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Going from a Small Indie Press to a Traditional Print Deal

Posted by admin  at March 08, 2016

What does it take to get from a small, independent digital-first press to the New York Times bestseller list — and a deal for a new book with a Big Five publisher?

Kate Moretti knows. That’s exactly what happened to her when she published her debut novel, Thought I Knew You, with Red Adept Publishing.

Thanks to a collaborative effort and smart marketing, her book eventually hit the New York Times bestseller list. Immediately following this success, a literary agent reached out to her, offered representation, and sold her next novel in a print deal to Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.