The company, founded in 2004 by Lawrence Knorr, grew five-fold between 2009 and 2010, and nearly tripled in size through 2011. Knorr soon decided it was time to start looking for a larger space to accommodate the company’s quickly-rising growth, and discovered the downtown Mechanicsburg storefront on Main Street.
“We found the Borough of Mechanicsburg to be very business-friendly and we managed to find space on Main Street that will provide great visibility for us,” said Knorr. “We intend to use the space to provide a showroom/retail outlet for our 150+ titles and to handle our shipping and receiving functions.
The doors to 50-A Main Street officially opened on October 19 when the company hosted an open house and book release party.
“We had a wonderful turn-out on Friday evening followed by over 500 trick or treaters on Saturday,” said Tammi Knorr, in charge of marketing. “The new releases we featured on Friday drew a lot of attention. Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley is a compilation of interesting stories about famous people who are buried in Pennsylvania. Fallen Stones is Thomas Malafarina’s latest horror novel. Tom has been compared to H P Lovecraft, Clive Barker and Stephen King. Seeking Samiel is Catherine Jordan’s first novel, a horror tale based in South Africa. Joe Tarone’s Megabite Murders was also featured, completing the Halloween theme.”
Authors Farrell, Farley, Malafarina, Jordan and Tarone were all present on Friday evening, reading from their works to the delight (and horror) of the full house.
Sunbury Press publishes trade paperback and eBooks, featuring established and emerging authors in many fiction and non-fiction categories. Sunbury’s books are printed in the US and are sold through leading booksellers worldwide. For more information, visit www.sunburypress.com
PICTURE CAPTION: Lawrence Knorr, owner and founder of Sunbury Press, cuts ribbon with Mechanicsburg mayor, Jack Ritter, and Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jeff Palm. Also pictured are Mechanicsburg Chamber Board of Directors, Ray Hunt and Darrell Westby.
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