|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for September 2019 (by Revenue)|
|1||10||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|2||7||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|3||2||Three Supreme Gifts||Lisa Hromada||Spirituality|
|4||—||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal|
|5||6||Voice of the Red Dragonfly||Jennifer Charlinski||Metaphysical Fiction|
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot for the third 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. The metaphysical travel memoir, The Dream Alchemist by Anna-Karin Bjorklund, placed second. Lebanese author Karim El Koussa slipped to 3rd place with his controversial history Jesus the Phoenician. Doug Brode’s metaphysical fiction novel Planet Jesus Trilogy Book 1: Flesh and Blood, describing an alternative Gospel narrative involving ancient astronauts, took 5th.
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||1||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|2||3||The Dream Alchemist||Anna-Karin Bjorklund||Metaphysical Travel|
|3||2||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|4||—||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|5||—||Planet Jesus v1||Doug Brode||Metaphysical Fiction|
Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. Bjorklund’s books were helped by regional sales in California. El Koussa’s books continue to sell well internationally. Brode’s book spiked due to publisher promotional activity.
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)|
|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.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Messages from Beyond”, Michele Livingston’s spiritual guidebook relating the popular medium’s views on metaphysical topics, was #1 thanks to author events and activities. John Cressler’s “Emeralds of the Alhambra,” a soon-to-be-released historical romance based in medieval Spain ranked #2 due to pre-sales.
Sunbury’s sales for May 2013 were up 28% over May 2012, with growth in eBooks outpacing growth in print. “Our strong start continues,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “Sales are up 49% year-to-date compared to last year. We’ve just returned from BEA with even more ideas on how to grow the top and bottom lines and increase opportunities for our authors.”
The just-released special Civil War edition of the “Keystone Tombstones” series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley (with Lawrence Knorr) debuted at #3 thanks to author events and local interest.
Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” moved up a few notches, taking #4 on the list, despite TIGHAR’s attempts to debunk the author’s theories.
Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls,” containing historic photographs of the pets with their families, continues to sell briskly, ranking #5.
Charles “Ken” Godfrey’s “The Final Charge,” a revisionist history fantasy about the Battle of Gettysburg and Pickett’s Charge, returned to the charts thanks to the pending 150th anniversary of the battle.
Doug Brode’s “Patsy!”. about Lee Harvey Oswald’s involvement, or lack thereof, in the Kennedy assassination, continued to sell well thanks to a national advertising campaign.
Doug Gibboney’s just released “More Scandals of the Civil War” debuted at #8 thanks to author activities.
Shelly Frome’s novel “Tinseltown Riff” grabbed a spot on the chart thanks to upcoming author events in Connecticut.
Bob Ford’s “Beagle Tales 3” rounded out the list thanks to author events.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir – “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley & Lawrence Knorr
Fiction – “Emeralds of the Alhambra” by John Cressler
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “The Ghosts of Laurelford” by Margaret Meacham
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson
The company released five new titles during the month of May:
“Whimsy and Wry” by Guy Graybill
“Diamond Madness” by William Cook
“More Scandals of the Civil War” by Douglas Gibboney
“More Bread, Please” by Markus Roberts
“Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Farrell, Farley & KNorr
For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see: