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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Jack Adler’s latest espionage novel “The Apostate.”

TA_fcAbout the Book:
A sleeper agent pressured to become a Muslim and join a major Islamic cultural center defies his handler from a secret agency and becomes a lightning rod to American Muslims.

“The Apostate” is the remarkable story of Ray Dancer, a young American forced into accepting a dangerous mission from Protect America Service, an outsourced and mysterious federal security agency, after being accused of terrorism himself. He also faces criminal charges after a serious scrape with an injured policeman. He succeeds in joining the Islamic center after meeting and falling in love with Abra Malouse, the niece of the center’s imam. But his love for Abra greatly complicates his mission.

About the Author:
Jack Adler’s credits include 16 published books. The novels include: City Havoc, The Montrell Tapes, Seven Seniors, A Rage of Duty, Ditzy & Champion, Di Mario’s Revenge, and a historical trilogy, Parthian Retreat, Seres Sanctuary and Parthian Karma. Among the nonfiction titles are: Splendid Seniors: Great Lives/Great Deeds, Exploring Historic California, Consumer’s Guide To Travel, There’s A Bullet Hole In Your Window, and Southern India.

The Apostate
Authored by Jack Adler
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
280 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062722
ISBN-10: 1620062720
BISAC: Fiction / Espionage

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Apostate-97816200627…

Also available on Nook and Kindle.

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Tim Toterhi’s personal security self-help book “Defend Yourself: Developing a Personal Safety Strategy.”

dy_fcAbout the Book:
While most books in this category limit themselves to citing statistical data, describing case histories, or displaying various self-defense techniques, Defend Yourself! covers the entire issue in a clear, concise, workbook format. Instead of simply skimming chapters, the reader is encouraged to actively participate in the exercises within each lesson.

The book describes the most up-to-date prevention, empowerment, communication, and self-defense methods. In addition, the physical techniques are complemented by an in-depth analysis of potential attackers including a description of each offender type and the various modus operandi employed.

Each lesson concludes with a summary of the main points and a series of questions and exercises that will assist the reader in developing a Personal Safety Strategy. In addition, the Afterward contains a follow-up plan to help the reader keep her skills current. This is critical because a safety strategy is only useful if it is consistently used and continuously improved. The book is written in a way that should appeal to the general self-help space as well as specific audiences such as martial arts schools, adult education programs, crisis centers, and even college level women’s study programs.

About the Author:
Tim Toterhi is a leadership development professional. As an avid martial artist he has long supported leadership development and safety programs for children and adults. Fifty percent of the author’s profits resulting from the sale of Defend Yourself will be donated to RAINN. (www.rainn.org) Tim is also an organization development professional for a major health care company based in North Carolina. He began his career in strategic sales and transitioned to human resources via learning and development. Over the past 15 years, he has held global roles in change management, organization development, talent management, and learning operations. He is an executive coach and the author of numerous articles on business best practices.

Defend Yourself: Developing a Personal Safety Strategy
Authored by Tim Toterhi
List Price: $16.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on White paper
146 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062494
ISBN-10: 1620062496
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Safety

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Defend-Yourself-97816200…

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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.

Two gentlemen who dropped by to discuss their taste in literature.

Two gentlemen who dropped by to discuss their taste in literature.

The aisles were packed

The aisles were packed

Thomas Malafarina

Thomas Malafarina

Catherine Jordan

Catherine Jordan

Keith Rommel

Keith Rommel

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Dr. M. Ernest Marshall’s World War II naval history “That Night at Surigao: Life on a Battleship at War.”

tnas_fcAbout the Book:
That Night at Surigao is a blend of thousands of pages of primary source documentation from records of three battleships, a 3-year long diary kept by a Navy Lieutenant, and memoirs. It collates ships’ records with diary and memoir to create a ‘diary-within-a-diary’, matching the history of the battleships with the history of several individuals. It reduces the naval war in the Pacific to the level of the individual and gives the reader a close idea of what life was like aboard a battleship at war. It follows all the major battles from Tarawa to Okinawa. Also included in the back of the book is the book “USS Virginia Crosses the Equator Again.”

About the Author:
M. Ernest Marshall, M.D. of Lynchburg, Virginia, is a retired Full Professor of Medicine in Hematology/Oncology who has published widely within the medical and scientific literature, and has served on a number of Editorial Review Boards for medical and scientific publications. He is a member of the U. S. Naval Institute, the Society for Military History, the Oral History Association, the USS West Virginia Association, and the Lynchburg Historical Foundation. This is his first nonfiction, non-medical manuscript.
That Night at Surigao has been honored by the New England Book Festival.

That Night at Surigao: Life on a Battleship at War
Authored by M. Ernest Marshall
List Price: $19.95
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
258 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062432
ISBN-10: 1620062437
BISAC: History / Military / Naval

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/That-Night-at-Surigao-97…

Soon to be available on Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader & Kobo

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Raising Monarchs,” Sue Fox McGovern’s book about raising butterflies in the backyard,  was #1 thanks to author events in Illinois.  Dennis Herrick’s “Winter of the Metal People,” a historical novel about the Tiguex War in New Mexico ranked #2 due to author events in that state.

rm_fcSunbury’s sales for July 2013 were up 19% over July 2012, making it the best July ever for the company.  Year to date, sales are up 32% over last year.  EBook sales continued to be flat while print sales were up. “The eBook trend continues,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “The Nook platform is down 54% this month as compared to last year. Kindle is also down a bit.  Our sales increase is primarily due to direct sales from our eCommerce site.”

Dr. Nirmal Joshi’s newly released “Five Drops of Estrogen,” a memoir about the female influences in his life, grabbed the 3rd spot thanks to author activity

“The Closer,” Alan Mindell’s baseball novel, took the 4th spot thanks to online sales.

John Cressler’s “Emeralds of the Alhambra,” last month’s #1, slipped to 5th, but continues to sell steadily.

Markus Roberts’ “More Bread Please” ranked 6th due to author events.

The Joe’s — Farrell and Farley — took the 7th spot with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” thanks to interest in the Gettysburg 150th anniversary.

David Parmalee’s “The Sea is a Thief” slotted at #8 thanks to summer sales along the Virginia coast.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” moved up a notch, taking #9 on the list, thanks to continued steady sales.

The late Linnea Jepson’s “Linnea’s Kitchen” cookbook nabbed #10 thanks to online sales.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi
Fiction  – “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick
Horror/Mystery – “A Dead Issue” by John Evans
Children/YA – “In the Field” by Joanne Risso
The Arts – “As a Guest of Clive Barnes” by Susan Emmi
Self-Help – “Raising Monarchs” by Sue Fox McGovern
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson

The company released six new titles during the month of July:
“The Book of Zane” by Tess Almendarez Lojacono
“The Lust for Reverence” by A. Gimbernat
“A Dead Issue” by John Evans
“Love, Sex and Other Near Death Experiences” by Michael Brown
“Wild Life” by C. A. Masterson
“Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi

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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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

dp2_fcABOUT THE BOOK:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ‘em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 2
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
60 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062357
ISBN-10: 162006235
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

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