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The promise Pre-Order Offer

Pre-order Robert Crais’ gripping new thriller The Promise to receive a limited edition bookplate signed by the bestselling author himself.

Welcome to chris (simpsons artist)’s fan art competition!

Enter your fan art efforts by emailing competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line ‘Motivational Quotes’ with your picture attached!

Pre-order your copy of Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and go into a prize draw

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Enter now for a chance to win Michael Connelly titles

Win one of 20 sets of The Drop and The Black Box

If you are a mega Michael Connelly fan you won't want to miss this chance to win one of twenty sets of his two new titles - THE DROP and THE BLACK BOX.

A NEW HORIZON: Rare First Edition for Kickstarter Backers in 2014

Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One to be Published by Orion

Successful Kickstarter project: GERRY ANDERSON’S GEMINI FORCE ONE, is to be published by Gollancz in 2014 and Orion Children’s Books in 2015 in a deal agented by Robert Kirby of United Agents with Orion Children’s Books Editorial Director Amber Caravéo. Publication will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast of THUNDERBIRDS.

THE SEVENTH MISS HATFIELD by Anna Caltabiano

Gollancz Acquires Spellbinding Debut From Seventeen Year Old Author

Gollancz, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, has bought World rights (excluding North America) to publish a trilogy by the remarkably confident and talented young writer, Anna Caltabiano. Featuring time-travel, nineteenth century New York, unrequited love and a mysterious portrait, the first book in the series, The Seventh Miss Hatfield, is a debut novel that is sure to capture readers’ imaginations.

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Orion Art and Design Student Competition

The Versions of Us is a beautiful, vibrant, uplifting literary novel, published to much critical acclaim. Central to the story is a painting, which we would like you to interpret in any way you want. The winner will have the opportunity to work with the award-winning Art Department at Orion Books and have their design appear on a book. They will also win a 12 month mentoring course from Illustration Ltd, who will provide support with your portfolio so it’s ready for graduation, and you can visit the agency in London who will option your work for future representation.

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Orion Art and Design Student Competition 2017

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by winner, Hannah Sackett

Landmarks and Legends Short Story Winner: The Legend of Bladud (as told by one of his pigs)

Read the winning short story from the Landmarks and Legends competition hosted by Salisbury Cathedral in collaboration with author Cornelia Funke.

I AM MALALA published October 2013

NEWS: Malala Yousafzai's Remarkable Story to be Published

Arzu Tahsin, deputy publishing director, Weidenfeld & Nicolson announced today that Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in conjunction with Little, Brown in the USA, who hold world rights, in I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai. The book is scheduled for publication in autumn 2013.

Ben Drew's Autobiography Acquired

Orion to Publish Plan B: My Story

Plan B: MY STORY is the illustrated memoir of the UK’s most exciting and critically acclaimed singer, rapper, songwriter, film producer and director, whose vision has revolutionised the British music and film industry.

Meet multiple award-winning children’s author Cornelia Funke at Salisbury Cathedral

NEWS: Multiple award-winning author Cornelia Funke returns to Salisbury Cathedral

Cornelia Funke, the multiple award-winning German author of children's fiction, returns to Salisbury Cathedral on 20-21 September to launch the paperback edition of her hugely popular book Ghost Knight. Inspired by the Cathedral and the true story of William Longespee - the first person buried here - and his wife Ela, the book tells a thrilling tale of bravery, friendship and ghosts.

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NEWS: John Lennon Letters App Is Now Available Free for iPad

A unique selection of John Lennon's letters to The Beatles is now available free for iPad on the App Store. The John Lennon Letters Lite app is a fascinating insight into the relationship between John and the band from heart-warming postcards to Ringo to tougher love for Paul and George Martin. And more good news for Beatles fans, the full app is now available for a limited period at a discounted price of just £1.99.

COLIN MACINTYRE NOVEL ACQUIRED BY W&N

WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON ACQUIRE ‘THE LETTERS OF IVOR PUNCH’

Weidenfeld & Nicolson and the Orion Publishing Group are delighted to announce the acquisition of THE LETTERS OF IVOR PUNCH by Colin MacIntyre.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a cultural history of Istanbul by acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes

NEWS: Bettany Hughes' Book ISTANBUL to Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a cultural history of Istanbul by acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes. Alan Samson, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, bought World rights from Julian Alexander of LAW to Istanbul, which will be published in hardback in 2014.

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NEWS: I AM MALALA Acquired by Orion Children's Books

Orion Children's Books is delighted to announce that Malala Yousafzai, International Advocate for Education, is to write a Young Readers edition of her remarkable story.

An exciting new project from THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2012 contestant, CATHRYN DRESSER

NEWS: Orion Children’s Books are delighted to announce the acquisition of LET’S BAKE

LET’S BAKE is a baking book for children and parents to share. It’s about having fun in the kitchen; it will centre around a seasonal theme, with occasion-based recipes, whether it be lunchbox treats, rainy-day baking, Pancake Day, or baking just because, and much more.