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 »

Smashwords and OverDrive in Worldwide eBook Distribution Agreement

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OverDrive, the world’s largest library eBook platform, and Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of self-published eBooks, today announced that 200,000 self-published titles will be available for public libraries in OverDrive’s global network. The Smashwords catalog features many of the world’s bestselling indie authors, including numerous New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The Smashwords catalog… Read more »

Over 2,100 new public, academic, and school libraries join OverDrive during first four months of 2014

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Today we announced that OverDrive has added 2,173 public, school, academic, and corporate libraries to its global network this year alone. As libraries and institutions seek lending services for eBooks, OverDrive is overwhelmingly selected as a vendor with more than 90 percent of U.S. libraries and a growing number of schools partnering with OverDrive. A… Read more »

Scholastic adds 900 eBook titles to OverDrive Marketplace

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We’re excited to announce the addition of over 900 Scholastic titles to OverDrive Marketplace. These new titles include bestsellers like the Hunger Games, R.L. Stine’s classic Goosebumps series, the incredibly popular Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows, the Chronicles of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo as well as a large selection from The… Read more »

Great news for UK: HarperCollins Ltd. now available!

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We are excited to announce the availability of more than 5,000 titles from HarperCollins Ltd. for our U.K. customers, including public, school, and university libraries. HarperCollins is one of the world’s best known publishers, and OverDrive has been working hard on making their titles available to all of our customers. The terms for the titles… Read more »

Penguin eBooks’ download to Kindle just got easier

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As we reported yesterday, Penguin eBooks are now available in the OverDrive Marketplace.  Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks… Read more »

Hachette eBooks are here!

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Just last week we announced that Hachette Book Group, one of the world’s leading publishers, has agreed to make its entire digital catalog of eBooks available to libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada. Please reference our press release for more information about Hachette eBook availability via OverDrive.   We go live tomorrow (Wednesday,… Read more »

Hachette eBooks to be available May 8

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This morning, we announced the exciting news that one of the world’s leading publishers, Hachette Book Group, will make its entire digital catalog of more than 5,000 eBooks available to libraries and schools via OverDrive.  Beginning May 8, loyal readers at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada will have access to popular… Read more »