Saturday, April 30, 2016

Griffiths Is Managing Director of Melville House U.K.

Shelf Awarenes

Nikki Griffiths is the new managing director of Melville House U.K., succeeding Zeljka Marosevic, who left the company to become co-publisher at Daunt Books earlier this month, the Bookseller reported. Griffiths, who will be based in the company's London headquarters, was previously head of publishing at Hesperus Press, and has also worked at Random House, Profile Books and Granta Books.

"Nikki was the first person we asked to run Melville House U.K. back in 2013, but she had a mega-bestseller just breaking--The Hundred-Year-Old Man--and so our timing then wasn't fortuitous," said Melville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson. "But we're thrilled to finally hook up with her now. An experienced company head who's savvy at acquisitions, production, sales and marketing, her skill-set is formidable."

Griffiths said she is "incredibly proud to have joined the Melville House team, extending our reach in the U.K. The list is exciting and diverse and I look forward to contributing to the future of such a vibrant and respected independent."

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