Mariner Software Announces StoryMill 3.0

Minneapolis, MN – November 6, 2007 -Mariner Software, developers and publishers of professional and personal software and Return Self Software, today announced their republishing agreement of the popular novel writing application, Avenir. The product will make its public debut with the introduction of the new title under the Mariner brand and major update, StoryMill 3.0, in January 2008. StoryMill is the latest release in Mariner Software’s award-winning line of writing and creativity software.

Described as part word processor, part database and offering an industry first “timeline view” feature, StoryMill provides the tools writers need to manage the creative process from inception to publication.

“StoryMill supports the Mariner software philosophy of high usability at an affordable price, while providing a new and needed service to aspiring writers. We are delighted to include StoryMill as the newest member of the Mariner software family.” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “StoryMill coaches aspiring authors on multi-level writing methods, while seasoned professionals will appreciate StoryMill’s time saving features and its ability to manage the creative writing process using Smart Views. Built from the ground up for OS X, StoryMill 3.0 is a groundbreaking tool that unlocks the mysteries and empowers every writer.”

“With the ability to track, tag and filter characters, scenes and locations, StoryMill offers an innovative way to harness and fine tune the creative process.” said Todd Ransom, President of Return Self Software. “Combined with interactively displaying your story across time with StoryMill’s industry-first timeline view feature, we feel confident this product will become an essential tool for anyone with a story to tell.”

Pricing and Availability:
StoryMill 3.0 will be available, for sale and trial, in early January on the Mariner Software web site at The shipping version will initially be offered in English, French, and German and sell for $49.95USD ($44.95 download). Support for more languages is expected in the near future. StoryMill 3.0 requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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