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Why does Orbit publish different authors in different countries?
How can I contact Orbit?
How can I order an Orbit book?
How can I contact one of your authors?
I’d like to request a review copy of one of your books, or arrange an interview with an author…
What is your policy on submitting manuscripts?
Will you read/critique work in progress?
Why are words sometimes misspelled/misspelt on this site?

Why does Orbit publish different authors in different countries?

Although we share a name, a website, and are both part of the Hachette Livre group of companies, Orbit UK, Orbit US and Orbit Australia are separate entities with their own lists of authors, so it doesn’t automatically follow that an author published by Orbit in one country is also published by Orbit in the other. However, we do share a number of authors, and we are particularly excited at the prospect of publishing and marketing books internationally.

How can I contact Orbit?

The best way to contact us is to send us an email. However, you can also contact us by terrestrial mail at the following addresses:

Orbit US, Hachette Book Group USA, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104, United States of America.

Orbit UK, Little Brown Book Group, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY, United Kingdom.

Orbit Australia, Hachette Livre Australia, Level 17, 207 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

How can I order a book?

Orbit titles are available wherever books are sold. You can find ordering information for our titles in the US at www.hachettebookgroupusa.com, in the UK at www.littlebrown.co.uk and in Australia at www.hachette.com.au. In some cases a book published by Orbit in one country may be published by a different publisher in another. We encourage you to visit a store and ask a bookseller for the title you are looking for.

How can I contact one of your authors?

Out of respect for the confidentiality and privacy of our authors, we will not give out their contact details. The best thing to do is to check the author’s website to see if they have a contact form or have given out a public email address. If not, feel free to send us an email and we will relay your message to the author in question.

I’d like to request a review copy of one of your books, or arrange an interview

We’re happy to send advance copies of our titles to selected review outlets, including the print media, websites and blogs. If you’d like to request a review copy or arrange an interview, please send us an email, specifying your mailing address (including country), which book/author you are interested in, and where the review/interview will be published. The relevant publicist will then be in touch.

What is your policy on submitting manuscripts?

We regret that we are unable to accept unsolicited submissions. Prospective authors should submit their work to a literary agent in the first instance. If you already have an agent, please ask them to submit your work via the usual channels.

Will you read/critique work in progress?

We are unable to read or critique unsolicited work in progress, or offer advice on the process of writing. There are a number of excellent reference books on writing available in the reference sections of bookstores and public libraries, and you can also seek feedback on your work from writing groups on- or off-line, or from a literary agent.

Why are words sometimes misspelled/misspelt on this site?

This is an international website divided by a common language. As a result, there is some disagreement about the correct spelling of common terms. Since our US, UK and Australian contributors all seem intractable, we’ve decided to let everyone follow local custom.

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