Save the Date for Training Month

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Here at OverDrive, summer brings a haze of excitement: Sizzling sales, hot titles, page-to-screen blockbusters and the pure joy of flip-flops. And while September may seem a ways away, the advent of summer also means registration for Training Month is right around the corner. This year,  there’s a lot to look forward to! Here’s the skinny on… Read more »

Reach Out With Summer Reading Marketing Kit

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about preparing your collection for the summer reading season.  At the conclusion of that post, I mentioned that we’d soon have a marketing kit available for you to use to help spread that word about your digital collection…Well, I’m happy to announce that the Summer Reading Marketing Kit is… Read more »

Streaming Audiobooks Are Coming!

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As if our audiobook blowout sale weren’t reason enough to rejoice that June Is Audiobook Month, earlier today we announced that we’re working to bring streaming audiobooks to libraries and schools. We’ll be incorporating instant-access technology into the OverDrive Media Console apps, supplementing our longstanding support for audiobook downloads. Scheduled for launch later this year,… Read more »

OverDrive and Nokia Reading

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Earlier this month, Nokia began the roll-out of Nokia Reading, an eReading app and service for Nokia’s Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610 Windows Phone devices. Nokia Reading will offer popular eBooks in local languages to readers in established and emerging eBook markets. OverDrive’s global reach and extensive catalog made us a natural partner for… Read more »

Turn Up the Drama With L.A. Theatre Works

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L.A. Theatre Works, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, produces classic plays featuring professional narration by some of our favorite actors. The impressive line-up of narrators includes John Lithgow, Anne Heche, Brad Pitt, Hilary Swank and George Clooney, among hundreds more. The L.A. Theater Works audiobook catalog boasts 318 classic plays, including Gore Vidal’s… Read more »

Welcome New OverDrive Partners—May 2012

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Congratulations to the 54 new library partners who launched a digital collection in May! Almost 40 of the 54 new partners are schools or colleges—the education platform continues to grow. In addition to these brand-new accounts, hundreds of new libraries became members of existing consortia last month. These libraries from around the world are reaching… Read more »

Listen Up! It’s Audiobook Month

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We can’t believe our ears! It’s an audiobook frenzy this month at OverDrive, as we’re offering oodles of adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult audiobooks at 30-percent off through June 30 in celebration of National Audiobook Month. Adding to the fun, Blackstone & Tantor is discounting its entire catalog by 50 percent all month… Read more »