OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile starts road-trip

August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

OverDrive’s road-trip with the Digital Bookmobile started today.  I’ve never seen the Digital Bookmobile up close and in person.  Hopefully some of you can stop by one of the tour stops for a look.  The first tour last year was over 80K miles.  Here’s more from the OverDrive press release: To help libraries and schools […]

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Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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200% increase in eBook checkouts from OverDrive virtual libraries….and more stats

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release:  Libraries and schools worldwide were at the forefront of the eBook boom in 2010, as patrons and students downloaded millions of digital books for iPhone®, Android™, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, and personal computers. More than one million new users signed on to access free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from ‘Virtual Branch’ […]

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OverDrive will demo digital downloads at National Book Festival

September 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will demonstrate digital book downloads available from America’s public libraries at the 2010 National Book Festival (www.loc.gov/bookfest) on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This high-tech 18-wheeler and mobile exhibit offers hands-on demonstrations of download services […]

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OverDrive Audiobook App Now Available in Android Market

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

from an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Audiobook App Now Available in Android™ Market Android app enables wireless audiobook downloads from libraries and booksellers Cleveland, OH – February 11, 2010 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced that its audiobook app for Android™ is now out of […]

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OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks Leading booksellers and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, and the UK join global network (Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010) – Consumer Electronics Show – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the global leader in eBook and audiobook distribution, announced today that it recently […]

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OverDrive Releases Digital Audiobook Application for Windows Mobile(R)

September 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

A press release from Overdrive, September 9, 2009 First in a Series of Mobile Apps for Over-the-Air Downloading From Booksellers and Libraries (Cleveland, OH) – September 9, 2009 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of digital audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced the release of the first in a series of free […]

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Overdrive and Sony to cross-market

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

From an Overdrive press release: (Cleveland, OH) – August 12, 2009 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global digital distributor of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries, announced today a joint marketing agreement with Sony Electronics, Inc., developer of the Sony Reader Digital Book (www.sony.com/reader).  OverDrive and Sony will cross-market OverDrive’s library network and the Reader, the […]

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Cleveland Public Library offers EPUB

January 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

CLEVELAND, OH, Jan 15 (MARKET WIRE) – Cleveland Public Library (http://emedia.clevnet.org) today became the first public library to offer eBook downloads in the industry standard EPUB format. Readers at both Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member libraries can check out and download EPUB eBooks from the library’s download website. The EPUB files are optimized for […]

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OverDrive Takes the Digital Bookmobile To Users

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

photo credit OverDrive, provider of digital audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos to libraries and retailers around the world will take it’s Digital Bookmobile on the road.  The tour will help libraries and OverDrive promote their download collections.  Pretty cool idea.

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