eBooks To Make Gardens Bloom

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The warm spring weather has come early here in Northeast Ohio, as well as much of the rest of the country, and we couldn’t be happier.  Right now is a great time to get into that gardening project you’ve been thinking about since last fall, and OverDrive has a variety of titles* that will inspire… Read more »

Outreach Program Contest Coming Soon

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Next month, we’re launching our annual Outreach Program Contest, asking you to share your best marketing and outreach efforts. We’ll reward the most creative and effective entries with prizes, so start brainstorming now about the creative ways your library has been promoting your OverDrive collection over the past year! We’ll choose winners in the following… Read more »

Harry Potter eBooks and Audiobooks Go Live Today

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The wait is over—Harry Potter has gone digital! J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series in eBook and digital audiobook format is now available to be added to the collections of libraries and schools throughout the OverDrive network. Library patrons and students will be able to check out the titles beginning at 12 noon ET today.   Read… Read more »

New OMC App Features Dictionary Look-up

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This morning, we launched OMC for iOS version 2.4.1. This updated OverDrive Media Console app for iPhone and iPad users includes a dictionary look-up feature with Wikipedia integration, several bug fixes and other performance improvements to make the eReading experience even better. If you have a previous version of OMC for iOS on your device,… Read more »

Library Support Transitions To Web Form

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In January, we announced that we’d be changing to a web-based support system in order to streamline OverDrive support services for library staff. From now on, please submit support requests via the support form in Content Reserve. We will fully transition from email support beginning April 1. The form is only accessible to Content Reserve… Read more »

Page to Screen: “The Hunger Games” Review

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“The Hunger Games” is a dystopian story about a girl who… actually, I’m not going to spell out the plot of one of the most popular books ever. And seeing how the movie earned $155 million its opening weekend, I’m guessing you’ve heard about this blockbuster franchise by now. I’ve read all the books in… Read more »

End-of-March Promotion: Max Access Giveaway

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And the madness continues!  From now until March 31, with each cumulative purchase of $3,500 USD or more of any digital media content (eBooks, audiobooks, music, video), libraries receive a free, 50-title Max Access plan from Duke Classic! Max Access plans allow for simultaneous access for all of your readers. This offer includes the Dummies… Read more »

Pre-Sale Postponed for Harry Potter

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We’re excited about the forthcoming launch of Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks for library lending. We’re working with Pottermore to introduce this compelling series, and as part of the process of coordinating launch plans with Pottermore, we have temporarily suspended pre-sales and display of these titles at library websites. This is only a postponement,… Read more »