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OverDrive to acquire RBmedia library business

OverDrive—the digital learning platform for libraries and schools—has announced it is acquiring RBmedia's library business. Read more

Rakuten OverDrive in buyout deal with KKR investment firm

Investment firm KKR has signed a deal to buy digital reading platform OverDrive from Rakuten for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Could you be a Library of the Year?

Find out more about The Bookseller's Libraries of the Year focus, run in conjunction with sponsor Overdrive and partner The Reading Agency, including information on... Read more

Overdrive and Bookseller pair up for libraries focus

The Bookseller, with sponsor Overdrive and partner The Reading Agency, is launching a Libraries of the Year focus, to highlight the work libraries do to... Read more

Rosato joins OverDrive

Steve Rosato, former event director at BookExpo America, has joined e-book library service OverDrive in a move to “accelerate OverDrive’s global expansion.” Read more

'Slow global e-book growth' hits Kobo targets

Rakuten recorded a 7.8bn yen (£47m) impairment charge for its Kobo division, according to its financial results for the three months to end December 2015.  ... Read more

OverDrive adds 300k

E-book library service OverDrive has said that it now operates in over 50 countries. Read more

International Read an eBook Day to be held

OverDrive, which supplies e-books to schools, libraries and retailers, has declared tomorrow (18th September) as International Read an eBook Day. The event is billed... Read more

Amazon 'to strike NY education e-book deal'

Amazon is poised to strike a deal with New York’s Department of Education to create an “e-book marketplace” for 1,800 public schools, according to reports.... Read more

Rakuten to buy OverDrive for £275m

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten is to buy OverDrive, which provides an e-book library lending platform, for $410m (£275m) in cash. The move will help Rakuten... Read more

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