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 »

More stats affirm the accelerating discovery and purchase of eBooks — from libraries!

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eBooks continued to make a big splash last year in both the library and retail channels. Consumers are purchasing more than ever, and new research shows that many of those consumers are heading to booksellers following a visit to their local libraries. Undeniably, libraries have proven to be an invaluable source of discovery for books… Read more »

Now available: Updates for your mobile apps

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Mobile use is growing, and the updated OverDrive® Media Console™ v2.4 for Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows Phone has got new features your customers will love to use more of. Now, users can find definitions while reading using the dictionary lookup feature or even more information from Wikipedia. OverDrive’s Mobile Apps are compatible with EPUB eBooks… Read more »

New Publishing Partners—January 2012

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Happy New Years, faithful Digital Distribution Blog readers. It should please you all to know that we’re kicking off 2012 with a bang, adding content from publishers around the clock. So now that our gifts have been gifted, our champagne bottles popped, our streamers streamed, and the ball has dropped, it’s time to cuddle up… Read more »

eBook Discovery and Sampling Skyrocketing at Public Libraries

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Due to the rapid expansion of device compatibility and consumer awareness, eBook discovery and online reader visits at libraries and schools worldwide experienced triple digit growth in 2011. Key statistics for library eBooks, audiobooks and digital media from OverDrive-powered ‘Virtual Branch’ websites in 2011 include: 1.6 billion book and title catalog pages viewed, up 130%… Read more »