Monday, January 5, 2009

$1 free ebooks from Orbit


Orbit – in partnership with a number of major ebook vendors – has launched a promotion offering one ebook for sale each month at the introductory price of $1.00. At the end of the promotional month the cost of the ebook returns to its standard price and a new book will be offered at the discount. Details of the promotion are at

The promotion will include The Way of Shadows by debut author Brent Weeks, Empress by Karen Miller, as well as classics of science fiction such as Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks.

VP and Publisher of Orbit Tim Holman said: “We believe that this promotion will give readers a great opportunity to discover new writers. Most of our consumer marketing has an online focus, and the digital marketplace offers the perfect platform for price-promotion initiatives such as this. It will be very exciting to see how effective it is. The range of titles chosen for the promotion includes a mix of frontlist and backlist, from both new and established authors, and we will be monitoring the performance of every title very closely.”

A list of titles that will be available at the discount price can be found at

Launched in the US in 2007, Orbit is the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint at Hachette Book Group.

The book they are offering in January is The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. I've read the book in December and I heartily recommend it. Despite a rather cliche summary for the book, it's well written, interesting, has some excellent characters and a good plot. Basically, downloading the book for $1 is a steal. I already purchased the second book in the series and it's one of the top books to pick up next.

No comments:

Post a Comment