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Photography
23 Dying for Vengeance J M West Murder Mystery
24 29 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
25 25 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
26 The Machine Horace Taylor Science Fiction
27 Along the Bethel Trail Friends of Bethel AME History
28 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Murder Mystery
29 9 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen Historical Fiction
30 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History

cm_fcAnother record! The company, for the second straight month, had its best month ever. Compared to last June, sales more than doubled. YTD Sales are also up over 100% from last year. Hardcover books exceeded trade paperbacks for the 2nd quarter. EBook sales for the quarter were down slightly from the 1st quarter.

Chris Papst’s Capital Murder moved to the top due to author media activity and breaking news about the Harrisburg financial scandal. Frank Deter’s My Dog Judy placed due to author activity. Keith Rommel’s The Devil Tree grew to #3, and The Cursed Man to #5, thanks to author appearances at Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg and Comic Con in Florida. Karim El Koussa’s The Phoenician Code rose to #4 thanks to a French language deal with a French publisher. Michele Livingston’s Messages From Beyond reappeared at #6 thanks to author appearances. Preston Nuttall’s The Amish Rebel rejoined the chart at #7 thanks to renewed author activity. Mike and Ethan Sgrignol’s Dinorific Poetry series took #8, 9, and 10 thanks to their appearances. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #11 thanks to ongoing sales in Mississippi. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, continued to chart at #12 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls charted again at #13 because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Dennis Herrick held at #14 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #15, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Steve Troutman’s Tulpehocken Trail Traces tracked at #16 due to author appearances. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#17) and The Closer (#19) were bolstered by author appearances in California. John Cressler’s Shadows in the Shining City (#18) and Emeralds of the tdt_fcAlhambra (#20) both returned to the rankings thanks to author activities in Georgia. Going Home, by Sharon Marchisello, grabbed #21 while Ashley Nichole’s new photography book Found-Still Lost debuted at #22 thanks to an exhibition at the Sunbury Press Store during Jubilee Day. J. M. West’s Dying for Vengeance (#23) and Courting Doubt and Darkness (#28) were helped by the author’s participation in Jubilee Day. John L. Moore grabbed the three spots #’s 24, 25, & 30 with 3 of the 8 books in his Frontier Pennsylvania Series. Interest remains strong from local bookstores and retailers. Horace Taylor’s The Machine notched #26 due to author activities. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of the Bethel AME, slipped to #27. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga stayed on the chart at #29 due to author appearances.

The company released two new titles during the month of June.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2015
A Dog Named Judy Frank Deter Hunting Memoir
Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Photography

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

Cranbrook crowned, but Rommel takes tops fiction among Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May, 2015. The Cranbrook Schools took the top spot with their Women of the Worldanthology. Chris Papst’s Capital Murder held strong at #2. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of Bethel, showed at #3. Keith Rommel’s newly released The Devil Tree led Fiction from the 4 spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Women Who Changed the World Cranbrook Schools YA Biography
2 1 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
3 2 Along the Bethel Trail Friends of Bethel AME History
4 NEW The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
5 16 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
6 7 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Rockabilly Rebel Mack Allen Smith Music History
8 At the End of the Day Madelyn Killion Literary Fiction
9 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen Historical Fiction
10 24 The Fossils of Blackberry Hill Kenneth Gass Paleontology
11 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
12 6 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
13 21 H Is for Hershey Heather Paterno Childrens
14 22 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
15 Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region Farrell and Farley Biography
16 NEW Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
17 13 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
18 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Medical Memoir
19 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Thriller
20 Ambush at Dry Bone Gulch Sid Davis Western
21 The View from Four Foot Two Judi Markowitz Medical Memoir
22 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
23 Well I’ll Be Hanged Tim Dempsey History
24 23 That Night at Surigao M Ernest Marshall History
25 27 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
26 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical Memoir
27 30 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
28 17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
29 25 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
30 29 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History

wwctw_fcWhat a month! The company had its best month ever, topping March’s record. Compared to last May, sales more than doubled. YTD Sales are up 82% from last year. Hardcover books have grown to a 43% share of sales. EBooks recovered a bit this month, tracking at 4.2% of sales. Trade paperbacks slipped to 45%.

Women Who Changed the World, by the Cranbrook Schools, grabbed the top spot thanks to a promotion at the end of the school year. Chris Papst’s Capital Murder held strong due to author activity and breaking news about the Harrisburg financial scandal. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of the Bethel AME, was helped by its release party at the Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg. Keith Rommel’s The Devil Tree debuted at #4 thanks to author appearances in Florida. Terry Ray’s popular The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs vaulted to #5 thanks to MUFON activities. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#6) and The Closer (#11) were bolstered by author appearances and interest in The Kentucky Derby. Mack Allen Smith’s Rockabilly Rebel returned to the charts at #7 thanks to author activities. Madelyn Killion’s At the End of the Day took #8 thanks to author activities. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga returned to the chart at #9 due to author appearances. Kenneth Gass’s The Fossils of Blackberry Hill was climbing the charts to #10 before it was withdrawn from publication. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #12, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Heather Paterno’s H Is for Hershey rose to #13 due to sales in the Hershey region. Dennis Herrick moved up to #14 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. The Joes, Farrell and Farley, grabbed #15 due to regional interest in with their recently-released Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region. Bridget tdt_fcSmith’s new historical novel Where Elephants Fought charted at #16 thanks to sales in Mississippi. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls charted again at #17 because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Ken Mercurio’s Head Over Wheels returned to the rankings at #18 thanks to author activities. YA Thriller, The Oxygen Factory, by Renee des Lauriers found #19 thanks to author events. Sid Davis’s western, Ambush at Dry Bone Gulch, took #20 due to author interest. The View from Four Foot Two, by Judi Markowitz, returned to the rankings at #21 thanks to author activity. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, continued to chart at #22 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Tim Dempsey’s Well I’ll Be Hanged charted at #23 thanks to author activities.  Ernie Marshall’s That Night at Surigao maintained #24 thanks to interest in the last fight between battleships in WW2. John L. Moore grabbed the four spots #’s 25, 27, 29 & 30 with 4 of the 8 books in his Frontier Pennsylvania Series. Interest remains strong from local bookstores and retailers. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school memoir Hour 30 took #26 thanks to steady ebook sales. Jess Steven Hughes was at #28 with The Sign of the Eagle. Hughes continues to benefit from his regular bookstore events.

The company released four new titles during the month of May.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2015
Women Who Changed the World Cranbrook Schools YA Biography
Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
Plain and Deadly Barbara Workinger Murder Mystery
The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

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

Queen Esther's spirit reigns again — Remsen's "Visions of Teaoga" #1 — Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February, 2015. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga was #1, followed by Tess Rutjen’s newly released Stalked by a Demon.. The Wolf of Britanna Part I by Jess Steven Hughes claimed the third spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 16 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
2 NEW Stalked by a Demon Tess Rutjens Paranormal
3 NEW The Wolf of Britannia, Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
4 The Closer Alan Mindell Literary Fiction
5 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Medical Memoir
6 NEW The Devil’s Grasp Pisano and Koscienski Dark Fantasy
7 NEW The Wolf of Britannia, Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
8 NEW The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
9 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
10 1 Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos Beth Lancione Childrens
11 2 Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight Beth Lancione Childrens
12 Born Fire Dragon Susan Kiskis Memoir
13 NEW OneWay McClellan and Marks Visionary Fiction
14 NEW Rising Hope Marie Sontag Historical Fiction
15 8 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
16 6 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
17 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
18 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Fiction
19 5 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Relgious History
20 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
21 12 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
22 NEW A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly Paul Argentini Fly-fishing
23 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
24 Beagle Tales 4 Bob Ford Pet Humor
25 NEW Adventures in Distant and Remote Places William Lemanski Travel Memoir
26 9 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
27 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
28 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
29 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
30 Patchtown Jolene Busher Historical Fiction

vot_fcSunbury Press had its best February ever, up nearly 50% from last year, and 3.5% from January on a sales-per-day basis.Year-to-date sales are more than double last year. Hardcover books continue to outpace eBooks, which continue to slide. Trade paperbacks remain steady.

Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga grabbed the top spot due to author appearances in eastern Pennsylvania. Tess Rutjen’s Stalked by a Demon bolted to #2 out of the gate due to author activities. Jess Steven Hughes has been drumming up interest in the Northwest with his hat trick of historical novels, newly released The Wolf of Britannia Part I (#3) and Part II (#7) along with the bestselling The Sign of the Eagle (#27). Alan Mindell’s baseball love story, The Closer, roared back to #4 thanks to author activities in the San Diego area. Head Over Wheels, the medical memoir by Ken Mercurio, has been buttressed at #5 by a busy booksigning schedule. Chris Pisano and Brian Koscienski debuted at #6 with their dark fantasy novel The Devil’s Grasp, due to prep for convention appearances. Bestselling author Charles Godfrey of Final Charge fame, has produced a sequel The Death Machine that has parked at #8 thanks to support from fans.  J M West’s Courting Doubt and Darkness reached #9 andDying for Vengeance #23 thanks to her First Friday appearance at the Sunbury Press Store and her TV interview on Good Day PA. The late Beth Lancione’s pair of Solomon Screech Owl childrens books slipped from the top spots last month to #10 & #11 respectively. Susan Kiskis rejoined the list at #12 with her metaphysical memoir Born Fire Dragon, helped by her appearance planning. Husband and wife team Robin and Deborah (Marks) McClellan kicked off their visionary fiction novel OneWay at lucky #13 thanks to support from friends and family. Marie Sontag’s presales of Rising Hope helped it rise to #14, while her sbad_fcappearances drove The Bronze Dagger back onto the chart at #20. Joe Fair’s Vietnam War memoir Call Sign Dracula slipped to #15, still garnering interest from veterans. John Cressler’sShadows in the Shining City held at #16 as the author makes his rounds in the Atlanta area. Terry Ray’s Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs returned to the rankings at #17 due to steady sales from MUFON’s bookstore. Renee des Lauriers dystopian YA novel The Oxygen Factory took #18 as the author prepped for appearances. Jesus the Phoenician, by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa, was #19 due to export orders. Anthony Julian’s popular Pit Bulls book held on at #21 due to online interest. Paul Argentini’s A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly was resurrected as a hardcover edition, stepping out at #22. Bob Ford’s Beagle Tales 4 returned to the chart at #24 due to author events. William Lemanski’s memoir Adventures in Distant and Remote Places found #25 as the author promoted the book in Tuxedo Park, NY. Mike Campbell’s classic Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last remained on the list at #26 due to continued interest in the topic. John L. Moore’s latest in his popular Frontier Pennsylvania Series, Forts, Forests and Flintlocks grabbed #28 thanks to local interest. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man made the chart due to his recent appearance in Florida and interest in the movie production. Jolene Busher’s historical tale about the Eckley Miners Village returned to the rankings due to orders from that venue.

The company released eight new titles during the month of February:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for February, 2015
Stalked by a Demon Tess Rutjens Paranormal
A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly Paul Argentini Fly-fishing
The Devil’s Grasp Pisano and Koscienski Dark Fantasy
The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
OneWay McClellan and Marks Visionary Fiction
Adventures in Distant and Remote Places William Lemanski Travel Memoir
The Wolf of Britannia, Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
The Wolf of Britannia, Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction

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

"The Chair" out sells all Sunbury Press books for the month of October 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October, 2014. Jim Campbell’s memoir of his career as a pastor The Chair was #1.

tc_fcAbout The Chair
Sometimes, one needs a special mentor to find life and its wonder. Sometimes, that mentor is a chair.

The Chair is Pastor James Campbell’s spiritual odyssey that leads us through the night of emptiness and then emerges into the light of compassion, intervention, and redemption.  Through his renovation of a simple chair, reverence for worn out sewing needles in the Japanese celebration of Hari-Kuyo, and reflection upon how stress to the Diamond Willows of Alaska produces works of art, this parable describes Campbell’s own epiphanies during the course of his life travels ministering to the forgotten and broken.

“For members of the helping profession, caregivers, or those looking for meaning in meaningless times, Campbell is a valuable read.   He will guide you, literally and figuratively, out of the ruins of the great dust bowl to a peaceful Colorado valley.  And he will show you how all these things remain part of your soul.”

Steve Schoenmakers, M.S., Superintendent, Retired, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for October, 2014 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW The Chair James Campbell Spiritual Memoir
2 6 The Piano Bed Anne Marie Drew YA Fiction
3 NEW Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 Bill Felker Almanac
4 2 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
5 7 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
6 NEW Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys Steve Troutman Earth Science
7 NEW Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Sports Memoir
8 11 Dying for Vengeance J . M. West Thriller Fiction
9 1 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
10 Great Lakes Kirckof & Butler HIstorical Fiction
11 NEW Born Fire Dragon Susan Kiskis Spiritual Memoir
12 NEW Modern Realism According to Fritz Lawrence Knorr Art History
13 17 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick HIstorical Fiction
14 15 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
15 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
16 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler HIstorical Fiction
17 9 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
18 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler HIstorical Fiction
19 16 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
20 14 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History


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Sunbury Press closed out its best month of the year and 2nd best month ever. For the month, sales were up 61% as compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date, sales are up nearly 16% overall. The company remains on track to have its best year ever. Trade paperback sales in 2014 have already exceeded sales of all of 2013. Hardcover sales since June have nearly equalled eBook sales, which were down 22% from last month and are down 17% for the year.

Jim Campbell’s The Chair led the way thanks to the chair’s (accompanied by Jim) tour of the Midwest. Anne Marie Drew’s The Piano Bed surged thanks to a large order from the Cleveland school district. Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 was boosted by sales from the author’s annual buyers. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Autumn held at #4 thanks to her author event at the Sunbury Press store. Terry Ray’s The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs moved up to #5 thanks to being posted in MUFON’s store. Steve Troutman’s Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo, and Lykens Valleys debuted and #6 due to author activities. Head Over Wheels, Ken Mercurio’s cycling memoir debuted at #7 because of interest from cycling enthusiasts.  J. M. West’s Dying for Vengeance moved up the chart due to her author event at the Sunbury Press store. Jim Remsen’sVisions of Teaga slipped to #9 after leading for two consecutive months despite selling nearly as many of books. Great Lakes, by Kirckof and Butler, was helped by author activities. Susan Kiskis’s Born Fire Dragon debuted at #11 thanks to anticipation for her author event at Sunbury Press. Modern Realism According to Fritz, by Lawrence von Knorr, grabbed the 12th spot thanks to artist Fritz VonderHeiden’s book release party and exhibition at 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg. Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People was lucky #13 as it awaits the results of the 2014 New Mexico-Colorado Book Awards. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #14 due to national media attention for the search for the aviatrix’s plane. Going Home, by Sharon Marchisello, took #15 thanks to author events. John Cressler’s Shadows in the Shining City and Emeralds of the Alhambra were #16 & #18 respectively due to author activities. Alan Mindell’s The Closer stayed on the chart thanks to sales in the San Diego area. The Bronze Dagger by Marie Sontag held on the list thanks to signing events at schools. Anthony Julian’s Pit Bulls I continued to draw interest among dog enthusiasts.

The company released eleven new titles during the month of October:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for October, 2014
A Brother’s Cold Case Dennis Herrick Thriller Fiction
Dot & Scribble Fall Into Adventure Ricky Bruce Middle Grade
Bows, Bullets, and Bears John Moore History
Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys Steve Troutman Earth Science
Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 Bill Felker Almanac
You Killed my Brother Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
Born Fire Dragon Susan Kiskis Spiritual Memoir
The Chair James Campbell Spiritual Memoir
Modern Realism According to Fritz Lawrence Knorr Art History
Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Sports Memoir

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.ht
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Controversial "Jesus the Phoenician" tops Sunbury Press bestseller list for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Jesus the Phoenician, Karim El Koussa’s well-researched alternative history regarding the origins of Jesus Christ, ranked #1 due to international export sales. Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank took the second spot with their self-help book What to Do About Mama: A Guide to Caring for Aging Family Members, thanks to author activities.

jtp_fcSunbury Press’s sales for 2013 were up 15% over 2012. EBook sales were up only 6% over last year, significantly lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the 4th quarter were up 1% compared to the same period in 2012.

Judi Markowitz’s The View from Four Foot Two, debuted at #3, thanks to strong advance sales, including to Europe.

Tony Julian’s Pit Bulls: Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them moved up the rankings, taking #4 on the list, due to sales to dog enthusiasts.

Madelyn Killion’s At the End of the Day, a novella about a nosy postman, grabbed #5 thanks to author activities.

Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last moved up on the list, taking #6, thanks to bookstore and library sales.

John Lindermuth’s Digging Dusky Diamonds, a history of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, ranked #7 due to sales in the Shamokin area.

Pink Flamingos All Around, Dr. Matt Anderson’s humorous and educational children’s book about the pink birds, nabbed the 8th position

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thanks to author activities and bookstore sales.

Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to the rankings, taking #9 on the list, due to sales in the southwestern US.

Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, The Closer, returned to the rankings, notching #10 on the list, due to steady sales on all fronts.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Fiction  – At the End of the Day by Madelyn Killion
Horror/Mystery – A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone
Children/YA – Pink Flamingos All Around by Matt Anderson
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – What to Do About Mama? by Matthews and Blank
Metaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Education Behind Bars by Christopher Zoukis

tvf4f2_fcThe company released six new titles during the month of December:
A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone, The View from Four Foot Two by Judi Markowitz, Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure by Steve Kious, An American Hiroshima by Don Wulffson,GXM731 by Terry Ray and Stink Bomb by Ricky Bruce.

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

Dr. Musgrave's medical school memoir tops the Sunbury Press bestseller list for November

hour30_pubMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Hour 30, Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s memoir of his challenges in medical school, was #1, returning to the list after a two-month hiatus, thanks to charitable author events in Illinois. Karim El Koussa’s Jesus the Phoenician, a well-researched alternative history regarding the origins of Jesus Christ, ranked #2 due to international export sales.

Sunbury Press’s year-to-date sales for 2013 are up 17% over 2012. EBook sales are up only 8% over the year-to-date prior, significantly lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the quarter to date were up 3% compared to the same period in 2012.

Jim Dohren’s Letters from a Shoebox: The Civil War Correspondence of John Huffman, David Huffman and William Bowman, jumped to #3, thanks to author events and brisk sales in Ohio and Indiana.

Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s Dinorific Poetry series, a father-son collaboration highlighting interesting “ancient animals,” ranked #4 (Volume 3), #7 (Volume 2) and #8 (Volume 1) due to author events.

John Lindermuth’s Digging Dusky Diamonds, a history of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, ranked #5 due to sales in the Shamokin area.

jtp_fcColors in the Garden the Creator Made, Wendy Latty’s richly illustrated children’s book introducing the ROY G BIV color spectrum, nabbed the 6th position thanks to author activities.

Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last rejoined the list, taking #9, thanks to bookstore and library sales.

Tony Julien’s Pit Bulls returned to the rankings, taking #10 on the list, due to sales to dog enthusiasts.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – Hour 30 by Brandon Musgrave
Fiction  – The Closer by Alan Mindell
Horror/Mystery – Undead Living edited by Thomas Malafarina
Children/YA – Dinorific Poetry Volume 3 by the Sgrignolis
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – Raising Monarchs by Sue Fox McGovern
wtdam_fcMetaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons by Linnea Jepson

The company released four new titles during the month of November:
Dead Catch by L.D. Knorr
Meteors by Dr. Stephenie Slahor
What to Do about Mama by Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank
Pink Flamingos All Around by Dr. Matthew Anderson

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

"Five Drops of Estrogen" again tops the bestseller list at Sunbury Press

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Five Drops of Estrogen: A man’s tribute to womanhood and the undying power of humility, selflessness and sacrifice,” Nirmal Joshi’s book about the lives of five extraordinary women in his family,  was #1 for the second month in a row thanks to author events.  Dennis Herrick’s “Winter of the Metal People,” a novel about the Tiguex War between the Spanish and the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico, ranked #2 due to regional sales in New Mexico.

Sunbury Press’s year-to-date sales for 2013 are up 21% over 2012. EBook sales are up 13% over the year-to-date prior, lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the quarter were even with 3rd quarter sales in 2012 as the company reported significant returns from book stores in August. Regarding the monthly performance, it was the best September ever for Sunbury.

fdoe_fcSusan Dahlgren Daigneault’s “In the Shadow of a Mountain,” a memoir about her WW2 hero father Ed Dahlgren “The Sergeant York of Maine,” reappeared in the top 10 at #3, thanks to interest in New England.

T. Anderson’s “Stella Nova,” the second installment in the Stella Steinar series, debuted at #4 thanks to author activities.

The Joe’s — Farrell and Farley — took the 5th spot with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” thanks to interest in the Gettysburg 150th anniversary, sales at the Gettysburg Visitors Center and author events.

John Lindermuth’s “Digging Dusky Diamonds,” a history of life in the Pennsylvania Coal Region, joined the list at #6 thanks to regional interest.

A. Gimbernat’s “The Lust for Reverance,” a scientific work connecting genetics to our desire to worship, ranked 7th, due to sales in France.

“The Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railroad,” Steve Troutma’s history of this defunct line, took the 8th spot thanks to author activities.

“Hour 30,” Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school memoir, ranked 9th due to author events and eBook sales.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” dropped several notches, taking #10 on the list, thanks to continued steady sales to truth-seekers.

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 – “The Weeping Woman” by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
Children/YA – “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
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 four new titles during the month of September:
“Digging Dusky Diamonds” by John Lindermuth
“The Old Songs” by Fred Burton
“Letters from a Shoebox” by Jim Dohren
“Stella Nova” by T Anderson

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