What Can Training Month Do For You?

Posted by & filed under Staff Training.

Here at OverDrive, we’re always thinking ahead. I know September is a way’s away, and most of us are just beginning to imagine summer again. But for library staff, the end of summer brings Training Month, an educational and fun program to increase staff knowledge and help maximize circulation of your OverDrive Virtual Branch. We… Read more »

New Audiobook Retailer: Audiobooks Online

Posted by & filed under Distribution.

Based in the UK, Audiobooks Online has adapted with changing technology to provide their customers with the audiobooks they love. Audiobooks Online began in 1997 by renting audiobooks on cassette tapes under the name the Tape Exchange. The company has grown and evolved over time to include a separate retail store on their website alongside… Read more »

Drink in These Frosty eBooks

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

In honor of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, I’m going to discuss something very close to most of our hearts: beer. St. Patrick’s Day could be the world’s most-observed saint’s day, with celebrations from Ireland all the way to New Zealand. Patrick, himself is remembered as the champion of Irish Christianity. Nowhere is it mentioned… Read more »

Congratulations to the 2012 Audie Award Finalists

Posted by & filed under Distribution.

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the 2012 Audies Competition. The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The APA has nominated 140 individual titles for categories such as best Audio Drama, Fiction, History,… Read more »

Development Continues on Blue Sky Campus

Posted by & filed under Distribution, General.

The sun is out in Ohio, giving us a chance to see first-hand the progress being made on our new Blue Sky Campus. We’re near feverish with excitement about getting into the new building and equally excited about the ways it will support the eBook industry. From the press release: “OverDrive’s new tech campus will… Read more »

New Publishing Partners—February 2012

Posted by & filed under Distribution.

There are some seriously bizarre weekly observations during the month of February. There’s Jello Week, Consumer Protection Week, National Secondhand Wardrobe Week and Pancake Week. Does anyone actually celebrate these things? With the exception of Love Your Pet Week (if you’re only doing this for one week, you probably should reconsider pet-ownership), we’ve been much… Read more »

Don’t Miss OverDrive Theater Presentations at PLA

Posted by & filed under Events, General.

Throughout the Public Library Association’s conference in Philadelphia, OverDrive will host a series of Theater Presentations at Booth 818. Mark your calendar for these fun and informative sessions, and don’t forget to enter the raffle—we’ll be giving away an MP3 player at the conclusion of each discussion. Wed., March 14  5 pm Collection Highlights: New Publishers,… Read more »

Embrace March Madness: Books for Basketball Fans

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

Cinderella stories, office pools and tournament brackets, heartbreaking moments and the thrill of victory.  Spring has arrived, and with it the most magical event in the entire sporting world: March Madness. Whether you follow the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament or not, for the next month you’ll be hearing stories of underdogs overcoming impossible odds, buzzer-beating… Read more »

WIN Catalog now in pilot – new discovery and direct purchase features in library channel

Posted by & filed under Distribution, Library.

OverDrive is excited to announce the pilot launch of the WIN Catalog for the library channel, an integrated suite of new features designed to connect readers with books and authors. Designed with input from libraries and publishers, the WIN Catalog creates a win-win-win scenario for publishers, libraries and readers. Announced in 2011, we’re proud to say we’ve… Read more »