An interview with Diane Lang & Mike Buchanan, authors of The Fat Boy Chronicles

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As part of the OverDrive Summer Read program young readers at participating schools and libraries can read The Fat Boy Chronicles without waitlists or holds through July 9. Recently we spoke with the authors, Diane Lang and Mike Buchanan about their experiences writing this book. Where did the idea for the book come from? Diane: When Mike and I… Read more »

Sandra Dallas on her book Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

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Ed. Note: What follows is an essay by author Sandra Dallas about her book Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky which is part of the OverDrive Summer Read program. Students at participating school and public libraries can borrow this title through July 9th without any waitlists or holds. Learn more about the program here.   As a… Read more »

OverDrive response to Pilot Study on Remote e-Lending in UK

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The year-long pilot study on Remote e-Lending in the UK is complete, and the official statement on the main findings is out.  The good news is that the study confirmed the demand for eBook lending, and more significantly, that there was no negative impact on publishers’, authors’ and booksellers’ businesses.  OverDrive has drawn similar conclusions… Read more »

Why your whole library staff should have access to OverDrive Marketplace

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OverDrive Marketplace isn’t just for submitting purchases. For our library and school partners, it’s *the* destination for OverDrive resources. In Marketplace, you can browse the most extensive catalog of digital media available, create curated collections for your website, view statistics, assist users with troubleshooting, keep up with the latest news and sales on the News… Read more »

OverDrive updates: Dyslexic font options and improved waiting list displays

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This week OverDrive released new updates to our library websites that continue to provide users with a more fulfilling digital reading experience. A few months back we added a dyslexic font option to the OverDrive app. Due to the popularity of this feature it has now been added as an option on your OverDrive-powered digital library website… Read more »