A message to our library and school partners from Steve Potash

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[this letter was sent via email on the morning of March 19, 2015] Dear OverDrive Library & School Partners, OverDrive announced today that Rakuten, Inc. has agreed to acquire OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, our private equity partner and majority owner since 2010.   In a few weeks after the sale is complete, we will be… Read more »

You can now add Disney streaming videos to your digital library!

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Team OverDrive is incredibly delighted to announce the addition of streaming videos from The Walt Disney Studios for your OverDrive digital collection. Each of us has fond Disney memories from Tinker Bell flying around Cinderella’s castle to watching intently and trying to find hidden Mickey Mouse ears. All of your patrons can now make these… Read more »

Stop the presses! OverDrive now offers popular magazines and newspapers

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We are excited to announce that we, along with Barnes & Noble NOOK®, now offer more than 1,000 popular magazines and newspapers for digital lending through our library partners in the U.S. The collection includes the best coverage of the top 200 circulating U.S. magazines such as Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, The New Yorker,… Read more »

OverDrive and HP collaborate to provide eBooks to students on new devices

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OverDrive and HP are working together to bring eBook and digital audiobooks to K-12 classrooms. HP recently announced Education Edition tablets and notebook, designed specifically for classroom learning and 1-to-1 education plans, will be preloaded with the HP School Pack*, a suite of instructional tools to help teachers and students learn more efficiently. These tools… Read more »

NOOK® and OverDrive partner to provide digital magazines and newspapers to libraries

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NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), and OverDrive, the leading eBook platform for libraries, today announced a new partnership to enable public libraries to provide readers with access to hundreds of the most popular digital magazines and newspapers from the NOOK Newsstand®. Utilizing OverDrive platforms integrated with library catalogs, library… Read more »

OverDrive signs deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution for streaming video lending through U.S. and Canadian libraries

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OverDrive today announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer hundreds of popular streaming video titles to public and government library partners in the U.S. and Canada. This deal expands a growing collection of thousands of quality, in-demand streaming videos available through OverDrive, and reinforces the value of an unmatched catalog on one… Read more »

Grove/Atlantic eBooks are now live

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OverDrive is excited to offer more than 900 Grove/Atlantic eBooks, now live and available for purchase in Marketplace. Grove/Atlantic is an American independent publisher whose notable authors include: Samuel Beckett, Mark Bowden, William S. Burroughs, Candace Bushnell, Charles Frazier, Jim Harrison, Michael Tolkin, Sherman Alexie, John Kennedy Toole, Joyce Carol Oates and many more. Please… Read more »

Penguin Canada eBooks Now Available for Canadian Public Libraries!

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OverDrive is excited to announce the launch of Penguin Canada titles for our Canadian library customers. As of today, over 600 titles under a 12 month lending model are now live in Marketplace just waiting to be discovered and procured for your patrons. There really is something for everyone, including bestsellers from some of the… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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We are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide. In addition, the new venture extends the OverDrive platform and catalog of more… Read more »