Orbit is a Science Fiction and Fantasy offshoot from publishing giant Hachette and they announced the international launch of their digital short fiction publishing program.
In April of this year Orbit USA launched their Orbit Short Fiction which was basically the popular “e-Singles” program that entailed books that were too short for a novel and too long for an article in a magazine. In 2012 Orbit UK, Orbit USA and Orbit Australia will be releasing the digital editions simultaneously.
Orbit originally was established in 1974 with Orbit UK, since then they have specialized in Science Fiction and Fantasy. They are an imprint at Little, Brown Book Group, a leading trade publisher based in London. Little, Brown Book Group is a division of Hachette UK, the largest book publisher in the UK.
Anne Clarke, Editorial Director, Orbit (UK) said: “The digital short fiction market is clearly gaining momentum, and I’m delighted that we’ll now be able to make our authors’ stories available internationally. The success of the program in the US has been very encouraging, and we’re very much looking forward to working with our authors and colleagues in the US on this next stage in its development.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.