Jodi Picoult, David Levithan, James Dashner and more on the Professional Book Nerds podcast

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Over the last several weeks, our Professional Book Nerds podcast has had several #1 New York Times bestselling authors join the show, while also providing book recommendations for our library partners and end users alike. Here is a recap of the latest episodes to help you get caught up. Reminder: You can be instantly updated… Read more »

OverDrive to Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

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  We are serious about empowering young readers. To that end, we have launched a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of OverDrive’s 30th anniversary and mission to create “a world enlightened by reading,” we are donating a collection of eBooks to up to 1,000 elementary… Read more »

Highlight Hidden Gems with Curated Collections

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by Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. It’s a situation I’m sure you’re all familiar with: The new hot book comes out and it’s just flying off your shelves. There’s, like, a million holds (okay, slight exaggeration) and everyone wants to read it and you have to keep buying copies to meet demand…… Read more »

Staff training on your new OverDrive experience (webcast)

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist The new OverDrive is here, and with it some updates to Marketplace and the mobile experience. There’s no better time than the present to register for one of our monthly training sessions. Our Marketplace Basics session is this Tuesday, November 8th at 11AM (EST). This training will walk you… Read more »

NaNoWriMo 2016: Freedom to Flourish, Freedom to Fail

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By Sydney Kalnay, Training Specialist. I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m a five-time NaNoWriMo failure. Each year, I’ve gathered my notes, furiously scribbled an outline, and then…completely fallen apart by mid-month. But every year, I rush to re-register, to join the ranks of hopeful writers furiously making word count and making words count. Every… Read more »

OverDrive Special Webcast: Building a Dynamic Digital Spanish Collection

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On Thursday, November 10 at 3 pm (EST) OverDrive will host a special live webcast on how to build a dynamic and successful Spanish collection in your digital library. OverDrive has tens of thousands of titles available from authentic Spanish language authors and publishers and international best sellers that have been translated into Spanish. This… Read more »