|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for February 2019 (by Revenue)|
|1||1||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|2||4||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal|
|3||10||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|5||5||The ABCs of Narcissism||Michelle Hoffer||Relationships|
|6||2||The Phoenician Code||Karim el Koussa||Metaphysical Fiction|
|7||3||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|4||—||One Way: The Oracle||Robin McClellan||Metaphysical Fiction|
|8||—||Pythagoras||Karim el Koussa||Metaphysical Fiction|
|9||—||Inspirational Creatures||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|10||6||Der Lange Verborgene Freund||John George Hohman||Folk Magic|
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for January 2019 (by Revenue)|
|1||3||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|2||4||The Phoenician Code||Karim el Koussa||Metaphysical Fiction|
|3||6||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|4||9||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal|
|5||2||The ABCs of Narcissism||Michelle Hoffer||Relationships|
|6||7||Der Lange Verborgene Freund||John George Hohman||Folk Magic|
|7||—||Soaring Minds Journal & Workbook||Michelle Hoffer||Relationships|
|8||—||Planet Jesus vol 2||Doug Brode||Metaphysical Fiction|
|9||—||Spiritual Body or Physical Spirit||Phillip Benjamin||Metaphysical|
|10||—||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot for the fourth month in a row with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side. She also nabbed the 4th spot with her previous release Messages from Beyond. Michelle Hoffer took second place with her new release Soaring Minds Journal and Workbook which is designed to assist women with recovering from abusive relationships. Lebanese author Karim El Koussa rounded out the last, taking third place with his popular well-researched alternative history of the life of Jesus Christ entitled Jesus the Phoenician. El Koussa also took fifth place with his metaphysical fiction novel The Phoenician Code for which a French version was just released.
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||1||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|2||NEW||Soaring Minds Journal and Workbook||Michelle Hoffer||Self-Improvement|
|3||3||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|4||4||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|5||5||The Phoenician Code||Karim el Koussa||Metaphysical Fiction|
Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. El Koussa’s books continue to sell well internationally. Hoffer’s book has sold well in the greater-Harrisburg area.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side. Livingston also took the 4th spot with last month’s bestseller Messages from Beyond. Lebanese author Karim El Koussa slotted into 2nd place with his controversial history Jesus the Phoenician and held fifth with his historical novel Pythagoras the Mathemagician. This month’s new entry, The Dream Alchemist by Anna-Karin Bjorklund, is a metaphysical travel memoir.
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)|
|1||4||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|2||—||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|3||NEW||The Dream Alchemist||Anna-Karin Bjorklund||Metaphysical Travel|
|4||1||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|5||5||Pythagoras the Mathemagician||Karim el Koussa||Historical Fiction|
Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. McClellan’s books were bolstered by author activities in the Harrisburg area. El Koussa’s books have been helped by exports
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. Karim El Koussa’s retelling of the story of Jesus through the eyes of the Phoenicians entitled Jesus the Phoenician ranked number one. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the second spot with her channeled book Living in the Afterlife, revealing her visions of the other side.
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)|
|1||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|2||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|3||Der Lange Verborgene Freund||J G Hohman||PA Dutch Powwow|
|4||Pythagoras the Mathemagician||Karim el Koussa||Historical Fiction|
|5||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal|
El Koussa’s book has performed well since its release primarily due to exports to Europe and the Middle East. Karim also took the third spot with his recounting of the contributions of Pythagoras, the mathematician/scientist who lived in ancient times. Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for August, 2015. Karim El Koussa took the top two spots with Jesus the Phoenician and Pythagoras in anticipation of his upcoming US Tour. Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley’s The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf moved up to 3rd, while Chris Papst’s Capital Murder, the prior top bestseller, slipped to 4th.
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2015 (by Revenue)|
|1||—||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim El Koussa||Religious History|
|2||—||Pythagoras||Karim El Koussa||Historical Fiction|
|3||8||The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf||Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley||History|
|4||1||Capital Murder||Chris Papst||Investigation|
|5||7||Where Elephants Fought||Bridget Smith||Historical Fiction|
|6||3||The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation||John E Wade II||Memoir|
|7||6||The B Team||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|8||16||Pink Crucifix||Johnny Strife||Supernatural Fiction|
|9||10||The Closer||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|10||5||Dead of Summer||Sherry Knowlton||Murder Mystery|
|11||27||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||War Memoir|
|12||24||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical Fiction|
|13||—||Rising Hope||Marie Sontag||YA Fiction|
|14||14||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last||Mike Campbell||History|
|15||11||The Bronze Dagger||Marie Sontag||YA Fiction|
|16||—||Fireproof Moth||Milo Thornberry||History|
|17||17||For Better, For Worse||Carolyn Perry||Disaster Memoir|
|18||30||Pit Bulls||Anthony Julian||History|
|19||—||Raising Monarchs||Sue Fox McGovern||Nature|
|20||15||Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks||John L. Moore||History|
|21||—||The Bookseller’s Secret||Catherine Jordan||Thriller Fiction|
|22||—||Rising Sun Descending||Wade Fowler||Historical Fiction|
|23||—||Digging Dusky Diamonds||John Lindermuth||History|
|24||—||Seeking Samiel||Catherine Jordan||Thriller Fiction|
|25||—||Pit Bulls II||Anthony Julian||History|
|26||—||That Night at Surigao||Ernie Marshall||History|
|27||NEW||Something So Divine||John Lindermuth||Historical Thriller|
|28||20||Bows, Bullets, and Bears||John L. Moore||History|
|29||—||Of Guilt and Innocence||John Scanlan||Thriller Fiction|
|30||28||Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||John L. Moore||History|
While August is usually the peak of the “dog days” in the book trade, Sunbury Press posted a hot August, narrowly missing August 2014’s best-of-all-time numbers. YTD Sales are nearly double last year. EBooks posted their best month of the year, but remain only 3% of overall sales.
Karim El Koussa’s upcoming US tour includes stops in Colorado, California, New Jersey, and New York. Advance sales to the venues fueled his sudden return to the top of the charts. Not all orders are in, so a strong September is also expected for his controversial religious history Jesus the Phoenician and his nonfiction novel Pythagoras. The Segregated Georgia School for he Deaf, by professors Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley of Mercer University, moved up to #3 thanks to author activity.Chris Papst’s Capital Murder slipped to #4 due to a lull in news about the Harrisburg mayoral scandal. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #5 thanks to author appearances in Mississippi. John E Wade II’s memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation, slipped a bit to #6, but held its ranking due to author appearances in New Orleans. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#7) and The Closer (#9) held serve thanks to continued interest in the author’s new website and blog and his appearance schedule. Johnny Strife’s Pink Crucifix crept up the list to #8 thanks to his recent activities. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Summer stayed in the top 10 at #10, thanks to author activities. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, moved up the chart to #11 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Dennis Herrick lifted to at #12 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Marie Sontag’s Rising Hope (#13) and The Bronze Dagger (#15) sold well in advance of her new release The Alabaster Jar, which came out September 5. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #14, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Milo
Thornberry’s real-life Taiwan “spy” thriller Fireproof Moth returned to the chart at #16 due to academic orders. Carolyn Perry’s Katrina memoir, For Better, For Worse, retained #17 through the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls (I & II) charted again at #18 & #25 respectively because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Raising Monarchs, Sue Fox McGovern’s instructions on saving these disappearing butterlies, flitted to #19. Three of John L. Moore’s Frontier Pennsylvania Series appeared on the list (20, 28, & 30). Interest remains strong from local bookstores, historical parks, and retailers. Thriller writer Catherine Jordan returned to the list with both of her creepy titles – The Bookseller’s Secret at #21, and Seeking Samiel at #24, as she heads up a writing workshop. Wade Fowler’s Rising Sun Descending returned to #22 thanks to author activities. Both of John Lindermuth’s books grabbed spots, as he released his new novel, Something So Divine (#27). Digging Dusky Diamonds, an anthracite region history, was #23. Ernie Marshall’s account of the last conflict between battleships, That Night at Surigao, was #26, thanks to author activity. John Scanlan’s police procedural, Of Guilt and Innocence, charted at #29.
The company released four new titles during the month of August.
|SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2015|
|Murder Run||Shelly Frome||Murder Mystery|
|Something So Divine||John Lindermuth||Historical Thriller|
|White River Monster II||Keith Rommel||Thriller Fiction|
|White River Monster III||Keith Rommel||Thriller Fiction|
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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Sunbury Press has released the hardcover version of author Karim El Koussa’s religious history Jesus the Phoenician, placing Jesus’s origins in Galilee, outside of Judea.
About the book:
Jesus the Phoenician. A book of religious history that is sure to challenge conventional thinking about the origins of Jesus Christ, not only among Christians in the west, but in the entire world. It conveys important historical, geographical, archaeological, cultural and theological findings regarding the possibility that Jesus was not Jewish, but rather Phoenician.
Could Jesus have been a non-Jew? Of course!
He was Phoenician in every possible way.
Be ready to experience a World Revelation and a Christian Revolution…
Etymology of the Savior’s Name
The Great Annunciation
The Family of Jesus
The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee
The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean
The Galilean Disciples of Jesus
The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus
The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again
Which God and What Temple?
The Extra-New Testament Sources
The Church New Testament
The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician
Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem
Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)
Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”
Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”
This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.
Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”
Map 4 – Section of “Israel”
The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem
The Lebanese Kana or Qana
the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām
the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred
Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree
Table 2 – The Apostles
Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament
Jesus the Phoenician
Authored by Karim El Koussa
List Price: $29.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) hardcover
Black & White on White paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / History
Also available on Nook and Kindle and in paperback
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Mechanicsburg, PA — Mike Campbell’s thoroughly researched solution to the Amelia Earhart mystery, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, was the top selling book for Sunbury Press in 2013, taking Sunny awards for overall sales and for the nonfiction category. Karim El Koussa’s Jesus the Phoenician, questioning the origins of Jesus Christ, was a close second. The Sunny for the top fiction book of 2013 went to John Cressler for his Emeralds of the Alhambra. Anthony Julian, author of Pit Bulls, won Emerging Author of the Year. Following are the top books for 2013:
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for 2013 (by Revenue)|
|1||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last||Mike Campbell||History|
|2||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim El Koussa||Christian|
|3||Hour 30||Brandon Musgrave||Medical Memoir|
|4||Emeralds of the Alhambra||John Cressler||Historical Fiction|
|5||Pit Bulls||Anthony Julian||Pets|
|6||The Sign of the Eagle||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|7||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical Fiction|
|8||Keystone Tombstones Volume 2||Joe Farrell & Joe Farley||History / Biography|
|9||Keystone Tombstones Volume 1||Joe Farrell & Joe Farley||History / Biography|
|10||“Patsy!” – The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald||Douglas Brode||HIstorical Fiction|
|11||There Is Something About Rough and Ready||Lawrence Knorr, et al||History|
|12||Keystone Tombstones Civil War||Farrell, Farley & Knorr||War Biography|
|13||Of Guilt and Innocence||John Scanlan||Police Procedural|
|14||Five Drops of Estrogen||Nirmal Joshi||Biography / Memoir|
|15||Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known||Mack Allen Smith||Music|
|16||In the Shadow of a Mountain||Susan Daigneault||War Biography|
|17||Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons||Linnea Jepson||Cookbook|
|18||Raising Monarchs||Sue Fox McGovern||Self-Help|
|19||The Closer||Alan Mindell||Literary Fiction|
|20||That Night at Surigao||Ernest Marshall||History|
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Jesus the Phoenician, Karim El Koussa’s well-researched alternative history regarding the origins of Jesus Christ, ranked #1 due to international export sales. Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank took the second spot with their self-help book What to Do About Mama: A Guide to Caring for Aging Family Members, thanks to author activities.
Sunbury Press’s sales for 2013 were up 15% over 2012. EBook sales were up only 6% over last year, significantly lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the 4th quarter were up 1% compared to the same period in 2012.
Judi Markowitz’s The View from Four Foot Two, debuted at #3, thanks to strong advance sales, including to Europe.
Tony Julian’s Pit Bulls: Vintage Photographs of Pit Bulls and the People Who Loved Them moved up the rankings, taking #4 on the list, due to sales to dog enthusiasts.
Madelyn Killion’s At the End of the Day, a novella about a nosy postman, grabbed #5 thanks to author activities.
Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last moved up on the list, taking #6, thanks to bookstore and library sales.
John Lindermuth’s Digging Dusky Diamonds, a history of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, ranked #7 due to sales in the Shamokin area.
Pink Flamingos All Around, Dr. Matt Anderson’s humorous and educational children’s book about the pink birds, nabbed the 8th position
thanks to author activities and bookstore sales.
Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to the rankings, taking #9 on the list, due to sales in the southwestern US.
Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, The Closer, returned to the rankings, notching #10 on the list, due to steady sales on all fronts.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Fiction – At the End of the Day by Madelyn Killion
Horror/Mystery – A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone
Children/YA – Pink Flamingos All Around by Matt Anderson
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – What to Do About Mama? by Matthews and Blank
Metaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Education Behind Bars by Christopher Zoukis
The company released six new titles during the month of December:
A Little Indiscretion by Joseph Tarone, The View from Four Foot Two by Judi Markowitz, Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure by Steve Kious, An American Hiroshima by Don Wulffson,GXM731 by Terry Ray and Stink Bomb by Ricky Bruce.
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