WORDS MADE AWESOME.

We believe writers should be in charge of the technology of storytelling.

We believe tech should deepen the imaginative experience, not distract from it.

We believe in the collaboration of authors, actors, musicians, photographers, and readers in the creation of life-changing works of art.

We call those works of art Orsons.



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What's an Orson?

The ultimate digital book

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See

Beautiful digital editions to feast your eyes on

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Hear

Orsons read themselves to you, wherever you are

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Imagine

As music brings the story to life

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Discover

Background notes to plunge you deeper

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Talk

Directly with authors and experts

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Connect

With other readers to share experiences

The first Orsons - by the founders


History of a Pleasure Seeker

By Ric hard Mason

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens reads 'the best new work of fiction in many moons' (Washington Post) - Richard Mason’s fourth novel about God, sex and overcoming fear in the Gilded Age.

The story comes to life with breathtaking illustrations, ask-the-author videos, historical notes, and performances of Chopin, Bizet and Mozart recorded specifically for the Orson.

‘Think Balzac, but lighter and sexier’ (Marie Claire)

'At the forefront of a new literary medium, turning a tome into a movie, a concert and an encyclopedia all in one.' Departures magazine


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Available on iPad and iPhone


Bible Beautiful Series

By Benjamin Morse

Multi-award winning artist and biblical scholar, Benjamin Morse, has created a “wonderfully original” new edition of the Old Testament. (Booklist, starred review)

This “beautiful, brilliant work of art” (Jewish Book World, starred review) is a condensed, fully narrated edition of the oldest bedtime story ever. Experience the text as never before. Learn about its origins. Even create the illustrations yourself!

A Moonbeam Children's Awards Gold Medallist.


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Available only on iPad

Uniting creative people

John Hegarty

Iconic brand builder

John Hegarty
"Orson is as important as Gutenberg's invention of movable type."

Dan Stevens

Actor

Dan Stevens
"An unbelievable format. It sets the bar."

Joanna Lumley

Actress

Joanna Lumley
"It's magic!"

Amanda Foreman

Best selling author

Amanda Foreman
"Orson is the most exciting venture in publishing today."

Don't just take our word for it.

Who we are

Benjamin Morse

Benjamin Morse

CEO and Co-founder

Richard Mason

Richard Mason

Strategy Director and
Co-founder

Jonathan Ruppin

Jonathan Ruppin

Literary Director

Julia Kingsford

Julia Kingsford

Marketing Director

Ellen Howley

Ellen Howley

Production and Editorial team

Hailey Maxwell

Hailey Maxwell

Production and Editorial team

Lauren Murrary

Lauren Murrary

Production and Editorial team

A few words from our Co-founder Richard Mason

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The Orson Store

Online store preview

In partnership with the world’s greatest publishers, we’ve built a store in which there are only extraordinary editions, each carefully chosen to keep readers returning.

Store launches Autumn 2016.

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