John Scanlan's "Of Guilt and Innocence" tops Sunbury Press's February best-sellers

Mechanicsburg, PA – “Of Guilt and Innocence”, John Scanlan’s debut police-procedural mystery,  was #1 in print thanks to regional media interest. Carol Schultz Vento’s “The Hidden Legacy of World War II,” revealing the affect of PTSD on her famous father, Arthur Dutch Schultz and their family, ranked 2nd due to continued media interest in the book.

Of Guilt and Innocence

Of Guilt and Innocence

Sunbury Press experienced its best February yet, after seeing sales decline slightly in 2012 versus 2011, as eBooks cannibalized print.  Sales for February 2013 were up 59% over the prior year, with growth in eBooks outpacing growth in print. “We are off to a fantastic start this year,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “Sales are up 54% year-to-date. EBook sales are nearly double last year, and 9x 2011 during the same period. Our best-seller sold more units as an eBook for the first time.”

Sunbury has decided to stop reporting separate rankings for print and eBooks, instead combining the unit totals.

“There is Something About Rough & Ready: A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley” ranked #3, as regional sales continued to be brisk.

“Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known”, Mack Allen Smith’s recollection of the numerous musical talents he interacted with during his Rock-a-Billy Hall-of-Fame career,  was #4 thanks to regional bookstore sales.

Lane Heymont’s debut novel “The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff” jumped to #5 out of the gate thanks to a steady stream of author appearances and media coverage.

Jess Steven Hughes’ novel “The Sign of the Eagle,” set in ancient Rome, was #6 in unit sales.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” held 7th thanks to those seeking the truth about Amelia’s disappearance.

Robert Miller’s “The Cogan Legend,” a novel set in antebellum Pennsylvania, ranked 8th thanks to author activity.

“Flying Courage,” a children’s story written by Amanda Brown and illustrated by Jose Archeval, climbed to 9th thanks to author appearances.

“Hour 30,” Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s testimonial about life in medical school continued to sell well, holding #10.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “The Hidden Legacy of WW2” by Carol Schultz Vento
Fiction  – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “Flying Courage” by Amanda Brown
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
Self-Help – “Linnea’s Kitchen” by Linnea Jepson
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Education Behind Bars” by Chris Zoukis

The company released five new titles during the month of February:
“The Hackman Story” by Dorothy Elaine Grace and Lawrence Knorr
“The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
“The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff” by Lane Heymont
“Spiritual Body or Physical Spirit?” by Philip Benjamin
“We Were Beautiful Once” by Joe Carvalko

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

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"Rock-a-billy Rebel" headlines Sunbury Press's best January ever… Sunbury's January best-sellers

Rock-a-Bill Rebel

Rock-a-Bill Rebel

Mechanicsburg, PA – “Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known”, Mack Allen Smith’s recollection of the numerous musical talents he interacted with during his Rock-a-Billy Hall-of-Fame career,  was #1 in print thanks to regional bookstore sales. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” led all eBooks and was 7th in print thanks to those seeking the truth about Amelia’s disappearance. Farrell & Farley’s “Keystone Tombstones Volumes 2 & 1” were #2 & #3 in print, respectively,  due to several television appearances by the authors.  Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school expose “Hour 30” ranked #2 in eBooks, thanks to a author promotions. “Of Guilt and Innocence,” John Scanlan’s debut police-procedural mystery, was #3 in eBooks and 4th in print due to heavy regional media coverage. Daniel Diehl’s “Revelations: Book One of the Merlin Chronicles” was #4 in eBooks thanks to the efforts of Daniel’s publicist.

Sunbury Press experienced its best January yet, after seeing sales decline slightly in 2012 versus 2011, as eBooks cannibalized print.  Sales for January 2013 were up 21% over the prior year, with growth in print leading growth in eBooks for the first time in years. “We have seen an increase in print sales to independent bookstores,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “We’ve had a lot of regional interest in many of our titles, and the media seems to be more open to reporting on smaller presses. Conversely, from our perspective, it appears eBook sales are beginning to level.  Regardless of which way the market goes from here, we are ready.”

Darla Henry’s “The 3-5-7 Model – A Practice Approach to Permanency,” detailing her system for dealing with grief, nabbed #5 in print due to wholesale orders to conferences.

Carol Schultz Vento’s “The Hidden Legacy of World War II,” revealing the affect of PTSD on her famous father, Arthur Dutch Schultz and their family, ranked 5th in eBooks due to continued media interest in the book.

Joseph Carvalko’s “The Techno-Hum​an Shell: A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap,” detailing the merging of technology and anatomy, debuted at 6th in print and 7th in eBooks thanks to author events.

Robert Broomall’s “Murder in the 7th Cavalary,” a mystery based in General Custer’s camp, continued to sell well in eBook format, ranking 6th.

Sue Dahlgren Daigneault’s biography about her famous father, WW2 hero Ed Dahlgren, grabbed 8th in print and 9th in eBooks thanks to author events.

‘The People’s Medium,’ Michele Livingston, rejoined to the top 10 eBooks, slotting in at #8 thanks to author events.

Ann Elia Stewart’s “Twice a Child,” a novel recounting her father’s Lewy Body Dimentia, ranked 9th in print.

Bob Ford’s “Beagle Tales,” the first volume in his popular series, finished the eBook top 10, thanks to author appearances.

“There is Something About Rough & Ready: A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley” rounded out the print top 10, as regional sales continued to be brisk.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “Rock-a-Billy Rebel” by Mack Allen Smith
Fiction  – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “USA to Z” by Mary Stout and John Gascot
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
Self-Help – “The 3-5-7 Model” by Darla Henry
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Education Behind Bars” by Chris Zoukis

The company released four new titles during the month of January:
“General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations” by Lawrence Knorr, Diane Watson and Michael Riley
“The Techno-Hum​an Shell: A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap” by Joseph Carvalko
“Rock-a-Billy Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known” by Mack Allen Smith
“Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan

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