MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. J. Geoffrey Barber’s romantic Three Rogues at Gettysburg, a historical novel set after the battle, took first place. Jess Steven Hughes took the four spots with his historical novels set in Ancient Rome. The recently-released The Broken Lance was 2nd. The Sign of the Eagle, the first book of the series, took third place. The Wolf of Britannia Part II was tenth, while its partner, Part I, was 13th. Mark Mitten took 4th place with his Western novel Hard to Quit. Dennis Herrick moved up to fifth place with his historical Winter of the Metal People. David Parmalee’s historical romance set around the time of the Civil War, The Sea Is a Thief, climbed to sixth. John Cressler took two spots with his first two books of the Anthems of al-Andalus Series, Shadows in the Shining City at 7th and Emeralds of the Alhambra at 10th place. Carrie Nyman returned to the rankings, taking 8th place with Why Aren’t You Sweet Like Me? Bob Wood’s western Sage followed in 9th place. William Lemanski returned to the rankings with his murder mystery, Murder in Tuxedo Park. Patchtown by Jolene (Busher) Fay stayed in 14th place. Steve Kious’s Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure rounded out the list.
|MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||11||Three Rogues in Gettysburg||J Geoffrey Barber||Historical|
|2||NEW||The Broken Lance||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|3||3||The Sign of the Eagle||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|4||4||Hard to Quit||Mark Mitten||Western|
|5||6||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical|
|6||—||The Sea Is a Thief||David Parmalee||Historical|
|7||—||Shadows in the Shining City||John Cressler||Historical|
|8||—||Why Aren’t You Sweet Like Me?||Carrie Nyman||Historical Romance|
|10||—||Emeralds of the Alhambra||John Cressler||Historical|
|11||—||The Wolf of Britannia Part II||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|12||—||Murder in Tuxedo Park||William Lemanski||Detective Thriller|
|13||—||The Wolf of Britannia Part I||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|15||—||Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure||Steven Kious||Detective Thriller|
Barber’s book sold well due to author activities. Hughes’ books continue to sell well through bookstore events in the Pacific Northwest. Mitten’s books have been selling well online. Herrick continues to hold author events to maintain his sales. The others were helped by publisher publicity and/or Kindle sales.