An update on OverDrive and Kindle eBooks

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Earlier this week, we became aware that a number of eBooks added to our catalog this year were lacking the Kindle format.  This has now been resolved, and the Kindle format of the affected titles is now available in OverDrive’s Marketplace.  All U.S. libraries’ digital collections will be automatically refreshed with the Kindle format for… Read more »

Get 100 free Chinese eBooks for your digital collection!

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year we are excited to offer any library or school 100 free Chinese eBooks when they add the Chinese User Interface to their digital library website from now until March 31st. OverDrive offers more than a dozen language options, including both traditional and simplified Chinese, that you can add to your library site… Read more »

A look back at a record breaking year in digital reading (Infographic)

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2014 was another record year for libraries and digital reading! Around the world users borrowed more than 136 million digital titles from OverDrive powered library and school websites. This included more than 15 million browser-based titles borrowed using OverDrive read and over 32 million audiobooks! To take a deeper look into the year that was we’ve… Read more »

Coming soon for U.S. and Canadian libraries: Disney streaming video!

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We are excited to announce an agreement with The Walt Disney Studios to offer more than 100 streaming video titles to public library partners in the U.S. and Canada. This licensing agreement strengthens a robust catalog of thousands of streaming video titles available through OverDrive, and reinforces the value of a single central platform for… Read more »

OverDrive and HP collaborate to provide eBooks to students on new devices

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OverDrive and HP are working together to bring eBook and digital audiobooks to K-12 classrooms. HP recently announced Education Edition tablets and notebook, designed specifically for classroom learning and 1-to-1 education plans, will be preloaded with the HP School Pack*, a suite of instructional tools to help teachers and students learn more efficiently. These tools… Read more »

CES 2015: Connecting all of the things

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 really expended the “internet of things.” In essence, that’s just a fun way to say that all sorts of every-day things (from light-bulbs to thermostats) are getting connected to your home network. I think it’s pretty sweet, because, in a lot of ways, connecting new “things” to the internet can… Read more »

Children’s eBook sales surge in 2014 in public libraries and schools through OverDrive

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Library spending on children’s, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive’s 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children’s titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. These popular children’s eBook titles are compatible with any device connected to a web browser,… Read more »