Books in the News: Hot Topics & Famous Authors

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and Collection Development Specialist  Last month, we reported on the rise in popularity of a number of dystopian novels which coincided with sweeping changes to the U.S. government administration and the inauguration of President Trump. While titles like 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale continue to trend among readers, there are many… 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 »

Ghost in the Shell Manga, the revolutionary series, now available on OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce that the Ghost in the Shell, the award winning and revolutionary manga titles by Shirow Masamune, is now available in OverDrive Marketplace. A movie staring Scarlett Johansson is scheduled to be released in theaters at the end of March, making this the perfect time to add these titles to your digital library. In… Read more »

OverDrive eHighlights: Don’t Get Caught Without the Newest Titles

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By: Annie Suhy, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Imagine this scenario. A patron asks if you have the newest title by Jojo Moyes or James Patterson or Roxane Gay or Neil Gaiman. They follow the author on Twitter and have known about the book’s release for months, and have been anxiously waiting to be… Read more »

New to OverDrive: Hal Leonard Music Scores

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst Do you have a bride-to-be looking for music to be played live at her wedding? What about a patron who’s thinking about auditioning to the local community theater and needs an anthology of classic stage tunes? Perhaps you have a local church youth choir looking for Christian… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »

Discover Manga with up to 50% off top trending titles

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By: Rickie Mascia, OverDrive Social Media Specialist. OverDrive has partnered with Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM) and VIZ Media, the two bestselling manga publishers to provide hundreds of translated (English) manga titles to libraries in North America. Kodansha Advanced Media (KAM), is offering 50% off newly-added titles through February 28th! KAM focuses on the digital distribution… Read more »

Save up to 50% on 2000+ romance titles during our February sale

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With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the month, February has become the unofficial “Romance Month” in the literary world. For libraries, this means big savings as over 2,000 romance titles are up to 50% of in OverDrive Marketplace from now through the 20th. Sale titles include bestsellers from Nicholas Sparks, Susan Mallery, Samantha… Read more »

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology: A masterclass in storytelling

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst Gods, heroes, drinking, battling, and a lot of clever brutes. Thus is Nordic mythology. Literature is informed by oral traditions of long ago like Homer’s works, religion, philosophy, and histories of the ancients. Most of us know a bit about Greek/Roman mythology due to the empire created by… Read more »