Support cases on the decline

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eBook and audiobook checkouts from the library are at an all-time high—total checkouts have exceeded more than 60 million, including more than 26 million already this year! With this increase, you might expect support cases to increase as well; however, support cases have decreased dramatically as a percentage of overall checkouts. Let’s break it down:… Read more »

eBook samples now available for retail partners

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Browsers often become customers after flipping through the pages of a title found on a display table or shelf in a brick-and-mortar book store. Now, OverDrive gives you the ability to create that same browser-to-customer transition online with eBook samples. By simply clicking “Sample,” visitors to your site will be able to “flip-through” pages of… Read more »

Project Gutenberg titles now available for New Zealand libraries

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Library partners in New Zealand can now enjoy 24,000 public domain titles for free through Project Gutenberg! The titles are always available for unlimited simultaneous checkout by patrons and can be enjoyed on EPUB compatible devices, such as computers, mobile devices and eReaders. Project Gutenberg is a non-profit organization that digitizes classic books with expired… Read more »

New OverDrive publisher partners – October 2011

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The month of October has rolled through like a cold-hearted tumbleweed, blowing all the leaves to the ground leaving the trees bone-chilled down to their barren birthday suits. Now, it’s November, and no matter how hard we fight it, the winter storms are lingering in the corner, and the first snow is bound to fall… Read more »

Welcome New OverDrive Partners – October 2011

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The calendar tells me it’s a new month (Hello, November!), which means it’s time for us to welcome our new library partners that went live with an OverDrive digital collection in October. Congratulations to our 57 new public, school, and college library partners from the U.S., U.K., and Australia! For those keeping track, our academic and educational libraries… Read more »