Start the conversation about eBooks without saying a word

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. You can ask her about eBooks anytime. It can sometimes be a challenge to represent something intangible in a tangible way. In your library branch, patrons can browse the stacks, pick up books, read the jacket copy and flip through the pages. They can’t do this in the same… Read more »

March Sadness: J/YA books to cry by

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The Professional Book Nerds podcast recently celebrated its100th episode! For over a year, The Professional Book Nerds podcast has been introducing listeners to authors and offering book recommendations with new episodes coming out every Monday and Thursday. One of our favorite episodes is March Sadness, books that made us cry. Books to cry by We’ve… Read more »

OverDrive’s top Spring new book releases

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist. (Ed. Note: All our top spring new book releases can be found here.) Despite what your thermometer may say, around the United States, Spring has officially sprung. Here in Cleveland, we’re anxiously awaiting the weather to start reflecting this change in the seasons but luckily we have a… Read more »

Professional Book Nerds podcast celebrates its 100th episode

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By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast This morning, the Professional Book Nerds podcast released it’s 100th episode, an interview with YA author extraordinaire, Barry Lyga. Barry’s latest novel, Bang, tells the story of a four-year-old toddler who accidentally shoots and kills his infant sister, and how he struggles to cope with… Read more »

You’ve launched a Shared Collection. Now What?

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Last month we told you all about OverDrive’s Shared Collections. We caught up with Independent School Library Director’s Association (ISLDA) and heard about why they chose OverDrive to be their digital content provider. We previewed how easy it is to launch a shared collection, as you are provided a team… Read more »

OverDrive shares significant growth in usage at London Book Fair

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. At the London Book Fair, March 14-16, OverDrive’s global expansion is providing one of the hottest opportunities in the publishing industry. With new library partners launching in Europe, Asia and Latin America, digital book sales will continue to grow as readers want popular content (both native and translated)… Read more »

K-5 Quickstart is a year old. Celebrate with free eBooks!

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Just one short year ago, we announced the launch of OverDrive’s K-5 QuickStart collection—a reading service developed to promote reading, encourage digital learning, and support literacy goals for grades K-5. This fall, we took things a step further and set out to donate a K-5 QuickStart digital collection of free… Read more »

4 easy ways to use OverDrive Help

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. OverDrive Help is a wonderful resource for library users who are looking for FAQs, getting started guides or simply want to learn something new about your digital library services. Readers can do a quick search to get articles about countless topics… Read more »