Travis J. Vanden Heuvel
True Crime, Memoirs, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality
Wisconsin, United States
Born from a wish made on Olympic ice at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Italy, TitleTown Publishing founder, Tracy Ertl, rapidly grew her dream into a mainstream publishing company specializing in high-profile memoirs, survival tales, and true crime stories. Since its founding, TitleTown has had an international bestseller, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, a book on the USA Today “Top 100 Books” list, and we’ve celebrated a three-week run on the New York Times Bestseller List. Our house’s stories have been optioned for film and television (with two, major motion pictures being released in 2019 and 2020), sold into multiple countries, and received extensive coverage through Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, the New York Times, Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, CBS Early Show, Dr. Phil, and The Hallmark’s Channel’s Home & Family show, to name only a few.
At TitleTown Publishing, we aspire to attain the reach and influence of the major players in our market, yet we remain committed to providing a personal, hands-on experience for our authors. For more than a decade, we’ve worked tirelessly to create a nationally-recognizable brand that positions us to acquire world-class talent and content, allowing us to compete with the likes of Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and HarperCollins. In our never-ending pursuit of excellence, we continue to remain flexible at the corporate level to better manage our short-term opportunities in a way that maximizes our long-term sustainability. The publishing world continues to change vastly and rapidly, and at TitleTown we aim to employ a business model friendly to our writers, readers, and channel partners.
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Tracy C. Ertl
CEO & Publisher
Owner and Publisher Tracy C. Ertl created TitleTown Publishing as a crime survivor, law enforcement professional, and author, seeking to change lives through the impact of powerful storytelling.
Born from a wish made on Olympic ice at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Italy, Tracy rapidly launched TitleTown into a mainstream publishing company specializing in high-profile memoirs, survival and true crime stories. Within the first twenty-four months of business, TitleTown had an international bestseller, a Barnes & Noble bestseller, and a book on the USA Today “Top 100 Books” list. And the company’s fifth year anniversary was celebrated with a three-week run on the New York Times “Bestseller List”.
Tracy has spent a two-decade career as a 911 professional taking and supervising life-saving calls; bringing that heart-pounding relevancy and perspective into the publishing world. She is a nationally recognized law enforcement instructor specializing in crisis negotiations and active shooter incident management. Agented out of Los Angeles, Tracy works collaboratively as an editorial consultant for Beaufort Books in New York City.
When not reading or writing her blog for Psychology Today, Tracy enjoys watching newly released movies, a childhood escape that she feels was instrumental in her creative development. She loves to travel, visit and mentor her three adult children, cycle, cultivate flowers and share her faith.
Her house stories have been optioned for film and television, sold into multiple countries, and received extensive coverage through Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, the New York Times, Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, CBS Early Show, and Dr. Phil to name only a few.
TitleTown Author Andrew Hood Featured in Autumn Edition of eYs Magazine, Australia
Excerpt from eYsMagazine (used with permission):
Award-winning Australian writer of the “The Weekly Tipping Point” blog, Andrew Hood, has released his breakout novel “The Man Who Corrupted Heaven” to rave reviews. Published by US publisher TitleTown Publishing's faith-based imprint - Peregrino Pres - the book follows the death of a man, before his eyes as he crosses over from this life to the next. This gives him a new perspective on the successes and failures of his life and shows him the true nature of those that he cared for. He sees that the lives of those he loved are falling apart without his guidance and he needs to make the ultimate deal with Heaven to save them.