Our Mission

robotworldAngry Robot ™ is a new global publishing imprint. Our mission, quite simply, is to publish the best in brand new genre fiction – SF, F and WTF?!

Traditional SF and fantasy has been ploughing an entertaining furrow for many decades, but to our way of thinking much of it is missing a trick. To the new generations of readers reared on Dr Who and Battlestar Galactica, graphic novels and Gears of War 2, old school can mean staid, stuck in a rut. “Crossover” is increasingly the way forward and you’ll find plenty of it here, without batting an eyelid. New heroes and new settings, or maybe just reinventing the wheel, we’re not fussed – if there’s an energy in a book that gets us jumping up and down, we’re all over it.

We know many readers are madly passionate about their genres. Angry Robot is too. If anything, we’re too passionate. We are fans, given at any moment to break into a lengthy harangue about why book X is a lost classic or author Y really should give it up already. The sheer joy, though, of being able to jump onto a table (only sometimes metaphorically) and tell the world about how bloody great a chosen writer or novel is, is what drives Angry Robot.

Run from the UK but publishing worldwide, Angry Robot’s books will pick from a menu of the following formats:

Physical paperbacks – in all good bookstores, worldwide

Limited run special editions – where demand is high enough, as hardcovers or trades, everyday or leatherbound; keep your collection in matching editions

eBooks – downloadable versions of all our titles, across the main formats – ePub and Kindle, alongside their first release anywhere in the world

Downloadable audio – our goal is to release every title we acquire in digital audio format

Keep checking back for more news on what we’re planning… and do tell us how we’re getting on.

11 comments on this post.

  1. What Book Publishers Really Want:

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    [...] Read the whole statement here. [...]

  3. Angry Robot is SFWA’s newest qualifying market:

    [...] UK, AR publishes books in the US as well as UK, as a distributed client of Random House.  Their mission is to “publish the best in brand new genre fiction – SF, F and [...]

  4. What Book Publishers Really Want - BubbleCow | BubbleCow:

    [...] publisher’s business model. Book publishers and their imprints all have a different focus. Angry Robot publishes ‘the best in brand new genre fiction’, whilst Northern Eye Books publish ‘walking, [...]

  5. INTRODUCTION: WHY ANGRY ROBOT? | The Robot Watcher:

    […] adult-oriented science fiction and fantasy prose novels, or as they playfully describe on their website, “SF, F, and WTF?!?” Their titles are released as e-books and paperbacks, with a slight […]

  6. Why Angry Robot Doesn’t Play the DRM Game | The Robot Watcher:

    […] labels themselves as reader-friendly. The phrase “we are fans,” which is used in AR’s mission statement, is unambiguous and closed to interpretation. They place themselves on the same level as their […]

  7. How the Robot Army Won AR’s War | The Robot Watcher:

    […] Robot wants the very best – the most dedicated, the most fanatical…” Their mission statement indicates that AR publishes specifically for readers who won’t simply shelve away their books […]

  8. How Angry Robot Deploys Social Media | The Robot Watcher:

    […] again, AR’s outreach efforts show their mission statement in action. They feel no need to segregate themselves from their fans as “professionals” […]

  9. Angry Robot’s Tone: Yes, Indeed They ARE Fans | The Robot Watcher:

    […] I have mentioned in my last few posts, “we are fans” is a sentence from AR’s mission statement that informs most of their actions as publishers. It drives their DRM policy, it dictates how they […]

  10. Exhibit A: AR’s Strange Chemistry | The Robot Watcher:

    […] young adult science fiction, fantasy and everything in between”. This sounds quite similar to AR’s mission statement, except SC notes the specific target audience to which they […]

  11. FINAL POST: The Once and Future Robot | The Robot Watcher:

    […] AR about their concern for the survival of indie shops in an increasingly digital world. In their mission statement, AR claims that they “are fans” on the same level as their readers, an attitude which […]

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