Mechanicsburg, PA — Sunbury Press, the trade publisher based in Pennsylvania, has released its list of top selling novels of all time:
- The Closer by Alan Mindell — R. A. Dickey was the first knuckleball pitcher to ever win a coveted Cy Young Award–despite spending most of his career in the minor leagues. Terry Landers, also a knuckleballer, is Dickey`s fictional counterpart in The Closer. The main difference, aside from winning the Cy Young, is that at age thirty-three, Terry has never played in the majors. Once he finally gets his chance, what follows is the heartwarming story of his impact both on the pitching mound and with a family in distress. “The Closer is an Award Winning book. Written with extraordinary compassion and deep attunement to the human psyche, Alan deftly defines the keys to a positive mind and winning the Game of Life. A book that is sure to change minds. Alan outlines the secrets to success pertinent in the life of each and every reader. Everyone wants to be a winner. From ‘Loser’ to ‘Closer’ – don’t put it down until you’ve reached the end!” — online reviewer.
- the 100th human by Chris Fenwick — December 2012 – The final day of the 5000 year old Mayan calendar nears. The world is in turmoil – as wars and international tensions continue. People everywhere seem lost in the complications of day to day struggles – poverty – misfortune – anger and greed. A small team of scientists have uncovered a riddle concerning this “End of Days”. As they reveal the symbolic meaning of the riddle, their serendipitous mission is discovered by the Ancient Fraternity of the Veni Victus – determined to thwart such revelations. These two powers – of good and evil – converge. Only the spirits of the ancients know the outcome. The 100th Human is a spiritual quest delving deeply into matters of physics, metaphysics, evolution and the human condition. Join Jack, Apu and Alana as they race against time searching for those who can assist in revealing the mystery of the ancient symbols – before time literally runs out. (THIS TITLE IS OUT OF PRINT)
- Winter of the Metal People by Dennis Herrick — The Untold Story of America’s First Indian War. The first named war between the Europeans and the Native Americans was the nearly forgotten Tiguex War, which Spaniards and their Mexican Indian allies fought in 1540-42 against the Pueblo Indians along the Rio Grande, between present-day Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico. This historical novel “Winter of the Metal People” presents the first account of the war written from the Puebloan point of view. It follows a young Pueblo warrior who reluctantly takes leadership of his people in a time of crisis, overcoming self-doubt to lead Puebloans in successful guerilla warfare against the Spaniards. Praise for Winter of the Metal People and author Dennis Herrick: “A riveting historical novel of immense scholarship and insight. Dennis Herrick makes the story of the first American Indians in the West to face the military might of European forces as vivid and real as if Coronado’s expedition had ridden out of Mexico yesterday. Winter of the Metal People will forever influence your perception of the stunning landscapes and rich cultures of the Southwest.”—Margaret Coel, author of Killing Custer
- The Sign of the Eagle by Jess Steven Hughes — This breathtaking historical novel of action and suspense is set in the year 71 A.D. amid the exotic and vibrant streets of Ancient Rome. Macha, the strong-willed daughter of a legendary Celtic British king and wife of the Roman tribune, Titus, is the only one who can prove her husband innocent of treason, solve the murders of two slaves who possessed information that could have exonerated Titus, and ultimately save the life of the Roman Emperor Vespasian. Vivacious and iron-willed, Macha undertakes a dangerous journey and fight for her life to evade assassins through the city’s treacherous back alleys, notorious bath houses, and the awe-inspiring palaces of the Roman elite. With time running out to save her husband and the emperor from certain death, Macha can count on only two allies, the esteemed Senator Bassus-a family friend-and her faithful slave, a resolute and clever Moorish woman, Shafer. Arrayed against Macha and Titus are the wealthy and wicked Pollia, once scorned as a bride by Titus, and Falco, a military tribune and womanizer, who offers to be Macha’s protector once Titus is condemned and executed. Join Macha in her quest to exonerate her husband…and discover the real threat against the Emperor…
- The Cursed Man by Keith Rommel — WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF DEATH FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU? Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him. A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill. With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death’s preferential treatment. But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings. When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman. COMING SOON AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.
MECHANICSBURG, PA — As Sunbury Press celebrates its 10th year in business, we take a look back at a very special week in the company’s history. Back in May of 2007, publisher Lawrence Knorr and author Chris Fenwick joined forces to bring the fiction category to the company with Fenwick’s first novel — the 100th Human. Fenwick began a guerilla marketing campaign on the Internet using mailing lists and landing pages with special offers from co-sponsors. The book took off! It sold all over the world including Australia, New Zealand and all over Europe. It immediately began climbing the Amazon.com bestseller list in the very deep and rich spiritual (now visionary) fiction category led by such luminaries as Deepak Chopra (Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment), James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), and Paolo Coehlo (The Alchemist). The 100th Human, an action-adventure allegory for enlightment involving the purported end of the Mayan longcount calendar in December of 2012, grew in popularity and developed a loyal fan-base–especially those interested in the Mayan phenomenon. Of course, December 21, 2012 came and went, and the world did not end, nor did we enter a higher level of consciousness (at least not most of us) — but Sunbury Press was forever changed. Sincer then, the company has produced over 150 fiction titles. Below is the screen print from May 17, 2007:
Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press, Inc. has released its bestseller list for the year 2010. Sales, year over year, have quintupled. The company released 38 new books during the year, and signed 23 new authors. The History category performed best, notching 4 of the top 6 spots, and 5 of the top 10. Five new releases are slated for this January.
Prohibition’s Prince: The Bizarre Life of America’s Millionaire Moonshiner, a recently released biography by Guy Graybill about Prince Farrington, a famous bootlegger from the early 20th century, was the company’s best-selling book for the year, followed by the company’s top-selling book all-time – Chris Femwick’s the 100th human – a metaphysical tale about the ‘end of days’ of the Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012.
Guy Graybill, the author of Prohibition’s Prince, was named Author of the Year for 2010 by Sunbury Press. The book was by far and away the bestselling book for the trade publisher based in Lemoyne, on the west shore of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Author and historian Guy Graybill presents the entertaining tale of one of America’s most prolific moonshiners and bootleggers, Prince David Farrington, who plied his trade through the early to mid 20th century. Graybill follows Farrington from his roots in Guilford County, North Carolina to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, detailing the decades of illicit activity along the way. Farrington amassed a large fortune. His exploits remain legendary to this day. Relive the rollicking life of Prohibition’s Prince, as Graybill presents numerous tales, legends, testimonials, news accounts, and still locations. This volume includes 44 pages of vintage photographs and is indexed.
Prohibition’s Prince: The Bizarre Life of America’s Millionaire Moonshiner
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
Chris Fenwick won Fiction Author of the Year for 2010 for her novel The 100th Human, which continued to sell well in its fourth year since issue. At one point in recent years, the novel led all others in the visionary fiction category on Amazon.
December 2012 – The final day of the 5000 year old Mayan calendar nears. The world is in turmoil – as wars and international tensions continue. People everywhere seem lost in the complications of day to day struggles – poverty – misfortune – anger and greed. A small team of scientists have uncovered a riddle concerning this “End of Days”. As they reveal the symbolic meaning of the riddle, their serendipitous mission is discovered by the Ancient Fraternity of the Veni Victus – determined to thwart such revelations. These two powers – of good and evil – converge. Only the spirits of the ancients know the outcome. The 100th Human is a spiritual quest delving deeply into matters of physics, metaphysics, evolution and the human condition. Join Jack, Apu and Alana as they race against time searching for those who can assist in revealing the mystery of the ancient symbols – before time literally runs out.
The 100th Human
- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.; 1 edition (June 7, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976092557
- ISBN-13: 978-0976092551
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Fiction / Horror
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for 2010 (by Revenue)|
|1||Prohibition’s Prince||Guy Graybill||History / Biography|
|2||Art by Ione: Recent Works by Ione Citrin||Baron Wertheimer||Art|
|3||The Trevorton, Mahanoy, and Susquehanna Railroad||Steve Troutman||History|
|4||The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley||Lawrence Knorr||History / Biography|
|5||REAL Life Drawing: My Eye on Washington, D.C.||Mary Gallagher Stout||Art|
|6||The 100th Human||Chris Fenwick||Visionary Fiction|
|7||The German and Welsh Origins of the Charles and Lottie Fetterolf Family||Steve Troutman||History / Biography|
|8||The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch||Max Klinger||History / Biography|
|9||Letters from Bill||Gloria O’Donnell||History / Biography|
|10||Tulpehocken Trail Traces||Steve Troutman||History|
Following are the top sellers by category:
History / Genealogy – “Prohibition’s Prince” by Guy Graybill
Fiction / Poetry – “the 100th Human” by Chris Fenwick
Children’s – “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
The Arts – “Art by Ione” by Ione Citrin
Self-Help – “A Young Adult’s Guide to Safety in the Digital Age” by Jeff Sechler