MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December, 2014. Tony Julian’s compilation of historic photos Pit Bulls was #1.
About Pit Bulls
Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them.
Author Anthony Julian opens a time capsule for us concerning the history of the oft-maligned Pit Bull. Through old photographs and personal anecdotes, Julian paints a history of the breed very different from the contemporary misconceptions flamed by the popular media fear machine. He focuses on the history of the Pit Bull in American society, including acting as sentry over dead Civil War soldiers and co-star on “The Little Rascals.” This book is lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs.
This is the first in a series of books showcasing vintage photographs of people with their beloved pit bulls. $1 from the sale of each book goes to pit bull rescues !
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for December, 2014 (by Revenue)|
|1||13||Pit Bulls||Anthony Julian||History|
|2||–||Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys||Steve Troutman||Earth History|
|3||9||Visions of Teaoga||Jim Remsen||YA Fiction|
|4||5||As the Paint Dries||Carrie Wissler-Thomas||Art History|
|5||–||A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush||Lawrence Knorr||History|
|6||–||The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower||Lawrence Knorr||Genealogy|
|7||NEW||Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks||John L. Moore||History|
|8||15||A Brother’s Cold Case||Dennis Herrick||Thriller Fiction|
|9||12||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||War Memoir|
|10||8||Poor Will’s Almanack 2015||Bill Felker||Almanac|
|11||10||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last||Mike Campbell||History|
|12||–||The Relations of Isaac F Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley||Lawrence Knorr||Local History|
|13||11||Head Over Wheels||Ken Mercurio||Sports Memoir|
|14||–||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal|
|15||–||The Hackman Story||Knorr & Grace||Family History|
|16||16||Keystone Tombstones Civil War||Farrell, Farley & Knorr||War Biography|
|17||–||General John Fulton Reynolds||Knorr, Riley & Watson||Biography|
|18||–||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical Fiction|
|19||–||Modern Realism According to Fritz||Lawrence Knorr||Art History|
|20||–||The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey||Lawrence Knorr||Genealogy|
Sunbury Press had its best fourth quarter ever, up nearly 50% from the 4th quarter of 2013. For the month, sales were up 45% as compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date, sales are up over 20% overall. Simply put, the company had its best year ever. Trade paperback sales soared 24% in 2014. Hardcover sales since June have rocketed past eBook sales, which were down over 15% for the year. There appears to have been no Christmas rebound for eBooks.
Tony Julian’s Pit Bulls, available in both trade paperback and hardcover, led the pack thanks to achieving consistently-high Amazon category rankings and due to the $1 per book donation pledge by the publisher. Steve Troutman’s Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys grabbed #2 thanks to author activities. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaga moved up to #3 as a result of ongoing author promotions. As the Paint Dries, Carrie Wissler-Thomas’s history of the Art Association of Harrisburg, co-authored by Michael Barton, notched up to #4 due to bookstore sales in Harrisburg and Christmas sales at the Association. Lawrence Knorr grabbed seven spots in the top 20 due to multiple television and radio appearances: #5 A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush, #6The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, #12 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley, #15 The Hackman Story, with the late Dorothy Grace, #16 with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Keystone Tombstones Civil War, #17 General John Fulton Reynolds co-authored with Michael Riley and Diane Watson, #19 Modern Realism According to Fritz, and #20 The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey. John L. Moore’s latest in the Frontier Pennsylvania Series, Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks debuted at #7 due to sales at regional retail outlets. A Brother’s Cold Case, by Dennis Herrick, moved up to #8 thanks to author activities. He also nabbed #18 with Winter of the Metal People. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula climbed the rankings to #9 thanks to author appearances. Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 slipped a bit to #10 thanks to sales from the author’s annual buyers. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #11 due to national media attention for the search for the aviatrix’s plane. Head Over Wheels, Ken Mercurio’s cycling memoir slipped to #13, It continues to receive strong interest from cycling enthusiasts. Terry Ray’s The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs returned to the rankings at #14 due to attention from MUFON.
The company released eight new titles during the month of December:
|SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for December, 2014|
|Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes||John L. Moore||History|
|Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks||John L. Moore||History|
|Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades||John L. Moore||History|
|Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||John L. Moore||History|
|Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps||John L. Moore||History|
|Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves||John L. Moore||History|
|Pink Flamingos All Around (hardcover)||Matthew Anderson||Childrens Fiction|
|Flying Pants||Lola James||Childrens Fiction|
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