Stefan Weikert will assume management of the new book publishing division of edel entertainment GmbH in Hamburg, with effect from May 1. Until now, Weikert was GM of edelNET GmbH, edel music's digital division.

In his new function as GM Edel Book Publishing, Weikert will be responsible for all content-related activities of edel in the book publishing sector.

"Establishing the book and publishing business currently represents our most important issue in terms of business strategy," comments Edel CEO Michael Haentjes, to whom Weikert will report.

Weikert has served various management positions for the edel group since joining the company in 1993.