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.
New York, NY — Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America, was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1, 2013. The exposition highlighted the latest technology and developments in the book publishing industry, and was a showcase for star and emerging talent. All of the big publishers including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Random House, Scholastic and others, joined with leaders in publishing services such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Createspace, Sony, Kobo and many others. Notables such as Chris Matthews, Stephen King, Jim Carey, Ann Romney and Rick Atkinson were just a small number of the multitudes of well-known authors and personalities present.
Sunbury Press joined with the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and other independent publishers in aisle 2300. Sunbury had a slate of authors appear at their table. Several were photographed or interviewed by the media. Appearing at this year’s expo were:
Thursday May 30: Carole LaPlante, Robert Miller and Ernest Marshall
Friday May 31: Mary Dimino, Thomas Malafarina, Cathy Jordan and Margaret Meacham
Saturday June 1: Mike Sgrignoli, Shelly Frome and Joanne Risso
On January 12, 2013, Thomas was interviewed by C K Webb and D J Weaver on their Internet radio program. He also got to read an abridged version of the prologue
from “Fallen Stones”.
Here are comments from C K Webb after hearing Thomas’ reading:
“That is one hell of a prologue!”
“I don’t know how the hell somebody’s going to pick that up, read the prologue and not read that book!”
“I got it out sitting right here. I’m ready to go. I know what my Saturday’s going to consist of. It’s going to consist of “Fallen Stones” baby. That sounds awesome! Incredible!”
“I mean I was cringing big and I love horror!”
“Push it, push that envelope. I was cringing. An I was like ‘Oh God no!’ This is great!”
“Your descriptive passages are awesome! “Incredible read!”
“Your descriptive passages are so good it’s almost like watching a movie. So when you get that stuff in your head like that… it will stay in your head for a while. So make sure you’re ready to read this book.”
“I’m thrilled that I get to enjoy your book for the rest of the day. That’s awesome too. Woo! Woo! Yea!”
“Is that book fricken fantastic or what? I’m drooling on it.”
“I write thrillers. I love thrillers. But man, the nice thing about horror… it’s got a special place in my heart. Boy that was brutal.”
“Please, please, please stay in touch with me. And when you get ready to write another one of these jewels you’ve got to come on the show.”