Back to school checklist

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It’s back to school time again for our Northern Hemisphere school and library partners! We’re preparing for the new school year with a huge back to school sale to add some fresh content to your digital collection. We have also created some brand new marketing resources to welcome kids back to class in style. These… Read more »

Win a Digital Classroom!

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Attention educators! From September 1 through October 31, OverDrive will be running a first-of-its-kind sweepstakes that gives you the opportunity to win a digital classroom. In conjunction with our Back to School Sale and the introduction of OverDrive Novel Sets, your school has the opportunity to win a set of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook… Read more »

Survey says: About half of respondents use the library/OverDrive as their main source for audiobooks

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In a recent survey issued by BookRiot, their readers divulged their audiobook habits including how many of them listened to audiobooks in 2014 (89.7%, 934 respondents), preferred formats (digital), and the most popular place to get their audiobooks (library/OverDrive). The survey gives an interesting look at the BookRiot community’s preferences for listening to their favorite… Read more »

2014 Hugo Award winners

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On August 17 at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, the World Science Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards. The Hugo Awards are one of the most distinguished and celebrated science fiction awards, so make sure to have these titles in your digital collection!   BEST NOVEL – Ancillary Justice, by… Read more »

eHighlights: AUDIO Edition

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    Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and many more.     The Usual Suspects: Guaranteed Bestsellers   Paulo Coelho – Adultery, Books on Tape, read by Susan Denaker Mark Greaney – Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend(Campus series), Books on Tape, read by Scott Brick Greg Iles –The Quiet Game(Penn… Read more »

Amazon Fire Phone review

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After finding success with the Kindle Fire, Amazon has decided to dip their toes into the smartphone waters with the Fire Phone. Their newest offering is a phone running the Android-based Fire OS 3.5 on a 4.7 inch screen, with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB storage… Read more »

Action movies streaming through OverDrive

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They’ve been called movie eye candy by many. Besides a good comedy, they’re likely the most fun you’ll have watching a movie, and there’s no better time for them than now. Hollywood blockbusters and superhero movies fill the theater seats, and we can’t help but keep coming back for more. They’re action movies, and they’re… Read more »