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 »

Nelson Mandela: 7/18/18 – 12/5/13

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“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which… Read more »

Remembering JFK

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  Today, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the United States remembers the life, leadership, and legacy of our beloved 35th President. The circumstances surrounding the assassination still continue to fascinate, and in many cases, divide us as it may never be solved to everyone’s contentment. Regardless of whether you… Read more »

Remembering Lou Reed

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  The world lost a groundbreaking musician last week when Lou Reed – guitarist, vocalist, principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and rock music pioneer – passed away at age 71. Known for his poetic lyrics, avant-garde style, and deadpan voice, Reed’s massive influence can be seen through nearly 50 years of rock music. You… Read more »

OverDrive reports record international growth at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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This week members from Team OverDrive, including CEO Steve Potash, are at the Frankfurt Book Fair, offering exciting new data about the company’s international growth.  By adding thousands of non-English in-copyright titles, OverDrive’s catalog has surpassed 1.8 million digital offerings. We’ve also added more than 100 publishers from 18 nations, including Hardie Grant Publishing (Australia),… Read more »