Kirsty Melville

Kirsty Melville
President and Publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

Kirsty Melville is President and Publisher of the Book Division of Andrews McMeel Publishing, a company that has helped define American popular culture by giving voice to the storytellers of our age. Along with its sister divisions, Universal Uclick and AMUSE, this quiet Kansas City company has discovered, nurtured, and distributed some of the most noteworthy creative talents of our time through a variety of comic features, books, calendars, and gift items. Under Melville’s leadership, AMP has initiated a cookbook program that has met with great success and several humor titles have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers. Responsible for digital publishing initiatives, she has pursued a digital strategy that strives to find a meeting point between the digital world and the tactile, three dimensional experience provided by illustrated books.


General Riverside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Andrew Malkin (Innodata)
David Laidler (Works Artists), Kirsty Melville (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC), Peter Smith (THOMPSON HINE LLP), Sarah Williams (Chronicle Books)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Publishers of all shapes & sizes now sell "vanilla" eBooks but this leaves out numerous categories--the new frontier features images to showcase on color screen devices. Clearing these rights can intimidate and overwhelm. Here we will address a thorny issue head-on and look beyond trade books with broad representation--agent, publisher, global retailer and image holder all motivated to monetize! Read more.
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