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Rakuten to acquire OverDrive

20 March 2015

Japanese internet services company Rakuten, owner of Kobo, has agreed to acquire library digital content supplier OverDrive for US$410m (A$536m). OverDrive said in a statement that it will operate as...

OverDrive to distribute Smashwords titles 

21 May 2014

Ebook provider OverDrive will distribute titles from self-publishing platform Smashwords, reports Publishers Weekly. As part of a new deal, OverDrive will distribute more than 200,000 Smashwords titles from around 80,000...

International library news 

21 May 2014

OverDrive to distribute Smashwords titlesIn the US, ebook provider OverDrive will distribute titles from self-publishing platform Smashwords, reports Publishers Weekly. As part of a new deal, OverDrive will distribute more...

International Library News 

19 March 2014

Report finds two-thirds of Americans engaged with public librariesThe Pew Research Center in Washington DC has released a report on library use in the US that states that more than two-thirds...

International Library News 

10 February 2014

HarperCollins makes ebook catalogue available to UK librariesHarperCollins UK will make over 5000 ebook titles available for library and school lending for the first time in the UK via OverDrive’s digital...

International Library News 

20 January 2014

Simon & Schuster US announces new library ebook pilot with OverDriveIn the US, Simon & Schuster has expanded its library ebook lending program, launching a new pilot with library supplier...

Optus launches ebookstore

14 November 2013

Australian telecommunications company Optus is now selling ebooks. The Optus ebookstore, which also sells audiobooks, was launched on 11 November. The store is powered by OverDrive, with ebooks available in EPUB...

Big W launches ebookstore

26 September 2013

Australian discount department store Big W is now selling ebooks. The Big W ebookstore, which is separate to the retailer’s main website, launched this morning and can be accessed here. The...

International Library News 

17 September 2013

OverDrive to distribute digital content in China OverDrive has signed an agreement to make its catalogue of digital content available to libraries and retailers in China, said OverDrive in a statement....

In brief 

7 August 2013

Softlink to supply OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to Sydney Catholic schools The Catholic Education Office (CEO) in Sydney has announced a partnership with library supplier Softlink, which will supply OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks...

Jon Page on the digital future for booksellers

15 May 2013

Pages & Pages general manager Jon Page is stepping down as president of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) in June. In his final ‘President’s report’ in the ABA’s News on...

International Library News 

2 May 2013

Hachette US to supply full ebook catalogue to libraries In the US, Hachette has announced that it will make its full catalogue of ebooks available to libraries, reports Publishers Weekly....

Booksellers respond to Booki.sh retail sales closure 

27 March 2013

A number of independent booksellers who have been selling ebooks via the Booki.sh platform have expressed their disappointment in OverDrive’s decision to discontinue retail sales from the platform. As reported...

OverDrive to close Booki.sh retail platform 

22 March 2013

Ebook distributor OverDrive has confirmed to Books+Publishing that it will discontinue ebook sales from its Booki.sh platform. OverDrive, which acquired the local Booki.sh platform in March 2012, said today that...