Amish Rebel to the front! All eBook eyes on Tom Malafarina! Sunbury Press bestsellers for March…

Camp Hill, PA – “The Amish Rebel”, novelist Preston Nuttall’s historical Civil War adventure, took the top spot in print thanks to author events. Thomas Malafarina’s horror novel about the experiences of a comatose man led all eBook downloads due to a strong Kindle free download promotion. Professional mountain biker Willow Rockwell’s autobiography, “My Wheels Gave me Wings,” debuted at #2 in print. Keith Rommel’s horror psycho-thriller “The Cursed Man” nabbed #2 in eBooks. Nonfiction books captured five of the top ten spots in print. Fiction took eight of ten eBooks.

EyeContactCover pubFarrell & Farley’s “Keystone Tombstones Volume I” continued to sell well thanks to author appearances on TV and radio. The two were recently signed for a TV series on the PCN network.

Children’s books “Night Noises” by Carole LaPlante and “Over the Sea” by Joanne Risso grabbed the 4th and 5th spots in print thanks to author events.

Jess Steven Hughes’ Roman novel “The Sign of the Eagle” debuted at number 6. Dan Shutter’s “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” grabbed 7th.

Steve Troutman’s local histories “The Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railroad” and “Tulpehocken Trail Traces” jumped to 8th and 9th.

Carol Schultz Vento’s “The Hidden Legacy of World War II” rounded out the top ten in print and finished 5th in eBooks.

Thomas Malafarina’s “13 Nasty Endings” and “99 Souls” grabbed 4th & 6th in eBooks thanks to cross-selling with the free promotion of “Eye Contact.”

Jackson Holiday’s hilariously insulting “Who Sh*t in My Zen Garden” ranked third in eBooks.

Mainstay’s “Pythagoras” by Karim El Koussah, “Fireproof Moth” by Milo Thornberry, “Beagle Tales” by Bob Ford and “Mr. Justice” by Scott Gerber rounded out the top eBooks.

Sales for the month of March were more than double same month sales in 2011. It appears last year’s soft month (March) came earlier this year (February). For the quarter, however, sales are down slightly as compared to last year. The press was helped by after-Christmas sales of best-selling “Prohibition’s Prince” in 2011. This year, there is no one book leading sales consistently — yet.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “My Wheels Gave me Wings” by Willow Rockwell
Fiction  – “The Amish Rebel” by Preston Nuttall
Poetry – “Postmodern Dogma” by Andrei Guruianu
Children’s – “Night Noises” by Carole LaPlante and Mary Ann Byrne-Walker
The Arts – “My Eye on the Philadelphia Mummers” by Mary Gallagher Stout
Self-Help – “A Young Adult’s Guide to Safety in the Digital Age” by Jeff Sechler
Christian  – “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Paul Argentini
Metaphysical – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Education Behind Bars” by Chris Zoukis

The company released four new titles during the month of March:
“The Sign of the Eagle” by Jess Steven Hughes
“Night Noises” (English only edition) by Carole LaPlante
“The Amish Rebel” by Preston Nuttall
“Obama’s Great Education Lie” by Dr. John Loase

For a complete ranking, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypress.com/bestsellers.html

For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/releases.html

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