Charles Melcher / Melcher Media
Charles Melcher is the founder and president of Melcher Media, a small independent book packager and publisher in New York.
He initially became interested in publishing when, as a college student at Yale, he created a photography magazine. After graduating in 1988, he launched Melcher Press, Inc., and spent a few years custom publishing calendars for colleges and universities before taking a job first at Aperture and then at Callaway Editions, where he was the publisher for Madonna’s Sex (1992).
He relaunched his company as Melcher Media, Inc., in 1994, and one of its first jobs was to create an imprint for MTV called MTV Books. Melcher produced four New York Times bestsellers for the imprint, including The Real Real World and Beavis and Butt-head’s This Sucks, Change It! Since then, Melcher Media has collaborated with a wide range of companies, including Harley-Davidson, Lexus, HBO, Neiman Marcus, Gap, Nike, and General Electric.
He is a program advisor for the Yale Publishing Course. (Wikipedia)