"Monarchs" rule the July bestseller list at Sunbury Press

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Raising Monarchs,” Sue Fox McGovern’s book about raising butterflies in the backyard,  was #1 thanks to author events in Illinois.  Dennis Herrick’s “Winter of the Metal People,” a historical novel about the Tiguex War in New Mexico ranked #2 due to author events in that state.

rm_fcSunbury’s sales for July 2013 were up 19% over July 2012, making it the best July ever for the company.  Year to date, sales are up 32% over last year.  EBook sales continued to be flat while print sales were up. “The eBook trend continues,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “The Nook platform is down 54% this month as compared to last year. Kindle is also down a bit.  Our sales increase is primarily due to direct sales from our eCommerce site.”

Dr. Nirmal Joshi’s newly released “Five Drops of Estrogen,” a memoir about the female influences in his life, grabbed the 3rd spot thanks to author activity

“The Closer,” Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, took the 4th spot thanks to online sales.

John Cressler’s “Emeralds of the Alhambra,” last month’s #1, slipped to 5th, but continues to sell steadily.

Markus Roberts’ “More Bread Please” ranked 6th due to author events.

The Joe’s — Farrell and Farley — took the 7th spot with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” thanks to interest in the Gettysburg 150th anniversary.

David Parmalee’s “The Sea is a Thief” slotted at #8 thanks to summer sales along the Virginia coast.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” moved up a notch, taking #9 on the list, thanks to continued steady sales.

The late Linnea Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen” cookbook nabbed #10 thanks to online sales.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi
Fiction  – “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick
Horror/Mystery – “A Dead Issue” by John Evans
Children/YA – “In the Field” by Joanne Risso
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Raising Monarchs” by Sue Fox McGovern
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson

The company released six new titles during the month of July:
“The Book of Zane” by Tess Almendarez Lojacono
“The Lust for Reverence” by A. Gimbernat
“A Dead Issue” by John Evans
“Love, Sex and Other Near Death Experiences” by Michael Brown
“Wild Life” by C. A. Masterson
“Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time 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

"Raising Monarchs" is not about the duties of Kate Middleton's nanny — it's about butterflies!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released author Sue Fox McGovern’s self-help book “Raising Monarchs – Caring for One of God’s Graceful Creatures.”

rm_fcAbout the Book:
Have you ever wondered how to raise monarch butterflies?  Author and butterfly farmer Sue Fox McGovern takes you through all of the steps from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. All of this can be done in your own backyard.

What others are saying:
Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to learn about and witness the life cycle of the butterfly. This has been an amazing experience. I just wanted to share with you the pictures we took of Eduardo, my butterfly. —John

Just wanted to say thank you again for the informational evening in your yard on butterflies. So many things one takes for granted in this world and you brought to my attention amazing things about butterflies—especially the monarch. I am definitely going to try and create a habitat in my yard. My grandson is taking good care of his caterpillar. —Mary Ellen

I’d just like to thank you again for taking the time and effort to teach us about butterflies on my birthday weekend. What they represent in my life is incredibly meaningful, and the surprise of getting to witness and learn about them was something that has immediately gone down in my list of favorite memories of my entire life. —Marie

Julianna came home from school today and said the science teacher thought it would be great if Julianna brought in a caterpillar for the class to watch its transformation. Again, thanks for engaging Julianna in this process! —Christine

My caterpillar is big and beautiful, but I guess unless he decides to start the change tonight I will need to grab more milkweed from you. Thanks for this fun experience. I have a friend in her 80s who would really enjoy this. —Denise

Henry (Henrietta) the monarch butterfly has left us! Thank you for that experience. I’ve been talking about it all weekend. —Chris

Raising Monarchs – Caring for One of God’s Graceful Creatures
Authored by Sue Fox McGovern
List Price: $16.95
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
50 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062463
ISBN-10: 1620062461
BISAC: Science / Nature & the Natural World / Butterflies

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Raising-Monarchs-9781620…