“Big Library Read” global digital book club enables Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel  to be borrowed and discussed for free


CLEVELAND – October 13, 2017 – What happened to Lizzie Lovett? This is a mystery that readers can unravel by participating in the world’s largest global digital book club, Big Library Read. From October 12 through 26, thousands of readers will borrow the eBook or audiobook version of Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, by visiting their library or school’s digital collection website or biglibraryread.com. More than 21,000 libraries and schools worldwide are participating.

Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks available in more than 90 percent of public libraries in the U.S and Canada. To find your library and borrow the eBook or audiobook, visit https://www.overdrive.com/.

“My love of the library makes me feel especially honored to have my debut novel, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, chosen as OverDrive’s next Big Library Read,” said Sedoti. “What a wonderful way to connect readers — not just from a certain area, but from all over the world!”

Told with a unique voice that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching, Sedoti challenges readers to distinguish the line between reality and fiction. Introducing readers to one of the most relatable characters in recent young adult literature, this mystery unravels more than the investigation of a missing girl and shines light on the journey to find happiness and purpose in a complex world.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that has connected millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook or audiobook through their library or school. Readers can join an online conversation about the book at biglibraryread.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a library card. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook or audiobook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Big Library Read was launched by OverDrive in 2013 – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is the 14th title selected – and has grown into the largest digital book club worldwide. Titles are selected through a popular vote of readers and librarians.

For more information, visit your local library or biglibraryread.com.


About Rakuten OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 38,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com

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