Orbit Announces First Acquisitions by New Digital Imprint Orbit Works

New York, NY— February 5, 2024

Orbit Works, Orbit’s new digital publishing imprint, will publish its first four science fiction and fantasy novels starting in Fall 2024.

The first Orbit Works title will be Sophia Slade’s Nightstrider, a dark fantasy about creatures with the ability to cross the boundary between the dream realm and the real world. Slade has previously independently published seven books, ranging from dark fantasy to poetry.

Nightstrider will be followed by Laura J. Mayo’s debut How to Summon a Fairy Godmother, a fresh and hilarious expansion of the Cinderella tale; Katie Hallahan’s The Twice-Sold Soul, a contemporary LGBTQ romantic fantasy; and Level: Unknown by David Dalglish, who has previously written 17 books published by Orbit and 47North, in addition to 12 independently-published novels. Level: Unknown will be Orbit’s first LitRPG novel, a subgenre that merges the statistical progression of video games with the narrative storytelling of traditional SFF novels.

“We’ve had great success with our open submission program, with three of our four premier titles coming directly from our inbox,” says Orbit Works editor Stephanie Clark.  “We’re beyond excited to share these first Orbit Works titles with SFF fans around the world, with many more to come.”

Orbit Works titles will be published globally, in both ebook and digital audiobook formats, by the Orbit publishing team. Orbit Works is now open to submissions from both agented and unagented writers. More information is available at the Orbit Works website, orbitworks.net.

About Orbit
Orbit is a division of Hachette Book Group, comprising the Orbit, Redhook, and Orbit Works imprints. Launched in 2007, Orbit has established itself as one of the market-leading SFF publishers in the US. Orbit US authors include New York Times bestsellers Joe Abercrombie, Iain M. Banks, James S. A. Corey, Rachel Gillig, Alix E. Harrow, N. K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie, Kim Stanley Robinson, Andrzej Sapkowski, Brent Weeks, and Hannah Whitten.

About Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading U.S. general-interest book publisher made up of dozens of esteemed imprints within the publishing groups Basic Books Group, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Audio, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Orbit, Running Press Group, and Workman Publishing. We also provide custom distribution, fulfillment, and sales services to other publishing companies. Our books and authors have received the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Booker Prize, Nobel Peace Prize and other major honors. We are committed to diversity in our company and our publishing programs, and to fostering a culture of inclusion for all our employees and authors. We are proud to be part of Hachette Livre, the world’s third-largest trade and educational publisher. Learn more at hachettebookgroup.com.