Teenagers in Love: YA eBooks for Sweetest Day

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Did you know that this Saturday October 19th is Sweetest Day? As a native Midwesterner, I only recently learned that Sweetest Day is a regional celebration. Started right here in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1920s, it’s similar to Valentine’s Day with significant others gifting each other with cards and candy. In fact, according to Wikipedia,… Read more »

Penguin: Hidden Gems

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On September 25th we proudly announced the addition of more than 17,000 Penguin eBooks to our catalog purchasable by U.S. libraries and colleges. This exciting supplement brought the works of blockbuster authors such as Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Tom Clancy, Ken Follett, Maeve Binchy and many more to OverDrive’s collection of over one million digital… Read more »

Marmot goes live with OverDrive’s library Circulation APIs

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At the beginning of this month, OverDrive announced the availability of our all-new library Circulation APIs, which enable check out and hold of the OverDrive collection within approved partners’ OPAC. Taking advantage of this new offering, last week Marmot Library Network officially launched their API solution for circulating OverDrive-hosted eBooks and audiobooks from within their… Read more »

‘Like’ Your Facebook Page

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Many libraries do a great job engaging with their community through Facebook. Take it to the next level by leveraging the valuable space on your Facebook page to promote your OverDrive service. If your library is new to Facebook, you can reference the last section of our Best Practices Handbook for some social media tips…. Read more »

Gear up for Election Day with a Good Laugh

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While it may be an off-year election, I’m sure many of you are still busy preparing for Election Day in your libraries. Whether it’s passing out voter registration forms or campaigning tirelessly for an upcoming levy on the ballot, this can certainly be a crazy time of year for you and your communities. To help… Read more »

OverDrive reports record international growth at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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This week members from Team OverDrive, including CEO Steve Potash, are at the Frankfurt Book Fair, offering exciting new data about the company’s international growth.  By adding thousands of non-English in-copyright titles, OverDrive’s catalog has surpassed 1.8 million digital offerings. We’ve also added more than 100 publishers from 18 nations, including Hardie Grant Publishing (Australia),… Read more »

Mad about ‘Mad Men’ eBooks

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If you’re like me and you love Peggy Olson, want Joan Holloway-Harris’s wardrobe and enjoy watching Ken Cosgrove dance – you’re also a devoted Mad Men fan! With the recent series finale of Breaking Bad, TV lovers are reminded that the end is approaching for another hit AMC show, Mad Men. The final season of… Read more »