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Meet the Faculty: Neal P. Melvin

August 16, 2012

Neal P. Melvin, Head of Acquisitions and Steering, CIO, Double Edge Press

Neal Melvin ultimately vetoes or green lights every project prior to publication. His strengths lie in the male oriented markets and non-fiction. He is an incessant fact checker and holds authors to a high standard of accuracy when portraying action and/or historical scenarios. He has been with DEP since its inception.

Double Edge Press was created in 2005 to highlight Christian themed books. They have since put out over twenty books and have had five best-sellers for the books’ respective niches including her own title, which topped out at number five simultaneously for Romantic Suspense and Historical Romance in the United Kingdom. Five of their authors are multiple award winners, including four who have won Royal Palm Literary Awards in years past. 2011 was a break-out year for their publishing house where they saw a twelve-fold increase in sales from the prior year. In 2012, their ambition is to double the amount of works they offer and to create a far-reaching, innovative publishing model that will set the new industry bar for servicing readers.

Double Edge Press publishes Action and Espionage; Historical Romance; Biography and Autobiography and all with Christian values.

To see Neal by special appointment, check the website prior to the conference or the FWA registration desk at the conference. Note: Conference attendance is required for interviews.


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