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

Doug Beed's Vietnam memoir is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam: My Year as a Black Scarf took the top spot. Embattled Freedom by Jim Remsen was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for March, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Memoir
2 12 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
3 33 Dead of Spring Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
4 15 American Berserk Bill Morris Memoir
5 The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
6 14 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L Moore History
7 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
8 49 The Sea is a Thief David Parmalee Historical Fiction
9 11 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
10 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Biography
11 9 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 Dinorific Poetry Volume 2 Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli Childrens
13 Dinorific Poetry Volume 3 Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli Childrens
14 Strange Magic Catherine Jordan, et al Short Stories
15 26 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
16 42 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
17 4 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
18 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
19 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
20 The Cogan Legend Robert Miller Historical Fiction
21 7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
22 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
23 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
24 NEW Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill David Parmalee Middle Grade Fiction
25 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
26 Darkness at First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
27 NEW The Silent Woman Keith Rommel Psycho Thriller
28 13 Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood Doug & Shaun Brode Supernatural Fiction
29 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
30 NEW What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Horror
31 Fireproof Moth Mile Thornberry History
32 16 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
33 18 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
34 History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Gratz Historical Society History
35 Skunks, Nuts, and Other Stories John L Moore Family History
36 H is for Hershey Heather Paterno Childrens
37 There Is Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
38 50 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
39 31 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
40 38 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
41 39 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
42 30 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
43 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Current Affairs
44 2 Beagle Tales VI Bob Ford Humor
45 21 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
46 41 The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook True Crime
47 35 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
48 28 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
49 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Fantasy
50 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction

Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam, was #1 due to advance sales leading up to its release in April. Jim Remsen’s history of heroism in a small Pennsylvania town Embattled Freedom continued to sell well since its release, taking #2 as Jim landed a television interview on PA Books. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Spring soared to #3 due to advance activity for this Earth Day release. Bill Morris’s memoir American Berserk took #4 due to bookstore sales. Christina Burns’ memoir The Journey Called Life was #5 thanks to author activities.

The company released three new titles in March:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for March, 2017
What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Horror
American Berserk Bill Morris Memoir
The Silent Woman Keith Rommel Psycho Thriller

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

 

History of abolitionist activity in Waverly is Sunbury Press bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Feb. 12, 2017PRLog — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January. Jim Remsen’s history Embattled Freedom took the top spot. Seinsoth by Steven K Wagner was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
2 2 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
3 Hatched Robert Barsky Literary Fiction
4 1 Strange Magic Catherine Jordan, et al Literary Fiction
5 12 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 11 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
7 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
8 44 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
9 18 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
10 38 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
11 The Final Charge Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
12 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
13 Mary Sachs Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
14 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
15 8 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
16 Hidden Dangers R J Stout Current Events
17 4 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
18 33 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
19 24 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
20 16 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
21 25 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
22 The Politics of Prevailing William Miller Education
23 The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Horror
24 37 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
25 48 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
26 41 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
27 The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger … Max Klinger Geneaology
28 NEW Burner Thomas Malafarina Horror
29 NEW 13 Deadly Endings Thomas Malafarina Horror
30 49 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
31 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Horror
32 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
33 The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
34 39 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
35 34 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
36 36 The Best of Keystone Tombstones Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
37 Indian Villages and Place Names in PA George Donehoo History
38 28 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
39 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
40 27 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
41 26 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
42 22 A Year if Change and Consequences Mark Singel Memoir
43 5 Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
44 The Heatstroke Line Ed Rubin Climate Fiction
45 32 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
46 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
47 The Hidden Legacy of World War II Carol Vento History
48 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
49 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
50 43 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History

ef_fcJim Remsen’s history of abolitionist activity in Waverly, PA, entitled “Embattled Freedom,” was #1 due to advance sales leading up to its release. Steven K Wagner’s biography “Seinsoth” about the Dodger who almost was took #2 due to bookstore sales. Robert Barsky’s novel “Hatched” returned to the rankings thanks to author appearances at topical venues. The Perry County Council of the Arts’ writers workshop anthology “Strange Magic” was #4 due to strong sales up until the release party at the Landis House in Newport, PA. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” nabbed #5 thanks to strong ebook sales of the 2nd edition.

The company released three new titles in January:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for January, 2016
Burner Thomas Malafarina Horror
13 Deadly Endings Thomas Malafarina Horror
Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History

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