Orca Book Publishers

Digital Subscriptions and Audiobooks

Digital Subscriptions

Orca Digital Subscriptions are a unique, easy and cost-effective way to provide ebooks to an entire class, school or library system. Our digital subscriptions provide access to ebooks for an unlimited number of readers at the same time. Digital subscriptions can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from school or home. All you need is a computer or device (including smartphones and tablets) and wifi connection.

Each subscription includes unlimited, multi-user access to all books in the collection. Subscriptions can be set up quickly, and user login details can be shared with teachers and students by email.

Contact digital@orcabook.com to get a free 30-day trial and see if a digital subscription is right for your school

How does it work?

Pre-Built Digital Subscriptions

Orca offers a number of pre-built digital subscriptions for a wide range of ages and reading levels. To order one of these subscriptions, simply add it to your shopping cart, check out online, and our customer service team will be in touch to set up your access.

In addition to our one-year and five-year subscription options, Orca is pleased to now offer discounted three-month subscriptions to help educators and students access books during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Custom Digital Subscriptions

  1. Pick the books you would like in your subscription (minimum 12).
  2. Contact digital@orcabook.com or 1-800-210-5277 to find out pricing (subscription prices start at $99).
  3. Once you sign up, your students will be set up with their own username and password.
  4. Student login through the web page or use the free app (iOS/Android/Windows) and START READING. 

FAQs
Q: What's the difference between an ebook and a digital subscription?
A:
An ebook is downloadable to your device for you to keep forever, but it is a single license for a single reader. A Digital Subscription provides access to ebooks by an unlimited number of readers for a specific amount of time (1 or 5 years).

Q: How do students access the ebooks as part of the subscription? 
A: 
Students can read online (PC/MAC) or download ebooks to their own devices—including smartphones (iOS, Android, Kobo). They will need to download a free Online Reading App if they are using an iOS, Android or Windows device. We will provide instructions when you sign up. 

Q: How many books do I get in a digital subscription? 
A: 
Starting with a minimum of 12 ebooks, you can get as many of Orca’s ebooks as you want. We have ebooks for all of our print books, which means you have over 800 titles to choose from! *BONUS! If you order a complete series of ebooks, like the Orca Soundings or Orca Footprints, you will receive any new books published in that series during the length of your subscription for free! 

 

Audiobooks

Orca offers multiple audio formats across a wide range of books, from Read-Along picture books to pre-loaded GoReader devices to downloadable mp3s. Research shows that listening to audiobooks:

  • increases reading accuracy by 52%
  • improves comprehension by 76%
  • expands vocabulary and improves pronunciation
  • improves fluency and increases reading speed*


*Sources available at audiopub.org/uploads/pdf/SoundLearning-Bibliography-2016.pdf.  View Orca's full list of audiobooks here.