Kate Stark has been promoted to associate publisher for Putnam and Riverhead. The new title is in addition to her role as v-p, director of marketing. She has been with the company since 2007.

Rebecca Strauss has joined DeFiore and Company as an agent. She was most recently an agent at McIntosh and Otis, working in the adult department,and was director of subsidiary rights. She represents nonfiction, literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, urban fantasy, romance, mystery, memoir, humor and pop culture.