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 »

UPDATED 10/13/14: OverDrive’s statement about Adobe Digital Editions privacy concerns

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UPDATE: 10/13/14 at 4:40 PM EDT In response to questions raised by our library partners about the Adobe Digital Editions privacy concerns, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash met with Adobe product management at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Adobe’s product manager reported that the company will soon release an update to Adobe Digital Editions 4 to address… Read more »

NOOK® and OverDrive partner to provide digital magazines and newspapers to libraries

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NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), and OverDrive, the leading eBook platform for libraries, today announced a new partnership to enable public libraries to provide readers with access to hundreds of the most popular digital magazines and newspapers from the NOOK Newsstand®. Utilizing OverDrive platforms integrated with library catalogs, library… Read more »

OverDrive adds more than 200 new publishers to Global eBook catalog for schools and libraries

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OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to libraries and schools, announced today that more than 200 publishers have joined the company’s network in 2014, 64 of which represent partners outside of North America. Now offering content in 40 languages in more than 50 countries, OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint… Read more »

Embedded samples and digital discovery

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Earlier this month at the ALA Annual Conference, we demonstrated OverDrive eBook embedded samples on websites like Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. The purpose of these partnerships is to continue to drive new patrons to the library through discovery of the eBooks you provide. Our embedded samples can be placed on any website, social media page,… Read more »

OverDrive to Present 2014/2015 eBook Lending Roadmap at National Library Conference

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As the nation’s library professionals convene at the 2014 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, leading digital platform provider OverDrive will introduce and demonstrate its 2014/2015 eBook lending roadmap. OverDrive team members will brief librarians on plans to launch a series of content, end-user and platform enhancements over the coming… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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We are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide. In addition, the new venture extends the OverDrive platform and catalog of more… Read more »

Over 2,100 new public, academic, and school libraries join OverDrive during first four months of 2014

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Today we announced that OverDrive has added 2,173 public, school, academic, and corporate libraries to its global network this year alone. As libraries and institutions seek lending services for eBooks, OverDrive is overwhelmingly selected as a vendor with more than 90 percent of U.S. libraries and a growing number of schools partnering with OverDrive. A… Read more »