If my cat were a book character…

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The OverDrive Staff are as crazy about their pets as most people… so we asked some of them to compare their four-legged family members to book characters. Check out the dogs, too!   I can’t help but think of Maple when I see Mochi from Big Hero 6. He’s a fat, round, sweet cat who… Read more »

If my dog were a book character…

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The OverDrive Staff are as crazy about their pets as most people… so we asked some of them to compare their four-legged family members to book characters. Check out the cats too!   My dog, Bianca, reminds me of Rapunzel from the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Perhaps it’s her tendency to isolate… Read more »

Retaining new users beyond the holidays

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It’s no secret that libraries see an increase in usage during the holiday season. We’ve previously offered you a preparation strategy so you’re ready for the wave of readers learning about your digital collection for the first time. Having a robust selection that can accommodate them should be chief among your priorities, and, thanks to our Holiday Spectacular… Read more »

No Library Card? No Problem: bring new users in with Libby

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For several months, libraries around the United States have been piloting OverDrive’s instant access “Get a Library Card” feature through our award-winning reading app Libby. By adding this powerful engagement tool to your OverDrive services, you’re providing potential users instant access to a library card and the eBooks and audiobooks in your digital collection. Offering… Read more »

4 schools celebrate the gift of digital

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Last year around this time, we told you all the ways digital is a gift. We provided helpful and trusted statistics and while those are still valid and important, we wanted to take the time to share personal testimonies. Because after all, it’s the season of giving. The gift matters,… Read more »

Beyond the bestsellers: Capitalizing on the Holiday Spectacular Sale

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By: Ryan Chamberlain, OverDrive Publisher Account Specialist Merry mid-December. It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone’s merry’d you with just about every possible holiday. You’ve been wished, impossibly, a happy Black Friday, been spammed with decks of ‘gift cards’ for the full week of Cyber Monday. You’ve skirted lines leading to signs… Read more »

Winter reads: a season without Santa

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By: Bethany Porter, Collection Development Specialist. Christmas time is a good time to reflect, give, and believe in magic. But if you don’t celebrate Christmas (or want to put your cheer on hold for a moment), it can be an exhausting time of year. Here are a few winter reads that do not revolve around Christmas, because… Read more »