SDL Best Practices: A New Tool For Schools

Posted by & filed under Promotional Ideas, Schools.

The No. 1 question I receive from library partners is, “How do I increase my circulation and get the word out about our OverDrive service?” Depending on what type of marketing campaign a library wants to run, there are many answers to this question, but there’s one place to start—our Best Practices Handbook. The Handbook… Read more »

Announcing March Markdown Madness

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

Sometimes, madness is good.  Especially when it comes in the form of discounts on bestselling eBooks and audiobooks!  During the month of March, we’re offering more than 1,000 titles from a variety of publishers at 25-percent off.  Choose from titles including: Baker Publisher: bestselling authors, Amish romance and Christian fiction, including “Wonderland Creek“ Casemate: military fiction, nonfiction,… Read more »

Hello, Blue Sky!

Posted by & filed under General.

Everyone here at OverDrive is excited to make the move to our new Blue Sky Campus, currently under construction in Garfield Heights, Ohio. With today’s formal announcement of the groundbreaking, the transition feels more imminent than ever.   The Blue Sky Campus will include a 95,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres of land, complete with outdoor… Read more »

Twitter Marketing Demystified

Posted by & filed under Promotional Ideas.

Over the past few months, we’ve discussed social media marketing ideas pertaining to Facebook and QR codes.  In keeping with the theme, let’s talk about Twitter.  Between the hashtags and retweets, Twitter can be a bit intimidating.  The format looks confusing at times and, when you finally do figure out #whatthismeans, you only have 140… Read more »

Acquiring Booki.sh, OverDrive Looks to the Cloud

Posted by & filed under General.

On Monday, OverDrive announced the acquisition of Australian eBook company Booki.sh, the developer of a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading popular eBooks from anywhere and on any device with a modern web browser. Booki.sh eBooks live “in the cloud,” are browser-based and do not require the user to first install any software or… Read more »

March Is For Dummies

Posted by & filed under Collection Development.

Are you clueless about your new iPad? Don’t know how to go about being a best man for your buddy’s wedding? Have you always wanted to get into beekeeping? Well, you’re in luck, because all this month we’re offering 30-percent off all 1,900 + For Dummies eBook titles. The bestselling For Dummies series—which covers cooking,… Read more »

Visit OverDrive at PLA

Posted by & filed under Events.

Are you or your colleagues headed to Philadelphia for the Public Library Association Conference (March 14 to 16)? If so, please visit OverDrive at Booth 818, where CEO Steve Potash and other members of our team will be on hand to discuss new features for our library partners, updates to content services, and timelines for… Read more »

Welcome New OverDrive Partners—February 2012

Posted by & filed under New Partners.

Even with a bonus day this year, poor February remains the shortest month. But that didn’t slow down the steady steam of new partners we’ve added to OverDrive’s network in 2012. In February, we welcomed 46 brand-new public libraries, schools, colleges and corporate libraries from all over the world. Hello to our new partners from… Read more »