Melanie Falick: her start, her imprint and her advice

Melanie Falick is the editorial director of STC Craft, which is an imprint of the book publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang (STC), which is a division of Abrams Books. If you love crafts, knitting or quilting you should listen to this. If you want to  author a book about crafts, you should listen to this. If you are in the market for a new job and need an attitude shift, you should listen to this. She gives job hunting advice, shares her love of anything handmade and talks about what an author can expect to be asked when submitting a book proposal. Don’t be intimidated though, Melanie’s  approachable spirit will encourage you to be and do your absolute best. I learned a lot through interview which is why it went long, (sorry!) she was just so interesting! Here are just some of the books she has edited, as well as a new release in March from the fabulous Natalie Chanin.  You can take a peek at the entire catalog here. We would love to hear your thoughts and comments. If you have any questions for Melanie, pop them in to the comments as well! I just added a new comment application so you can get follow up comments and answers!


  • Betz

    I love Melanie’s books (and I am definitely NOT biased!). Knitting in America was inspirational to me in the way that Melanie mentions in her interview. Can’t wait to see more from STC! Thanks, Monica, for another great interview!

    • Thanks Betz! I have seen your knitting and it is pretty inspirational itself! 

  • Great interview!  Was very pleased to hear that such a wonderful journey included Cherry Hill, NJ–just a stone’s throw from my house!  Thank you for being so encouraging!

  • Ron-betty

    great interview.  loved your sweater, monica.  bgm

  • Melanie is a genius. I love the clean, bold much space to breathe. Especially the Tiny World Terrariums and Greetings from Knit Cafe. 

    Pure awesomeness.Loving all the interviews, Monica — but you know it already :):: Marta

  • Thank you for sharing! I love Melanie’s books, big fan!

  • Wonderful interview and very inspirational. I am a huge fan of STC/Melanie Falick books.

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  • Gail George

    Knitting In America is a book that I read over and over. I read it when I want to rest, when I want to find peace of mind, when I want to be inspired, when I want to read great writing. I wish I could be friends with Melanie Falick. What a lovely, successful inspirational woman.

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