Orson & Company

Orson & Company Orson makes awe-inspiring reading experiences for Apple devices. We are based in New York and Glasgow, Scotland.

Founded in New York, Orson & Co. is based in Glsagow's West End where authors, art-lovers, booksellers and academics have teamed up to find an antidote to the impersonal nature of digital reading. The result? The eLume. Our eLuminated editions allow you to step into any world or time the author creates for you, at your leisure. Founded by prize-winning author Richard Mason, Orson & Co. takes a stand against the aesthetic uniformity of ebooks. Our software permits the creation of individual works of art. Every eLume looks like itself, and nothing else.

Mission: At Orson, we believe writers can lead the technology of storytelling. We know tech can deepen the imaginative experience. When actors, musicians, photographers, authors and readers collaborate, the result is life-changing works of art. We call them Orsons.

The Junior Library Guild has awarded The News about Jesus and How He Saved the World its Gold Standard Seal..#jlg #junio...
02/28/2019

The Junior Library Guild has awarded The News about Jesus and How He Saved the World its Gold Standard Seal.
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#jlg #juniorlibraryguild #religiousbookforkids

New website as we revert to print.
02/28/2019

New website as we revert to print.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose dream for an oasis of freedom and justice endures...#mlk #martinlutherking #...
01/20/2019

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose dream for an oasis of freedom and justice endures.
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#mlk #martinlutherking #martinlutherkingjr #baptist #minister #justice #nonviolence #love #prophet #saint

Something wicked this way comes. Sneak peak at Orson’s latest.
01/19/2019

Something wicked this way comes. Sneak peak at Orson’s latest.

11/13/2018
11/13/2018
Sounding Anni

Discover Anni Albers via Bach and other musical masters. “Sounding Anni” is now live in the Orson app.
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#annialbers #josefandannialbersfoundation #bach #artandmusic #weaving #loom

The director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation discusses the experience of encountering the work of Anni Albers while listening to Bach. The Orson of "...

Published this week: the second volume in Orson's Bible Beautiful Series. Discover more at www.biblebeautiful.com.
10/11/2018

Published this week: the second volume in Orson's Bible Beautiful Series. Discover more at www.biblebeautiful.com.

Give the gift of God and prepare yourself for the sequel. Search “The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever” on Amazon.#theoldestbed...
12/12/2017

Give the gift of God and prepare yourself for the sequel. Search “The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever” on Amazon.

#theoldestbedtimestoryever #benjaminmorse #orson #christmas #christmasgift #childrensbooks #childrensgifts #angels #illustration #bible #biblebeautiful #oldtestament #newtestament #jesussaves

So much better than Black Friday: all Orsons are FREE now through Thanksgiving weekend. Orson & Co in the App Store ✌️.....
11/21/2017

So much better than Black Friday: all Orsons are FREE now through Thanksgiving weekend. Orson & Co in the App Store ✌️
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10/23/2017

Introducing Harriet Sergeant’s exposé on how the UK drives its urban youth into gang culture .
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10/23/2017

JLu declares the Orson she reads of Among the Hoods is actually ... magic.
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Making an Orson of Bauhaus designer Anni Albers -- at the Guggenheim Bilbao next week..#annialbers #albersfoundation #gu...
09/26/2017

Making an Orson of Bauhaus designer Anni Albers -- at the Guggenheim Bilbao next week.
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#annialbers #albersfoundation #guggenheim #guggenheimbilbao #bauhaus #textiledesign #textileart #modernism #womenartists #design #orson

Berkeley memoir from when Clinton still believed in a place called Hope. Steinbeck award-winner Benj Hewitt's debut nove...
09/20/2017

Berkeley memoir from when Clinton still believed in a place called Hope. Steinbeck award-winner Benj Hewitt's debut novel is now live ...
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#whenicomearound #benjhewitt #greenday #berkeley #generationx #genx #memoir #contemporaryfiction #johnsteinbeckaward #billclinton #orson

Foods it became okay to eat. Coming soon in the sequel to Orson's The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever. Hallelujah!..#lobster #...
09/11/2017

Foods it became okay to eat. Coming soon in the sequel to Orson's The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever. Hallelujah!
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#lobster #scallops #duck #cleaneating #eternallife #gentiles #jesussaves #theoldestbedtimestoryever #benjaminmorse #biblebeautiful #newtestament

"Her craving was for love, personal and particular, centred upon herself..." Mitford hits nail on head...#nancymitford #...
09/08/2017

"Her craving was for love, personal and particular, centred upon herself..." Mitford hits nail on head.
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#nancymitford #thepursuitoflove #selflove #modernclassic #classics

08/31/2017

Preview the Orson edition of The Belly of Paris. A ruthless classic made modern with illustrations by Ian Sklarsky.

"So we sat darning socks on Waverly Place and practiced the use of profanity as we stitched." .#ednastvincentmillay #sav...
08/29/2017

"So we sat darning socks on Waverly Place and practiced the use of profanity as we stitched." .
#ednastvincentmillay #savagebeauty #nancymilford #womenpoets #resist

08/23/2017

Benj Hewitt introduces his début novel, When I Come Around. Gen X, this Orson's for you.
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#benjhewitt #whenicomearound #genx #memoir #berkeley #orson

Not every Harlem Week Spelling Bee contestant was thrilled to win a copy of The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever, but Orson was...
08/21/2017

Not every Harlem Week Spelling Bee contestant was thrilled to win a copy of The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever, but Orson was glad to make the gift.
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#harlemweek #theoldestbedtimestoryever #biblebeautiful #spellingbee #orson

Harlem Week honorees Dionne Warwick and Irene Gandy receive copies of Orson's The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever..#biblebeaut...
08/16/2017

Harlem Week honorees Dionne Warwick and Irene Gandy receive copies of Orson's The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever.
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#biblebeautiful #harlemweek #irenegandy #dionnewarwick #orson #theoldestbedtimestoryever #benjaminmorse

Talking books, drinking tea, and sympathising with Orson's favourite illustrator Ian Sklarsky @thesingleline @teaandsymp...
08/07/2017

Talking books, drinking tea, and sympathising with Orson's favourite illustrator Ian Sklarsky @thesingleline @teaandsympathynyc .
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#thebellyofparis #emilezola #zola #iansklarsky #teaandsympathy #classics #rougonmacquart #illustration

07/29/2017

Coming soon: a love that never died.
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#crossingthebordersoftime #lesliemaitland #orson #warromance #love #wwii #newyork #freiburg #mulhouse

07/29/2017

Coming soon: a love that never died.
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#crossingthebordersoftime #lesliemaitland #orson #warromance #love #wwii #newyork #freiburg #mulhouse

Meet Florent: mortified by the 'giant women' of Les Halles, 'buxom beyond all imagination...' As conceived by Cocteau's ...
07/27/2017

Meet Florent: mortified by the 'giant women' of Les Halles, 'buxom beyond all imagination...' As conceived by Cocteau's heir apparent, Ian Sklarsky. @thesingleline

#thebellyofparis #zola #emilezola #itsaboutbitches #rougonmacquart #iansklarsky #illustration

"All hoaxes, on TV and the radio and in the papers and online, are described as elaborate whether they're elaborate or n...
07/26/2017

"All hoaxes, on TV and the radio and in the papers and online, are described as elaborate whether they're elaborate or not."
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07/25/2017

The Eureka Brass Band sets the heart pounding. Hear the music and meet "the mens" in Tom Sancton's Song for My Fathers.

Orson & Co. by Orson & Co.
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Give the best gift ever for $10.99 ... while supplies last.https://www.amazon.com/Oldest-Bedtime-Story-Bible-Beautiful/d...
07/25/2017
The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever (Bible Beautiful)

Give the best gift ever for $10.99 ... while supplies last.

https://www.amazon.com/Oldest-Bedtime-Story-Bible-Beautiful/dp/0985813504/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500975578&sr=8-1&keywords=the+oldest+bedtime+story+ever

Created by a biblical and art scholar, this Torah has a style all its own: wonderfully original Booklist (starred review)a delightful retelling with engaging illustrationsthat convey the narrative with creativity and wit Publishers Weeklya joyous work of art Eagle Tribune. Abridged Old Testament ...

"If ships had never been invented ... life might have been simpler." Politics, erotics, and urbanity in the late Roman R...
07/24/2017

"If ships had never been invented ... life might have been simpler." Politics, erotics, and urbanity in the late Roman Republic.

#catullus #daisydunn #romanpoetry #biography #readinglist #orson

07/21/2017

"Whatever the length of our separation, our love will survive it." The Orson edition lets love letters sing.

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07/20/2017

Behind every great man lies a great woman. George Lewis' mother at 92. In the Orson edition of Song for My Fathers by Tom Sancton.

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Oh, to make an Orson of this! NY Review of Books @nyrbooks has re-issued this epic odyssey about human ambition and fail...
07/20/2017

Oh, to make an Orson of this! NY Review of Books @nyrbooks has re-issued this epic odyssey about human ambition and failure. Hollywood, don't you dare spoil it.

Orson & Company's cover photo
07/07/2017

Orson & Company's cover photo

10/03/2016
The National Arts Club

See you tomorrow night, New York.

Bookish rock stars discuss “The Book as a Work of Art” tomorrow at 8pm with Orson & Company and other amazing experts and talents at The National Arts Club

Orson co-founder Richard Mason has a new video series about the field research for his new novel, Who Killed Piet Barol?...
09/09/2016
In Search of a Monster... Episode 1 of 10

Orson co-founder Richard Mason has a new video series about the field research for his new novel, Who Killed Piet Barol?

Here's the first episode –

A 100 year old man told me that a monster lurked in one of South Africa's ancient forests. He was a Xhosa, raised in the old ways. In This Episode: I go in s...

We have relaunched our site – details there about our new reader apps that roll out fall 2016 in the US and UK.
08/23/2016
ORSON - Words made awesome

We have relaunched our site – details there about our new reader apps that roll out fall 2016 in the US and UK.

Experience the word as a total work of art.

"The very pinnacle of artistic and literary representation can be achieved through publishers like Orson and Co. whose t...
04/05/2016
Digi Tales

"The very pinnacle of artistic and literary representation can be achieved through publishers like Orson and Co. whose technology comes in the form of an illuminated manuscript called an Orson, which presents books as never before."

Delighted to be featured in Jewish Quarterly's article on the future of storytelling!

(2016). Digi Tales. Jewish Quarterly: Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 22-25. doi: 10.1080/0449010X.2016.1162491

We're thrilled to be featured in this month's British Airways Business Life magazine. It's fantastic to be part of such ...
02/26/2016
Scotland: The new hub for entrepreneurs

We're thrilled to be featured in this month's British Airways Business Life magazine. It's fantastic to be part of such a lively startup scene in Scotland!

Julie Meyer admires the startup scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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