Contiuing their trend of progressive thinking, Orbit Books has announced plans to release digital versions of many of their successful novels at only $1 apiece! Each month will feature a new novel at that low price (unfortunately after the month is up the price will go back to normal), but there isn’t a better way to check out some of the features of your iPhone/PDA/Computer/Cell Phone as a reading device than to pick up novels like The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley or Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks.

The Press Release:

Introducing the One Dollar Ebook from Orbit!

Orbit – in partnership with a number of major ebook vendors – has launched an innovative 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

You can find out all the dirty details about the event HERE.

  • Yagiz January 6, 2009 at 6:11 am

    A-ha! This explains it all! I saw Brent Week’s “The Way of Shadows” on Sony Store for $1 and I was very surprised. The fact that the book is part of a trilogy renders this offer a little strange :) so I hope they’re going to offer some standalones as well.

    Anyway… I think I’m going to buy every book in that scheme. This deserve to be supported.

  • aidan January 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    No kidding! I don’t really read a whole lot of novels on a computer screen, but the idea of reading it on my iPod Touch is certainly compelling!