Review: iPad 2, faster and more powerful than the original

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In an ever changing and evolving technology-hungry world, the iPad 2 hit the market about a month ago and there has been a lot of talk whether Apple has raised the bar for tablets…again. In many cases, Apple has done it again by releasing a solid product that is user friendly. I showcased the iPad… Read more »

Hot Title: CHASING FIRE by Nora Roberts

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For readers who enjoy listening to their romance with a big helping of adrenaline will love New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts’s latest novel, Chasing Fire. With great respect for smoke jumpers who consistently risk their lives to fight immense forest fires, Roberts only gets more exciting by intertwining love and adventure. In Missoula, MT,… Read more »

Multi-channel distribution from Futurebook

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From OverDrive on Futurebook.net: More customers equal more revenue, right? But how publishers find those customers is, of course, the challenge. Ultimately, reaching out through as many channels as possible allows publishers to access the widest variety of customers possible. Multi-channel distribution, something OverDrive has supported for years, allows publishers and content owners to maximise their… Read more »

Celebrate National Library Week. Win a Sony Reader.

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It’s National Library Week! To celebrate, we’re giving you a chance to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC. There are four ways to enter our Sony Reader Pocket Edition giveaway contest: Leave a comment on this blog entry, telling us why you love your library. Sign up for daily email updates from the Digital… Read more »

Hot new eBooks and audiobooks for spring

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The spring season we’ve all been pining for has finally been ushered in by a slew of big releases.  Among the highlights are thriller next-in-series with David Baldacci’s The Sixth Man, Steve Berry’s The Jefferson Key, and the late Robert B. Parker’s Sixkill. Buzz around debut stories from Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife), Heather Dixon… Read more »

Royal Books for the Royal Wedding

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Everyone enjoys a good wedding. But a good royal wedding? The wedding of the decade? The word “obsessed” comes to mind. So to help with your readers’ royal obsession with the upcoming nuptials between William Windsor and Kate Middleton, point them in the direction of the official Royal Wedding website, and be sure to add… Read more »

OverDrive’s BlackBerry app now supports EPUB eBooks

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Today we released OverDrive Media Console for BlackBerry v2.1, which adds support for direct EPUB eBook downloads from your library. Like OverDrive’s apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, this app includes a “Get Books” feature so that users can easily find your library. From there, users will be able to browse the mobile version of… Read more »

April christianaudio 30% Off Sale

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Maximize your budget dollars this spring by taking advantage of christianaudio’s 30% off sale.  The audiobook publisher is offering more than 300 of its most popular WMA and MP3 audiobook titles at a reduced price, now through April 30. Take advantage of this great offer and build your digital collection with the most popular Christian fiction… Read more »

Hot Title: Tina Fey’s BOSSYPANTS

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So many of us wish we could have a witty television writer following us around to ensure we respond to mean comments with the humor and sharpness we often see on TV. Tina Fey does not need anyone to follow her, she is that witty writer. And she is even funnier in her newest venture,… Read more »

New OverDrive publisher partners – March 2011

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If April showers bring May flowers, then what on earth do we get in March other than the death of Julius Cesar and a mind-numbing amount of basketball? For fear of sounding too predictable, we’ve created this neat little poem to complement the month: For Mid-westerners, March is like June, We’ve put away our winter… Read more »