Bohner and Gronsky’s “A Short Season” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for May

Bohner and Gronsky’s “A Short Season” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, climbed back to the top spot. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the 2nd spot. The biography of Eddie Plank, Gettysburg Eddie, was 3rd. Lawrence Knorr (and Bang) also took the 24th spot with The BANG Story. Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam was 4th. Michael Hawley nabbed 5th place with his exceptional investigation of Jack the Ripper: Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety.  Joe Regenbogen’s The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #6. Cheryl Brooks’ Chicken Bone Beach grabbed 7th.  Sheldon Munn moved up to 8th place with his Freemasons at Gettysburg. Former Congressman Jason Altmire fell to 9th with his political book Dead Center, seeking to end the partisan divide in US politics. Mike Campbell’s mainstay Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last rounded out the top ten. John L. Moore took ten of the fifteen lower positions with his Frontier Pennsylvania series and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series books.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
2 6 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
3 4 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
4 13 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
5 12 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
6 5 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
7 15 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
8 11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
9 1 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
10 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 7 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
12 8 Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
13 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
14 24 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
15 20 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
16 21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
17 18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
18 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
19 22 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
20 23 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
21 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
23 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
24 The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music History
25 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History

A Short Season was helped by broad interest across the country. Pendergrast’s book was boosted by ongoing interest. Knorr’s baseball books were helped by seasonal interest and recent promotions by the band. The rest were helped by online search, local bookstore sales, and author activities.

Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, climbed to 1st place upon its release.  Jeffrey Geiger’s German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California debuted at #2. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the third spot. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #4. Joe Regenbogen’s brand new The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #5.  Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula held the 6th spot. John L. Moore had ten of the spots in the bottom half with his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series.

 

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for March 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 9 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
2 NEW German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Jeffrey Geiger History
3 1 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
4 3 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
6 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
7 12 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
8 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
9 11 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
11 14 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
12 8 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 23 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
15 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
17 25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
18 17 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
19 21 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
20 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
21 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
22 The Relations of Isaac Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
23 20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
25 22 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History

A Short Season was boosted by regional support and author events. Geiger’s book was helped by author activities. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Call Sign Dracula benefited from the release of the audiobook. Moore’s books sell steadily thanks to author events and regional retailers.