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Assassin Week Competition Terms & Conditions

Assasin Selfie

Let your inner assassin out for #AssassinWeek! Share an #AssassinSelfie for your chance to win a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of RJ Barker’s truly epic debut novel AGE OF ASSASSINS!
From Brent Weeks’ master assassin Durzo Blint, to Ezio of Assassin’s Creed, we know assassins love a hooded cloak. So take a selfie in yours for a chance to win! Hoodies and bathrobes make acceptable/hilarious substitutes. No real weapons please!

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This is a prize draw for a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of Age of Assassins. To enter, please share a picture of yourself dressed like an assassin with Orbit Books using #AssassinSelfie and tagging @OrbitBooks on Twitter.
  2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by RJ Barker, whose decision will be final.
  3. The winner may see their entry posted on the Orbit Books (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts.
  4. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
  5. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am BST on 31st July 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on Sunday 6th August. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
  6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over in the United Kingdom except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize.
  7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
  8. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) your entry is your own original work; (ii) nothing in your entry is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) any music used in your entry is original to you or you have written permission from the owner. We reserve the right to ask for the permission before any prize is distributed. Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning any prize.
  9. By entering the competition, you hereby grant to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, licence to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense, and in any and all other ways use your entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all media now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company is under no obligation to make any use of your entry and the Company shall make no payment to you for any use of your entry.
  10. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites. We will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
  13. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.
  14. The winner’s name will be published on the Orbit Twitter on Monday 7th August.
  15. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  16. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news.
  17. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. This competition is being organised by Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  19. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Read a deleted scene from The Girl With all the Gifts

If you’re one of the thousands of readers who have read and loved this year’s most original and heartbreaking thriller, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, then you already know what a special girl Melanie is. But what you read wasn’t the whole story.

We have a secret extra scene, set after the events of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, to share with you. To read it, all you have to do is share Melanie’s story with your friends via the social network of your choice and you’ll receive the chapter absolutely free. Click the ‘Pay with a Tweet’ button below to get started.

You already know Melanie’s secret.

Now it’s time to share her gift.


The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey   Carey_GWATG_HC_revs

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey is out now in paperback in the UK and Australia and in hardcover in the US. E-book and audio editions are available in all countries.

WIN a one-of-a-kind ereader or tablet cover designed by Trudi Canavan

Orbit is about to publish the first book in a brand new series from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Trudi Canavan. THIEF’S MAGIC is set in a brand new world and features all new characters.

To celebrate the release, Trudi Canavan is designing a one-of-a-kind ereader or tablet cover featuring one of her own beautiful illustrations, bringing two characters from THIEF’S MAGIC to life.

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.

Elsewhere, in a land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it – should she dare to risk the Angels’ wrath.

See these two characters featured on the ereader/tablet cover below:

Trudi Canavan Ereader Cover

This will be the perfect accessory for one lucky Trudi Canavan reader, and a brilliant way to start this tremendous new series.

To enter the competition, simply fill out the form below in full.

Please read our full terms and conditions before entering. Please note the above image is a mock-up of the ereader cover the winner will receive. Final cover to made specifically to fit brand of ereader owned by winner, and design may vary depending on brand.

Read the first three chapters now on the Trudi Canavan Facebook page.

Terry Brooks UK signing!

BrooksTerryOrbit is so excited to announce that Terry Brooks will be visiting the UK for the first time in over 5 years!  He will be in London on holiday but has spared an evening to schedule an event at Forbidden Planet – on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm.  He will be signing copies of the first in his new series, Wards of Faerie (now available in paperback) and his new hardback Bloodfire Quest (out 12th March).  Like our Orbit UK Facebook page for full details and updates.

terry badge

And for all Terry’s UK fans who can’t make it to London, never fear… whether you can attend the signing or not, every person who emails a question for Terry to orbit@littlebrown.co.uk will receive a Bloodfire Quest badge!  We will film his answers so everyone gets to ‘meet’ him.  Plus the top three questions will win a signed and dedicated book.  (UK entrants only).

Join us to celebrate a great year for a legend of the fantasy genre!  2013 is an especially exciting year for Terry as his full Dark Legacy of Shannara series will available, with the last novel in the trilogy, Witch Wraith, publishing this July.

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book One

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book One

Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book Two

Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book Two

Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book Three

Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book Three

More Gail Carriger parasol competition entries . . .

We invite you to be so kind as to look below for some more entries to our competition to celebrate Gail Carriger‘s UK tour. What these lovely beauties are all hoping to win is a beautiful teapot or one of two tea strainers, which Gail signed for us when she graced the UK office with her presence on Wednesday. Be sure to send in your entry by 5pm UK time today to be in with a chance of winning. More entries and winners will be posted next week!

And don’t forget that tonight there will be a Steampunk Extravaganza held in Gail’s honour at the Waterstones in Nottingham. It looks like it’s turning out to be quite a party indeed . . .

Jennifer Arnold's submission for the Gail Carriger UK tour competition

The alluring Jennifer Arnold


Valerie Hernandez's submission for the Gail Carriger UK tour competition

The heroic Valerie Hernandez


Rebecca Campbell's submission for the Gail Carriger UK tour competition

The charming Rebecca Campbell


Sarah E. Miller's  submission for the Gail Carriger UK tour competition

The mystical Sarah E. Miller


Janet Smith's submission for the Gail Carriger UK tour competition

The surperb Janet Smith and handsome hubby


Kitschies nominations competition

Equations of Life by Simon Morden cover - a black and white spiral optical illusion pattern with lime green spineThe Enterprise of Death by Jesse Bullington cover - featuring a black and white 'Death and the Maiden' motif by Niklaus Manuel with white background and a red title

We are delighted that two Orbit titles have been shortlisted for this year’s Kitschies – awards that celebrate the most ‘progressive, intelligent and entertaining works of genre literature’, run by the excellent Pornokitsch website.

Jesse Bullington’s The Enterprise of Death is a finalist for the Red Tentacle for best novel, and the cover for Simon Morden’s Equations of Life is a finalist for the Inky Tentacle for best cover.  Congratulations to Jesse and our very own designer Lauren Panepinto!

To celebrate we want to give you the opportunity to read these great books and judge for yourselves.  We have 10 copies of each to give away.  Just fill in your details below and we’ll pick the winner in two weeks time, the day before the winners are announced at the SFX Weekender 3 Kitschies Award Ceremony (sponsored by Kraken Rum, making it even more certain to be a great event).

Please read the full terms and conditions.

Seven Days for SEVEN PRINCES: The Competition

This competition is now closed. Winners will be notified by email.

To celebrate this week’s release of the majestic epic fantasy adventure that is Seven Princes (UK | US | ANZ) by John R. Fultz, we’re giving  7 copies of this title away absolutely free. To enter, all you need to do is fill in the form for your relevant territory, and 7 winners will be picked at random worldwide next week. Good luck!


The cover for the debut fntasy Seven Princes by John R Fuktz

Seven Days for SEVEN PRINCES: The Wallpapers

As part of our 7-day celebration of the epic fantasy Seven Princes (UK | US | ANZ) by John R. Fultz we’re giving away wallpapers of the awesome cover artwork to spruce up all your fancy devices. And I know we’ve had some gorgeous wallpapers, but I think the illustration for these is so much sexier BIG that trust me, you’re going to want it on every screen you have. The art is by the fantastic Richard Anderson and he really just knocked it out of the park. It’s like epic fantasy impressionistic, such a fresh style. (You can read an interview with him and John R. Fultz over at Black Gate.) Enjoy!

1024 x 768 | 1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 |1920 x 1200 iPhone | iPad


(and yes I think we’ve finally mastered the iPad flippable art thing. ha!)

A very special holiday giveaway

To celebrate some of the amazing books Orbit have launched during 2011 (and taking a sneaky peak at 2012) we are having a giveaway – but it’s a giveaway with a difference!  We have 5 sets of Advance Reading Copies up for grabs.  Obviously they are not so much in advance any more, but they are exclusive, limited editions that money can’t buy – and they are a great sampling of some of Orbit’s biggest and best titles of the year!

picture of the five proofs you could win

That’s five sets of the following titles:

THE FALLEN BLADE by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
LEVIATHAN WAKES by James S. A. Corey
THE DRAGON’S PATH by Daniel Abraham
SEVEN PRINCES by John R. Fultz (New! Publishing this Jan. 2012)

The competition is open to the UK and US.  Full terms and conditions below.  Complete the following form for your chance to win one of the sets! Read the rest of this entry »

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