Beyond the bestseller lists: How to buy from the midlist, Part 2

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Looking to expand your digital collection without straining the budget? Cindy Orr provides resources for discovering midlist eBooks and audiobooks in her monthly blog post. Last month we discussed the first steps in buying beyond the bestseller lists. With this post, we’ll take it a step further. Buying digital books requires a different approach from buying… Read more »

June is Audiobook Month: Celebrate with Sales

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Have your patrons get caught listening with these June audiobook deals!  According to a recent APA survey, audiobook listeners are actually avid readers who use audiobooks as a way of enjoying an author’s work when they are not able to read.  With the busy summer activities and summer vacations ahead, promote your download audiobook collection with some fun… Read more »

OverDrive’s eBook & audiobook app for Windows Phone now available

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Today we released OverDrive Media Console for Windows Phone, which enables Windows Phone users to download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from public, K-12 school, and higher ed libraries. We’re excited for this release, not just because library eBooks and audiobooks will be available on popular smartphones such as LG Quantum, Samsung Focus, and HTC… Read more »

Intro to digital distribution for publishers

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If, as a publisher, you have not jumped on the digital book bandwagon yet, why in the world not? All signs point to more and more growth in the industry. For example, Since April 1, for every 100 print books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books. And in February, eBooks ranked as… Read more »

Biographies and memoirs make a comeback

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Once a tired boring  genre, biographies and memoirs are all the rage in the publishing industry today. Everyone from Ice-T to Walter Gretzky (Wayne Gretzky’s dad) to US Presidents’ mistresses have published an eBook. Having your name in print is big, period. Even non-celebrities are getting into the biz by publishing a memoir about a… Read more »

OverDrive unveils Marketing Kits for Schools and Colleges

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OverDrive’s Online Marketing Kit has recently been updated to offer custom resources and materials for schools and colleges, in addition to public libraries. Promotional materials, web graphics, communication templates, and more for all library partners can be found here. Just click on the “Marketing Kit for Schools” or “Marketing Kit for Colleges” link in the… Read more »

Hot Title: ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel Wilson

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We’ve all joked about it, nervously laughing at what we think (actually it’s more like hope) never happens. But Daniel Wilson brings it to life in text so clear that the visuals can’t help but appear in the readers’ minds. We’re talking about the end of the world: robot style. In Robopocalypse, out tomorrow in… Read more »