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Children’s eBook sales surge in 2014 in public libraries and schools through OverDrive

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Library spending on children’s, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive’s 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children’s titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. These popular children’s eBook titles are compatible with any device connected to a web browser,… Read more »

Prepare your school’s digital library for the holiday rush

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The holiday season is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for school library websites. To help you prepare, the Account Specialists from the School Partner Services team share some of their tips for a successful holiday season: 1. Holiday promotional resources: Get your students into the holiday spirit and share a reminder that… Read more »

Be entered to win a prize while shopping the biggest content sale of the year!

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‘Tis the season for giving, and OverDrive is taking part by giving away hundreds of brand new devices and Facebook marketing credits to say “thank you” for being great library and school partners. Every purchase order submitted at OverDrive Marketplace from November 17 through January 11, will automatically receive one entry into the 2014-2015 Holiday… Read more »

On Books and family…

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Recently I was helping my aunt move furniture into a new home from the one my father’s family had grown up in. While taking a break, I was given the opportunity to take some of my grandmother’s possessions home with me if I wanted. My grandmother passed away when I was in college, but for… Read more »