Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like on the importance of libraries

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This week, the American Library Association will host its annual conference in Chicago and OverDrive will be on hand to share the latest innovations in digital reading. Before we head to the Windy City for this yearly celebration of library love however, our Professional Book Nerds interviewed Kyle Cassidy about the importance of libraries in… Read more »

Digipalooza welcomes author Kelly Corrigan

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist With less than two months until Digipalooza, we are hard at work planning to make this conference the best yet! We are proud to announce the latest addition to the Digipalooza 2017 program: a live interview with bestselling memoirist Kelly Corrigan, hosted by the Professional Book Nerds Podcast. Kelly… Read more »

Blinded by Science: Big Library Read is back with The Other Einstein

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Discover the fascinating life of Mitza Maric, an incredible scientist whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow. Now through June 26th, users at participating libraries around the world can borrow The Other Einstein without any wait lists or holds as our most recent Big Library Read kicks off with Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of… Read more »

Love is Love

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing & Communications Specialist June has long been known as LGBT Pride Month, a celebration demonstrating how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end… Read more »

Curate your way to a $500 Content Credit

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Seeking all creative curators! If you used the curate feature in OverDrive Marketplace, you’ve probably come up with a funny, intellectual, quippy and/or outright genius title for your collections a time or two. Or perhaps you’ve been waiting for such an occasion as a Curated Collection Naming Contest to… Read more »

OverDrive to Offer Cost-per-Circ Model for eBooks and Audiobooks to Library and School Partners

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Simon & Schuster Audio, Baker Publishing and Lerner Publishing among the first to provide libraries and schools additional options to manage their digital book collections By: Hadie Bartholomew, OverDrive Communications Manager  OverDrive has played a pivotal role in digital library lending and its development by delivering trusted services since the early 2000s. And throughout digital’s… Read more »

A love letter to books

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist Stephen King describes books as, “Uniquely portable magic.” That may be true, but I like to think of them as kindling, metaphorically of course. Each book you read is cholk-full of bits of kindling for taking your brain anywhere. When you find a spark, a nugget of… Read more »