Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for publishers

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Today OverDrive and Amazon announced an agreement that will bring library eBook lending to Kindle customers in the United States later this year. This integration with library, school, and college eBook collections provides a huge benefit to authors and publishers who will have millions of additional readers using local libraries to discover eBook titles. Here… Read more »

Guest Blog: Embracing OverDrive by J.A. Konrath

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I’ve been a professional writer for ten years, but I’ve never been this excited before. My name is J.A. Konrath. I’ve written eight novels and numerous short stories about a Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. I’ve also written horror under the name Jack Kilborn. My books have done well, but I never was able to… Read more »

Multi-channel distribution from Futurebook

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From OverDrive on More customers equal more revenue, right? But how publishers find those customers is, of course, the challenge. Ultimately, reaching out through as many channels as possible allows publishers to access the widest variety of customers possible. Multi-channel distribution, something OverDrive has supported for years, allows publishers and content owners to maximise their… Read more »

New OverDrive publisher partners – March 2011

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If April showers bring May flowers, then what on earth do we get in March other than the death of Julius Cesar and a mind-numbing amount of basketball? For fear of sounding too predictable, we’ve created this neat little poem to complement the month: For Mid-westerners, March is like June, We’ve put away our winter… Read more »

Visit OverDrive at The London Book Fair, April 11-13

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Find out how OverDrive can help you generate revenue with your digital content by visiting us at The London Book Fair (Stand #V630), April 11-13. OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and more. The world’s top publishers work with OverDrive to reach thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers worldwide. And don’t… Read more »

New publishers – February 2011

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Ah, the month of February; short, and sweet, we hope. Somewhere in the midst of the groundhog seeing, or not seeing, his shadow, we found ourselves 21 new publishers in just 28 days. So, before we prepare for the madness to come with the Ides of March, we’re pleased to announce the newest additions to… Read more »

OverDrive now supports third-party subscription services

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OverDrive has partnered with Disney Digital Books to release a new service for library partners: Customers can now enjoy the world of Disney in a browser-based interactive online book, an OverDrive first. Channel partners can add Disney Digital Books to their catalogs using the same process in Content Reserve as other subscription services. Each title is… Read more »

New publishers – January 2011

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So the New Year has arrived, and wouldn’t you just be the slightest bit disappointed if at a digital media company, we didn’t say something a tad cliché like, “we’re turning a new page.” Sure, you can’t really “turn over” a digital page per se, but we’re not here to argue semantics. Speaking of clichés… Read more »

Romance eBooks are essential for eRetail success

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One thing has been clear from the very start of our digital distribution network: Romance sells. Titles from three Romance publishers—Harlequin, Kensington, and Dorchester—can make up more than 25 percent of total eBook sales on sites that don’t specialize in the subject. That doesn’t even include romance titles from other major publishers like HarperCollins, Penguin, and… Read more »