Digital Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books

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All of our Digital Bookmobile events are great events, but the Tucson Festival of Books was a whole new experience for the Digital Bookmobile staff. During the two-day event, we had a staggering 3,650 visitors go through the truck and learn about free downloads from the Pima County Public Library, our Tucson library partner. There… Read more »

Read an eBook Week Giveaway: And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Linda Hart on winning our Read an eBook Week giveaway. Linda will be getting a prize package loaded with OverDrive goodies just for telling us what eBook she was reading from her library. And what is Linda reading? Linda said: “I’m reading ‘American on Purpose,’ by Craig Ferguson, in EPUB on a Sony… Read more »

Read an eBook Week Giveaway!

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March 7-13 is Read an eBook Week and to celebrate we’re giving away a prize package with loads of OverDrive goodies. If you want to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us the title of the eBook you’re reading, along with the URL for the library you… Read more »

The best in… blooks?

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Have you heard of the hot new term in publishing?  A blook, as defined by Wikipedia, is a printed book that contains content or is based upon content from a blog. These books are becoming so popular that there are now yearly awards given to the best blooks.  The Lulu Blooker Prize, the world’s first literary… Read more »

50% off all ‘Dummies’ guides

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Be a ‘Dummy’ no more! Until March 31, all eBook ‘Dummies’ guides are 50% off the regular price! That’s more than 1,200 guides in virtually every genre–priced half-off.  Be sure to take advantage of this incredible sale and add titles such as BlackBerry For Dummies, Walt Disney World & Orlando For Dummies, Pregnancy For Dummies, and many… Read more »

Who reads eBooks? You may be surprised…

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Cindy Orr takes a look at eBook consumers in her monthly post. Experts say that 2010 will be a transformative year for technology. They’re buzzing about eBooks and eBook readers. Here’s why: Sales of eBooks skyrocketed in 2009, up 176.6% from 2008. eBook readers are proliferating. Sony Reader was first, but it wasn’t until the Kindle… Read more »

Teen Tech Week starts Sunday

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Within the past 10 years I purchased my first Beatles tape, burned Come Together onto a CD, transferred Help! onto my iPod, and a couple of months ago, actually played the drums to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club on Wii.  The way that people enjoy their favorite media is evolving so rapidly; many of the consumers… Read more »

Meet with OverDrive at PLA in Portland

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If you are planning to attend PLA in Portland, March 24-26, plan to visit the OverDrive booth (#2347). We’re planning new product previews, including DRM-free eBooks, demonstrations, and case studies. Our theater will feature presentations every hour, on the hour, where we’ll share best practices, collection development tips, and much more. Plus, we’ll give away… Read more »

Books on Tape: 30% off sale on Premier Authors’ Collections

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During the month of March, add the Books on Tape and Listening Library Premier Authors’ Audiobook Download Collections and stock your digital shelves with your patrons’ favorite authors, just in time for their new releases this Spring and Summer! Collections include chart-topping authors such as Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Stuart Woods, Lisa Gardner, Chris Bohjalian, Adriana Trigiani, Beverly Cleary,… Read more »