About

Melissa A. Rosati

Melissa A. Rosati, CPCC

Welcome to Melissa's Coaching Studio!

Love of learning, sharing knowledge, and book culture are my cornerstones. This is why I help writers, scholars and academics like you integrate your publishing and career goals into one cohesive, forward-thinking strategy that will produce results and revenue. 

During my publishing career at HarperCollins, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Routledge, and McGraw-Hill International, I had the privilege to work with distinguished scholars, accomplished as well as first-time authors, and culinary artists, all with one goal: create, package, market, and sell the best book possible in order to reach the largest audience possible.

Your Challenge

How do you build your brand, expand your platform, and earn tangible income from your writing and research activities, especially if you are not on a tenure track or employed in a full-time position. 

I Work With Clients Who Want To:

1. Revise their dissertation into a marketable academic or trade book

2. Build a portfolio career comprised of writing, teaching and public speaking opportunities

3. Explore career options in order to get a job that is commensurate with talent, expertise and skills

4. Create workflow processes for monetizing content

5. Cultivate readers and media contacts

A 3-Dimensional Career Strategist

Book Publishing: As an editor, publisher and editorial director, my career expertise is evaluating book proposals, acquiring manuscripts, using technology applications, and leading teams.

Teaching/Executive Training: As a faculty leader in publishing education at Pace University, I co-led executive training programs. An early adopter of digital platforms, I delivered graduate-level courses in trade publishing, academic publishing, marketing, and book sales and distribution methods.

Certified Professional Co-Active Coaching: Combined with my publishing and teaching experience, coaching expertise allows me to provide clients with constructive feedback and discussion. 



"Melissa is to me what Theo was to Vincent. You can count on her support during your toughest moments." 

Dominique-Charles Janssens, Founder and President

Institut Van Gogh

Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Van Gogh's Room in Auvers

Melissa's Brief Biography

Melissa A. Rosati is an award-winning publisher, who has acquired nonfiction titles and led editorial teams for HarperCollins, Van Nostrand Reinhold and Routledge in New York, and served as editorial director for McGraw-Hill International based in London. Not only does Melissa's publishing experience span the globe, her expertise spans trade, professional, and academic markets. Melissa has co-led executive training programs for several of China's largest media enterprises, including the Phoenix Media Group, Hunan Publishing and the China Publishing Group. A pioneer in digital platforms and online education, she created the first graduate-level, accredited courses in trade publishing, marketing, and book sales and distribution methods for Pace University.

In private practice, Melissa advises clients on career strategy, content development, brand and platform. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and earned her certification from The Coaches Training Institute. In 2016, she earned her certification as a television studio producer with the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). She has a television series in development for Fall 2018.

She lives in New York City with her husband and their cat, Max. ​


Melissa is an outstanding professional. She served as a professor in the graduate Publishing program for more than ten years. Her knowledge of the industry and her dedication as a teacher offered great opportunity to our students. Most important, she is nurturing, caring and brings her hard work and commitment to whatever project she is committed. 

Sherman Raskin 
Director, Publishing Program, Pace University

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