Don’t Miss Out—Training Month Ends Soon

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We’re getting ready to close the curtain on Training Month, and we couldn’t be more proud of the turnout for our “Next Generation Digital Library” webinars. Thanks for your participation and feedback.   Of course, there are still three shows left, so if you haven’t attended a webinar, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more… Read more »

Library eBooks Take Center Stage at National Book Festival

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This weekend, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will become the center of the literary world as book lovers convene for the National Book Festival (Sept. 22 and 23). Of course, the Digital Bookmobile will be there front and center, showing visitors how to join the growing trend of borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from schools… Read more »

Adopt-A-Dog: Reads to Get Tails Wagging

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Adding to the many reasons I love October—crunchy leaves, apple cider, Halloween, Oktoberfest, pumpkin-flavored anything—October is also Adopt-A-Dog Month®. Whether your patrons are looking for help housebreaking their pooch or simply looking for a doggone good read, you can help spread the puppy love in your community by stocking up on these great eBooks and… Read more »

Hachette Book Group’s New Library eBook Pricing

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As announced yesterday*, Hachette Digital is raising prices on its currently available library eBook catalog (roughly 3,500 titles with release dates of April 2010 and earlier) effective Oct. 1, 2012. Examples of the new pricing include: “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer will increase from $22.99 to $34.99; “4th of July” by James Patterson will go… Read more »

Is Your Library Reaping the Benefits of OverDrive’s WIN Catalog?

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Whether you’ve been following this blog, receiving our Digital Dispatch newsletter or emailing with Team OverDrive in the past year, chances are you’ve heard us mention OverDrive’s WIN Catalog.  The initiative helps patrons discover new digital content by expanding search to “Additional Titles” beyond your library’s collection, encourages patron-driven acquisition with the “Recommend to Library”… Read more »

September Savings Alert!

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Calling all thrifty shoppers, penny pinchers, deal seekers, and extreme coupon-ers! September is all about the sales, and we’re offering savings to satisfy any taste.   For starters, to help you keep track of what’s on sale, we’ve launched a new “Sales & Promos” page where we’ll keep you updated on the various promotions our… Read more »

A Road Map to OverDrive’s Next Generation

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Dear Library and School Partners,   Just over a year ago at Digipalooza 2011, I reported on enhancements and services that OverDrive would deliver for your digital collections. Notable accomplishments since then include the launch of Amazon Kindle compatibility for existing and new eBook titles (U.S. only), enhancements to our mobile apps for smartphones and… Read more »