The best-selling book, in print, for 2011 was actually released in 2010 - and was the best-selling book for the company last year. Guy Graybill's "Prohibition's Prince" continues to sell well, thanks to renewed interest created by it's sequel - and #2 book of the year "Prince and the Paupers." Both books were elevated by very strong demand from independent bookstores in the I-80 corridor - home to the late Prince Farrington and his moonshine empire.
Third place went to Milo Thornberry's "Fireproof Moth", an international sensation and first international rights deal for the company.
"Beagle Tales" by Bob Ford and "Micro-Distilleries in the US and Canada - 2011 Edition" by David Reimer took the next two spots. Both are initial volumes in what we all hope are long-running series.
Sixth place went to James Campbell's "The Holiness of Water", a Christian polemic about the meaning of water to the Christian faith. This was juxtaposed with our seventh best-seller, "Messages from Beyond", a new age book by medium Michele Livingston.
"The Final Charge", a revisionist Civil War novel by Charles K (Ken) Godfrey was the only fiction book among the top ten print books.
Carolyn Perry's heart-rending account of staying with her cancer-patient husband in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and The Joe's (Farrell and Farley) first volume of their "Keystone Tombstones" series about famous people buried in Pennsylvania, rounded out the top ten print books.
Fiction books took all top ten spots of the eBook list. The list was heavily influenced by Christmas promotions late in the year, therefor matching December's bestseller list.
Ken Newman's tongue-in-cheek action-adventure reminiscent of other super hero yarns such as "Kill Bill" and "Hell Boy" led all eBook downloads on the strength of strong Kindle sales and a Christmas Day free download promotion.
Bob Wood's western novel "Sage", a yarn about a 19th century half-blood who rises to importance, nabbed #2 in eBooks.
Keith Rommel's "The Cursed Man", William Lee's "Home is a Long Time Ago", Raymond Ray's "All Aboard for Murder", T. Anderson's "MONAD 12.21.12", Duane Feagley's "Black Emeralds", Scott Gerber's "Mr. Justice", LD Knorr's "The Leviticus Mission" and Robert Broomall's "Murder in the Seventh Cavalry" rounded out the top 10 downloads.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir - "Prohibition's Prince: America's Millionaire Moonshiner" by Guy Graybill
Fiction - "Final Charge" by Charles Godfrey
Poetry - "Roadman" by Stefan May
Children's - "Over the Sea" by Joanne Risso
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 - "Beagle Tales" by Bob Ford
Metaphysical - "Messages from Beyond" by Michele Livingston
Reference - "Micro-Distilleries of the US and Canada - 2011 Edition" by David Reimer
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