By: Jim Monastra, OverDrive Account Specialist. 

You are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Readers’ Advisory project, “Armchair Explorers.” We’ll be featuring titles about adventure and exploration, with two separate collections available for your OverDrive site – one collection that focuses on titles for adults, and titles for kids and teens.

The project offers hand-picked titles to help users discover new favorites, leading to increased reader engagement and circulation (as high as 255%). This collection will be made available in your Marketplace account, and can be published to your site in a matter of clicks.

Next steps

  1. Preview the collections here:
    1. Armchair Explorer Reads for Adults
    2. Armchair Explorer Reads for Kids & Teens
  1. Review and place your order for the collection by Monday, July 11 at 12 PM (EST). Be sure to fill in any gaps and/or purchase extra copies of anticipated popular titles. That way, when it’s published, the collection will offer a wide range of titles that are available to borrow.
  1. Watch for the collection to appear as a Draft in the curation interface in Marketplace during the week of July 11. Your only action at that time will be to Publish the collection to the desired location on your public-facing website.

More on curating collections

Find inspiration for more curated collections with our Recommended Lists, created and maintained by librarians on OverDrive’s Collection Development team.

More information, including step-by-step instructions for curating collections, is available in the Marketplace User Guide and a recorded training located in the Collection Development section of our Learning Center.

If you have any questions, please contact your OverDrive Account Specialist.