Capital Murder redux — Dead of Summer is top fiction among Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for July, 2015. Chris Papst took the top spot for the third month in a row with Capital Murder, the expose of Harrisburg’s failed finances. Darla Henry’s grief counseling classic The 3-5-7 Model grabbed the second spot. Sherry Knowlton’s recently-released Dead of Summer led Fiction at #5.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 1 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
2 The 3-5-7 Model Darla Henry Counseling
3 NEW The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation John E Wade II Memoir
4 Dinofiric Poetry Volume 2 Mike Sgrignoli Childrens
5 NEW Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
6 17 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
8 NEW The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
9 5 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
10 19 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
11 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
12 21 Found. Still Lost. Ashley Nichole Photography
13 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
14 15 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
15 24 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 NEW Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Supernatural Fiction
17 For Better, For Worse Carolyn Perry Disaster Memoir
18 30 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
19 29 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
20 23 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
21 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
22 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L. Moore History
23 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
24 14 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
25 Silver Moon Joanne Risso Childrens
26 Beagle Tales 5 Bob Ford Pet Humor
27 12 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
28 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
29 Beagle Tales 3 Bob Ford Pet Humor
30 13 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History

cm_fcSunbury Press just posted its best July ever! Compared to last Juy, sales more than tripled. YTD Sales are also up over 100% from last year. EBook sales for the month were down over 12% from June. The company continues to see growth in print formats, while ebooks falter.

Chris Papst’s Capital Murder stayed on top due to author media activity and breaking news about the Harrisburg financial scandal. Darla Henry’s The 3-5-7 Model soared to #2 thanks to the author’s speaking engagements. John E Wade II’s memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation, showed thanks to advertising and events in his local New Orleans market. Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s Dinorific Poetry Volume 2 took #4 thanks to their appearances. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Summer debuted at #5, and Dead of Autumn at lucky #13, thanks to author activities. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#6) and The Closer (#10) moved up the rankings thanks to the author’s new website and blog. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #7 thanks to a recent appearance in Nashville. The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf, by professors Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley of Mercer University, debuted at #8 thanks to author activity. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man held onto #9 as the author is in between convention appearances. Marie Sontag’s The Bronze Dagger rejoined the list at #11 as she prepares for release of the next volume in the series. Ashley Nichole’s Found. Still Lost. was the top selling art book at #12 due to her exhibition an 2nd Floor Gallery. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, inched up to #14, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. All 8 of John L. Moore’s Frontier Pennsylvania Series appeared on the list (15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, & 28). Interest remains strong from local bookstores, historical tbmato_fcparks, and retailers. Johnny Strife’s Pink Crucifix crept onto the list at #16 thanks to orders from his circle. Carolyn Perry’s Katrina memoir, For Better, For Worse, returned to the list at #17 as the 10th anniversary of the hurricane approaches. Dennis Herrick held at #24 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Joanne Risso’s Silver Moon reappeared on the list at #25 thanks to her activities. Bob Ford’s Beagle Tales series took two spots — #26 with Volume 5 and #29 with Volume 3. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, continued to chart at #27 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls charted again at #30 because of ongoing interest in the subject matter.

The company released six new titles during the month of July.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for July, 2015
The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation John E Wade II Memoir
Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Supernatural Fiction
Keep Turning Right Rick Dapp Self-Help
White River Monster 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

Oh What a Night! Mechanicsburg comes out in droves on First Friday to support Sunbury Press authors…

Mechanicsburg, PA — Friday November 1, besides being All Saints Day, was First Friday in this borough — an evening to emphasize the arts.  Sunbury Press, the trade publisher headquartered on West Main Street, participated with a program of six authors from a variety of categories.  The author readings ran from 7 to 9 PM.  Sunbury’s showroom was packed with patrons — standing room only.  Many people lingered on the street outside in order to listen in.  Following are some pictures from the event:

Standing room only...

Standing room only…

Some of the young patrons...

Some of the young patrons…

Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli presenting "Dinorific Poetry Volume 3"

Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli presenting “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3”

Thomas Malafarina reading from "Undead Living"

Thomas Malafarina reading from “Undead Living”

Wendy Latty presenting "Colors in the Garden the Creator Made"

Wendy Latty presenting “Colors in the Garden the Creator Made”

Karim El Koussa in front of his sign

Karim El Koussa in front of his sign

Karim El Koussa in front of the Sunbury office

Karim El Koussa in front of the Sunbury office

Karim El Koussa, Mike Sgrignoli and Wendy Latty after the show.

Karim El Koussa, Mike Sgrignoli and Wendy Latty after the show.

Fred Burton reads from "The Old Songs"

Fred Burton reads from “The Old Songs”

Karim El Koussa presents "Jesus the Phoenician"

Karim El Koussa presents “Jesus the Phoenician”

Karim El Koussa signs a copy of "Jesus the Phoenician" for a patron

Karim El Koussa signs a copy of “Jesus the Phoenician” for a patron

Cathy Jordan reads her story from "Undead Living"

Cathy Jordan reads her story from “Undead Living”

Karim El Koussa on West Main Street

Karim El Koussa on West Main Street

 

Elvis the dinosaur? (no offense Baby Boomers!) Cryolophosaurus one of many featured in Dinorific 3

"Elvisaurus"

“Elvisaurus”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s third children’s book “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3: Even More Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son.”  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks had previously reissued the first of two volumes.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Can you really ever have enough dinosaur poetry?  We don’t think so.  So here’s ANOTHER batch of clever, fact-packed dino rhymes that tell stories, deliver information and challenge some long-held beliefs…all while keeping you entertained.  Nineteen watercolor illustrations by Ethan, accompany his dad’s eleven original poems that feature the likes of Megalosaurus, Macrauchenia, Baryonyx and Cryolophosaurus.  Plus, nine dinos use their unique attributes and take to the baseball diamond for a rousing game.  Don’t sweat it, pronunciations are, of course, included.  Be careful…you might just learn something.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.
dp3_fc
Dinorific Poetry Volume 3
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
54 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062364
ISBN-10: 162006236
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Introducing Speckled Egg Press!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has announced a new imprint for their children’s category — Speckled Egg Press.

speckledegg-logo“We want to stir up some more interest in this category, which has been lost among our many books for adults,” said VP of Marketing and Author Relations, Tammi Knorr.

Speckled Egg shall include elementary and pre-school age products.  The Young Adult category will remain under the Sunbury Press brand.   Following are the authors and books moved to the category:

Ashley Lucas: “Boo, Bat and Pumpkin Throw a Party”
Joanne L S Risso: “In the Field” and “Over the Sea”
Stephanie Slahor: “Meteors”
Amanda Brown: “Goodnight Sammy” and “Flying Courage”
Carole LaPlante: “Night Noises” and “The Magic Within You”
Michael & Ethan Sgrignoli: “Dinorific Poetry” series
Dan Shutters: “The Mouse with the Broken Tail”

The following titles are planned for the imprint:
Matt Anderson: “Pink Flamingos All Around”
Wendy Latty: “Colors in the Garden”
Amanda Brown: “Max’s Clips”

In the Field

In the Field

For more information about Speckled Egg Press, please see:
http://www.speckledeggpress.com
The company is currently searching for a part-time managing editor for Speckled Egg Press who will make decisions about which titles to publish and to assist in the publishing process.  Please send any inquiries to LKnorr@sunburypress.com.

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com

"Dinorific Poetry Volume 2" has 14 more dinosaur poems just for you…

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

dp2_fcABOUT THE BOOK:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ‘em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 2
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
60 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062357
ISBN-10: 162006235
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Father & son duo Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli are one Dinorific pair!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
dp1_fc“Dinorific Poetry Volume 1: Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son” features ten delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with twenty-two of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 1
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
58 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062340
ISBN-10: 162006234
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Book Expo America a blast for Sunbury Press authors, owners and staff

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“Power Readers” pour into BEA on Saturday June 1, 2013

New York, NY — Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America, was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1, 2013.   The exposition highlighted the latest technology and developments in the book publishing industry, and was a showcase for star and emerging talent.  All of the big publishers including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Random House, Scholastic and others, joined with leaders in publishing services such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Createspace, Sony, Kobo and many others.  Notables such as Chris Matthews, Stephen King, Jim Carey, Ann Romney and Rick Atkinson were just a small number of the multitudes of well-known authors and personalities present.

Sunbury Press joined with the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and other independent publishers in aisle 2300. Sunbury had a slate of authors appear at their table. Several were photographed or interviewed by the media. Appearing at this year’s expo were:

Thursday May 30: Carole LaPlante, Robert Miller and Ernest Marshall

Friday May 31: Mary Dimino, Thomas Malafarina, Cathy Jordan and Margaret Meacham

Saturday June 1: Mike Sgrignoli, Shelly Frome and Joanne Risso

 

 

 

BEA - Carole LaPlante

Carole LaPlante

BEA - Ernest Marshall

Ernest Marshall

BEA - Maggie Meacham

Margaret Meacham

BEA - Mary Dimino

Mary Dimino

BEA - Mike Sgrignoli

Mike Sgrignoli

BEA - Robert Miller

Robert Miller

BEA - Shelly Frome

Shelly Frome

BEA Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

BEA- Joanne Risso

Joanne Risso

BEA Tom Malafarina

Thomas Malafarina

 

One Dinorific deal! Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli sign with Sunbury Press

Mechanicsburg, PA — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks plans to reissue the first two volumes, followed by a third currently in the works.

The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.  Mike has made numerous media appearances, and will be joining Sunbury Press at Book Expo America in New York, May 30 to June 1.

purple logoAbout Dinorific Poetry:
Volume 1:
10 delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with 24 of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

Volume 2:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ’em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

About the Authors:
Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job.
Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

For more information about Dinorific Poetry and the Sgrignolis:
http://dinorhymes.com/

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/