EPUB Travel Guides Have Arrived!

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The days of PDF only travel guides are gone, start stocking your digital shelves with EPUB travel guides today.  If your patron’s find themselves in the UK and uh-oh! no travel guide, they can 1-2-3, login to your mobile site, check out one these new EPUB travel guides, and download it to their iPads, iPhones,… Read more »

Register now for the next Community Outreach Training

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Beat the heat and stay in the air-conditioning to attend the next Community Outreach training on Thursday, August 4th, at 2:00 pm EDT. This session, open to all OverDrive library partners, shares easy and cost-effective practices for introducing new users to your OverDrive service. Let your creativity come out to play! Whitby Public Library in… Read more »

Digipalooza is almost here! #digip11

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Hey Digipalooza-goers! Digipalooza starts tomorrow, July 28 and runs through Sunday, July 31. Team OverDrive is excited to welcome 450 librarians and publishers to our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. We have a jam-packed weekend of conference sessions led by leading librarians from across the country, and we’ll kick off on Friday morning with the session “Managing the eBook… Read more »

Coming Soon: ContentWire for Kids & Teens

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As the demand for content in all genres and subjects rapidly grows, so too does the need for children’s and teen selectors to be aware of what’s newly available from OverDrive.  You’ve asked, and we’ve listened.  Starting in August, we will debut a new version of ContentWire, one just for kids and teens content! This monthly newsletter… Read more »

Publisher and retail promotional opportunities: Content Reserve

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When you login to Content Reserve, you probably notice a featured publisher, retailer, and library along the right-hand side. There are also four featured titles along the bottom, displaying each jacket, creator, publisher, and more. OverDrive provides several promotional opportunities for our publisher and retail partners, one of which is being a featured supplier or… Read more »

Training Month 2011 – Registration Now Open!

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Register now for OverDrive’s Training Month 2011 … a perfect opportunity to learn what’s new for your OverDrive service, plus get a refresher on the basics.  This program is free to staff members of OverDrive partners.  No travel is required … all you need is a computer (with headphones or speakers) to attend. Our core… Read more »

Guest Blog: Creating a signature content experience for device manufacturers

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Are you a device manufacturer looking for profitable–and forward-thinking–content services? Chris Rechtsteiner, Chief Marketing Officer for Page Foundry, Inc., describes how his company can help turn device owners into recurring customers with a white-label content platform. May you live in interesting times. The beginning of a curse or a heartfelt blessing? Whichever way you see this… Read more »

Subscription platform offers opportunity for yearly revenue

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More than a dozen publishers, including Crabtree Publishing, Encyclopedia Brittanica, and Lonely Planet, have joined other suppliers like Disney, PBS, Blackstone Audio, and Liquid Comics in adding a subscription platform for simultaneous use (or Max Access) content to OverDrive’s publisher portal, Content Reserve. These ‘always available’ titles offer additional exposure for content and authors, as… Read more »