Orbit Announces Epic Ebook Promotion

NEW YORK: MARCH 2, 2010 — Orbit (US), the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint of  Hachette Book Group, announced an eBook promotion for THE DRAGON’S PATH by Daniel Abraham and LEVIATHAN WAKES by James S.A. Corey. The bonus eBook edition of THE DRAGON’S PATH (April 11, 2011; ISBN: 9780316175074) will feature a complimentary edition of LEVIATHAN WAKES in the same eBook package; while the bonus eBook edition of LEVIATHAN WAKES (June 15, 2011; ISBN: 9780316134675) will include THE DRAGON’S PATH.

Orbit launched the promotion as a unique way to introduce readers to these new series.  Orbit VP and Publisher Tim Holman explains, “Although the two genres are often categorized alongside each other, direct cross-promotion of new Science Fiction and Fantasy releases in this way is quite new. We’re very excited to be giving readers the chance to discover both these exciting new series at the same time. “

THE DRAGON’S PATH marks the launch of The Dagger and the Coin, a new fantasy series from Daniel Abraham, one of the most critically acclaimed new fantasy writers in recent years. LEVIATHAN WAKES, the first book in The Expanse Series, is co-authored by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, writing together as James S.A. Corey.

Daniel Abraham says, “This kind of promotion is exactly what would have gotten me grinning when I was a kid, like the old Ace Doubles reimagined for a new millennium.  I remember sitting on my porch at sixteen reading doubles of Silverberg and Delaney and LeGuin and Dick.  There was stuff from all corners of the genre, and I’m delighted to see us reaching back toward that, and at the same time reading fantasy on devices that would have been pure science fiction.”

Ty Franck says, “Daniel and I are both trying to write stories that appeal to people who typically might not stray outside their chosen genre.  And as a reader, I will boldly assert that two books is always better than one.”

The bonus editions will be available through all major US ebook platforms beginning with the launch of THE DRAGON’S PATH on April 11th.

ABOUT ORBIT: Orbit is a division of Hachette Book Group. It publishes across the spectrum of Science Fiction and Fantasy — from action-packed urban fantasy to widescreen space opera; from sweeping epic adventures to near-future thrillers.

ABOUT DANIEL ABRAHAM: Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. He lives in New Mexico.

ABOUT JAMES S.A. COREY: James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.