|Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks (April – May 2020)|
|#||Imp||Author — Title||Imprint|
|1||*||Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees||Sunbury Press|
|2||*||Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife||Brown Posey Press|
|3||Dan Joseph — Last Ride of the Iron Horse||Sunbury Press|
|4||Lawrence Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic||Sunbury Press|
|5||Jessica Weible — Dead Letters —||Sunbury Press|
|6||Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last 2 ed||Sunbury Press|
|7||Linda Schwab — Displaced —||Sunbury Press|
|8||Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula||Sunbury Press|
|9||Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America||Sunbury Press|
|10||William Cook — Collision Course||Sunbury Press|
|11||*||Chris Fenwick — Fae —||Hellbender Books|
|12||Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir..||Sunbury Press|
|13||Chris Fenwick – Wolf||Hellbender Books|
|14||Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie||Sunbury Press|
|15||Cynthia & W J Royce — The Road to Villa Page —||Sunbury Press|
|16||*||Barry Libin – The Vatican’s Vault||Milford House Press|
|17||Doug Beed – Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam –||Sunbury Press|
|18||Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders||Hellbender Books|
|19||Charles Kniffen – Fifty Years in a Fox Hole||Sunbury Press|
|20||Jason Altmire – Dead Center||Sunbury Press|
|21||Tom Copeland — My War and Welcome to It —||Sunbury Press|
|22||Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe||Sunbury Press|
|23||*||Fortress Publishing — Satan’s Petting Zoo —||Verboten Books|
|24||Oxana Lapchuk — The Journalist —||Sunbury Press|
|25||Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker —||Milford House Press|
|26||Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California K…||Sunbury Press|
|27||*||Michele Livingston – Living in the Afterlife||Ars Metaphysica|
|28||John Rayburn — The Remarkable Big Band Era||Sunbury Press|
|29||Brad Bumsted – Keystone Corruption Continues||Sunbury Press|
|30||Jyssica Schwartz – You Are Not Alone||Sunbury Press|
|31||*||Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists||Oxford Southern|
|32||Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henrys Fork —||Milford House Press|
|33||William & Amy Blocher — Holocaust’s Child||Sunbury Press|
|34||Mark Singel — The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens —||Milford House Press|
|35||John Scanlan – Of Guilt and Innocence||Milford House Press|
|36||Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers||Brown Posey Press|
|37||Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Ki…||Sunbury Press|
|38||Idle Minds — Pennsylvania Patriots —||Sunbury Press|
|39||John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra||Milford House Press|
|40||Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer||Milford House Press|
|41||Michael Hawley – The Ripper’s Haunts||Sunbury Press|
|42||Sharon Marchisello — Secrets of the Galapagos —||Milford House Press|
|43||Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them||Sunbury Press|
|44||J A Walsh – Purpose of Evasion||Milford House Press|
|45||Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach||Sunbury Press|
|46||Larry Lehmer — Bandstandland||Sunbury Press|
|47||Oliver Seneca — When the Sky Goes Dark||Hellbender Books|
|48||Virginia Brackett — In the Company of Patriots —||Sunbury Press|
|49||Scott Stevens — Twister Town||Milford House Press|
|50||Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks||Sunbury Press|
|51||Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits||Milford House Press|
|52||Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II||Sunbury Press|
|53||Dennis Herrick – Winter of the Metal People||Milford House Press|
|54||Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities||Sunbury Press|
|55||Michele Livingston – Inspirational Creatures||Ars Metaphysica|
|56||Miles Richards — Wrestling with George —||Sunbury Press|
|57||Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories …||Sunbury Press|
|58||Jim Dohren — Windy City Stories —||Brown Posey Press|
|59||William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame||Sunbury Press|
|60||Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed||Ars Metaphysica|
|61||Hugh Fox – Who, Me?||Sunbury Press|
|62||Mark Mitten – Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave||Milford House Press|
|63||William Cook – Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s||Sunbury Press|
|64||Joan West – Dying for Vengeance||Milford House Press|
|65||Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season||Sunbury Press|
|66||Sharon Marchisello – Going Home||Milford House Press|
|67||Nancy Williams — Pig —||Milford House Press|
|68||Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn||Milford House Press|
|69||William Cook – Diamond Madness||Sunbury Press|
|70||Joan West – Courting Doubt & Darkness||Milford House Press|
|71||Karim El Koussa – Pythagoras the Mathemagician||Ars Metaphysica|
|72||Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety …||Sunbury Press|
|73||Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician||Ars Metaphysica|
|74||Bob Ford – Beagle Tales||Sunbury Press|
|75||William F Lee – Ded Reckoning||Milford House Press|
|76||L D Knorr – The Leviticus Mission||Milford House Press|
|77||John Scanlan – Victims of Circumstance||Milford House Press|
|78||Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma||Sunbury Press|
|79||Helga Rist — The Blood Letter||Sunbury Press|
|80||John L Moore — Against the Ice||Sunbury Press|
|81||Eileen Obser — Only You —||Brown Posey Press|
|82||Ben Myers — American Citizen —||Sunbury Press|
|83||Sam Zygner — Baseball Under the Palms —||Sunbury Press|
|84||PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf||Brown Posey Press|
|85||Kyle Alexander Romines – The Keeper of the Crows||Hellbender Books|
|86||Van Carter – REMF||Sunbury Press|
|87||*||Arthur Graeff — Conrad Weiser —||Distelfink Press|
|88||John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament||Milford House Press|
|89||Christina Burns – The Journey Called Life||Sunbury Press|
|90||Joan West – Darkness at First Light||Milford House Press|
|91||Idle Minds — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 —||Sunbury Press|
|92||Steve Kious – Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure||Milford House Press|
|93||John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City||Milford House Press|
|94||Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 2||Sunbury Press|
|95||Alan Mindell – The B Team||Milford House Press|
|96||Joe Farley – Trumpet Call to Victory||Sunbury Press|
|97||Michele Livingston — Spiritual Treasures||Ars Metaphysica|
|98||Phyllis Hochstetler – Behind Barbed Wire & High Fences||Sunbury Press|
|99||Fortress Pub – The Devil’s Grasp||Hellbender Books|
|100||Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 5||Sunbury Press|
|Sunbury Press TOP 100 Print Books (April – May 2020)|
|#||Imp||Author — Title||Imprint|
|1||*||Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic||Sunbury Press|
|2||*||Clemmie Whatley — The Chubbs||Oxford Southern|
|3||Jessica Weible — Dead Letters||Sunbury Press|
|4||Helga Rist — The Blood Letter||Sunbury Press|
|5||Dan Joseph – Last Ride of the Iron Horse||Sunbury Press|
|6||*||Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders||Hellbender Books|
|7||*||JC Gatlin – H_NGM_N||Milford House Press|
|8||John L Moore — Against the Ice||Sunbury Press|
|9||Linda Schwab — Displaced||Sunbury Press|
|10||*||Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife||Brown Posey Press|
|11||John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra||Milford House Press|
|12||Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Winter||Milford House Press|
|13||Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees||Sunbury Press|
|14||Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last (2 ed||Sunbury Press|
|15||Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker||Milford House Press|
|16||William Cook – Collision Course||Sunbury Press|
|17||Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories||Sunbury Press|
|18||Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula||Sunbury Press|
|19||Jeff Pappas — Ponies West||Sunbury Press|
|20||Farrell, Farley, & Knorr – Pennsylvania Patriots||Sunbury Press|
|21||Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir||Sunbury Press|
|22||Tom Copeland – My War and Welcome To It||Sunbury Press|
|23||Lawrence Knorr – A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold …||Sunbury Press|
|24||Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities||Sunbury Press|
|25||Rebecca Daniels – Keeping the Lights on for Ike||Sunbury Press|
|26||Heather Paterno – H is for Hershey||Sunbury Press|
|27||*||Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (PB||Ars Metaphysica|
|28||Larry Lehmer – Bandstandland||Sunbury Press|
|29||Knorr & Whatley – The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf||Sunbury Press|
|30||Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Spring||Milford House Press|
|31||Max Klinger – The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharin…||Sunbury Press|
|32||Cynthia & William Royce — The Road to Villa Page||Sunbury Press|
|33||Daniel Agatino – Mere Catholicism||Sunbury Press|
|34||Jeffrey Zemler — A Family For a Time||Oxford Southern|
|35||Matthews & Blank — What to Do about Mama? 2 ed||Sunbury Press|
|36||Sue McGovern – Raising Monarchs||Sunbury Press|
|37||William Marcum – The Foreman’s Boys||Sunbury Press|
|38||Terry Ray – The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Or…||Ars Metaphysica|
|39||Sheldon Munn – Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sunbury Press|
|40||Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America||Sunbury Press|
|41||Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Summer||Milford House Press|
|42||Diane McCormick – Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History||Sunbury Press|
|43||Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers||Brown Posey Press|
|44||James Dohren — Windy City Stories||Brown Posey Press|
|45||George Donehoo – Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania||Sunbury Press|
|46||Dennis Clausen – The Sins of Rachel Sims||Brown Posey Press|
|47||Mark Singel – The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens||Milford House Press|
|48||Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie||Sunbury Press|
|49||Virginia Brackett – In the Company of Patriots||Sunbury Press|
|50||Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists||Oxford Southern|
|51||Jess Steven Hughes – The Wolf of Britannia Part I||Milford House Press|
|52||Jess Steven Hughes – The Peacekeeper||Milford House Press|
|53||Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them||Sunbury Press|
|54||Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422||Sunbury Press|
|55||Sam Zygner – Baseball Under the Palms||Sunbury Press|
|56||Guy Graybill – Prohibition’s Prince||Sunbury Press|
|57||Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe||Sunbury Press|
|58||Donald Dewey — Franchisement||Milford House Press|
|59||John L Moore – Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks||Sunbury Press|
|60||Oxana Lapchuk – The Journalist||Sunbury Press|
|61||Michelle Hoffer – The ABCs of Narcissism||Ars Metaphysica|
|62||Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach||Sunbury Press|
|63||John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City||Milford House Press|
|64||*||Fortress Pub — Satan’s Petting Zoo||Verboten Books|
|65||William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame (2 ed||Sunbury Press|
|66||Jon Hochschartner – Ingrid Newkirk: A Biography of PETA’s Founder||Sunbury Press|
|67||John Lindermuth – Digging Dusky Diamonds||Sunbury Press|
|68||Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3||Sunbury Press|
|69||John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament – (PB||Milford House Press|
|70||Benjamin Myers – American Citizen||Sunbury Press|
|71||John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra||Milford House Press|
|72||Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season||Sunbury Press|
|73||Amy & William Blocher – Holocaust’s Child||Sunbury Press|
|74||Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn||Milford House Press|
|75||Arthur Hoyle — Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits||Sunbury Press|
|76||Joe Carvalko – Death by Internet||Milford House Press|
|77||Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits||Milford House Press|
|78||Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer||Milford House Press|
|79||BANG – The BANG Story||Sunbury Press|
|80||Clarissa Jacobson – I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It||Sunbury Press|
|81||Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (HC||Ars Metaphysica|
|82||Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks||Sunbury Press|
|83||John L Moore – Bows, Bullets, & Bears||Sunbury Press|
|84||PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf||Brown Posey Press|
|85||Gratz Historical Society – History of Lykens Township Volume 1||Sunbury Press|
|86||Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed||Ars Metaphysica|
|87||Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henry’s Fork||Milford House Press|
|88||Oliver Seneca – When the Sky Goes Dark||Hellbender Books|
|89||John L Moore – Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||Sunbury Press|
|90||Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II||Sunbury Press|
|91||*||J G Hohman – Der Lange Verborgene Freund: The Original German Vers…||Distelfink Press|
|92||Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 (e ed||Sunbury Press|
|93||Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma||Sunbury Press|
|94||John L Moore – Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes||Sunbury Press|
|95||Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California||Sunbury Press|
|96||Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety||Sunbury Press|
|97||Miles Richards – Wrestling with George …||Sunbury Press|
|98||Keith Pickering – The Lost Island of Columbus||Sunbury Press|
|99||Josh Penzone – The Court of Vintage Woods||Brown Posey Press|
|100||David Parmalee – The Sea is a Thief||Milford House Press|
Welcome to the second installment of the Sunbury Press author journey series!
In every book, there's a story. And not just the one between its pages.
Every author has a different journey for how they ended up with the incredible book that landed in our inbox. Sure, we loved the book that they sent to us--enough to publish it and share with you all--but we wanted to know what it took for them to write that book, what drove them toward publication, and to get to know them better as artists.
And instead of keeping those answers to ourselves, we thought--to hell with it, let's share it with YOU.
We are thrilled to continue this new author-centric series with the inspirational Oxana Lapchuk, author of The Journalist: A Holocaust Story.
My book journey started ten years ago on May 5, 2010 when I dreamed that I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. The baby was chunky and laughed profusely. While I knew I wouldn’t be having a baby, I did know that God was speaking to me in a different way; instead, he was telling me that I'd bring something new into the world. To me, that meant it was finally time to write a book about the story that meant the most to me: my father’s holocaust experiences.
Now, this happened right around the time that I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Thanks to the dream, I had newfound confidence that I would beat it and that my book-baby would become a reality. I needed to focus on it, not the cancer. I had surgery shortly after the dream, cutting out the need for chemo or radiation and giving me inspiration to get to work.
But when I focused my attention toward the book, I found that there were many challenges to getting it written.
First and foremost, my father had died 20 years earlier. I had to recall my conversations with him about his experiences and dig through his records and documents (he was a journalist) to try to piece it all together. I found some old photos that shed some light on his timeline and was able to get a clearer picture. However, I knew it wasn’t enough; I needed to go to the actual concentration camps to get further clarification.
In 2018, a friend of mine connected me to a German teacher who focused on the Holocaust. I spoke to her about my father’s history in Buchenwald and working in the underground tunnels of the Dora-Mittlebau complex. She helped me locate someone at the Buchenwald Memorial who was able to gather even more documents about his personal information while he was at the camps.
I made arrangements with her to pick us up at the train station in Nordhausen, Germany and to take us to the underground tunnels in Dora-Mittlebau. They only opened the tunnels in 2006 so we were able to take a tour and see for ourselves the horrible working conditions that the prisoners had to endure.
Then she drove us to Buchenwald—about an hour away. We met with the head of the Memorial Archives and she had all the documents ready for me. We spent an hour going over everything, and I realized that some of my information was not accurate.
So I had to make some revisions as to my father’s timeline while in the different camps. The most amazing experience for me was when they took me to the actual spot where my father slept in the barracks in the “Little Camp.” It was block 63. I stood on that grassy spot where there was once a building. It was as if I was walking in his footsteps and reliving some of his experiences. I couldn’t believe it.
When I went back to the states, I immediately started rewriting to make it as accurate as possible. At the time I was thinking I might self-publish it, but I wasn’t young anymore and didn’t have the time or the finances to go through that whole process. I had been a member of the Florida Writers Association and found out they were having a conference in October 2018 near my city. So, I went.
At the conference, I made an appointment to meet with Lawrence Knorr of Sunbury Press, Inc. To my surprise, he was actually interested in publishing it! And one year later, my book (and my father's story) was published.
Some amazing things have happened since it got published. I was able to reconnect with friends that I hadn’t been in touch with for 45 years. I was able to reconnect with an old roommate. But the most amazing connection was with a woman whose father is in several chapters of the book. His name was Stefan, and he was arrested along with my father and spent some time with him in two of the camps. They were in Buchenwald together and my father’s prisoner number was 25362 (adds up to 18) which in the Hebrew means “life” and her father’s number was 25363.
She lives in Idaho and had done a lot of research about her father and had also been trying to locate my father as well. When she found my book on the internet, she was amazed and told me the book filled in a lot of gaps for her. Her father had died in 1998, and before the war was studying to be a priest in Lviv, Ukraine. Our fathers never reconnected after the war once they moved to the states.
Writing and researching this book has been an amazing journey and has opened up a lot of doors for me. I’ll even be doing an event at the local holocaust center here in my town in the fall, and the local paper has written an article about me and the book. My old alma mater even has two of my books in their libraries!
I’m excited about where else the wind will take this book, especially if it can get out to those who need it. One of the reasons for writing it was to give hope to many people out there who are facing challenging situations. I believe they’ll find help in the principles my father practiced that enabled him to overcome and triumph in the midst of his adverse circumstances.
About the Author
Oxana Lapchuk was born in New York, New York the same year her father emigrated to the United States. A lifelong student of Ukrainian history and culture, she has worked as an interpreter in Ukraine and Israel and now lives in Florida. This is her first book.
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Pennsylvania's history is our nation's history. From Conrad Weiser's contributions to the great risks taken by our founding fathers, you can't get stories about where America began without talking about Pennsylvania.
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|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August 2019 (by Revenue)|
|1||8||The Foreman’s Boys||William Marcum||History|
|2||1||The Last Ride of the Iron Horse||Dan Joseph||Baseball|
|3||—||Dead Center||Jason Altmire||Politics|
|4||13||Undoing Jane Doe||Kristen Cunnane||Abuse Memoir|
|5||26||Chicken Bone Beach||Cheryl Brooks||History|
|6||25||Holocaust’s Child||Amy & William Blocher||History|
|7||15||Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History||Diane McCormick||History|
|8||NEW||My War and Welcome to It||Tom Copeland||Military Memoir|
|9||9||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|10||3||Baseball Under the Palms||Sam Zygner||Baseball|
|11||16||Raising Monarchs||Sue McGovern||Nature|
|12||22||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||Military Memoir|
|13||—||Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety||Michael Hawley||History|
|14||12||The 1932 Yankees||Ronald Auguster||Baseball|
|15||7||American Citizen||Ben E Myers||Biography|
|16||5||What Springs of Rain||Lindsey Lough||Nature Photography|
|17||NEW||Conrad Weiser: Pennsylvania Peacemaker||Arthur Graeff||Biography|
|18||—||Tulpehocken Trail Traces||Steve Troutman||History|
|20||—||There Is Something About Rough and Ready||Knorr, Troutman, et al||History|
|21||19||Fifty Years in a Foxhole||Charles Kniffen||Military Memoir|
|22||17||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|23||6||Gettysburg Eddie||Lawrence Knorr||Baseball|
|24||14||I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It?||Clarissa Jacobson||Self-Help|
|25||—||Captain Hooter’s Connoisseurs Guide to Amsterdam Coffeeshops||Captain Hooter||Travel|
|26||—||The Most Hated Man in America||Mark Pendergrast||True Crime|
|27||29||Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania||George Donehoo||History|
|28||—||The Lost Island of Columbus||Keith Pickering||History|
|29||—||Keystone Corruption Continued||Brad Bumsted||Politics|
|30||30||The Marines’ Lost Squadron||Mark Carlson||History|
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July 2019 (by Revenue)|
|1||12||The Last Ride of the Iron Horse||Dan Joseph||Baseball|
|3||20||Baseball Under the Palms||Sam Zygner||Baseball|
|4||—||The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf||Knorr & Whatley||History|
|5||3||What Springs of Rain||Lindsey Lough||Nature Photography|
|6||6||Gettysburg Eddie||Lawrence Knorr||Baseball|
|7||NEW||American Citizen||Ben E Myers||Biography|
|8||2||The Foreman’s Boys||William Marcum||History|
|9||13||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|10||14||Collision Course||William Cook||Basketball|
|11||9||1780: Year of Revenge||John L Moore||History|
|12||8||The 1932 Yankees||Ronald Julyer||Baseball|
|13||7||Undoing Jane Doe||Kristen Cunnane||Abuse Memoir|
|14||NEW||I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It?||Clarissa Jacobson||Self-Help|
|15||18||Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History||Diane McCormick||History|
|16||16||Raising Monarchs||Sue McGovern||Nature|
|17||—||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|18||—||A Year of Change and Consequences||Mark Singel||Political Memoir|
|19||5||Fifty Years in a Foxhole||Charles Kniffen||Military Memoir|
|20||—||General John Fulton Reynolds||Lawrence Knorr||Genealogy|
|21||—||Look, I Shrunk Grandma||Karen Severson||Medical Memoir|
|22||10||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||Military Memoir|
|23||—||Adventures in Distant and Remote Places||William Lemanski||Travel|
|24||—||Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg||Farrell, Farley, & Knorr||Biography|
|25||4||Holocaust’s Child||Amy & William Blocher||History|
|26||—||Chicken Bone Beach||Cheryl Brooks||History|
|27||—||Dear Ma: Civil War Letters …||John Hoptak||History|
|28||—||Keystone Tombstones Civil War||Farrell, Farley, & Knorr||Biography|
|29||24||Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania||George Donehoo||History|
|30||23||The Marines’ Lost Squadron||Mark Carlson||History|
Q: When will my novel be released?
A: Historically, publishers have a long lead-time from contract signing until the book is released. This is a throw-back from the days of paper manuscripts and snail-mail. Today, things move along much faster.
Sunbury Press does not deal with paper manuscripts. The entire process, from submission, contract signing, to book release is done electronically. We communicate most often through email and public posts on our website. We do this for efficiency and to free our staff to concentrate on editing and getting your books out the door. For fiction, we are also moving to a single point of contact, so you have access to the primary person in charge of your book’s publication. Internally, at Sunbury Press, we work together, but there are no review boards or long review processes to contend with. We’re a small company of professional, hardworking people committed to publishing good books.
We have over 800 fiction manuscript submissions in our queue right now, with more coming in every day. We are working as fast as we can to evaluate and get back to the authors that submit to us. The only way we can hope to better serve all those authors, is to streamline our process. And that is just what we are doing.
Once we take on your novel and the contract has been signed, your book will be released within three months, sometimes even faster depending on the quality of your manuscript and the workload in our queue.
This quick pace might not allow you the time to do all the set up necessary to properly release your book to the world. If you are a new author, you’ll want to setup a new website, Facebook page, get a list of family and friends to help you, etc. So, we recommend that no matter the date that your book is available for purchase, you choose your own Book Announcement date far enough into the future that you have time to prepare. You can think of this as a ‘Soft Opening,’ and ‘Grand Opening’ model. For the Soft Opening, your book is out there selling and available for more reviews. For the Grand Opening, you announce your book with parties, emails, and whatever else you are planning. This lead time also allows you to purchase books (at discount) and have them on hand for your Book Announcement party(s) to sign and/or giveaway.
As an example, your book might be released on April 1st. But you schedule your Book Announcement or Grand Opening on June first. You will have time to work with local bookstores and establishments to plan your party(s), order and get books, make sure you have your website and other pages up and running and your author pages on Amazon and Goodreads ready. In this way, you can maximize the effectiveness of your Book Announcement.
Authors spend a good amount of time slaving over the words, trying to create the best story. But after it’s complete, they are anxious to get it out to the world. We understand! Many of us at Sunbury are also authors. We believe this model will serve authors wants and needs but still give time to give your book the splash you hope for.
One final note, Sunbury Press loves a big splash, just like any publisher. But we prefer the long, slow burn to the quick flash and then burn out. So, plan your big Grand Opening, but also make your plans staggered throughout the year to keep interest flowing and growing your readership. And then write another book! 😉
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