Retro Read eBooks: THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman

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Let’s begin this month’s Retro Read ironically, with no literary device.  The featured retro read of the month is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. A mainstay among school curricula for its unique style, and an entertaining if not mind-boggling read, The Princess Bride provides more than just, “Fencing.  Fighting.  Torture.” and “True love.”  Readers… Read more »

Going Mobile with OverDrive videos

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It’s clear … our world is going mobile. Over this past year, the number of users installing OverDrive’s mobile app to enjoy titles on the go has increased dramatically. Downloads of the app in 2010 came in at just under a half a million, and so far this year we are upwards of 1.2 million… Read more »

Are you thinking mobile?

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The ways of the digital world are changing. By 2014, mobile Internet is predicted to take over desktop Internet usage. Currently, about one quarter of mobile phones are smartphones. As smartphones become more accessible and affordable, it is clear why mobile Internet is predicted to skyrocket. If you’re still not convinced, check out this video… Read more »

September eBook and audiobook sales!

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Sales abound this September as publishers are delivering discounts and deals on Max Access plans and individual titles in a variety of formats. The first month of autumn offers something for everyone, from Encyclopedia Britannica to Lauren Conrad, eBook single copies to audiobook Max Access. Baker Publishing has discounted seven of their “First in a… Read more »

Winning Sports eBooks for Fall

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If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for fall to arrive. I may catch some flack around the office for saying good riddance to summer, but so be it.  Fall brings the changing colors of leaves, apple picking and pumpkin-spiced everything.  The fall also brings something else amazing: more sports! That’s right, if a… Read more »

A Global eBook Solution For Your Global Market

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No one can deny the explosion of the eBook and audiobook industry over the last several years.  Coupled with the expanding popularity of tablet devices, this market is not only changing the way we do business, but also filters into everyday life—from reading bedtime stories to cooking meals.  The increasing demand for digital content is… Read more »

Training Month 2011 is here!

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This week we’re kicking off Training Month 2011 and two new courses:  The 2011 OverDrive Experience and eBook Explosion! Spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to register right away. One of the most popular questions we’re asked is:  What is the difference between the two courses? The 2011 OverDrive Experience is all about… Read more »

New eBook Retailer: Gajah Digital

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Founded in August 2007, Gajah Digital (previously known as “Gajah Media International”) may only be a toddler in age, but has permeated the digital marketplace with the wisdom of elders. Its entrance into the digital market came with the success of Geetune, a subscription-based online music service similar to Napster® and Rhapsody®. Based in Singapore,… Read more »

A Farewell to Michael Hart

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The digital media world suffered a tremendous loss on September 6 when Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg and the inventor of the eBook, passed away at the age of 64. Mr. Hart was a technological trendsetter whose work boots leave footprints stretching all across the globe and only grow larger as eBooks continue… Read more »