Remember Nora Ephron With These Classic eBooks

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The world lost a groundbreaking writer yesterday when Nora Ephron—whose Academy Award-winning screenplays include Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle—passed away at age 71. Ephron’s work gave a signature nod to feminism through strong female leads. She quietly perfected the recipe for the romantic comedy by combining sharp, witty plots with appealing… Read more »

Publisher Spotlight: Baker Publishing Group

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Just a few weeks ago, team OverDrive was exhibiting at the Javitz Center amidst the hustle and bustle of Book Expo America. Between participating in IDPF’s Digital Book 2012 and getting our books signed by Michael Ian Black, we were also sitting down with our publishing partners. We were happy to hear success stories from… Read more »

Keepin’ It Real: eBooks on Food History

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As a former social studies teacher, I’m well aware that a lot of people think history books are boring. They certainly can be, especially when you’re not particularly interested in the topic. So why not read about the history of something you actually care about? For me, that would be food. And judging by the… Read more »

OverDrive Expands “Going Mobile” Video Series

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Last September, fellow OverDrive blogger Cassie Renner introduced our “Going Mobile” video series. Since then, we’ve been busy producing additional videos to meet the overwhelmingly positive response to the initial releases. The collection of Going Mobile videos has expanded to include assistance for multiple systems.  From Windows to iOS to Android, we have your mobile… Read more »

WIN Catalog Launches for U.S. Libraries

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OverDrive’s WIN Catalog is now open for enrollment for all of our library partners in the United States. This comprehensive suite of features integrates patron-driven acquisition into the digital library platform and provides librarians with powerful collection development tools. As part of the WIN Catalog, users can browse publishers’ entire backlist catalogs and “Recommend to… Read more »

OverDrive School and Library Partners Surpass 100 Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts

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This week, Team OverDrive gathered at our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, to cheer as we witnessed the 100-millionth digital media checkout using OverDrive-powered “virtual branch” libraries.  We captured the moment in this Library Media Network video. This milestone is the result of years of library innovations. In April 2003, starting with a modest collection of… Read more »

MARC Records Options Expand With eBiblioFile

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After a successful three-month pilot working with The Library Corporation (TLC) and participating library partners, we’re delighted to announce that eBiblioFile MARC records are now available to all OverDrive libraries. TLC delivers eBiblioFile MARC records within days of receiving a purchase order through Content Reserve. The full, ready-to-load, MARC records cost $1.00 (USD) per title;… Read more »

Lead the Pack With Tour De France Titles

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Although May was Bike Month, any cycling enthusiast will tell you that July is the month when the sport truly reaches its summit. The Tour de France starts Saturday, June 30 and wraps up Sunday, July 22. Before you tune in to catch the world’s best cyclists scaling the Alps on this 2,000-mile trek that… Read more »