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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 »

Collection Highlights: Around the World

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Collection Highlights: Around the World is the latest installment of our collection highlights series, where we deliver the inside scoop on hot titles from around the world that are now available or coming soon to OverDrive Marketplace. This month, we take you on a global tour of new OverDrive content, stopping to visit our recently… Read more »

Marketplace updates: Circulation Activity report

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On May 27, OverDrive released Marketplace update v2.5.2, a noteworthy release with loads of new features and bug fixes. The update brought about some exciting new features to Marketplace, such as the new “Self published” shopping area for self-published content, new faceting search tools for consortia and Advantage members, and the remodeled “Circulation activity” and… Read more »

Simon & Schuster eBooks: Coming soon for all OverDrive U.S. public library partners

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  Simon & Schuster has announced that they are expanding their eBook lending program, and OverDrive can prepare to supply their eBook catalog to all U.S. public libraries. A requirement to add Simon & Schuster eBook titles for library lending is that each title must have a “Buy-it-Now” option on the page alongside Borrow or… Read more »