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Public Libraries Check-Out Over 1-Million Digital Books

Over 100 Public Libraries Exceed 1 Million Digital Book Checkouts in 2020 A record 102 public library systems from around the world empowered readers to borrow over 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from...

Top Ten Business eBooks Downloaded in 2020

OverDrive, a digital service that provides eBook access to libraries, just announced their list of the most downloaded ebooks and audiobooks at public libraries with access to OverDrive in 2020. Ebooks Bad Blood: Secrets...

Overdrive See Increase in Ebooks For Schools

According to the digital library service, Overdrive, 2020 has seen a significant spike in the use of ebooks in schools. A recent survey showed remote learning, and reduced print options have facilitated...

Time Magazine Names SORA Reading App One of 2019’s Best Inventions

OverDrive Education’s student reading app Sora completed a record-breaking year as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019. This achievement illustrates the app’s exceptional originality and influence proven to inspire students to read more books. The...

Libraries and Schools Worldwide Join Largest Global Digital Book Club with Compelling Tale of Survival

Public library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow ’ powerful...

Libraries Worldwide “Enlist” in the Largest Global Digital Book Club

Library patrons can travel through history along with millions of readers during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From June 17–July 1, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love...

Publisher Tor To Restrict Library eBooks

Sci-Fi/Fantasy publisher TOR has announced a 4 month restriction on availability of eBooks through OverDrive - the book distributor for libraries. This means libraries will not be able to purchase new titles until...

Public Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Digital Content

Public Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Digital Content From Overdrive's Press Release: Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform available to millions of readers from over 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide, reported record-breaking downloads...
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HarperCollins Focus launches new Fiction imprint Harper Muse

HarperCollins Focus announced today the launch of its new book imprint, Harper Muse. Expanding the publishing company’s footprint into general market adult fiction, Harper...

PODCAST: Meet the Littlest Cowgirls with USAT Best Seller Melinda Curtis on Book Lights

Meet the Littlest Cowgirls with USAT Best Seller Melinda Curtis on Book Lights LISTEN HERE!! Melinda Curtis is the USA Today bestselling author of light‐hearted contemporary romance. In...

SNEAK PEEK: Of One Blood by Pauline Hopkins

Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self (Haunted Library Horror Classics) by Pauline Hopkins A groundbreaking tale of racism, identity, and spirituality by African American...