Bertelsmann has appointed Marcel Reichart to the newly-created position of evp, digital business development and partnerships, reporting to Thomas Hesse, effective October 1. Reichart is currently managing director of DLD & Ventures at Hubert Burda Media.
Danielle Lynn has joined Rodale Books as publicity manager. She was most recently a senior publicist at Simon & Schuster.
Kirsten Hall has been promoted to managing agent at Bright Group International, the company's first full-time agent based in the US.
Effective immediately, PGW will handle print and digital distribution for Entangled Publishing, Cameron + Company (as well as its Roundtree Books imprint) and Yosemite Conservacy's book publishing arm. In addition, PGW now distributes print editions of Night Shade Books titles, having signed on as the company's digital distributor in November 2011.
Argo Navis Author Services has signed the Arcadia Literary Agency, Donald Maass Literary Agency, and Harvey Klinger as clients.
THE KILLER IS DYING (Walker & Company) by James Sallis has won the 2011 Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing.