New Audiobook Retailer: Audiobooks Online

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Based in the UK, Audiobooks Online has adapted with changing technology to provide their customers with the audiobooks they love. Audiobooks Online began in 1997 by renting audiobooks on cassette tapes under the name the Tape Exchange. The company has grown and evolved over time to include a separate retail store on their website alongside… Read more »

Congratulations to the 2012 Audie Award Finalists

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The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the 2012 Audies Competition. The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The APA has nominated 140 individual titles for categories such as best Audio Drama, Fiction, History,… Read more »

Development Continues on Blue Sky Campus

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The sun is out in Ohio, giving us a chance to see first-hand the progress being made on our new Blue Sky Campus. We’re near feverish with excitement about getting into the new building and equally excited about the ways it will support the eBook industry. From the press release: “OverDrive’s new tech campus will… Read more »

New Publishing Partners—February 2012

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There are some seriously bizarre weekly observations during the month of February. There’s Jello Week, Consumer Protection Week, National Secondhand Wardrobe Week and Pancake Week. Does anyone actually celebrate these things? With the exception of Love Your Pet Week (if you’re only doing this for one week, you probably should reconsider pet-ownership), we’ve been much… Read more »

OverDrive Showcases WIN Catalog at PLA Conference

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We’re excited to be in Philadelphia this week for the PLA conference, at which we will be showcasing some of the exciting features we have been developing over the past several months. OverDrive recently announced the WIN Catalog, an integrated suite of new features designed to connect readers with books and authors. We aren’t just… Read more »

WIN Catalog now in pilot – new discovery and direct purchase features in library channel

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OverDrive is excited to announce the pilot launch of the WIN Catalog for the library channel, an integrated suite of new features designed to connect readers with books and authors. Designed with input from libraries and publishers, the WIN Catalog creates a win-win-win scenario for publishers, libraries and readers. Announced in 2011, we’re proud to say we’ve… Read more »