OverDrive Magazines are coming this summer to your digital collection
At PLA we shared news with attendees that got librarians and readers alike very excited. This summer, magazines will be available for your OverDrive service. OverDrive Magazines will be integrated in your OverDrive website and Libby. They will be available in the OverDrive Read format which means they can be enjoyed both in Libby and online on any internet capable device. No additional software, apps, or account signups are required.
OverDrive’s magazine service features no circulation cap, simultaneous use for titles, and premium content, all conveniently integrated into the same platform users come to for their eBook and audiobooks. OverDrive Magazines include a collection of 50 popular Simultaneous Use titles, including: OK! magazine, HGTV Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, ESPN, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest and many other popular publications. This content is available worldwide (where sales rights exist) and we’ll continue to add new publications in the coming months.
These magazines come with no hidden costs, no budget to monitor, and instant integration to your eBook and audiobook collection that only OverDrive can provide. These always available titles are a perfect way to improve the value to your readers as well as significantly increase your circulation. A user may only borrow one eBook a week but they can enjoy several magazines in a single sitting, each one counting as a checkout for your library.
We anticipate a launch date around ALA Annual this June. Contact your OverDrive Account Manager today for pricing information and a full list of titles available at launch.
*Initial launch of magazines will be for public library partners only.