— What is your policy on submitting manuscripts?
— Why does Orbit publish different authors in different countries?
— 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…
— Will you read/critique work in progress?
— Why are words sometimes misspelled/misspelt on this site?
— How can I contact Orbit?
What is your policy on submitting manuscripts?
If you would like us to consider your novel for publication, the first step is to find a literary agent. Finding a literary agent to represent your work might not be easy, but there’s some great advice here from the SFWA:
We accept (agented) submissions from writers from all backgrounds. We welcome submissions from authors belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in publishing.
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 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.
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.
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, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY, United Kingdom