How to Check Out Overdrive Library Books On a Kobo eReader

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 24, 2015 // 3 Comments

Note that these same instructions will work for a Nook or other ePub reader, not just a Kobo. I’m just using a Kobo for this example. Before you follow the steps in my post, you’ll need to authorize both your computer with Adobe Digital Editions using the instructions in the above [...]

How to Checkout Overdrive Library Books on Kindle

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 12, 2015 // 4 Comments

For a long time, Kindle users were out of luck in getting library books on their devices. Joanna tells me that’s still the case in Canada, so you have my sympathies if you’re also outside the US, where ePub is your only option in Overdrive. If however, you are in the US, and your public [...]

Morning Links: New Kobo Firmware Update. Getting Reviewed by the NYT

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firmware Update 3.16 Released for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch (The eBook Reader) Kobo has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.16.0. Unlike most updates, this one is only being issued to a couple of models, the new Glo HD and the old Kobo Touch. TeleRead Take: A new Kobo Glo HD just [...]

Morning Links: Overdrive acquired by Rakuten. Raising kids who read

By Joanna Cabot
March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Overdrive Acquired by Rakuten, Owners of Kobo (GoodeReader) Tokyo-based Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest internet service companies, has acquired OverDrive in what is another in a long line of acquisitions dedicated to increasing the global footprint of companies, adding reading focus to [...]

Morning Links: Best touchscreen gloves. Reading diversely

By Joanna Cabot
January 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Six Best Touchscreen Gloves (Lifehacker) Here are the six pair of touchscreen gloves you swiped right the most on, and now it’s time to find a winner. Hurry up, it’s freezing. *** Overdrive: eBook Checkouts Up 33% (Library Journal) Public and school libraries that are part of [...]

Ten library systems pass one million digital checkouts in OverDrive in 2014

By Susan Lulgjuraj
December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The library is still the place to be – at least digitally. A few days ago, OverDrive announced that 10 public libraries surpassed one million digital checkouts for 2014. Six did it in 2013. Checkouts include ebooks, audiobooks, music and video streaming, and periodicals from OverDrive’s [...]

Big Library Read to offer up its latest book in October

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

The next installment of Big Library Read will take place next month. Anatomy of a Misfit will be featured for two weeks on OverDrive, the e-book lending library app. Anatomy of a Misfit is HarperCollins book by Andrea Portes. OverDrive allows customers to check out e-books of thousands of titles. [...]

Overdrive adds “auto checkout” feature

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 5, 2014 // 13 Comments

I was adding a book to my Overdrive Holds list at my library yesterday and stumbled across a new feature: auto checkout. Curious, I went to the Overdrive site to learn more. According to Overdrive, when you sign up for auto checkout, you’ll receive an email when your book is ready and [...]

Why can’t libraries charge for books?

By Joanna Cabot
June 25, 2014 // 8 Comments

Two articles in today’s Morning Links dovetailed nicely for me. The first was on a plan that Overdrive Books has to charge for movies on a pay-per-use basis. The second was on the struggle libraries are having to balance eBook acquisition with customer demand. It struck me, as it often does [...]

Morning Roundup: Hachette to acquire Perseus Group, More on libraries

By Joanna Cabot
June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s Next for eBooks in Libraries? (Publishers Weekly) Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress. All the major publishers are now participating in the library e-book market, and there are a number of competing platform providers in the space. [...]

Overdrive segregating Smashwords books. Disappointed but not surprised

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 19, 2014 // 9 Comments

Nate at The Digital Reader has a story about an author discovering that books from Smashwords have been segregated in the Overdrive system. According to the article, author Maria Schneider made the discovery when she talked to a librarian friend to make sure they were available. Well. Smashwords [...]

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