Karim el Koussa’s “The Phoenician Code” is again the Ars Metaphysica bestseller

Karim el Koussa’s “The Phoenician Code” is again the Ars Metaphysica bestseller

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for November 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
2 NEW The ABCs of Narcissism Michele Hoffer Relationships
3 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
4 10 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
5 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
6 Soaring Minds Journal & Workbook Michele Hoffer Relationships
7 9 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
8 2 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
9 4 Inspirational Creatures Michele Livingston Metaphysical
10 5 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
Lebanese author Karim el Koussa dominates Ars Metaphysica bestseller list following TV deal

Lebanese author Karim el Koussa dominates Ars Metaphysica bestseller list following TV deal

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for October 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 5 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
2 9 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
3 4 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
4 1 Inspirational Creatures Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
6 Planet Jesus: Body & Soul Doug Brode Metaphysical Fiction
7 Let Me Carry You Home Susan Kiskis Spiritual Memoir
8 Planet Jesus: Flesh & Blood Doug Brode Metaphysical Fiction
9 7 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
10 8 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
“Jesus the Phoenician” by Karim el Koussa” returns as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for August

“Jesus the Phoenician” by Karim el Koussa” returns as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for August

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for August 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 NEW Planet Jesus Vol 2: Body & Soul Doug & Sean Brode Metaphysical Fiction
3 6 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
4 9 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
5 4 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal/UFOs
6 Planet Jesus Vol 1: Flesh & Blood Doug & Sean Brode Metaphysical Fiction
7 1 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
8 3 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
9 5 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
10 8 The Dream Alchemist Anna-Karin Bjorklund Travel Memoir
“Pythagoras” by Karim el Koussa surprises as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for April

“Pythagoras” by Karim el Koussa surprises as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA.  First place went to Lebanese author Karim el Koussa with his fictionalized life of Pythagoras, Pythagoras the Mathemagician. El Koussa rounded took three of the top 4, taking second place with his popular well-researched alternative history of the life of Jesus Christ entitled Jesus the Phoenician. El Koussa also took fourth place with his metaphysical fiction novel The Phoenician Code for which a French version was just released. Terry Ray’s investigation into The Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs was #3. Anna-Karin Bjorklund’s The Dream Alchemist, as a travel memoir, slipped on the list to #5. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the sixth spot with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side.  She also nabbed the 8th spot with her previous release Messages from Beyond. Susan Kiskis’s  new travel memoir Let Me Carry You Home recounting her recent trips to India was #7.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for April 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 5 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
2 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
3 10 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal/UFOs
4 4 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
5 2 The Dream Alchemist Anna-Karin Bjorklund Travel Memoir
6 7 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
7 1 Let Me Carry You Home Susan Kiskis Travel Memoir
8 8 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
9 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
10 9 Planet Jesus: Flesh and Blood Doug Brode Metaphysical Fiction

El Koussa’s books continue to sell well internationally. Pythagoras was boosted by an export order. Kiskis’ success is tied to the release activity of her book and her upcoming podcast series on the BookSpeak Network entitled Zen Up. Bjorklund was helped by author appearances in California. Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter.
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“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “fourpeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “fourpeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

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)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
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.
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“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

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)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
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
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“Messages from Beyond” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for October

“Messages from Beyond” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for October

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot with her visionary Messages from Beyond, revealing her channeling of information from the other side. Robin McClellan’s metaphysical fiction series OneWay claimed the next two spots.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for October, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
2 OneWay:The Message Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
3 OneWay:The Oracle Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
4 2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 4 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.
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“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

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)
Rank Title Author Category
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.

 

El Koussa's books reign in advance of his upcoming US Tour — Sunbury Press bestsellers for August

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)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
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

jtp_fcWhile 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

Karim El Koussa

Karim El Koussa

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

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm

"Capital Murder" crowned again — "The Devil Tree" is top fiction among Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June, 2015. Chris Papst took the top spot again with Capital Murder, the expose of Harrisburg’s failed finances. Frank Deter’s newly-released hunting memoir A Dog Named Judy grabbed the second spot. Keith Rommel’s recently-released The Devil Tree led Fiction at #3.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 2 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
2 NEW A Dog Named Judy Frank Deter Hunting Memoir
3 4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
4 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Action Adventure
5 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
6 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Paranormal
7 The Amish Rebel Preston Nuttall Historical Fiction
8 Dinorific Poetry Volume 1 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
9 Dinorific Poetry Volume 2 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
10 Dinorific Poetry Volume 3 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
11 16 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
12 22 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
13 17 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
14 14 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
15 12 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
16 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
17 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
18 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
19 11 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
20 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
21 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery
22 NEW Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Photography
23 Dying for Vengeance J M West Murder Mystery
24 29 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
25 25 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
26 The Machine Horace Taylor Science Fiction
27 Along the Bethel Trail Friends of Bethel AME History
28 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Murder Mystery
29 9 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen Historical Fiction
30 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History

cm_fcAnother record! The company, for the second straight month, had its best month ever. Compared to last June, sales more than doubled. YTD Sales are also up over 100% from last year. Hardcover books exceeded trade paperbacks for the 2nd quarter. EBook sales for the quarter were down slightly from the 1st quarter.

Chris Papst’s Capital Murder moved to the top due to author media activity and breaking news about the Harrisburg financial scandal. Frank Deter’s My Dog Judy placed due to author activity. Keith Rommel’s The Devil Tree grew to #3, and The Cursed Man to #5, thanks to author appearances at Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg and Comic Con in Florida. Karim El Koussa’s The Phoenician Code rose to #4 thanks to a French language deal with a French publisher. Michele Livingston’s Messages From Beyond reappeared at #6 thanks to author appearances. Preston Nuttall’s The Amish Rebel rejoined the chart at #7 thanks to renewed author activity. Mike and Ethan Sgrignol’s Dinorific Poetry series took #8, 9, and 10 thanks to their appearances. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #11 thanks to ongoing sales in Mississippi. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, continued to chart at #12 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls charted again at #13 because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Dennis Herrick held at #14 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #15, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Steve Troutman’s Tulpehocken Trail Traces tracked at #16 due to author appearances. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#17) and The Closer (#19) were bolstered by author appearances in California. John Cressler’s Shadows in the Shining City (#18) and Emeralds of the tdt_fcAlhambra (#20) both returned to the rankings thanks to author activities in Georgia. Going Home, by Sharon Marchisello, grabbed #21 while Ashley Nichole’s new photography book Found-Still Lost debuted at #22 thanks to an exhibition at the Sunbury Press Store during Jubilee Day. J. M. West’s Dying for Vengeance (#23) and Courting Doubt and Darkness (#28) were helped by the author’s participation in Jubilee Day. John L. Moore grabbed the three spots #’s 24, 25, & 30 with 3 of the 8 books in his Frontier Pennsylvania Series. Interest remains strong from local bookstores and retailers. Horace Taylor’s The Machine notched #26 due to author activities. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of the Bethel AME, slipped to #27. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga stayed on the chart at #29 due to author appearances.

The company released two new titles during the month of June.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2015
A Dog Named Judy Frank Deter Hunting Memoir
Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Photography

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm