MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Hour 30, Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s memoir of his challenges in medical school, was #1, returning to the list after a two-month hiatus, thanks to charitable author events in Illinois. Karim El Koussa’s Jesus the Phoenician, a well-researched alternative history regarding the origins of Jesus Christ, ranked #2 due to international export sales.
Sunbury Press’s year-to-date sales for 2013 are up 17% over 2012. EBook sales are up only 8% over the year-to-date prior, significantly lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the quarter to date were up 3% compared to the same period in 2012.
Jim Dohren’s Letters from a Shoebox: The Civil War Correspondence of John Huffman, David Huffman and William Bowman, jumped to #3, thanks to author events and brisk sales in Ohio and Indiana.
Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s Dinorific Poetry series, a father-son collaboration highlighting interesting “ancient animals,” ranked #4 (Volume 3), #7 (Volume 2) and #8 (Volume 1) due to author events.
John Lindermuth’s Digging Dusky Diamonds, a history of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, ranked #5 due to sales in the Shamokin area.
Colors in the Garden the Creator Made, Wendy Latty’s richly illustrated children’s book introducing the ROY G BIV color spectrum, nabbed the 6th position thanks to author activities.
Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last rejoined the list, taking #9, thanks to bookstore and library sales.
Tony Julien’s Pit Bulls returned to the rankings, taking #10 on the list, due to sales to dog enthusiasts.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir – Hour 30 by Brandon Musgrave
Fiction – The Closer by Alan Mindell
Horror/Mystery – Undead Living edited by Thomas Malafarina
Children/YA – Dinorific Poetry Volume 3 by the Sgrignolis
The Arts – Contemporary Photo Impressionists by T K McCoy
Self-Help – Raising Monarchs by Sue Fox McGovern
Metaphysical/Spiritual – Jesus the Phoenician by Karim El Koussa
Reference – Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons by Linnea Jepson
The company released four new titles during the month of November:
Dead Catch by L.D. Knorr
Meteors by Dr. Stephenie Slahor
What to Do about Mama by Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank
Pink Flamingos All Around by Dr. Matthew Anderson
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