OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries and schools, announced that it has expanded into 50 different countries and just added 300,000 digital titles from more than 100 top publishers such as Faber & Faber, Simon & Schuster UK, Penguin Random House Spain, Planeta, Random House Germany, China International Book Trading Corporation, Bookwire, Litres Global Russia and W.W. Norton.
In addition, OverDrive has added popular genre publishers to its roster. With the popularity of comics-based TV shows and movies growing internationally, OverDrive’s global eBook catalog now also offers comics and graphic novels from IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Comics, Radical Publishing, Archie Comics and MediaDo.
Now offering content in 50 languages, OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint and expand and diversify its catalog of more than two million digital titles. More than 500 new international channel partners from 30 countries this year joined the 34,000 libraries and schools worldwide that use digital book services through OverDrive. New partners include libraries and schools in Japan, Denmark, South Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, Ireland, Germany, Thailand, Sweden, Turkey, Luxembourg, Singapore, Malaysia, and Ireland. In support of these diverse communities, libraries and schools partnering with OverDrive are able to integrate a complete multilingual website interface available in 13 languages to search, browse and borrow titles.
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