OverDrive adds 500 new publishers to global eBook catalog for schools and libraries

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Enhanced eBooks using EPUB3 and HTML5 enable publishers to grow sales LONDON — April 11, 2016 –  OverDrive, the industry-leading platform for eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to libraries and schools, continues to expand internationally as new channel partners launch in Germany, China, Denmark, the Middle East, Japan and South America. With the addition of… Read more »

OverDrive Reports 2016 Digital Library Trends for Public Libraries

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Circulation Growth for Children’s and Young Adult eBooks Outperform Adult Genres   DENVER — April 6, 2016 –As the nation’s public librarians meet at the 2016 Public Library Association (PLA) Conference this week, industry-leading eBook and audiobook provider OverDrive will present 2016 Digital Library Trends in booth #603.  Public libraries’ digital catalogs are on pace for another… Read more »

Cityread London’s Ten Days now available as an eBook from public libraries

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Month-long program allows readers to borrow the eBook via OverDrive app   LONDON — March 31, 2016 –  OverDrive, the industry-leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools, has teamed up with Cityread London for the first time to get this year’s featured book, Ten Days by Gillian Slovo, in eBook format for local public library authorities. Cityread… Read more »

Book Industry Executive Steve Rosato Joins OverDrive

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BookExpo America former director brings international experience to drive OverDrive’s expansion CLEVELAND — March 21, 2016 – OverDrive today announced that Steve Rosato has joined the team as an International Business Development Executive to accelerate OverDrive’s global expansion. For the past 18 years, Steve was a leading diplomat for the book and publishing industry with… Read more »

American Sniper selected for Big Library Read, the World’s Largest Library Book Club

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Memoir of U.S. Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, will be available as free eBook and audiobook plus a podcast interview with his widow   CLEVELAND— March 17, 2016 – For a two week period, American Sniper will be available for millions of readers worldwide in the largest digital book club through libraries. Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a… Read more »

OverDrive Launches QuickStart eBook Collection to Promote Reading in Elementary Schools

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Teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline CLEVELAND — March 14, 2016 — OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers. To promote reading, encourage digital learning and support literacy goals, OverDrive is partnering with award-winning… Read more »

Schools across the country are moving their novel study programs from print to digital

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The Book Thief, The Giver among most popular digital novels in schools  At the FETC Annual Conference, ORLANDO, FL— January 12, 2016– eBooks, as well as digital audiobooks, have become a vital component to promote reading and support literacy goals in nearly 13,000 schools and districts in 50 countries. Educators are increasing integration and creative… Read more »

Record Number of Libraries Surpass One Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2015

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Digital book lending continues significant growth, with audiobooks increasing fastest BOSTON— January 07, 2016 — Librarians across the nation are celebrating the record-setting pace that their digital collections are lending as they convene at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference, January 8-11, 2015.  OverDrive announced today that among the hundreds of libraries across North America… Read more »

Library Readers Borrow Record Numbers of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2015

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Growth of Digital Audiobook Lending Outpaces eBook Lending CLEVELAND — January 05, 2016 — 2015 was a banner year for libraries with record numbers of readers turning to their local library to borrow and download popular eBooks and audiobooks. OverDrive, the industry leader for digital book lending serving over 90 percent of the nation’s libraries,… Read more »

Seven reasons why schools are using digital audiobooks with students every day

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CLEVELAND, December 3, 2015 – These days, technology and classroom are two words that go hand in hand. More schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students by leveraging eBook and audiobook technology to support instruction in the classroom. Nearly 13,000 schools and districts work with OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for… Read more »

Popular eBooks and audiobooks for Veteran’s Day

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Saluting our veterans with great reads from your local library Who: OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries and schools is celebrating the brave men and women who put their country before themselves. What: View OverDrive’s list of popular eBooks and audiobooks that patrons can borrow from their local library that represents the bravery and… Read more »

Read-Along eBooks growing in popularity at local libraries

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“Most borrowed library eBooks” include Read-Along titles and popular Halloween books CLEVELAND, October 21, 2015 –eBooks have long been a common format for reading, and digital enhancements with sound and motion are becoming more common as well.  Since being introduced to libraries last year, circulation of Read-Along eBooks (synchronized audio and text, also known as… Read more »

OverDrive’s Global eBook Catalog for Schools Continues Tremendous Growth

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Content from multiple publishers meeting students’ and educators’ digital needs in the classroom   CLEVELAND, October 14, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that more than 54,000 new eBook and audiobook titles have been added to their school catalog in 2015. Supplementing an industry-leading assortment of more than 2… Read more »

More than 300,000 digital titles added to industry-leading global eBook catalog

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Top publishers and authors from more than a dozen countries join the OverDrive catalog FRANKFURT, October 13, 2015 – As the world’s authors and publishers convene in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, leading digital content provider OverDrive announced global expansion with institutional buyers now in more than 50 countries. To meet increasing… Read more »

Worldwide Library eBook Reading Club Kicks Off

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Simultaneous Access to Two Popular Young Adult eBook Titles Now Available   CLEVELAND, October 8, 2015 – More than 30,000 libraries and schools are participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club. Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. For the first time,… Read more »

Public Libraries Evolving to Meet Readers’ Needs in the Digital Age

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Survey of 17,000 patrons shows library eBook borrowing on the rise, especially on mobile devices CLEVELAND, September 30, 2015 – As the needs of communities change, public libraries have adapted to a world where more information lives in digital form, accessible anytime and anywhere. With 95 percent of U.S. libraries now offering eBooks and audiobooks,… Read more »

Millions of Students Using eBooks as Learning Tool in Schools

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CLEVELAND, September 17, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that nearly 13,000 schools and districts representing more than five million students from 41 countries have access to digital books this school year. Over the past nine months, nearly 1,600 new schools and districts adopted OverDrive as their digital content… Read more »