May 17, 2007 — the 100th Human tops Deepak Chopra, James Redfield and Paolo Coehlo

MECHANICSBURG, PA — As Sunbury Press celebrates its 10th year in business, we take a look back at a very special week in the company’s history.  Back in May of 2007, publisher Lawrence Knorr and author Chris Fenwick joined forces to bring the fiction category to the company with Fenwick’s first novel — the 100th Human.  Fenwick began a guerilla marketing campaign on the Internet using mailing lists and landing pages with special offers from co-sponsors.  The book took off!  It sold all over the world including Australia, New Zealand and all over Europe.  It immediately began climbing the Amazon.com bestseller list in the very deep and rich spiritual (now visionary) fiction category led by such luminaries as Deepak Chopra (Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment), James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), and Paolo Coehlo (The Alchemist).  The 100th Human, an action-adventure allegory for enlightment involving the purported end of the Mayan longcount calendar in December of 2012, grew in popularity and developed a loyal fan-base–especially those interested in the Mayan phenomenon.  Of course, December 21, 2012 came and went, and the world did not end, nor did we enter a higher level of consciousness (at least not most of us) — but Sunbury Press was forever changed.  Sincer then, the company has produced over 150 fiction titles. Below is the screen print from May 17, 2007:

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