Staggering tales of the human condition

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Recently, one of our U.K. partners introduced us to a popular biographical category trending overseas. They refer to it as “Misery Lit.” These are distressing tales of childhood experiences much like Dave Pelzer’s stories. I combed through our collection and found many other authors with similar tales to Pelzer’s, including his own brother’s side of… Read more »

It’s a Marketplace makeover!

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OverDrive is excited to announce the newest Marketplace release. This release includes a variety of new navigation options and features to reduce staff time and effort in managing your digital collection. We invite you to review the summary of changes below, and explore them for yourself. The Marketplace tab structure has been refreshed to simplify… Read more »

The original Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman

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If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember with fondness the animated Rocky & Bullwinkle Show on television, with its occasional episodes of Peabody’s Improbable History starring Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman and their wonderful WABAC machine (pronounced way back). Well, Mr. Peabody and Sherman are back for modern kids this month in… Read more »

Podcast: New and featured content for March

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Our March collection highlights podcast is now available on OverDrive’s Learning Center. This month’s podcast is chock-full of exciting news about eBook, audiobook, and streaming video suppliers who are coming soon to OverDrive Marketplace, including a famously beloved children’s TV program, a world-renowned documentary series, and a star-studded major motion picture supplier. As always, we… Read more »

Blogs that became books

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Before there was such a thing as YouTube famous, one could aspire to be “blog famous.” “Blogfamous,” or whatever you want to call it, it is now a thing. You too can be famous. For blogging. No, seriously. I personally am a huge fan of several blogs, from cooking to makeup to fitness, I love… Read more »

Don’t miss these sales in March!

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March is upon us, and with it, great new deals to save you some green while building your digital collection. Choose from discounted must-haves such as titles from the For Dummies series, in-demand audiobooks, and popular eBooks from HarperCollins, Workman Publishing and more. See the list below for the full list of March sales, and… Read more »

How to merge carts in Marketplace

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  One of the great features of OverDrive Marketplace is the ability to work within five carts simultaneously when ordering new titles. Using multiple carts can be helpful when selecting titles of different formats and genres to order, or when multiple selectors collaborate in purchasing new content. Once all carts have been finalized, Marketplace makes… Read more »