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Press Release: Overdrive [December 21, 2018]

OverDrive Announces 2018’s Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library

Cleveland, OH-- December 20, 2018 – As the country gathers to celebrate the year-end holidays, many communities also celebrate their public libraries and how they've transformed into innovative community centers offering services that include access to digital books. To shine a light on readers' digital habits, Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries, has announced the Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2019. This is based on data from over 90 percent of public libraries in the US.

Most Popular Ebooks from the Library

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
  2. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press)
  3. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)
  4. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine Books)
  5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor)
  6. Origin by Dan Brown (Anchor)
  7. Educated by Tara Westover (Random House)
  8. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  9. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell)
  10. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff (Henry Holt and Co.)

Most Popular Audiobooks from the Library

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Pottermore)
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
  3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (HarperAudio)
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Random House Audio)
  5. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'engle (Listening Library)
  6. Origin by Dan Brown (Random House Audio)
  7. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Random House Audio)
  8. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan Audio)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Pottermore)
  10. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (HarperAudio)

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the public library is easy. Readers may browse the library's digital collection online, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. Libby, named one of TIME's Best iPhone and Android Apps of 2018, is the one-tap reading app from public libraries that provides an easy way for readers to access ebooks, audiobooks and magazines altogether on one app.

To learn more about Libby, go to meet.libbyapp.com or download it from the App Store, Google Play or Microsoft.

About Rakuten OverDrive

Rakuten OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. Libby, named one of TIME's Best iPhone and Android Apps of 2018, is the "one-tap reading app" for libraries. 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 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com


Summary: As the country gathers to celebrate the year-end holidays, many communities also celebrate their public libraries and how they’ve transformed into innovative community centers offering services that include access to digital books. To shine a light on readers’ digital habits, Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries, has announced the Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2019. This is based on data from over 90 percent of public libraries in the US.
Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:December 21, 2018
Publisher:Overdrive
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Company: Overdrive
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/23898

LTG Bibliography Record number: 23898. Created: 2018-12-21 07:22:07; Last Modified: 2018-12-21 07:24:47.