Overdrive, one of the largest companies facilitating the delivery of electronic books for libraries has announced a new deal with the Hachette Book Group. Starting May 7th, over 5,000 eBooks from Hachette will be added to the Overdrive catalog and include notable authors David Baldacci, Sara Zarr, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Sedaris and Kate Atkinson.
Hachette Book Group eBooks will follow a one-copy/one-user lending model, and there will be no checkout or term limit for the titles on the OverDrive platform. All eBooks titles will be available, which means it will be available on Overdrive the same day as their printed counterparts. Over 22,000 libraries in Canada, US, Australia and many other countries are able to add these new books into their system.
“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,” said Erica Lazzaro, director of publisher relations at OverDrive. “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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