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Press Release: Overdrive [July 25, 2017]

iCast Hebrew Audiobooks teams with Overdrive to offer audiobooks to schools, public libraries, and higher education institutions worldwide

Tel-Aviv – 07/2017 – iCast Hebrew Audiobooks today announced that more than 700 titles out of their catalogue of 1,200 audiobook titles are now available to public libraries, schools and higher education institutions worldwide through OverDrive's leading eBook and audiobook lending platform. Within the next few months, iCast Hebrew Audiobooks will make their full catalogue available through OverDrive. The Hebrew audiobooks collection is the first one available to schools and public libraries worldwide, and contains the best of Hebrew literature for every age and taste.

It is iCast's objective to maintain the connection between Hebrew-speakers living abroad to the Hebrew language and culture. Audiobooks are a vital tool for learning a new language, and with iCast's Hebrew audiobooks, educators can improve Hebrew-learning by making comprehension easier for their students and reading a joy.

"iCast Hebrew Audiobooks is committed to encouraging literacy and reading by making our content available to libraries, schools and higher education institutions for lending," said Moti Lippmann, CEO at iCast Hebrew Audiobooks. "We are thrilled to work with OverDrive to connect readers with authors and provide easy access to many of our titles in digital format, and we're looking forward to meeting with libraries and schools in Digipalooza in August."

"We're delighted to provide libraries, schools and their readers worldwide with Hebrew literature," said Johanna Brinton, Publisher Account Services Consultant at OverDrive. "Showcasing this rich collection of iCast Hebrew audiobooks in the digital library will generate fresh exposure for these books and authors, connecting them with millions of readers.

Now available, notable titles by leading authors such as David Grossman, Yuval Noah-Harari, Meir Shalev, Dorit Rabinyan, Shifra Horn and Amos Oz. iCast Hebrew Audioboks joins more than 5,000 publishers in the largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, and video for lending through the OverDrive network.

About iCast Hebrew Audiobooks

iCast is the leading publisher & platform of Hebrew audiobooks. With over 1,200 titles narrated by their authors or by famous Israeli actors, the iCast library appeals to every age and taste. To the large Israeli & jewish communities living overseas, iCast offers, through its website and mobile apps, access to Hebrew language ebooks & audiobooks, and introduces Hebrew literature to the next generation, overcoming geographical and physical boundaries. Founded in 2010, iCast Hebrew Audiobooks is based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit hebrewaudiobook.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to "a world enlightened by reading" by delivering the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com


Summary: iCast Hebrew Audiobooks today announced that more than 700 titles out of their catalogue of 1,200 audiobook titles are now available to public libraries, schools and higher education institutions worldwide through OverDrive’s leading eBook and audiobook lending platform. Within the next few months, iCast Hebrew Audiobooks will make their full catalogue available through OverDrive. The Hebrew audiobooks collection is the first one available to schools and public libraries worldwide, and contains the best of Hebrew literature for every age and taste.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:July 25, 2017
Publisher:Overdrive
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Company: Overdrive
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