Penguin eBooks’ download to Kindle just got easier

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As we reported yesterday, Penguin eBooks are now available in the OverDrive Marketplace.  Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks… Read more »

OverDrive end user survey results – Spring 2013

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Earlier this year, OverDrive surveyed 70,000 end users around the world to learn how they interact with their library’s digital collection. This survey offers insight into who eBook users are and how they are using digital titles. At Digipalooza, OverDrive shared the survey results and we’re excited to share them with those who couldn’t attend… Read more »

New Nexus 7 (2013) review

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The new Nexus 7 has the highest ppi screen (323) on the market. It’s easier to hold than a paper-back book, and it’s responsive as heck. Put all that together, and you’ve got one killer device.   For reading, it’s nigh impossible to beat the new Nexus 7. Seriously, the screen and features are just… Read more »

Big Library Read is coming soon!

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Last week we announced the new Big Library Read initiative as a joint effort between Sourcebooks, OverDrive and public libraries worldwide.  It’s a unique program (May 15-June 1) designed to unite the world in reading the same eBook title at the same time and to demonstrate the influence library patrons can have. We already know… Read more »

OverDrive and III announce plans for deep API integration

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  This week, OverDrive and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (“III”) agreed on plans for deep API integration of OverDrive services into III products, including Sierra and Encore Discovery Services Platform.  Building on the success of the first round of OverDrive APIs, the coming API updates will include the ability to check out and place a hold… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Opening of World Headquarters

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Today, OverDrive announced the opening of its new world headquarters, Blue Sky Campus, in Garfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.  A special event celebrating the opening is planned for tomorrow (Wednesday, April 10) and many area librarians, school representatives, partner suppliers and vendors will attend.  In addition, community leaders, such as Garfield Heights Mayor… Read more »

Responding to Demand, Maryland Library Recommits to Digital

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Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library has kicked its digital initiative into high gear, thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. With the new funding, the 22-branch library system is expanding the selection of eBooks and audiobooks available in its OverDrive-powered Pratt eLibrary, investing in Sony eReaders to lend to patrons,… Read more »

Previewing the Big Books of Autumn

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Ah, fall. Youngsters head back to school, the pumpkin-spice latte makes its anticipated return, and forgotten sweaters begin to peek out of dresser drawers. And on the heels of all of this comes the unrelenting flurry of new releases from big-time authors and newbies alike. Fall 2012 is looking to be a banner season for… Read more »

Harry Potter eBooks Cast Spell on Libraries & Schools

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Here’s big news for Harry Potter fans: OverDrive has reached an agreement with Pottermore, the home of Harry Potter eBooks, to become the exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distributor to public and school libraries for J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful series. For the first time ever, readers will be able to access digital versions of… Read more »