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LA Weekly – J.D. Barker’s Latest Erotic Thriller Rattles TikTok

NEWS – Ever Gotten a Wildly Inappropriate Email? J.D. Barker’s Book Launch Went Viral for All the Wrong Reasons.

You know that sinking feeling when you realize you just hit “send” on an email to the absolute wrong person? For author J.D. Barker, that mortifying moment played out on a massive scale. In the lead-up to his erotic thriller Behind A Closed Door, a risqué marketing email intended for paid influencers accidentally went to a mailing list of book reviewers instead—cue total pandemonium on BookTok. More…

Market Insider – J.D. Barker Rewrites the Rules of Publishing, Signs with Simon & Schuster

NEWS: Bestselling author J.D. Barker has entered a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster. Under the terms of the deal, Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide print, sales, and distribution for Barker’s imprint, Hampton Creek Press, starting November 1, 2023. More…

Edoardo Ballerini Signs on to Narrate BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR

Edoardo Ballerini, narrator of J.D. Barker’s award-winning 4MK thriller series, has signed on to narrate Barker’s latest thriller, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR. The project will be produced by Recorded Books and is set to release May 6th, 2024. Billed as 50 SHADES meets David Fincher’s THE GAME, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR introduces readers to Sugar & Spice, the latest app craze taking the world by storm, which leads downloaders Abby and Brendan Hollander into a dangerous game of life and death. When the app assigns the pair a series of increasingly taboo tasks, they soon find themselves caught up in a twisted web of seduction and violence.

The novel has been optioned for film and is expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer season.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – INDIE AUTHOR, J.D. BARKER, SIGNS PRINT AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SIMON & SCHUSTER FOR FUTURE RELEASES FROM HIS IMPRINT, HAMPTON CREEK PRESS.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK — Simon & Schuster has entered into a distribution agreement with Hampton Creek Press. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide sales and distribution for the publisher as of November 1, 2023.

Hampton Creek Press was initially created as the distribution arm for independently published titles by New York Times and international bestselling author, J.D. Barker. It has since grown to include a diverse stable of authors primarily in the thriller and horror genres.

Barker’s forthcoming novel, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR, set to release on 2/19/24, will be the first title under this new relationship. The novel, described as 50 SHADES meets David Fincher’s THE GAME, has been optioned for film by QC Entertainment (BlacKkKlansman, Get Out) in a preemptive bid.

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital, and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Avid Reader Press, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

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CONTACTS:
Susannah Lawrence
212-698-7033
susannah.lawrence@simonandschuster.com

Kyle Stotts
kstotts@hamptoncreekpress.com

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