Last year eBook and audiobook checkouts skyrocketed to an all-time high. The numbers continue to grow as more library customers become familiar with devices after receiving eBook readers and tablets as holiday gifts or purchasing one themselves. The market is booming with so many quality products available in multiple price ranges, and only OverDrive can offer compatibility with all major platforms.
Of course, with so many choices, library customers have done their homework on which will be the best fit for their lifestyles. Whether they choose the route of a tablet or hybrid — like the Kindle® Fire, iPad® or Kobo™ Vox eReader — or decide upon a dedicated eBook reader — such as the Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Aluratek LIBRE or Sony® Reader WiFi — they’ll be able to browse, check out and download with your library’s OverDrive-powered website!
We’re continuously testing the latest devices for compatibility, and as a result, keep the Device Resource Center up to date for you and your users. We are also working to add more devices and subsequent support resources to accompany the Sony Reader Wi-Fi in the OverDrive Test Drive program.
With the rush of the holiday season nearly at an end, it’s an excellent time to get familiar again with our eBook How-To Guide and, along with the the eBook devices cheat sheet, distribute it to staff and library customers. Both resources place quick and easy information on device compatibility directly into the hands of your staff and customers.
Heather Valentine-Gold is a library partner services account associate for OverDrive.
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