Dr. Seuss eBooks now available for public and school library lending

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CLEVELAND—December 12, 2014—OverDrive, the leading digital media platform for libraries and schools, announced today that the best-selling children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format showcase beautifully displayed fixed-layout spreads and illustrations as seen in print… Read more »

Warner Bros. feature films now live as Streaming Video for U.S. and Canadian libraries

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CLEVELAND—December 9, 2014—OverDrive, the leading digital media provider to libraries and schools announced today that streaming video titles from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution are now available for library lending. Library partners in the OverDrive network in the U.S. and Canada can now offer their communities hundreds of Warner Bros. popular and award-winning movies in addition… Read more »

OverDrive adds more than 200 new publishers to global eBook catalog for schools and libraries

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Tens of millions of readers on six continents accessing OverDrive digital media in 40+ languages   Cleveland, Ohio, USA – October 8, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to libraries and schools, announced today that more than 200 publishers have joined the company’s network in 2014, 64 of which… Read more »

NOOK® and OverDrive Partner to Provide Digital Magazines and Newspapers to Libraries

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Hundreds of Leading Titles Including Better Homes & Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Taste of Home, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reader’s Digest, USA TODAY, The Washington Postand Many More Will Be Available to Download and Read   NEW YORK AND CLEVELAND – OCT 8, 2014 – NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble,… Read more »

RNIB launches OverDrive, a new digital audio library for people with sight loss

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Book Trade, September 16, 2014 Exciting new service allows users to download books, magazines and podcasts directly onto computers, smartphones and tablets The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched RNIB Overdrive, a simple and portable digital audio library service which will open up a greater range of titles to blind and partially… Read more »

OverDrive to Present 2014/2015 eBook Lending Roadmap at National Library Conference

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New content models and strategies for librarians to cost-effectively expand eBook collections, engage readers and drive discovery Cleveland – June26, 2014 – As the nation’s library professionals convene at the 2014 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, leading digital platform provider OverDrive will introduce and demonstrate its 2014/2015 eBook lending… Read more »

OverDrive signs deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution for streaming video lending through U.S. and Canadian libraries

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CLEVELAND—June 25, 2014—OverDrive, the leading digital media lending platform for libraries and schools, today announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer hundreds of popular streaming video titles to public and government library partners in the U.S. and Canada. This deal expands a growing collection of thousands of quality, in-demand streaming videos available… Read more »

New Popular Streaming Video and International eBook Catalogs Available to Libraries from OverDrive

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Cleveland OH USA – June 17, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading digital medial platform for readers to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video from their local library, today announced dozens of new digital supplier agreements. With a growing catalog of more than 10,000 streaming videos, OverDrive recently added well-known programs from National Geographic, Sesame… Read more »

EPUB3 and HTML5 Enhanced eBooks to be featured by OverDrive at BookExpo America

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Cleveland – May 27, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook supplier to booksellers, schools, and libraries announced today that OverDrive Read now supports a broad range of enhanced titles based on EPUB3. The leading browser-based eBook platform compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android tablets and smartphones now faithfully displays children’s picture… Read more »

Smashwords and OverDrive in Worldwide eBook Distribution Agreement

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May 20, 2014 – Cleveland, Ohio and Los Gatos, Calif. – OverDrive, the world’s largest library eBook platform, and Smashwords, the world’s largest distributor of self-published eBooks, today announced that 200,000 self-published titles will be available for public libraries in OverDrive’s global network. The Smashwords catalog features many of the world’s bestselling indie authors, including… Read more »

Over 2,100 new public, academic, and school libraries join OverDrive during first four months of 2014

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CLEVELAND – May 14, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading global eBook, audiobook, music and streaming video platform for libraries and schools, today announced that it has added 2,173 public, school, academic, and corporate libraries to its global network this year alone. As libraries and institutions seek lending services for eBooks, OverDrive is overwhelmingly selected as… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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CLEVELAND – May 12, 2014 – OverDrive, the world’s leading digital platform for libraries and schools, today announced a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide…. Read more »

OverDrive adds Pearson eText titles to leading digital library lending platform

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Latest edition instructional materials available for the first time for schools, colleges and public libraries CLEVELAND—March 13, 2014—OverDrive announced today that it will now offer more than 100 eText titles from Pearson to its worldwide network of K-12 schools, colleges and public libraries through a distribution agreement signed by the companies. The agreement will allow… Read more »

OverDrive acquires popular marketplace for K-12 educational materials

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TeachersNotebook.com provides teacher-created resources to more than 500,000 educators CLEVELAND—March 3, 2014—OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own “shop” where others may purchase their original… Read more »

Macmillan expands its eBook catalog to U.S. and Canadian schools

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More than 12,000 eBook titles now available for K-12 through the OverDrive platform CLEVELAND—February 26, 2014—OverDrive, the leading global platform for eBook lending in schools and libraries, announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and Canada. Macmillan previously offered 640 eBooks to schools in the U.S…. Read more »

New award-winning titles and familiar access models now available to libraries with OverDrive Streaming Video

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Popular feature films, TV shows, documentaries and educational titles join the streaming video lending service for libraries and schools   CLEVELAND – January 23, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, video and music for libraries and schools, today announced that several thousand TV shows and feature films have been added to its… Read more »

Readers Rate OverDrive Best eBook App for Libraries and Schools

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Top Performing App Outranks Competition With User Experience and Device Compatibility   CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwired – Jan 22, 2014) – OverDrive announced today that their eBook and audiobook app is the highest-rated among its library competition as rated in app stores by tens of thousands of users. The OverDrive app enables users to discover, sample and… Read more »

OverDrive to demo enhanced eBooks at American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

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EPUB3 and HTML5 open standards enable interactive children’s and educational titles for reader engagement   CLEVELAND—JANUARY 21, 2014—As thousands of librarians convene in Philadelphia this weekend, OverDrive, the global leader in digital content for libraries and schools, will demonstrate interactive children’s eBooks with dozens of “app-like” features based on industry-standard EPUB3 and other formats. In… Read more »

Simon & Schuster and OverDrive in Pilot to Bring eBooks to Public Libraries

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Full catalog of Simon & Schuster eBook titles is now available to select libraries through OverDrive   NEW YORK and CLEVELAND – January 16, 2014 – Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, and OverDrive, the premier eBook distributor for libraries, today announced a pilot launch of the Simon & Schuster eBook… Read more »

Libraries Reach 102 Million Digital Checkouts During Record-Breaking 2013

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2014 to Feature Enhanced eBooks and New Technology to Further Drive Digital Reader Engagement   CLEVELAND, OH–January 14, 2014–OverDrive announced today that 2013 was a banner year for libraries and schools with record numbers in digital engagement. Available eBook and audiobook titles, website visitors, eBook discovery and digital checkouts all increased substantially over 2012. A… Read more »

Libraries exceed 1 million digital checkouts in 2013 through OverDrive collection

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CLEVELAND – December 23 – OverDrive, the leading eBook, audiobook, music and video distributor for schools and libraries, announced today that six standalone partner libraries have surpassed 1 million digital checkouts from their OverDrive collection in 2013. The libraries all experienced significant year-over-year growth in borrowed digital titles. The following libraries made the 2013 Million… Read more »

McGraw-Hill Professional teams with OverDrive to offer eBooks to public libraries and schools

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NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 2013 – McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, education, technical and medical communities, and OverDrive, the world’s largest eBook, audiobook, music and video lending service for schools and libraries, announced today that McGraw-Hill Professional’s eBook catalog is now available for… Read more »

Schools adopt and integrate eBooks at an accelerating rate

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Student engagement skyrockets with OverDrive’s new features and design Cleveland, Ohio, November 14—eBooks are being used by millions of students in schools all over the world. Research and the latest data from OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and audiobooks to schools and libraries, shows that students are engaging more than ever with devices such… Read more »

OverDrive Media Stations engage eBook and audiobook readers inside the library

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Readers of all ages can’t keep their hands off eBook catalogs at library touchscreen stations Cleveland, Ohio, November 12—OverDrive announced today that its “inside the library” eBook, audiobook, music and video sampling and checkout terminal, OverDrive Media Station, is now broadly available. Launched as a pilot program earlier this year with 50 public library systems… Read more »

OverDrive debuts Streaming Video service to libraries and schools

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Cleveland, Ohio—November 20, 2013—OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to libraries and schools, announced today that the Streaming Video lending service has launched in its first pilot at Los Angeles Public Library (http://lapl.lib.overdrive.com). The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on… Read more »

OverDrive reports record international expansion for 2013

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Global eBook distributor adds 500+ publishers, libraries, schools, booksellers to network Frankfurt, Germany, at the Frankfurter Buchmesse—October 8—Today at the Frankfurt Book Fair, OverDrive, the largest worldwide distributor of eBooks to libraries, schools and booksellers, released data revealing record growth in its international footprint. By adding thousands of non-English in-copyright titles, the company’s catalog has… Read more »

2013 National Book Festival to Feature Digital Bookmobile

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Interactive eBook exhibit brings National Tour to Washington’s National Mall Washington, D.C.—National Book Festival—September 20— At the 2013 National Book Festival this weekend (Sept. 21 and 22), eBooks will again be a featured part of the celebration. Millions of students and library patrons around the country are borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from libraries and schools,… Read more »

2nd Big Library Read Launches with Popular Children’s eBook

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Schools join Public Libraries to create global reading groups with eBook and eAudiobook Cleveland—September 18, 2013 – Today, more than 6,500 libraries and schools around the world are participating in the 2nd Big Library Read, a two-week program launched this week that enables millions of library patrons and students to simultaneously access and read a… Read more »

Softlink and OverDrive further plans for deep eContent integration

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Softlink and OverDrive have announced deep API integration of OverDrive services into Softlink’s leading knowledge, content and library management solutions for schools and special libraries. Softlink Chief Operating Officer Nathan Godfrey said Softlink was excited about extending the partnership with OverDrive, the global leader in eBook distribution, to provide innovations for the digital marketplace. The… Read more »

OverDrive to Demo eBook Station at BookExpo America

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Touchscreen display enables in-store browsing and buying of eBooks and MP3 audiobooks BookExpo America 2013, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – May 28, 2013 – OverDrive, the world’s leading multichannel distributor of eBooks and MP3 audiobooks, today announced that it will demonstrate OverDrive Media Station at BookExpo America (BEA).  Designed to merchandise and sell… Read more »

Big Library Read eBook Event Rolls Out

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Thousands of Libraries Worldwide Participating in Pilot Program Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the Big Library Read, a two-week pilot program launched yesterday that enables millions of library patrons to simultaneously access and read a single eBook title until June 1, 2013. The selected… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Availability of Hachette Book Group eBooks

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Bestselling Hachette Book Group titles will be available for library and school lending via OverDrive Cleveland—May 1, 2013—Hachette Book Group, one of the largest and most successful publishers in the world, will make its entire digital catalog of more than 5,000 eBooks available to libraries and schools via OverDrive. Beginning May 8, loyal readers at… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Opening of World Headquarters

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Global distributor of eBooks to libraries, schools & booksellers unveils Blue Sky Campus in Cleveland Cleveland—April 9, 2013—OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries, schools and booksellers, will celebrate the grand opening of its Blue Sky Campus and World Headquarters tomorrow with a special event for partners, vendors and members of the… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Library eBook Leaders for 2012

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Libraries in the U.S., Canada and Australia lead with campaigns for discovery of eBooks and authors Cleveland—March 13, 2013—Today OverDrive released data highlighting the libraries and schools within its worldwide network achieving the greatest growth and exposure for their eBook and audiobook catalogs. During 2012, hundreds of millions of online visitors turned to their libraries’… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile Kicks Off 2013 School and Library Tour

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Traveling exhibit showcases growing popularity of school and library eBooks and audiobooks (Los Angeles, Calif.)—February 6, 2013—The 2013 Digital Bookmobile North American Tour launches today at California’s Ventura County Library. Sponsored by OverDrive—the leading provider of eBook-lending platforms to schools and libraries—the Digital Bookmobile is beginning its sixth year of raising awareness for digital collections… Read more »

Reading on the Nintendo WiiU

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A post on the OverDrive blog yesterday reminded me that you don’t actually need an “app” to read ebooks anymore; there are any number of ways to read ebooks in web browsers (The Digital Reader). Read more »

Macmillan Launching Library eBook Pilot with OverDrive

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Bestselling Macmillan titles will be available for library lending via OverDrive (Cleveland, OH) – January 25, 2013 – Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest and best-known international publishing groups, announced today an agreement to make a collection of popular eBooks available to libraries via OverDrive before the end of the first quarter. Under the pilot… Read more »