OverDrive Adds Pearson E-Textbooks to Catalog

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OverDrive adds Pearson eText titles to leading digital library lending platform
Latest edition instructional materials available for the first time for schools, colleges and public libraries

OverDrive announced today that it will now offer more than 100 eText titles from Pearson to its worldwide network of K-12 schools, colleges and public libraries through a distribution agreement signed by the companies. The agreement will allow for many of the most widely used educational materials to be accessed 24/7 through the leading digital library lending platform.

“Providing students, parents and community members digital access to our instructional materials in schools, colleges and public libraries around the world is one more way that Pearson is ensuring that all learners can achieve the results they need to be ready for college or careers,” said Larry Singer, Managing Director of Pearson’s School group.

The agreement provides access to eText titles from Pearson, including the latest editions of Prentice Hall United States History, Prentice Hall Economics, enVisionMATH Common Core, myWorld Social Studies K-5, Writing Coach, Interactive Science K-8, AP* French and many others.

“Enabling student access to digital textbooks continues to be a priority for OverDrive,” said Don Fabricant, Chief Sales Officer and General Manager for Education at OverDrive. “Pearson is a leading provider of educational titles, and this partnership represents a significant advancement in eBook materials for educators and students.”

The world’s leading learning company, Pearson, serves learners of all ages around the globe.

This partnership brings OverDrive’s eBook and audiobook catalog for K-12 to approximately 550,000 available titles in 52 languages covering virtually all subjects and grade levels. Pearson joins recently-added Macmillan and many other publishers of educational titles in OverDrive’s largest digital catalog available for schools.

About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 28,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® (U.S. only). Recent enhancements to OverDrive’s platform include multilingual user interface support, Streaming Video, in-library touchscreen stations for browsing and instant sampling of eBooks or audiobooks, and OverDrive Read, the company’s EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience.
OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com.

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