Publisher Spotlight: Books on Tape

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Founded in 1975 by Olympic gold medalist Duvall Hecht, Books on Tape (BOT) has a long history of producing quality adult audiobooks for the library and consumer markets. With more than 3,200 unabridged adult titles available for download, the Random House imprint has titles from authors in all genres, including blockbusters and breakouts alike.  … Read more »

From Conestoga Valley to Zuni: Welcome New Partners

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As we ring in 2013, it’s a good time to look back on the past 12 months.  In 2012, we welcomed over 600 new OverDrive library partners. In December alone, 64 libraries launched their OverDrive digital collections. Schools and colleges are driving much of the growth. Out of 600+ total libraries added in 2012, more… Read more »

Use Facebook Tabs to Drive Traffic to Your Library

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If you’re one of the billion people who already have a Facebook account, you’re probably familiar with the basics of the site. You know what it means to “Like” something; you’ve written on walls without getting in trouble for graffiti; you have “Friended” and “Un-friended” your fair share of acquaintances from high school.   Similarly, many OverDrive… Read more »

Give eBooks a Physical Presence: Sacramento PL Shares Marketing Ideas

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How do you make the intangible tangible? What’s the best way promote your library’s digital collection to patrons visiting the physical branch?  Many OverDrive partners have raised awareness for their eBook and audiobook collections by hanging posters around the library, passing out bookmarks at checkout with the URL for the digital collection, hosting patron training… Read more »

Stick To It: eBooks for New Year’s Resolutions

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Each New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, we finish off our champagne, grab one last pig-in-a-blanket and vow that tomorrow begins a new year, one in which we’ll make improvements to our health, mind, career and lifestyle. To help us stick to our New Year’s resolutions, here’s a selection of eBooks and audiobooks… Read more »