Mon, 05/03/2012 - 14:00
OverDrive has acquired Australian e-book company Booki.sh for an undisclosed sum in a move which the US digital distributor said will allow a “fresh, direct and immersive” reading experience for libraries and schools.
Booki.sh is a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading e-books which does...
Thu, 16/02/2012 - 10:35
Penguin’s decision last week to sever its connection with OverDrive and halt e-book lending in US public libraries brought the discussion of how publishers should interact with libraries in the digital age front-and-centre on the first morning of O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference in New York.
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Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:03
Penguin US is "terminating its contract" with library e-book supplier OverDrive, reports journal The Digital Shift, meaning the publisher will no longer offer any e-books or audiobooks to libraries.
Thu, 24/11/2011 - 10:40
Penguin UK is now withholding the supply of its new e-book releases to its library suppliers in the UK, following the same decision taken by Penguin US earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, Penguin US has announced it will restore its supply of backlist titles for e-book lending to Amazon until the end of the year, while the retailer and...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:10
Penguin Group USA will no longer make e-book versions of its titles available for library lending, citing "new concerns about the security of our digital editions".
In a statement released to website LibraryJournal, and reported on its blog...
Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:59
Amazon has told US publishers that it will begin accepting digital files in the ePub format in the near future and will also allow users of its Kindle device to read ePub files.
Users of the Kindle have up to now only been able to use Amazon's own format, meaning they have been locked into buying e-books off the Amazon e-commerce...
Mon, 02/05/2011 - 15:39
UK publishers are locked in discussions with librarians over ground rules for e-book lending, with librarians continuing to press publishers to allow institutions to loan e-books under the one e-book, one loan, model pioneered by the US digital content provider Overdrive.
Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Faber and Quercus are among...
Wed, 20/04/2011 - 16:04
Amazon.com has announced a new service allowing Kindle books to be borrowed from US libraries.
The internet retail giant has linked up with Overdrive, which provides digital content to 11,000 US libraries and educational institutions, to create the Kindle Library Lending service. When the service launches later this year, customers...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:54
HarperCollins has said it is “not ruling out” implementing the e-book library lending model in the UK its US partner has initiated, which allows library users to borrow its e-books only 26 times.
In a debate on BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" programme on Friday [11th March], Overdrive’s David Burley, who...
Wed, 16/02/2011 - 15:42
Digital library supplier OverDrive has launched a free app enabling direct e-book downloads to iPads, as Penguin tops its downloaded books chart.
The OverDrive Media Console app enables library users to read e-books and digital audiobooks on their Apple device. There are more than 13,000 libraries signed up to the OverDrive scheme...