eBooks became the No. 1 format for February. What’s next?

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There was good news for the digital publishing industry: eBooks ranked as the No. 1 format along all trade categories for the month of February, according to Association of American Publishers February 2011 Sales Report. This first was a major milestone for digital books as they continue to gain popularity among readers. The report, which… Read more »

Make a Difference: A THOUSAND SISTERS

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Sometimes reading the words on a screen is not enough; books have the power to compel you to reach out and help the people around you or even halfway around the world. Here, we take a look at one of the books that “make a difference.” In 2005, Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for… Read more »

Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for publishers

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Today OverDrive and Amazon announced an agreement that will bring library eBook lending to Kindle customers in the United States later this year. This integration with library, school, and college eBook collections provides a huge benefit to authors and publishers who will have millions of additional readers using local libraries to discover eBook titles. Here… Read more »

Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for libraries and schools

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Today Amazon and OverDrive announced the Kindle Library Lending program, which will enable Kindle customers to borrow and enjoy eBooks from our library, school, and college partners in the United States. The program is scheduled for launch later this year, and will significantly increase the value of the investments that libraries have made in OverDrive-powered… Read more »

OverDrive’s eBook & audiobook apps for Android & iPhone/iPad updated

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Today, we released updates for our Android and iPhone/iPad apps, which include many enhancements that users have requested. When you install the updated apps on your device, here’s what you will see: OverDrive Media Console for Android (v2.2) Sepia display option for eBooks Screen-dimming override for eBooks Faster EPUB performance Sleep timer for audiobooks OverDrive… Read more »

Hot Title: ICE by Ice-T

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You may remember Ice-T from his rap albums in the 1980s and 90s, or maybe from movies like Surviving the Game, or perhaps you know him as Detective Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU. Now Ice-T can add one more title to his bio: author. Ice-T has turned his rough start at life into a… Read more »

The American Library Association and digital content

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Cindy Orr provides information on the ALA’s Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content in her monthly blog post. Last year, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution calling for the creation of a Presidential Task Force to study the issues of digital rights management and equitability of access… Read more »

Guest Blog: Embracing OverDrive by J.A. Konrath

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I’ve been a professional writer for ten years, but I’ve never been this excited before. My name is J.A. Konrath. I’ve written eight novels and numerous short stories about a Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. I’ve also written horror under the name Jack Kilborn. My books have done well, but I never was able to… Read more »