Digital Bookmobile: Helping readers discover eBooks one stop at a time

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We are wrapping up 2011 in a big way: Our 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, affectionately named the Digital Bookmobile, finished this year’s tour after hosting more than 40 events since July and 400 events since we launched in August 2008. The Digital Bookmobile’s fun and engaging atmosphere has helped OverDrive partner libraries reach more of their… Read more »

Monthly Marketing Idea: eBook Clubs

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eBooks are HOT right now! 2011 saw a record number of patron checkouts, and 2012 promises to offer more of the same.  With that in mind, Melissa and I, your friendly Marketing & Outreach Specialists, have been busy creating new ways for libraries and schools to make their OverDrive services more easily accessible for patrons…. Read more »

Ensuring access to the largest eBook catalog for libraries

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At OverDrive, we always advocate on behalf of readers to have and maintain continued access to the largest eBook catalog from our partner libraries and schools.  With evolving eBook and digital business rules, OverDrive must constantly adapt to the distribution rights and restrictions that authors and publishers require for library lending of their intellectual property. … Read more »

Keeping students engaged with your School Download Library—Part 2

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Last month I posted a blog discussing the importance of holding your students’ attention when it comes to your digital titles.  Well, welcome to part two!  Here we have gathered additional stories, tips and ideas about making your digital collection a part of your students’ everyday life: In-Class Usage: Since the creation of our Education… Read more »

Reminder: Free Sony Reader Wi-Fi devices during Holiday Bonus

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The holidays are approaching fast…have you participated in our Holiday Bonus yet?  Start today and with each $3,500 USD you spend on eBook purchases you receive one FREE Sony Reader Wi-Fi!  The direct download Sony Reader Wi-Fi  is the first Test Drive-approved device that allows for staff training and for patrons to test and borrow. The Holiday Bonus won’t last long,… Read more »

New Maximum Access Plans Available – A&E Video & more!

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OverDrive is excited to announce several new Max Access plans. We now offer eBook subscriptions from Saddleback, Radical Publishing and Independent Publishers Group as well as audiobook plans from L.A. Theater Works and Oasis Audio. Another Max Access plan that is now available from OverDrive is a video plan from the popular A&E television network…. Read more »

Best eBooks and audiobooks of 2011

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The lists are in, and they keep on coming.  Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, SchoolLibrary Journal  and many more have all released their selections of the Best Books of 2011… and what a year it has been!  We’ve been mesmerized, horrified, romanced, transported in time; we’ve laughed, cried and… Read more »