October 20, 2014

Baker & Taylor Partners with Findaway World to Offer Library Audiobooks

Baker & Taylor and Findaway World LLC will partner to launch a digital audiobook platform for public libraries and retailers later this year, the companies announced April 10. Findaway is the creator of Playaway and Playaway View, preloaded audio and video devices, and in 2012 followed up with the creation of Catalist Digital, a new […]

OverDrive To Allow Library Sites to Include Publishers’ Ebook Backlists for Purchase

OverDrive announced that its representatives were meeting with publishers and book retailers at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week touting its in-development WIN (Want It Now) Catalog. The optional service will feature “complete long-tail collections” of publishers’ backlist ebooks and audiobooks via the library-branded OverDrive websites. Though patrons won’t be able to borrow the backlist titles if they’re not already in a library’s collection, they will be able to purchase them directly, via links to outside ebook retailers.