Happy New Years, faithful Digital Distribution Blog readers. It should please you all to know that we’re kicking off 2012 with a bang, adding content from publishers around the clock. So now that our gifts have been gifted, our champagne bottles popped, our streamers streamed, and the ball has dropped, it’s time to cuddle up with some good reads from the new publishers who’ve joined the OverDrive family during this occasionally (in the Midwest particularly) snow-filled month.
Paging all healthcare professionals; the OverDrive catalog is about to get clinical. From leading independent nursing, medicine and health science publisher, F.A. Davis is stocking our metaphorical shelves with eBooks to quench your thirst for knowledge at every stage of your career. Whether you’re transitioning from a registered nurse to a nurse practitioner, boning up on phlebotomy, or you’re just enamored by anatomy, the regimen from F.A. Davis is sure to be just what the doctor ordered.
Handy men and women, roll out your fanciest tarps and drop-cloths, because the DIY gods have graced us with one of their finest. Some may know him as the dean of home renovation and repair advice, others, as the former This Old House star, but we just know him as good old Bob Vila. Say goodbye to the days of poorly lacquered kitchen cabinets that you tell your friends are intentionally that color because they’re “rustic,” and hello to rich cherry finishes and custom made moldings. From Dutch Colonials and Gothic Revivals to bungalows and brown stones, the video collection from Bob Vila will take your home from drab to fab without breaking the bank.
Hailing from the land down under comes one of our newest publishers, with a catalog diverse enough to span from Perth to Brisbane and back again. While food and travel are its forte in non-fiction, Hardie Grant has a kid’s catalog that’s cuter than a kangaroo. Teaming up with Egmont UK, Hardie Grant Egmont is the largest Australian-owned independent children’s publisher. From Zac Power and Go Girl! to beloved classics Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine, these adorable books will keep kids engaged, clawing like koalas, only not as violent.
Hold the phone; we’re adding content from more noteworthy publishers below!
Amy Kaufman is a publisher partner services specialist for OverDrive.