Promotional Service: The Digital Bookmobile

Posted by & filed under Distribution.

I’d really love to start this post by saying, “We’re leaving, on a midnight train to Georgia,” but that would be a lie. So instead, I will be forced to amend and butcher this classic Gladys Knight and the Pips song to say, “We’re leaving, on a midnight bookmobile to a ton of places across… Read more »

Hot Title: SECOND SON by Lee Child

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

All of our heroes began somewhere. Although, it seems as if they appear when most needed, only to disappear into the darkness from which they were called. But it’s true. Our heroes were once children, too. Most of us have heard of Jack Reacher, the enigmatic hero at the center of Lee Child’s Reacher stories…. Read more »

Project Gutenberg titles now available for Canadian libraries

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, Service News.

The wait for Canadians who love the classics is finally over! More than 23,000 eBook titles are now available for free (free!) through Project Gutenberg. Canadian libraries powered by OverDrive can access these public domain titles, and best of all, they are always available for simultaneous use by customers. The timeless stories can be enjoyed… Read more »

Self-Published eBooks: a Guide to the Territory

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

Got questions about eBook self-publishers? Cindy Orr provides resources for keeping up in her monthly blog post. In the old days (say before 2010 or so) self-publishing was a desperate last ditch attempt for authors to get their books into print after they’d tried everything to get a contract from a trade publisher—and failed. Most… Read more »

OverDrive now offers school-specific training: Education Evolution

Posted by & filed under Promotional Ideas, Schools, Staff Training.

A new training has been made available on the OverDrive Learning Center specifically for our school partners.  This training, called Education Evolution, can be found under the ‘View Now’ tab at the Learning Center.  This short recording will offer ways for teachers and staff to use your OverDrive-powered digital collection in the classroom to supplement… Read more »

New Retailer Training Center available to Retailers through Content Reserve

Posted by & filed under Distribution, General.

Retailers now have access to a new Retailer Training Center through Content Reserve. This resource should be especially helpful for new Retailers that need help or advice on setting up their Retailer account or established Retailers who want a deeper insight into what Content Reserve can offer. Check out these new materials: Profile Setup provides… Read more »

Project Gutenberg titles now available for Australian libraries

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, General.

Australian libraries with digital collections powered by OverDrive can now access more than 23,000 public domain titles for free through Project Gutenberg.  The titles can be read in any EPUB-compatible software and transferred to EPUB-capable eBook readers, including the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK, or the Kobo eReader.  You’ll find classically popular titles like… Read more »

Need to know: upcoming events

Posted by & filed under Distribution, General.

Greetings digital distribution blog readers! Who here wants to rub elbows with the rich and famous? I sure do. Unfortunately, this non sequitur is not meant as an introduction to a swanky giveaway where the winner is whisked away to L.A., only to grace the red carpet at the newest Leonardo DiCaprio premier. That sure… Read more »

Digipalooza Hot Titles

Posted by & filed under General.

Digipalooza may be over but the buzz over hot new titles previewed at DigiP  is still in the air! Keep these upcoming releases on your radar.  Check Content Reserve in the next weeks to add these popular pre-order titles. From AudioGO: The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby Luminarium by… Read more »

Those Dog Days of Summer eBooks

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

The weather here in Cleveland, Ohio, is hitting triple digits,  the humidity is so bad that you start to sweat if you even think about going in the yard and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.  Welcome to August.  That time of year when summer feels like it’s never going to end. … Read more »