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.
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