Interactive eBooks: The wave of the future

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eBooks have pushed so many boundaries, stretching our imaginations further than we once thought possible. From carrying around 1,000 books in our pockets to instantly downloading and reading bestsellers—even on the beach—it seems that nearly anything is possible. Today, there is another trend emerging with eBooks: a social experience. The online world is built on… Read more »

New Publishing Partners—December 2011

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I believe “Happy New Years!” is really the only appropriate way to start off this blog. The holiday season is over, your wallets have been emptied, the gift-wrapping remains are well on their way to the nearest trash depository; I think it’s only fair we kick back with a bottle of bubbly, and toast to… Read more »

On the road again! Visit OverDrive in the new year

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The month of December is nearing its close, and for many, a few things come to mind, rendering us incapable of looking beyond January 1st; namely, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Years Eve. However, I can’t help but notice a bustling trade show season waiting patiently at the end of that holiday road. You guessed… Read more »

WIN Affiliates: Buy-It-Now feature creates sell-through from public libraries

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OverDrive constantly strives to provide our publisher partners more reach to promote and sell eBook and digital content. To maximize sell-through of your content, we have created WIN Affiliates, a major enhancement for library ‘Virtual Branch’ websites in the OverDrive network. The Affiliate program is the latest in the series of WIN initiatives for our… Read more »

Support service enhancements for Retail Partners

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OverDrive’s support system will be changing for our Retail Partners. As part of our continuing efforts to improve our services and systems, OverDrive is transitioning to a new support system due to be rolled out in phases starting early December. Under this new system, retailers will be able to submit support requests using an easy… Read more »

eBook samples now available for retail partners

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Browsers often become customers after flipping through the pages of a title found on a display table or shelf in a brick-and-mortar book store. Now, OverDrive gives you the ability to create that same browser-to-customer transition online with eBook samples. By simply clicking “Sample,” visitors to your site will be able to “flip-through” pages of… Read more »

New OverDrive publisher partners – October 2011

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The month of October has rolled through like a cold-hearted tumbleweed, blowing all the leaves to the ground leaving the trees bone-chilled down to their barren birthday suits. Now, it’s November, and no matter how hard we fight it, the winter storms are lingering in the corner, and the first snow is bound to fall… Read more »

The holidays are officially upon us…are you prepared?

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It’s a Halloween spooktacle at the OverDrive offices, with zombies and ghouls emerging from their catacombs. The only thing scarier than this bewitching holiday is the fact that the craze of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah is upon us. But before we jump the gun, let’s all take the day to pig out on candy, dress up… Read more »