Recently OverDrive CEO Steve Potash was in Asia for a number of events including the IFLA annual conference as well as the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF). During BIBF the China National Publications Import & Export Corporation (CNPIEC) and OverDrive signed an E-Publications Import License Agreement, in an official signing ceremony. With this agreement in place, OverDrive can now take steps towards making OverDrive’s catalog of digital content available in China to libraries and retailers.
CNPIEC is the largest importer of publications in China with domestic customers of over 10,000 libraries and institutions. OverDrive’s entry into China will provide an additional market for OverDrive’s publisher partners, who can rely on the trusted relationship with OverDrive as their digital distribution partner.
OverDrive will be working with Chinese libraries, schools, universities and retailers in China to establish digital library lending platforms, and provide the best services and content catalog. OverDrive is excited to continue to provide unrivaled compatibility and selection to library patrons around the world.
Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive