Romance eBooks are essential for eRetail success

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One thing has been clear from the very start of our digital distribution network: Romance sells. Titles from three Romance publishers—Harlequin, Kensington, and Dorchester—can make up more than 25 percent of total eBook sales on sites that don’t specialize in the subject. That doesn’t even include romance titles from other major publishers like HarperCollins, Penguin, and… Read more »

Learn ideas for promoting your digital books

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Looking for new ways to promote your digital books? Attend OverDrive’s open Community Outreach training on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 pm EST. This session, open to all OverDrive library partners, will share creative techniques for introducing new users to your OverDrive service. We’ll showcase promotional ideas from high circulating libraries, plus you’ll have a chance to… Read more »

School libraries go digital

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Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk in school library circles about the best ways to provide books in digital format for students. In the Mesquite Independent School District, we’d been following with interest news stories of schools like Cushing Academy, where the majority of the print books were replaced with… Read more »

Page to screen – Spring 2011

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I Am Number Four Book: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Release Date: February 18, 2011 Starring: Dianna Agron, Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Oliphant Synopsis: Nine alien babies flee their planet to hide on Earth.  An enemy species has vowed to hunt down, in sequence, the children who will eventually develop superhuman powers.  John (Pettyfer), is next, he… Read more »

OverDrive apps updated, plus Project Gutenberg eBooks on mobile sites

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Today, we released updates to the OverDrive Media Console apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, which include the addition of one-click, automatic downloads and other enhancements to user experience. At the same time, we’ve updated the mobile ‘Virtual Branch’ sites for libraries with a Project Gutenberg collection, enabling access to the 15,000 DRM-free EPUB  eBooks… Read more »

eBooks and immediate gratification

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Recent blogs about the Kindle and library eBooks have sparked interesting comments from library users and non-users, showing new perceptions of libraries and eBooks.  Check out “Will Kindle ever add support for library books?” at Stephen’s Lighthouse and the Kindle Blog for more details.  Libraries are constantly battling the perception of library obsolescence, and the comments in… Read more »

Douglas County Libraries offers electronic petting zoo

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Last month, Douglas County Libraries collaborated with our local Best Buy to offer a electronic petting zoo for patrons and staff.  With a staff member on hand, Best Buy brought one of every type eBook reader to the Philip S Miller Library in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, so patrons could explore and ask questions. Patrons… Read more »

Win an EMI prize package

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Last month, we announced that popular music from EMI is available to US libraries in the OverDrive network. As of today, more than 16,000 albums from artists like Katy Perry, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Lady Antebellum, and Janet Jackson are now live for you to add to your ‘Virtual Branch.’ To celebrate, we’ve teamed with… Read more »