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An update on OverDrive and Kindle eBooks

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Earlier this week, we became aware that a number of eBooks added to our catalog this year were lacking the Kindle format.  This has now been resolved, and the Kindle format of the affected titles is now available in OverDrive’s Marketplace.  All U.S. libraries’ digital collections will be automatically refreshed with the Kindle format for… Read more »

Get 100 free Chinese eBooks for your digital collection!

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year we are excited to offer any library or school 100 free Chinese eBooks when they add the Chinese User Interface to their digital library website from now until March 31st. OverDrive offers more than a dozen language options, including both traditional and simplified Chinese, that you can add to your library site… Read more »

Join our #ODchat about kid lit on Feb 26th!

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Last month we hosted our first ever #ODchat on Twitter. The goal was to create a monthly conversation centered around reading and technology and we had a blast! As you may know, March 2nd is Read Across America Day where schools and libraries will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by throwing parties and reading his classic titles… Read more »

A look back at a record breaking year in digital reading (Infographic)

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2014 was another record year for libraries and digital reading! Around the world users borrowed more than 136 million digital titles from OverDrive powered library and school websites. This included more than 15 million browser-based titles borrowed using OverDrive read and over 32 million audiobooks! To take a deeper look into the year that was we’ve… Read more »

Big Library Read is back!

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We’re excited to announce the return of the Big Library Read, our global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time. This time around, OverDrive users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with… Read more »

Celebrate Presidents’ Day

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Presidents’ Day is a chance for all of us to learn a bit more about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other American executives (and for some people, an occasion for a three-day weekend!). Don’t spend your Monday off doing nothing, head to OverDrive to check out some of these books on the presidency that have… Read more »

Collection Highlights: Sweet Sales

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Want an insider’s take on some of the biggest sales going on in OverDrive Marketplace this February and March? Click Start Prezi above for a quick look at four can’t-miss sales, complete with details, dates, and our own personal picks from each promotion. Get inspired by deals that celebrate Chinese New Year, romance, independent publishers,… Read more »