The power of “word of mouth” is truly amazing. As we continue to expand our presence in K-12 schools, we’ve noticed that many of our new school partners first learned about our eBook platform from their friends working at other school and public libraries (or from their own experiences using their local library’s digital collection). We sincerely appreciate the referrals, and this year, we’re showing that appreciation in the form of content credits and other incentives.


Through April 30, any library or school that refers a school that ultimately signs as a customer will receive a content credit of up to $250* and the chance to win a new iPad.


Here’s how the 2013 School Referral Bonus Program works:

  •  Refer a neighboring school or district by sending an email to Please provide a contact name, title, school name, email address and phone number. Be sure to include your name and contact information, as well. The referred school may also contact us directly.
  • If the referred school signs up for an OverDrive eBook Lending Library by April 30, 2013, we’ll reward your school or library with a bonus content credit of up to $250* and the chance to win an iPad.
  • We’ll select the winner of the iPad by May 15 from all qualifying schools and libraries and issue the content credit within 30 days of the launch of the referred school’s eBook library.


If you have any questions about the 2013 School Referral Bonus Program, please contact


Thanks for your partnership, and keep those referrals coming!


Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.


*We’ll award content credits based on the size of the referred school. If the school has more than 2,000 full-time equivalent students, the credit will be $250; if less than 2,000 FTE students, the credit will be $125.


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