WIN Catalog enhances libraries’ role as connecting point to more content

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Today we announced the innovative WIN Catalog, OverDrive’s latest in the series of WIN initiatives to streamline user experience and provide more access to more content. The WIN Catalog will be mutually beneficial to libraries and users, as well as publishers. This opt-in feature will enhance the role of libraries as a “reader connecting point”… Read more »

Entire eBook Catalogs to be Available for Discovery, Sampling & Links to Booksellers

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While visiting the Frankfurt Book Fair, OverDrive announced WIN Catalog, a key part of OverDrive’s WIN platform enhancements for its network of 15,000 libraries worldwide. The WIN Catalog will maximize discovery and potential sell-through by providing samples and links to booksellers for library website visitors who discover a title and “Want It Now.” Check out… Read more »

eBooks for Teen Read Week 2011

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It’s almost Teen Read Week and OverDrive is stocked with plenty of dramatic, dystopian, and paranormal reads, including award winners. And of course, plenty of lighter teen titles as well, as not all teen fiction is dark.  Here are a few of the highlights (and the darklights?): Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King –… Read more »

Ebooks: The New Normal – LJ/SLJ Virtual Summit

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  This Wednesday, more than 2,000 librarians and industry professionals will take part in the second Virtual Summit on eBooks in the library.  Ebooks: The New Normal will bring together academic, school, and public librarians as they connect with the vendors and publishers that are at the cornerstone of eBook delivery.  The aim of the… Read more »

In Honor of National Book Month

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October means scary movies, pumpkin-flavored everything, decorative scarves, creative costumes, and most importantly, and obviously for this post, National Book Month.  It’s the feel good month. The “Hey, it’s almost winter, but we’re not going to think about that right now” month.  I’m excited for so many things, including this year’s costume, but alas that… Read more »

October eBook and audiobook sales

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October is such an exciting month in the world of eBook and audiobook sales that I thought we should proclaim it aloud in iambic pentameter! Outside of OverDrive, the season’s in change, The eBook explosion is well within range. The wind bites with chill, the leaves start descending, Down go our prices, the sales never-ending!… Read more »

Most Downloaded Titles from the Library For September 2011

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September flew by and it’s once again time to document a few of the titles that are circulating well worldwide, using alliteration, figurative language, and maybe even a pseudonym!  Let’s dive deep and discover the demanded downloads! British born author Lee Child has followed his main character, Jack Reacher, to North America as he populates… Read more »