Wednesday, January 11, 2017

OverDrive Reports Library Borrowing of eBooks Up 16%, Audiobooks Up 34% in 2016 - The Digital Reader

Today's trip into the Catosphere took Panzer to The Digital Reader site. There our adventuresome kitty found a post about ebooks and libraries.

According to the post by site owner Nate Hoffelder, library platform provider OverDrive announced in a press release about ebook and audiobook use in libraries. Although ebook sales were down in 2016 in stores, readers' library borrowing habits were a totally different story. Readers' borrows of ebooks were up 16 percent and audiobooks were up 34 percent over 2015. The statistics are a combination of local public libraries and school libraries figures.
If there's a way, I'll find it.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... How can I get people to request my ebooks so libraries will buy them?"

Note: This is a shortish-medium post. Bring a cup of tea and half a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to OverDrive

No comments:

Post a Comment