Harry Potter eBooks via Your Public or School Library Go Live at Noon Today, New Web Page Helps Users Find Availability
The seven-book series in eBook and digital audiobook format will be available at 12 noon ET today to be added to the collections of more than 18,000 libraries and schools in more than 20 countries.
To find a participating library or school in the OverDrive network or to launch a digital collection in your library or school, visit www.overdrive.com/harrypotter.
“Harry Potter has had an unprecedented impact on multiple generations of readers,” said Karen Estrovich, collection development manager for OverDrive. “Now that the stories are available for lending in digital formats, libraries and schools worldwide have a powerful new way to reach readers of all ages. Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks have the potential to immerse a new wave of readers in J.K. Rowling’s captivating adventures and inspire a lifelong passion for books and reading.”
The Harry Potter collection is available in EPUB eBook format (and Kindle in the U.S.) as well as MP3 audiobook format. Initially available in English, additional versions will be available in French, Italian, German and Spanish soon. Readers can access this exciting content on all major devices, including PC, Mac, Sony Reader, Kindle (U.S. only), NOOK, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.
See Also: What are Some Libraries Paying OverDrive For Access to Potter Titles?
UPDATE: The 12 noon launch is a CHANGE from the 9.a.m. launch time OverDrive shared with library partners earlier this week.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.