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

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

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It took the top spot for the fourth month in a row. Newly released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast was runner-up. Five other new releases were in the top 10 including Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron, Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory, Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades, John Hoptak’s Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock, and Chicken Bone Beach a history of Atlantic City’s segregated Missouri Avenue beach by Cheryl Brooks. Vietnam memoirs Call Sign Dracula and Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam continue to sell well, placing 4th and 5th.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for November 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 NEW The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
3 NEW The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
4 2 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
5 3 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
6 NEW Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
7 NEW Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
8 NEW Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
9 17 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
10 NEW Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
11 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
12 7 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
13 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
14 4 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
15 16 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
16 23 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Pets
17 There’s Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
18 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
19 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
20 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
22 13 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
23 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
24 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
25 15 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk sales following the former Congressman’s appearances on Fox and Friends and Morning Joe. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast. The Vietnam titles continue to ride the recent wave of the Ken Burns special on the subject. The new titles were all helped by author activities and release publicity.

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

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

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It took the top spot for the third month in a row. Call Sign Dracula by Joe Fair was runner-up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for October, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 3 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
3 10 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
4 2 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
5 4 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush Lawrence Knorr History
6 5 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
7 8 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
8 6 The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
9 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
10 NEW Gotham Graves Volume Two Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
11 NEW The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History
12 7 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely, Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
13 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography
14 9 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson Genealogy
15 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
16 13 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
17 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
18 There Is Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
19 12 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
20 Hidden Dangers: Mexico on the Brink of Disaster R J Stout Government
21 16 History of Lykens Township, Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
22 Scared Skinny No More Mary Dimino & Brad Johnson Self-Help
23 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Pets
24 11 The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
25 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk sales following the former Congressman’s appearances on Your World with Neil Cavuto and Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula placed #2 due to the sales of the Kindle version. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in Vietnam showed third, also due to Kindle sales. Wylie McLallen’s Tigers by the River took #4 due to author appearances and due to seasonal interest in professional football.

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.

Ex-Congressman Jason Altmire provides solutions to our partisan divide in “Dead Center”

Ex-Congressman Jason Altmire provides solutions to our partisan divide in “Dead Center”

WASHINGTON, DC. – Sunbury Press has released Dead Center by Jason Altmire.

About the Book:

How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It …

Rarely has America been so bitterly divided. Partisans now view those with differing opinions as the enemy. Cable news programs inflame passions rather than inform viewers. Social media provides the most irrational partisans a venue to spew their hatred and bias. Town hall meetings, once the staple of representative democracy, have degenerated into choreographed shouting matches. Money flows into campaigns at unprecedented rates. Centrists are nearly extinct in Congress, where compromise has become a dirty word. All the while, ordinary Americans feel disenfranchised, watching in disgust as our political process has been hijacked by ideological extremists.

A former three-term member of Congress, Jason Altmire is uniquely qualified to offer solutions to the polarization that has paralyzed Washington. A respected political moderate known for working with both sides of the aisle, Altmire during his time in office was recognized as having the most centrist voting record in the entire House of Representatives.

Fast-paced and easily-readable, Dead Center moves beyond the tired rhetoric that so often dominates our political discourse. Featuring a cast of characters including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, Dead Center contains riveting anecdotes from Altmire’s time in office, giving readers an inside view of what it is like to be a centrist in a divided Congress. Altmire draws upon his first-hand experience in the corridors of power to evaluate the root causes of polarization and offer novel solutions to break the gridlock and restore to Washington a spirit of cooperation nonexistent today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jason Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013. He was a bipartisan centrist known for working with both sides of the aisle, which led to an extraordinary record of legislative success. He had 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law, went five and a half years without missing a single vote, and introduced a bipartisan bill that gained the most co-sponsors of any congressional bill in American history. During his time in office, the nonpartisan National Journal calculated Altmire’s voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House — the Dead Center — giving him the most centrist voting record in Congress. He has been profiled by numerous national publications and has appeared on a wide variety of television news programs. He has spent his professional career in the healthcare industry, having earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Jason Altmire is a throwback to our better angels — to a time when a brave few in each party dared to talk to the other party. Thing is, this former Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman was doing this, or trying to, just a few years ago. This isn’t ancient history. The cooperation ingrained in doing the people’s work “is” our history, and how we as a country made history. Whatever your thoughts on how we got so divisive, hear from a guy who was working the front lines, simply imploring his colleagues to just get something done.”

–Neil Cavuto
Sr. Vice President and Anchor,
Fox News Channel, and Fox Business Network

“Jason Altmire has written an insightful book on how Washington has become more polarized and dysfunctional over the last decade. He highlights the reasons why centrists in both parties have disappeared and why compromise is regarded as a four-letter word by factions on both the left and the right. Whether you’re a political junkie or someone who just wants to know how and why our political system has changed in recent years, you should read this book.”
–Bob Cusack
  Editor in Chief at The Hill newspaper

“Congressman Jason Altmire was one of the most thoughtful, pragmatic voices in the House when he served so it’s not surprising that he’s tackling the subject of rampant polarization with refreshing candor and independent insights in his first book. Most importantly, he offers solutions to help break the excessive partisanship that has poisoned our country’s politics. This book couldn’t have come at a better time.”

–Josh Kraushaar
  Politics Editor at National Journal
by Jason Altmire
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Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

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

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
2 8 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
3 2 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 3 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
5 1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 9 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush Lawrence Knorr History
7 12 The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2nd Ed. Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
8 17 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely, Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
9 NEW The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
10 Seinsoth Steven Wagner Sports Biography
11 4 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
12 18 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson Genealogy
13 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
14 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
15 41 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
16 42 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Pets
17 NEW Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland Joseph Priestley History
18 20 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
19 21 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
20 The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History
21 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Juvenile Fiction
22 25 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
23 27 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
24 32 American Berserk Bill Morris History
25 31 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
26 29 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
27 37 The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook History
28 Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
29 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
30 40 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical Fiction
31 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
32 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
33 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
34 OneWay: The Message Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
35 44 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
36 History of Lykens Township, Volume 2 Gratz Historical Society History
37 Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
38 35 A Second Revolution C James Gilbert Historical Fiction
39 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
40 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
41 24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
42 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
43 Strange Magic Cathy Jordan (editor) Short Stories
44 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
45 Keep Turning Right Rick Dapp Self-Help
46 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
47 48 Hairy Men in Caves Marlin Bressi History
48 13 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
49 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History
50 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography

Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It was #1 due to brisk advance sales as the author prepares for an October release. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom took #2 due to author appearances.  Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula placed #3 due to the sales of the Kindle version. Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib by Lawrence Knorr grabbed the fourth spot thanks to seasonal interest. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last slipped to #5 as it comes off of the publicity from the controversial History Channel program which drew most of its material from the book or complementary sources.

135 titles had sales this month.  Following are the leaders by imprint:

Imprint Title Author Category
Sunbury Press Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
Milford House Press Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
Brown Posey Press Strange Magic Cathy Jordan (editor) Short Stories
Hellbender Books Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
Ars Metaphysica Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
Speckled Egg Press The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Juvenile Fiction

The company released two new titles in August:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2017
The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music Biography
Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland Joseph Priestley History