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Survey says: About half of respondents use the library/OverDrive as their main source for audiobooks

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In a recent survey issued by BookRiot, their readers divulged their audiobook habits including how many of them listened to audiobooks in 2014 (89.7%, 934 respondents), preferred formats (digital), and the most popular place to get their audiobooks (library/OverDrive). The survey gives an interesting look at the BookRiot community’s preferences for listening to their favorite… Read more »

2014 Hugo Award winners

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On August 17 at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, the World Science Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards. The Hugo Awards are one of the most distinguished and celebrated science fiction awards, so make sure to have these titles in your digital collection!   BEST NOVEL – Ancillary Justice, by… Read more »

Amazon Fire Phone review

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After finding success with the Kindle Fire, Amazon has decided to dip their toes into the smartphone waters with the Fire Phone. Their newest offering is a phone running the Android-based Fire OS 3.5 on a 4.7 inch screen, with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB storage… Read more »

Action movies streaming through OverDrive

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They’ve been called movie eye candy by many. Besides a good comedy, they’re likely the most fun you’ll have watching a movie, and there’s no better time for them than now. Hollywood blockbusters and superhero movies fill the theater seats, and we can’t help but keep coming back for more. They’re action movies, and they’re… Read more »

Have you signed up for the OverDrive streaming video webinar?

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There’s still time to register for OverDrive’s Streaming Video webinar, taking place this Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Join us for a free, informative webinar to learn how the streaming video lending service from OverDrive benefits your library or school. We’ll go over the details of the service, what the different lending models… Read more »

Huge content sale now live!

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The biggest content sale of the year is going on right now! Just in time for our Northern Hemisphere partners to prepare for back to school, and our Southern Hemisphere partners to get a mid-year digital catalog boost, we are offering major discounts on tens of thousands of titles. Starting today, August 15, through September… Read more »