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Local histories top best-sellers this Christmas season... Sunbury's December best-sellers

Sunbury Press has released the bestseller list for the month of December 2012. "There's Something About Rough and Ready" was first in print. Carrie Nyman's "Why Aren't You Sweet Like Me?" claimed the lead of all eBook formats.

 
 
"There is Something About Rough & Ready"
PRLog - Jan. 6, 2013 - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Mechanicsburg, PA - "There's Something About Rough and Ready", a history compilation about the village at the heart of Pennsylvania's famed Mahantongo Valley by Lawrence Knorr, Steve E Troutman, Elaine Moran, Cindy Baum, Christine Hipple & Jeanne Adams,  was #1 in print thanks to brisk holiday sales. Carrie Nyman's "Why Aren't You Sweet Like Me?" led all eBooks thanks to a FREE Kindle download promotion. Farrell & Farley's "Keystone Tombstones Volume 1" was #2 in print thanks to author events.  Their newly released "Volume 2" was not far behind at #4. Carol Vento's "The Hidden Legacy of World War 2," a biography of her famous father Arthur Dutch Schultz, ranked #2 in eBooks, thanks to a FREE Kindle download promotion. "Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last," Mike Campbell's explanation for the fate of the aviatrix, was #3 in print and 7th in eBooks thanks to author media appearances. Duane Feagley's "Black Emeralds" was #3 in eBooks thanks to Kindle promotions.

Thomas M. Malafarina's backlist compilation "Malafarina Maleficarum Volume 2" grabbed #4 in eBooks. Stephan Malone's visionary "Polar City Dreaming," about the possibility of cities at the poles, debuted at #5 in eBooks. Both benefited from Kindle download promotion.

Bob Ford's "Beagle Tales" and "Beagle Tales 2" held a top 10 rankings in print, at #6 and #9 respectively,  thanks to catalog sales. Sid Davis's western novel "Ambush in Dry Bone Gulch" ranked #6 in eBooks thanks to Kindle promotions.

Sue Dahlgren Daigneault's biography about her famous father, WW2 hero Ed Dahlgren, rose to #5 in print thanks to author events.

Margaret Meacham's two novels "The Survival of Sarah Landing", a mystery novel set on Maryland's east shore, and "The Ghosts of Laurelford", a young-adult paranormal mystery, ranked 7th and 10th in print, respectively, thanks to author events and bookstore sales.  "Survival" also ranked #8 in eBooks.

R. E. Miller's novel "The Cogan Legend" ranked 8th in print thanks to author events. "Hour 30" by Brandon Musgrave, recounting the travails of a med school student, ranked 9th in eBooks. "Murder in the 7th Calvary" by Robert Broomall hung onto the 10th spot in eBooks.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir - "There's Something About Rough & Ready" by Lawrence Knorr, et al
Fiction  - "The Survival of Sarah Landing" by Margaret Meacham
Horror/Mystery - "The Survival of Sarah Landing" by Margaret Meacham
Poetry - "Roadman" by Stefan May
Children/YA - "The Ghosts of Laurelford" by Margaret Meacham
The Arts - "Contemporary Photo Impressionists" by T K McCoy  
Self-Help - "Linnea's Kitchen" by Linnea Jepson
Christian  - "Beagle Tales" by Bob Ford
Metaphysical - "Messages from Beyond" by Michele Livingston
Reference - "Education Behind Bars" by Chris Zoukis

The company released three new titles during the month of December:
"USA to Z: Artful ABC's for Kids of All Ages" by Mary Gallagher Stout and John Gascot
"Polar City Dreaming: How Climate Change Might Usher In The Age Of Polar Cities " by Stephan Malone
"Revelations: Book One of the Merlin Chronicles" by Daniel Diehl

For a list of Sunbury's all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm

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