Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Orbit USA and Australia

British fantasy fans will be familiar with the name Orbit, the imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group (formerly Time Warner Book Group), that is one of the UK's major leading SF and Fantasy imprints. News was released yesterday that Orbit is launching two new SF and Fantasy imprints in Australia and the USA. Orbit USA, to be launched by the Hachette Book Group USA, will be incorporated into its Little, Brown division under Publisher Michael Pietsch, whilst Orbit Australia will form part of Hachette Livre Australia.

Orbit USA will be run by Tim Holman, currently Publishing Director of Orbit in the UK, who will be relocating to New York in July. He will also oversee the development of Orbit Australia, where an editor will be appointed to manage the local publishing. Both imprints, which are expected to launch within the next 12 - 18 months, will have a significant impact on SF and Fantasy publishing in their respective markets. Holman will also continue as Publishing Director of Orbit UK and teen fiction imprint Atom. An additional Orbit UK editor will also be appointed.

For more information on Orbit titles and their cadre of top-quality genre authors, visit the Orbit UK website. Orbit UK writers include Juliet E McKenna, Iain M Banks, Orson Scott Card, Trudi Canavan, Terry Brooks, David Gemmell, Maggie Furey, Tom Holt, Patricia McKillip, Elizabeth Moon, J V Jones, K J Parker and Tad Wiliams amongst several others.

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