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OverDrive Adds Hachette eBooks to Catalog

Digital book distributor OverDrive has signed a partnership with the Hachette Book Group to make its entire eBook catalog available to more than 22,000 libraries and schools globally.

The eBooks will become available at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada on May 8th. This includes more than 5,000 Hachette eBooks from authors including: David Baldacci, Sara Zarr, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Sedaris and Kate Atkinson.

“Hachette Book Group offers many of the most beloved authors and series in the world and we’re thrilled to be able to offer them to our OverDrive network,” explained Erica Lazzaro, director of publisher relations at OverDrive, in a statement. “We’ve worked hard to support and advocate for libraries by adding the top publishers and most popular eBooks and audiobooks, and bringing Hachette into the fold reaffirms the important role that libraries play in connecting readers with books and authors.”

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Macmillan Makes eBooks Available in Libraries Via OverDrive

Macmillan Publishers has partnered with OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to more than 22,000 libraries, to make a collection of its eBooks available to libraries through a pilot program.

As part of the pilot, libraries that have access to OverDrive will now have access to more than 1,200 titles from Macmillan’s Minotaur Books imprint. This includes pieces from authors Olen Steinhauser and Julia Spencer-Fleming. Macmillan is making one copy of each eBook available so that one copy can be check out at a time.

“We’re delighted to provide libraries and their readers with these sought-after Macmillan eBooks,” stated Erica Lazzaro, director of publisher relations at OverDrive. “Showcasing this rich collection of Macmillan titles in the digital library will generate fresh exposure for these books and authors, connecting them with millions of readers looking for what to read next.”