Mariner forms partnership with _trekden

Minneapolis, MN – We’re not sure how Ernest Hemingway would react today. With the availability of a wide variety of creative writing software, anyone who has a story to tell, can write one. Mariner’s own popular novel writing software, StoryMill, has a numerous and impressive following of both first-time and published professional writers. Established professional writers have a number of options at their disposal to get their writings published. For the rest of the world, whose works remain unpublished, who helps them?

Mariner has teamed up with _trekden, a one-of-a-kind, online publisher, specializing in getting those unpublished stories published using mediums like Apple’s iBook Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Both companies share a common interest in the creative writing community. Mariner plays a role in the writing process by providing innovative software, like StoryMill, designed to inspire writers to produce their best work. Trekden represents that second step in a writer’s journey by helping them overcome the administrative and financial hurdles of publishing. Together, Mariner and _trekden, will form the complete experience for writers. When using Mariner’s StoryMill, writers will be able to bring their story from conception to completion. With _trekden, StoryMill users will have the advantage of their stories being expedited through the _trekden publishing process as premium clients.

“The partnership between Mariner Software and _trekden is important for just one reason – it creates the turnkey solution for authors to write and publish their books,” said T.K. Dennis, President of _trekden. “Becoming a published author is one of the most popular “bucket list” items throughout the world. That’s why _trekden and Mariner Software have teamed up. Our goal is to eliminate as many barriers as we can from the writing and publishing process.”

With this collaboration, StoryMill now has a new Publish feature. When the user selects Publish, they will be connected to _trekden’s full publishing services which includes general editing, cover design, ISBN assignment, and then, out to the marketplace. This new feature in StoryMill, and _trekden’s services, are completely free to the user.

“This integration of publishing through _trekden in StoryMill adds incredible value,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner. “You’re not just buying an app that makes the writing process fun and easy, you’re also investing in a means of publishing that will make the dream of becoming a published author a reality.”

StoryMill is available as a full working demo from the Mariner Software website. Free review copies of StoryMill are available to the press.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software Inc, is a developer and republisher of industry recognized Mac OS, iOS and Windows products. Founded in 1990, Mariner has established itself as a leader in the consumer, business and education markets with such products as MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, MacGourmet Deluxe, StoryMill, WinJournal, MacJournal for iPad and iPhone, Mariner Calc for iPad and iPhone and Paperless for Mac and Windows. For a complete listing of all products, visit With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. To view this press release on the Mariner web site visit:

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.

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