Sony announces Library Finder for the Sony Reader

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Did you hear the news? Sony held a major press conference this morning at New York Public Library announcing a new Library Finder powered by OverDrive. This means you’ll see increased traffic to your download website from Sony Reader owners looking for free PDF and EPUB eBook downloads. Sony also announced its first wireless Sony Reader… Read more »

Digitala bokbussen. That’s Digital Bookmobile in Swedish!

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Are you planning your next vacation? Maybe you should follow the lead of six Swedish librarians who made their way to Ohio last week. The group visited the Digital Bookmobile at events in Westerville, Rocky River, Cleveland, and Cleveland Heights after following the truck’s tour for months on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to a travel… Read more »

Dan Brown’s THE LOST SYMBOL on sale now!

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Purchase the new Dan Brown title The Lost Symbol in EPUB and audiobook format now before the September 15th release date!  You can build excitement and demand today. Check out how Westchester Library System promotes its pre-release titles. To promote big titles and future releases like Westchester does, follow these steps: Choose a title(s) that you… Read more »

National Radio Day

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Before cell phones and television, families would huddle around the radio every night to listen to everything from news broadcasts, to music, to dramatic stories.  Every August 20th we honor this important entertainment outlet with its own day…National Radio Day.  For more than 100 years radio programs have entertained and informed, and now many of… Read more »

Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day

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Sunday is National Tell a Joke Day. Ok…it may not be an official “National Holiday”, but who really needs an excuse to celebrate? In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to share some of my favorite funny reads. Of course, humor is in the eye of the beholder, but here are some of my favorites: I’m… Read more »

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries promote Twilight Saga

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It’s hard to come by an OverDrive library today that doesn’t have one or more titles by Stephenie Meyer. Is the Twilight Saga still extremely popular on your ‘Virtual Branch’ website?  With the anticipated movie adaptation of New Moon set for release on November 20, all of Stephenie Meyer’s titles are expected to get a second wind. I… Read more »

Sony Reader: OverDrive to Promote Open Standards for eBooks

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Did you know that Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks already in your download collection are compatible with the Sony Reader? Today, OverDrive and Sony Electronics, Inc. solidified their relationship by announcing a marketing agreement.  Read the full press release. This is good news for libraries because it’s a win for “open standards” for eBooks. Sony and OverDrive are promoting the new… Read more »