eBooks became the No. 1 format for February. What’s next?

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There was good news for the digital publishing industry: eBooks ranked as the No. 1 format along all trade categories for the month of February, according to Association of American Publishers February 2011 Sales Report. This first was a major milestone for digital books as they continue to gain popularity among readers. The report, which… Read more »

Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for publishers

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Today OverDrive and Amazon announced an agreement that will bring library eBook lending to Kindle customers in the United States later this year. This integration with library, school, and college eBook collections provides a huge benefit to authors and publishers who will have millions of additional readers using local libraries to discover eBook titles. Here… Read more »

Guest Blog: Embracing OverDrive by J.A. Konrath

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I’ve been a professional writer for ten years, but I’ve never been this excited before. My name is J.A. Konrath. I’ve written eight novels and numerous short stories about a Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. I’ve also written horror under the name Jack Kilborn. My books have done well, but I never was able to… Read more »

Multi-channel distribution from Futurebook

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From OverDrive on Futurebook.net: More customers equal more revenue, right? But how publishers find those customers is, of course, the challenge. Ultimately, reaching out through as many channels as possible allows publishers to access the widest variety of customers possible. Multi-channel distribution, something OverDrive has supported for years, allows publishers and content owners to maximise their… Read more »

New OverDrive publisher partners – March 2011

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If April showers bring May flowers, then what on earth do we get in March other than the death of Julius Cesar and a mind-numbing amount of basketball? For fear of sounding too predictable, we’ve created this neat little poem to complement the month: For Mid-westerners, March is like June, We’ve put away our winter… Read more »