Valentine’s Day Books for Lovers… and Haters

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s time to stock up on romance to get in the mood for love.  Romance sells, we know users like the anonymity and community, and we know it is the fourth highest circulating genre in eBook, so is your digital collection Valentine’s Day ready?  Here are some great titles to suit everyone’s fancy: Classics:… Read more »

Congrats NYPL, LibraryBIN Community Outreach Contest Winner!

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Congratulations to New York Public Library, winner of OverDrive’s first LibraryBIN (Buy It Now) Community Outreach Contest! NYPL supporters bought the most titles purchased at LibraryBIN last month, helping the library win a $1,500 collection credit. Other partners, like Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium, Michigan’s Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and Pennsylvania’s… Read more »

Review: Cruz Reader by Velocity Micro is a versatile device

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I’ve been getting a lot of requests for news about the Cruz Reader by Velocity Micro. I can confidently say that the Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet are both considered compatible and are now listed on the OverDrive Device Resource Center. For this review though, I’m going to focus on the Cruz Reader. Just like… Read more »


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With a surprisingly intricate yet beautiful intertwining of science, racial politics, and a family’s painful history, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a must-read. While reading a non-fiction book primarily based on cells seems more boring than attending a microbiology lecture, the absolute brilliant presence of drama, controversy, and anguish surrounding Henrietta… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – January 2011

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Congratulations to the following partners that went live with an OverDrive digital collection in January. Click on any link to be directed to each library or school’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Grand Rapids Public Library (Michigan) Lonesome Pine eLibrary (Virginia) Stockton Digital Library (United Kingdom) Newcastle Libraries Digital Collection (United Kingdom) SELCO… Read more »

New publishers – January 2011

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So the New Year has arrived, and wouldn’t you just be the slightest bit disappointed if at a digital media company, we didn’t say something a tad cliché like, “we’re turning a new page.” Sure, you can’t really “turn over” a digital page per se, but we’re not here to argue semantics. Speaking of clichés… Read more »

Announcing Most Downloaded lists for UK, US, Australia, Canada

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For more than a year, OverDrive has issued monthly “Most Downloaded Books from the Library” lists, which features popular eBook and audiobook downloads from all libraries in our global network. The lists were an instant hit, helping our library partners guide collection development decisions. Today, we’re excited to announce an expansion of the “Most Downloaded… Read more »