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OverDrive posts record year for eBook and digital content distribution

Press Release: Overdrive [January 5, 2011]

Copyright (c) 2011 Overdrive

Abstract: OverDrive announced a record expansion of its global network, with retail, OEM, library, and school partners now in more than 20 countries and content in more than 50 languages. In 2010, a record 185,000 eBook, audiobook, music, and video titles were added to OverDrive’s catalog, which features one of the world’s largest collections of EPUB eBooks.


Las Vegas, NV – Consumer Electronics Show – Jan. 5, 2011 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital content, today announced a record expansion of its global network, with retail, OEM, library, and school partners now in more than 20 countries and content in more than 50 languages. In 2010, a record 185,000 eBook, audiobook, music, and video titles were added to OverDrive's catalog, which features one of the world's largest collections of EPUB eBooks.

OverDrive also established dozens of new partnerships with suppliers, including Macmillan, Random House Germany, Random House India, Macmillan Education, Faber Factory, and Carlton Books Ltd. These publishers joining existing partners, such as Books on Tape, HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Harlequin, Marvel Comics, McGraw-Hill and TOKYOPOP, to deliver digital content via OverDrive's global network.

To learn more about OverDrive's distribution network and support for custom eBook apps and ecommerce marketplaces, visit OverDrive at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas at booth #13247 in the Central Hall, Jan. 6-9, 2011. To find a library or retailer in OverDrive's global network, visit http://search.overdrive.com.

"OverDrive's retail, library, and school partners saw a surge in traffic and transactions during 2010, in what was a breakout year for eBook downloads," said Erica Lazzaro, general counsel at OverDrive. "We're proud to have expanded distribution to new booksellers and libraries in Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Taiwan, South Africa, and Switzerland, while growing in more than a dozen other countries around the world."

In 2010, OverDrive signed dozens of distribution agreements with leading retailers around the world. New retail partners that now tap into OverDrive's digital content catalog include: Augen Electronics (US), Avusa (South Africa), DocStoc (US), EC Media International/Wink Store (India), Gato Sabido (Brazil), Papataka (Indonesia), and Xue-Si Books (Taiwan). These retailers join Borders.com, Barnesandnoble.com, LivrariaCultura.com.br, Waterstones.co.uk, WHSmith.co.uk, and dozens of other online retailers selling download audiobooks and/or eBooks supplied by OverDrive.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services to more than 13,000 retailers, libraries, and schools around the globe with support for Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Windows Mobile, Android, and BlackBerry.

OverDrive also recently released apps for Android and iPhone (iOS), which enable users to download eBooks from their local library directly to their devices. Visit http://overdrive.com/software/omc for more information.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 5, 2011
Publisher:Overdrive
Company: Overdrive
Record Number:15319
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Date Created:2011-01-05 13:45:38