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.

Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for April

Jason Altmire’s “Dead Center” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April. Former Congressman Jason Altmire reclaimed the top spot with his political book Dead Center, seeking to end the partisan divide in US politics. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped one spot to 2nd place. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom about the Underground Railroad in Waverly, Pennsylvania returned to the list at #3.  Lawrence Knorr claimed the 4th spot with his biography of Eddie Plank, Gettysburg Eddie, and 17th place with the biography of Carl Scheib, Wonder Boy. Joe Regenbogen’s The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #5. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the 6th. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula held the 7th spot. John L Moore took six spots with his popular Frontier Pennsylvania and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for April 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 8 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
2 1 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
3 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
4 NEW Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
5 5 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
6 3 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
7 6 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
8 Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
9 Look I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Medical Memoir
10 4 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
12 NEW Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
13 12 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
14 9 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
15 10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
16 7 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
17 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Baseball
18 18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
19 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
20 11 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
21 24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
22 16 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
23 17 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
24 13 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
25 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History

Altmire’s book was boosted by renewed efforts by the author. A Short Season was helped by broad interest across the country. Remsen’s sales increased due to author appearances. Knorr’s baseball books were helped by seasonal interest and the recent passing of Carl Scheib.

Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for January

Mark Pendergrast’s “The Most Hated Man in America” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the top spot. Lawrence Knorr’s Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank debuted in the 2nd spot in advance of its release. The late Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley soared to 3rd with The Georgia Segregated School for the DeafA Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, slipped one notch to the fourth spot in advance of its release. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the list in the 5th spot.   Joe Farley’s basketball memoir Trumpet Call to Victory netted the sixth position. Former Congressman Jason Altmire’s Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It finally fell from the top spot, dropping to 7th. John L. Moore claimed 8th with his new release Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas. All of his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania series charted this month. Scott Zuckerman’s story of Murray Jacobs, a Seabee in WW2 entitled Dreams of My Comrades was ninth. Mark Carlson’s World War II aviation history The Marines’ Lost Squadron was tenth.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
2 NEW Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank Lawrence Knorr Sports History
3 18 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
4 3 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
6 5 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
7 1 Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It Jason Altmire Political Science
8 NEW Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
9 4 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
10 6 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
11 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 11 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
14 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
17 NEW Look, I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Elder Care
18 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
19 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
20 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
23 12 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks Segregation
24 13 Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock John Hoptak Military Memoir
25 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski Biography

The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Gettysburg Eddie has been helped by advance interest prior to its release in time for baseball season. The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf was boosted by orders from academic institutions.  A Short Season has been helped by the television program produced by Ben Houser on ESPN, E:60 and a tremendous response to the book by the local community. Farley’s Trumpet Call has been helped by Joe’s media coverage of the book in the Hazleton region. John L. Moore’s books continue to sell well through bookstores in upstate Pennsylvania.