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Macmillan’s full frontlist eBook collection to be available for U.S. and Canadian public libraries

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We are thrilled to announce that Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to OverDrive Marketplace for U.S. and Canadian public libraries. This is an expansion of their March 2013 eBook lending pilot, which included Macmillan eBooks published 12 or more months ago. With addition of the frontlist catalog, OverDrive libraries… Read more »

Vote for the next Big Library Read title!

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OverDrive is preparing for the next Big Library Read this coming October, and we are excited to invite you, your library staff, and your readers to help select the next Big Library Read title. October’s title will be in the Young Adult category, and thanks to participating publishers, there’s a great selection to choose from…. Read more »

The OverDrive Challenge results are in!

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The results are in, and we’re happy to announce and congratulate the libraries that participated in the OverDrive Challenge and increased circulation in the month of June by 25% or more from their previous best month on record. 25%-49% increase: Brown Library Hyannis Public Library Aurora Public Library Lockport Public Library Meaford Library Selwyn Library… Read more »

Six popular social media reading lists

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If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours reading through list after list on Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, HuffPost, and other wonderful time-killing sites. I’m sure your patrons are doing the same and then likely going to their local library with a determination to read every book on said lists. To keep up with demand and to… Read more »

Fixed layout brings beautiful picture books to your device

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At ALA’s annual conference earlier this month we demonstrated our brand new enhanced eBooks which provide a deeper and more expansive reading experience for your users. These EPUB3 titles use HTML5 allowing titles to be presented in a fixed layout format. What this means for your users is that young readers will be able to… Read more »

Kobo added to Affiliate Partnership Program for U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia

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Have you taken advantage of the benefits offered through our WIN Affiliate Program? Now is the perfect time to get started, with the exciting new addition of Kobo as an affiliate partner.Thousands of libraries are already participating in this free, opt-in service. You can offer your library patrons the option to purchase an eBook for… 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 »