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An update regarding the problems with the recent OverDrive iOS app update

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We released OverDrive v3.5.0 for iOS on Monday, February 1, 2016. Among other things, this updated version of the app resolves long-standing issues related to saving audiobook position and syncing. Unfortunately, it also introduced a new bug that prevented some users from opening or using the app after updating. On Friday, February 5, 2016, we… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Go on a Blind Date with an eBook

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By Joey Garcia, Infortmation & Technology Librarian at the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library Recently we spoke with Joey Garcia of the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library about a unique marketing idea they’re using to promote their digital library. The library has started promoting their “Blind Dates with an eBook” to area students as a… Read more »

Save big on Chinese language content and win a Facebook Ad from OverDrive

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From now until March 8th libraries can save 25-50% on over 15,000 Chinese eBooks and audiobooks in OverDrive Marketplace. There you’ll find ready made collections of titles including Chinese culture, recipes, language learning and lists of the most popular content borrowed by patrons. These titles are perfect for reaching new users as they’ll speak to… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Hillsborough County Public Library’s innovative marketing leads to record checkouts

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By Brian Walton, Principal Librarian for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Recently I had the chance to chat with Brian Walton from Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library about the marketing strategy they used to set circulation records in December to surpass one million checkouts for the year. What follows is a conversation with Brian about how… Read more »

Celebrating Harry Potter Book Night!

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist If you follow us on social media or have had the chance to visit our Blue Sky Campus offices you are very aware that Team OverDrive adores all things Harry Potter. Therefore, it goes without saying that of course we’re celebrating Harry Potter Book Night! This amazing event… Read more »