Cherry Hill, NJ – Monster Mania Con was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ from Friday August 16th through Sunday August 18th, 2013. Sunbury Press utilized its vendor space to promote the horror category. Thomas Malafarina, Catherine Jordan and Keith Rommel were present to meet the crowds and sign free copies of their books. The convention featured such celebrities as: Carrie Fisher, George Romero, Christopher Lloyd, Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Jessica Clark, Claire Coffee, Chandler Riggs,
Dick Warlock, Gary Busey, and many more…
Thomas Malafarina gave away dozens of his books including Fallen Stones, Ghost Shadows, 13 Nasty Endings, 99 Souls, Eye Contact and Gallery of Horror. Tom was very pleased to meet some fans who were familiar with his work.
Catherine Jordan promoted her debut novel Seeking Samiel to her female target audience. Dozens of copies of her book found enthusiastic readers as well of piles of bookmarks.
Keith Rommel promoted his novel The Cursed Man, now in the works as a major motion picture. The booth also displayed a large poster, postcards and buttons regarding the movie. Keith was careful to give his signed copies to readers who promised to talk about his book and/or write a review. Lots of patrons picked up buttons and cards, too. Keith was also fortunate to meet representatives from Fangoria magazine, who promised to follow up with a book review and coverage of the movie, as it is being released.
In all, it was a very successful weekend for Sunbury Press and the authors, who got to meet their target audience in person — by the hundreds.
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.
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
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Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s latest novel entitled “Eye Contact”.
About the book:
There is a thin line between reality and illusion, between sanity and insanity, between life and death. Through no fault of his own, David Matson is thrust into a world of darkness, of illusion, of hallucinations and never-ending nightmares; a world from which he longs to awaken but cannot. Join him in his interminable struggle to return to reality and see what horrors fate has in store him.
This is Thomas M. Malafarina’s third full length novel for Sunbury press. He has also written two novels “99 Souls” and “Burn Phone”, the short story collection called “13 Nasty Endings” and a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too” all published through Sunbury Press.
“Eye Contact” has plenty of suspense, terror, gore and surprises to keep the reader glued to his seat wanting the horror to end yet still dying for more.
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Fiction / Horror
Cover art by Alecia Nye.
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