Ten Titles to Celebrate Canadian Literature

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  In celebration of Canada Day (Today!), we wanted to spotlight some of the extraordinary literature being produced by our neighbors up north. Here are ten exceptional titles by Canadian authors—a very small sampling of all the CanLit available in OverDrive Marketplace—from some of Canada’s best-known writers as well as a few up-and-coming literary stars…. Read more »

Macmillan adding 400+ Romance titles to OverDrive Marketplace

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  On Friday afternoon, Macmillan Publishers announced the addition of 403 eBook titles to OverDrive Marketplace. These titles come from their popular Romance imprints, St. Martin’s Press and Tor. These titles are available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace and, as always, will be added to your digital collection shortly after purchasing.   These new additions… Read more »

OverDrive and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. unveil full API integration

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In April, we previewed plans for OverDrive API integration with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (“III”) products. Tomorrow, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, III will be demonstrating the first prototype of OverDrive’s Content API, which enables users to authenticate, check out and enjoy an eBook or audiobook from the library’s digital collection all without leaving… Read more »

Visit OverDrive at ALA Chicago

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If you find yourself in Chicago this weekend for the American Library Association Annual Conference, be sure to stop by booth #953 to hear what’s new from OverDrive. Every hour we will be hosting live sessions covering topics such as new collection development opportunities, marketing and outreach ideas, eBooks in schools, and updates to our… Read more »

Content Reserve re-launches as OverDrive Marketplace

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  This morning we officially re-launched Content Reserve collection development portal as OverDrive Marketplace, the most comprehensive platform for institutions to source premium, in-copyright digital materials for library, school and institutional lending. OverDrive Marketplace will continue to provide librarians instant access to discover, sample and buy best-selling eBooks, audiobooks, music and video across genres and publishing… Read more »

OverDrive Media Station: New Solution to the Discoverability Challenge

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If you’re up-to-date on the buzz in the publishing and book-selling world, you know that everyone is talking about discoverability—especially online, where browsing can be difficult. After all, if a reader can’t find a book, how will they buy it or borrow it? The proliferation of self-published books makes this problem even more challenging, with… Read more »

Top Five Titles That Take You to Alaska

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An Armchair Traveler Adventure   The summer season invites us all to be outdoors. Whether the beach is your ideal destination or the shady avenues of a metropolis, summer beckons and whispers its sweet notes of nature. My perfect summer day includes a view of the mountains, a tent for two and enough trail mix… Read more »

Now Hear This! OverDrive Audiobook Staff Picks – Week Three

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  Another week, another round of Team OverDrive staff picked audiobooks to celebrate Audiobook Month! Don’t miss our week one and week two recommendations and make sure to check back next week for the last installment.   Justin Noszek, Specialist (Support Services) “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” – Christopher Hitchens   While… Read more »