New OverDrive publisher partners – August 2011

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What a summer it has been. It seems oddly appropriate, however terribly unfortunate, that a ground-shaking earthquake and a torrential hurricane would come speeding through our lives, providing a rather ironic dénouement to the month of August. Anyhow, we’re obviously not here to discuss the weather, but to announce the 20 new publishers that we’ve… Read more »

Publisher promotional opportunity: ContentWire for Children’s & Young Adult Selectors

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As the demand for content in all genres and subjects rapidly grows, so too does the need for children’s and teen selectors to be aware of what’s newly available from OverDrive.  They’ve asked, and we’ve listened.  Starting this week, we will debut a new version of ContentWire, one just for kids and teens content! This monthly newsletter… Read more »

Promotional Service: The Digital Bookmobile

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I’d really love to start this post by saying, “We’re leaving, on a midnight train to Georgia,” but that would be a lie. So instead, I will be forced to amend and butcher this classic Gladys Knight and the Pips song to say, “We’re leaving, on a midnight bookmobile to a ton of places across… Read more »

New Retailer Training Center available to Retailers through Content Reserve

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Retailers now have access to a new Retailer Training Center through Content Reserve. This resource should be especially helpful for new Retailers that need help or advice on setting up their Retailer account or established Retailers who want a deeper insight into what Content Reserve can offer. Check out these new materials: Profile Setup provides… Read more »

Need to know: upcoming events

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Greetings digital distribution blog readers! Who here wants to rub elbows with the rich and famous? I sure do. Unfortunately, this non sequitur is not meant as an introduction to a swanky giveaway where the winner is whisked away to L.A., only to grace the red carpet at the newest Leonardo DiCaprio premier. That sure… Read more »

Publisher and retail promotional opportunities: Content Reserve

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When you login to Content Reserve, you probably notice a featured publisher, retailer, and library along the right-hand side. There are also four featured titles along the bottom, displaying each jacket, creator, publisher, and more. OverDrive provides several promotional opportunities for our publisher and retail partners, one of which is being a featured supplier or… Read more »

Guest Blog: Creating a signature content experience for device manufacturers

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Are you a device manufacturer looking for profitable–and forward-thinking–content services? Chris Rechtsteiner, Chief Marketing Officer for Page Foundry, Inc., describes how his company can help turn device owners into recurring customers with a white-label content platform. May you live in interesting times. The beginning of a curse or a heartfelt blessing? Whichever way you see this… Read more »

Subscription platform offers opportunity for yearly revenue

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More than a dozen publishers, including Crabtree Publishing, Encyclopedia Brittanica, and Lonely Planet, have joined other suppliers like Disney, PBS, Blackstone Audio, and Liquid Comics in adding a subscription platform for simultaneous use (or Max Access) content to OverDrive’s publisher portal, Content Reserve. These ‘always available’ titles offer additional exposure for content and authors, as… Read more »

Eason and Son provides eBooks to Irish readers via OverDrive

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Eason and Son, Ireland’s largest retailer of books, magazines, stationery and cards, is celebrating 125 years in business and, to coincide with this milestone, they have launched a new eBook store in conjunction with OverDrive. Based in Dublin, the bookseller is the first OverDrive retail partner to offer EPUB and PDF eBook content directly to… Read more »