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Mel Parker, American editor. Member Jerusalem Book Fair Committee, 1997-1999. Member Association American Publications (chairman trade executive committee 1997-1999), Book Table, Public Lunch Club (secretary-treasurer 2000-2001, vice president 2001-2002, president 2002-2003).

Background

Parker, Mel was born on February 11, 1949 in New York City. Son of David Parker and Mollie (Kantorowicz) Lederman.

Education

AB, Rutgers University, 1971. Master of Arts in English, New York University, 1973.

Career

Editorial researcher Esquire Magazine, New York City, 1973. Graduate assistant New York University Department English, 1974-1977. Adjunct lecturer City University of New York, 1977-1978.

Editor Leisure Books, New York City, 1978-1981. Senior editor Playboy Paperbacks, 1981-1982, Berkley Public Group, New York City, 1982-1985, executive editor, 1985-1986, editor-in-chief, 1986-1987. Vice president editor-in-chief Warner Paperbacks, 1987-1990, public, 1990-1996.

Senior vice president Warner Books, New York City, 1996-1998, senior vice president, editor-in-chief Book-of-the-Month Club, 1999-2000. Senior vice president, editorial director Bookspan, 2000—2003. President Mel Parker Books, LLC, since 2004.

Co-chair executive public committee United Jewish Appeal Federation. Member faculty Stanford Public Course, 1997-1998, University Denver Public Institute, 2010.

Membership

Member Jerusalem Book Fair Committee, 1997-1999. Member Association American Publications (chairman trade executive committee 1997-1999), Book Table, Public Lunch Club (secretary-treasurer 2000-2001, vice president 2001-2002, president 2002-2003).

Connections

Married Diane Nancy Goldberg, June 27, 1971. Children: Emily, David.

father:
David Parker Lederman

mother:
Mollie (Kantorowicz) Lederman

spouse:
Diane Nancy Goldberg

children:
Emily Parker

David Parker