Fill-in-the-Series & Backlist Best Bets

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There’s nothing more frustrating than not knowing how the story ends. That’s why, this month at OverDrive, we’re making it our mission to put an end to this all-too-common reader woe. To help you fill up those pesky gaps in series collections, we’re offering a 30-percent discount on hundreds of popular eBook and audiobook series… Read more »

Welcome New OverDrive Partners—June 2012

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Here’s a joke for June: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! I would’ve also accepted that May flowers bring June bugs. But I wouldn’t want to imply that the latest libraries and schools to launch digital collections with OverDrive are “bugging” us—that’s definitely not the case! We’re excited to… Read more »

Sci-Fi Pick: “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini

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Over the course of four books—“Eragon,” “Eldest,” “Brisingr,” and “Inheritance“—Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle follows a teenager named Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, through the mountains and valleys of Alagaësia as they battle the evil king Galbatorix. I’ve read all four of these books, and I’ve enjoyed each one. That being said, you have to go… Read more »

ALIA Preview: Next Generation Goes Down Under

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The Australian Library and Information Association is holding its biennial conference—known as “ALIA”—in Sydney, July 10 to 13. If you’re going to ALIA, you’ll have the opportunity to attend insightful sessions such as “Creating a Vision for Mobile Service Delivery” and “The Library As a Social Space”—and you’ll also have a chance to catch up… Read more »