Retro Read eBooks: ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

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Each month the OverDrive team will be choosing a classic title to feature that we feel is a Must-Have for all collections.  In our debut post, we’ve chosen Jack Kerouac’s influential novel On the Road. Often called one of the most important English language novels of all time, On the Road is a semi-autobiographical tale… Read more »

Top 25 Project Gutenberg eBook Titles (US Edition)

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When Michael Hart endeavored to create Project Gutenberg 40 years ago, he probably did not envision the No. 1 downloaded title being the Kama Sutra, but a surprising search revealed just that. Project Gutenberg is an expansive set of free eBooks, digitized and assembled by Hart (who, incidentally, is the inventor of the eBook) when… Read more »

eBooks to help put your fruits and veggies to use

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Make like the Pilgrims and harvest! Or purchase! Whatever floats your boat (Pilgrims… boat…see what I did there since they arrived on a boat…haha?) Ok as you all know, summer is coming to a tragic close and with that comes frosty weather and frozen tundra. Don’t let your fruits and veggies go to waste! Now,… Read more »

Congratulations to OverDrive’s Digies Award library winners!

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In 2006, OverDrive created the Digital Pioneer Award (also know as the Digies Award), which is awarded to partner libraries that have shown excellence and leadership in delivering digital media to their communities through successful collection development, staff training, and promotion. We are delighted to announce the 2011 winning libraries that were recognized at OverDrive’s… Read more »

Print to Screen: The Help

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Promote The Help inside your library with this poster: Click to download. From the first “Miss Aibi” to Skeeter’s final snarky remark, The Help is a tour de force of laughter, history, humility, but most of all, strength. After more than 60 rejections, Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel was finally published in 2009 by Penguin Books. … Read more »

Publisher promotional opportunity: ContentWire for Children’s & Young Adult Selectors

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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.  They’ve asked, and we’ve listened.  Starting this week, we will debut a new version of ContentWire, one just for kids and teens content! This monthly newsletter… Read more »

OverDrive’s 2011 Outreach Program contest winners

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Drumroll, please! The winners are in for the 2011 Outreach Program Contest! On behalf of Team OverDrive, I’d like to thank all the libraries that participated this year. The winning libraries were recognized at  Digipalooza and each received a collection credit and an award certificate. I’d like to congratulate the following libraries: Grand Prize Winner:… Read more »