The Digital Bookmobile heads to the National Book Festival

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Yesterday, we officially announced that the Digital Bookmobile will particpate in the National Book Festival on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C. We’ve made 170 stops at libraries in the United States and Canada, but we’ve never had an event like this before. Tens of thousands of book lovers will descend on the National Mall to… Read more »

Finding your favorite audiobook narrators

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Guest blogger Cynthia Orr discusses finding that perfect narrator in her monthly blog post. If you’re an audiobook fan, you know that the quality of the narrator makes a huge difference in your experience of the book. A mispronounced word or name can jolt you right out of the story, while an authentic foreign accent… Read more »

Are You Ready for Some Football?

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It’s that time of year again when NFL fans are filled with hope and promise that their beloved team will be the best. Where I’m from, September through February is painted brown and orange, people brag about the Dawg Pound, and fans brave the ice, wind, and snow to make it to the game. Football… Read more »

Wireless Downloads with OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile

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Your library’s download service just became even more portable with the release of OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile. Now your patrons can wirelessly download audiobooks, music, and video to their Windows Mobile phones from your library’s download website and play the titles with the same superior navigation features of OverDrive’s desktop software I’ve already… Read more »

Brilliance Audio Half-Off Sale

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It’s time to stock up on big books for all readers! Brilliance Audio is having a September sale on 300 recently published titles that are all priced half-off! For those who love a good mystery or thrill, you can find The Devil’s Punchbowl, Relentless, The Defector, and Fear the Worst. Why not give them a compilation as… Read more »

Check Your Zip!

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You’ve probably heard the buzz about Sony’s recent announcements regarding new devices and their Library Finder, which helps promote eBooks from local libraries. What you may not know, is that OverDrive powers the Library Finder, using the same tools from our service. With the increased awareness about eBooks from libraries and the Sony Reader,… Read more »

Tweet about Training Month!

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You know who’s cool? Dianna Morganti from San Antonio Public Library. She was the first librarian to use the official OverDrive Training Month hashtag (#ODTraining) when tweeting about her Training Month session. And what did she say? @diannamorganti: “Really excited about upcoming Overdrive upgrades ! #odtraining” It’s that easy. If you tweet about OverDrive Training… Read more »

Training Month kicks off today!

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OverDrive’s 3rd annual Training Month officially kicks off this morning! We’re thrilled at the registration to date, and there are still spaces available in many of our sessions. If you’re not already registered, what are you waiting for? It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your download service for free and online. You can… Read more »