Huge Demand for Library eBooks

L. McMaken
1-26-12
Cincinnati, OH

It has been a record breaking year for eBooks in libraries. According to statistics from OverDrive (digital distributor to libraries):

 

 

*Twice as many people visited their digital library in 2011 than 2010
*35 Million titles were checked out of librareis
*17 Million titles were placed on hold
*Library app users increased from 6-million to 11-million
*App users account for 22% of all checkouts

OverDrive currently lists “700,000 copyrighted eBooks, audiobooks, and media titles in 50 languages.”

While these numbers look impressive, many in the publishing industry think it was the newness of eBook downloads that accounted for the surge. They predict 2012 will show a downturn in these numbers. Also, several publishers are “hostile” toward OverDrive and have decided not to allow the digital book distributor to lend their eBook titles. Those publishers include: Penguin, Hatchette, and Simon & Schuster.

 

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,024FansLike
3,238FollowersFollow
10,300SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertisment

Don't Miss

SNEAK PEEK: DRAGON FIRE BY TED BELL

0
DRAGON FIRE BY TED BELL Alex Hawke, British lord and gentleman spy, is looking for the Queen’s missing grandson, whose disappearance may be the culmination...

SNEAK PEEK: THE ARTIST BY CHRISTIE STRATOS

0
THE ARTIST BY CHRISTIE STRATOS HISTORICAL SUSPENSE AT ITS BEST WITH THIS SHORT STORY WITHIN THE DARK VICTORIANA COLLECTION An ad in the newspaper. A Civil...

SNEAK PEEK: AT THE END OF THE MATINEE By Keiichiro Hirano

0
AT THE END OF THE MATINEE By Keiichiro Hirano Classical guitarist Satoshi Makino has toured the world and is at the height of his career...

SCHOLASTIC RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS THROUGH SUMMER READING

0
SCHOLASTIC EXPANDS AND ADAPTS RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND ACCELERATE LEARNING THROUGH SUMMER READING Many districts, from New York City to San Francisco, are announcing...

Science Rules…..A FREE Awesome Science Book for Kids!

0
FROM DOMINODATA LABS::: A data science book for kids! Our team at Domino Data Lab has cracked open our crayon box to write and illustrate the...

National Poetry Month, Sign Up for Knopf’s “Poem a Day”

0
The Academy of American Poets officially designated April as National Poetry Month beginning in 1996. This annual celebration highlights the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets...

There’s a Book for That: Autism Acceptance Month

0
“Autistic is not a swear word. It is a beautiful word, a name for an identity that represents an entire group of people who are...

PODCAST::: Sports, romance, and writing with author Tracy Solheim

0
Sports, romance, and writing with author Tracy Solheim LISTEN HERE!! Tracy Solheim's creative writing career began in the 4th grade when she published her first book. It was a bestseller–mainly because her dad...

SNEAK PEEK:: FLAMES OF SILVER BY RALPH COMPTON

0
FLAMES OF SILVER BY RALPH COMPTON A fireman must save his town from devastation in this scorching new installment of Ralph Compton’s bestselling Sundown Riders...

American Library Association Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books List

0
The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a...