30 December 2010

Great Tutorial!

The link provided here provides an EXCELLENT tutorial for transferring e-books from a computer to a Barnes and Noble nook:

http://beingruth.com/tutorial-library-books-nook-overdrive/

Happy New Year everyone!

VF

28 December 2010

E-readers- compare and contrast link

Hi All!

The link below offers a great comparison of a bunch of e-readers currently on the market. It will help you answer any questions you or your patrons might have about them. Please bear in mind that the Amazon Kindle is listed in this link and that they are not compatible with our downloadable e-books.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gadgets/how-to-choose-an-e-reader-or-tablet-for-the-holidays/?src=Outbrain

VF

Listen Up! mobile website is live!

The Listen Up! mobile website is now up. Please email me with any questions!


VF

OverDrive Media Console iphone app

For those you and for your patrons who have been having trouble with the new OverDrive Media Console for i-Phone app that supports e-books:

If you have downloaded an e-book directly to this app and its library remains empty, there two things you can do to solve it.

-First, turn off and then restart your device. Once the device is loaded, tap on the OverDrive app once again. That should fix the problem and your book(s) should be visable.

-The other option (use only if the first option does not work) is to uninstall the app and then reinstall it again. Once this is done, check out your e-books again.

If you have any further questions, send me an email at vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

VF

22 December 2010

Three Checkouts

We have increased the maximum number of checkouts from TWO to THREE. Please pass this good news along to your patrons!

VF

Listen Up! Vermont hands on training

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I will be doing a hands-on introductory training on OverDrive at the Hartland Public Library on Thursday, December 30 at 9 AM. (This is not in place of OverDrive's training which is highly recommended for all staff of participating libraries.) I will be covering the download process for both e-books and audiobooks on the library's projector screen in the community room and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please let me know if you can attend, and if you can think of any questions or topics you would like to see covered that would be great as I will have more time to research them. Please bear in mind that there is space for about 10 people so first come first serve!


VF
vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

21 December 2010

PATRON ASSISTANCE Training

Mark your calendar! OverDrive training for Green Mountain Library Consortium.

OverDrive’s Training Team invites you to learn more about your download service from OverDrive. A class has been scheduled for your group, and the details are outlined below. Our expert trainers will answer your questions and provide tips and tricks to help make the most of your ‘Virtual Branch’.

Please plan to attend!

CONFERENCE DETAILS

The following course is scheduled. It will be hosted conveniently via web conference.

Patron Assistance: Become an OverDrive Download Library Specialist

Wednesday, February 16th at 3:00 PM EST.

Description: We'll help take your understanding of your OverDrive service to the next level so you can share your knowledge through support and training. We'll review frequently asked questions, support tips, and online help resources.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who should attend: Project Coordinators, Technical Support, Community Outreach, Training, and Public Service staff.

Please SAVE this email. It includes complete instructions for attending the conference. No further registration is needed. If you have any questions, please contact:

Adam Sockel

asockel@overdrive.com

See what other courses OverDrive offers, download presentations, and take a Guided Tour: http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/training.asp.

______________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE SETUP: Please complete all steps below.

The training will be conducted using ReadyTalk, which uses online web sharing and telephone conferencing.

Step 1: Conference testing and setup – At least one day prior to conference

1. Test your computer: Go to http://test.readytalk.com.

· If your computer is setup properly for the conference, you'll see a green circle with a check mark.

· If not, instructions will be provided to install an Adobe Flash Plugin.

2. Internet connection: OverDrive recommends using a hard line Internet connection rather than a wireless connection.

3. Audio connection:

· A speaker phone is recommended for the audio conference.

· If your location wishes to attend but cannot dial in due to limited phone lines, please contact your OverDrive Project Manager for additional information.

· ReadyTalk allows up to 96 locations to call in to each training.

4. Location: For the benefit of others on the call, please choose a quiet location for your training.

Step 2: Web Conference Login – 10 to 15 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Open your Internet browser and go to: www.readytalk.com.

3. Locate the 'Join a Meeting' box. Enter your access code.

4. Next, Ready Talk will display the 'Participant Registration' screen. Please enter your information as prompted, and our staff will send follow-up information after the call.

Step 3: Audio Conference Login (required for audio) – 5 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Dial the appropriate number from your touch-tone phone.

Participants within US / Canada: 1.866.740.1260 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1.866.740.1260 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Other participants outside North America: Look up the International Toll-Free number for your location at http://www.readytalk.com/support. To complete the look-up, enter your ReadyTalk access code.

3. When prompted by the audio conference, enter your ReadyTalk access code.


Browse, Check Out, Download Training

Mark your calendar! OverDrive training for Green Mountain Library Consortium.

OverDrive’s Training Team invites you to learn more about your download service from OverDrive. A class has been scheduled for your group, and the details are outlined below. Our expert trainers will answer your questions and provide tips and tricks to help make the most of your ‘Virtual Branch’.

Please plan to attend!

CONFERENCE DETAILS

The following course is scheduled. It will be hosted conveniently via web conference.

Browse, Check Out, Download

Tuesday, January 25th at 3:00 PM EST.

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

Please SAVE this email. It includes complete instructions for attending the conference. No further registration is needed. If you have any questions, please contact:

Adam Sockel

asockel@overdrive.com

See what other courses OverDrive offers, download presentations, and take a Guided Tour: http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/training.asp.

______________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE SETUP: Please complete all steps below.

The training will be conducted using ReadyTalk, which uses online web sharing and telephone conferencing.

Step 1: Conference testing and setup – At least one day prior to conference

1. Test your computer: Go to http://test.readytalk.com.

· If your computer is setup properly for the conference, you'll see a green circle with a check mark.

· If not, instructions will be provided to install an Adobe Flash Plugin.

2. Internet connection: OverDrive recommends using a hard line Internet connection rather than a wireless connection.

3. Audio connection:

· A speaker phone is recommended for the audio conference.

· If your location wishes to attend but cannot dial in due to limited phone lines, please contact your OverDrive Project Manager for additional information.

· ReadyTalk allows up to 96 locations to call in to each training.

4. Location: For the benefit of others on the call, please choose a quiet location for your training.

Step 2: Web Conference Login – 10 to 15 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Open your Internet browser and go to: www.readytalk.com.

3. Locate the 'Join a Meeting' box. Enter your access code.

4. Next, Ready Talk will display the 'Participant Registration' screen. Please enter your information as prompted, and our staff will send follow-up information after the call.

Step 3: Audio Conference Login (required for audio) – 5 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Dial the appropriate number from your touch-tone phone.

Participants within US / Canada: 1.866.740.1260 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1.866.740.1260 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Other participants outside North America: Look up the International Toll-Free number for your location at http://www.readytalk.com/support. To complete the look-up, enter your ReadyTalk access code.

3. When prompted by the audio conference, enter your ReadyTalk access code.


16 December 2010

Reports Training

The date has been set! Overdrive's Reports Training for GMLC is taking place on January 12 @ 3 PM. The information below will guide you through the process of logging into the session. If you need the access code, please feel free to send me an email @: vtaudiobooks@gmail.com. Please attend this session if you can as it deals with not only reports, but with other tasks such as resetting downloads. Hope to see you all there!

VF

Mark your calendar! OverDrive training for Green Mountain Library Consortium.

OverDrive’s Training Team invites you to learn more about your download service from OverDrive. A class has been scheduled for your group, and the details are outlined below. Our expert trainers will answer your questions and provide tips and tricks to help make the most of your ‘Virtual Branch’.

Please plan to attend!

CONFERENCE DETAILS

The following course is scheduled. It will be hosted conveniently via web conference.

Description: We'll showcase reports which best track circulation, new patrons, site traffic, and popular titles. Your team can then evaluate how your Virtual Branch is doing, and chart a path to future success.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who should attend: Project Coordinators, Administrators, and Selectors.

______________________________________________________________________

CONFERENCE SETUP: Please complete all steps below.

The training will be conducted using ReadyTalk, which uses online web sharing and telephone conferencing.

Step 1: Conference testing and setup – At least one day prior to conference

1. Test your computer: Go to http://test.readytalk.com.

· If your computer is setup properly for the conference, you'll see a green circle with a check mark.

· If not, instructions will be provided to install an Adobe Flash Plugin.

2. Internet connection: OverDrive recommends using a hard line Internet connection rather than a wireless connection.

3. Audio connection:

· A speaker phone is recommended for the audio conference.

· If your location wishes to attend but cannot dial in due to limited phone lines, please contact your OverDrive Project Manager for additional information.

· ReadyTalk allows up to 96 locations to call in to each training.

4. Location: For the benefit of others on the call, please choose a quiet location for your training.

Step 2: Web Conference Login – 10 to 15 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Open your Internet browser and go to: www.readytalk.com.

3. Locate the 'Join a Meeting' box. Enter your access code.

4. Next, Ready Talk will display the 'Participant Registration' screen. Please enter your information as prompted, and our staff will send follow-up information after the call.

Step 3: Audio Conference Login (required for audio) – 5 minutes before the training begins

1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').

2. Dial the appropriate number from your touch-tone phone.

Participants within US / Canada: 1.866.740.1260

Other participants outside North America: Look up the International Toll-Free number for your location at http://www.readytalk.com/support. To complete the look-up, enter your ReadyTalk access code.

3. When prompted by the audio conference, enter your ReadyTalk access code.


Real-Time Reports: Size-up Success...and Stay on Track

Wednesday, January 12th at 3:00 PM EST.

14 December 2010

Mango Webinar!

Thinking about adding online language learning to your suite of patron services?

Kick back, have fun and learn all about Mango at one of our informative
webinars. In this 30 - 40 minute demonstration you will learn more about
Mango's unique approach to learning a new language and how to promote the
program to your community.

Wednesday, December 15 at 9:30 AM Eastern

Contact Mary Danko hartlanddirvermontel.net for GoToMeeting login information.

MD

10 December 2010

Report Trainings

We have been offered two different report trainings from overdrive, please let me know if one works better for you than the other as we can only choose one.

Wednesday January 5th @ 10 AM

Wednesday January 12 @ 3 PM

Knowing how to properly run these reports will help you greatly run your year-end statistics so I encourage as many of you as possible to attend. Email me at vtaudiobooks@gmail.com with your choice by Tuesday, December 14.


VF




Resetting Downloads

Recently, I was asked if the procedure for resetting audiobook and e-book downloads were the same. I have been in contact with overdrive about this, and it is indeed the same. If you need to refresh your memory, you simply login to Content Reserve, and go to the "Support" tab. Scroll down to where it says "Reactivation of Download Links" and click on one the "Link Reactivation Links".

With the arrival of e-books on the scene, patrons may be confused about what they are downloading. If you are showing your patrons the download process, please make sure that they ALWAYS watch the icons on audiobooks to be sure its compatible with their device, and explain to them the basic difference between audiobooks and e-books. If they understand it from the get go, it makes for less work for us down the road.

If you have any questions about this or seem to be having problems, send me a email: vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

VF

07 December 2010

iPhone and Android apps for Overdrive

As promised, Overdrive has come out with an app that makes the EPUB eBooks compatible with the iPhone and Android smart phones. You can find more information on Overdrive's blog by copying and pasting the following url into the address bar of your web browser:

http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2010/12/07/overdrive-apps-for-iphone-and-android-now-support-ebooks/

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me at: vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

VF

30 November 2010

Public Domain E-Books

Just wanted to let everybody know about the public domain (aka Project Gutenberg) e-book titles that are now live on the Listen Up! site. Please pass the word on to your patrons about these.

Some specifics include:

-15,000 titles

-Patrons do not need to be cardholders to access them (cardholders are not required to sign in)

-If they do choose to sign in, they do not count against their regular/lending options

-They work the same way as the maxim access titles do so they are always available

I have also posted a link to a graphic you can use on your website to promote it. It can be found in the Listen Up Folder on here.

If you have any other questions feel free to send me an email.

VF

25 November 2010

Compatible E-book devices

Overdrive has posted a handy cheat-sheet for compatible e-book devices- just in time for the holidays!

You can find the link to it here: http://overdrive.com/files/ebook-cheat-sheet.pdf

One thing to note here is that while the iPad and iPhone are currently not compatible with overdrive e-books, they are working on an app for them, so stay tuned!

VF

23 November 2010

Overdrive Training

Thank you to everybody who came to today's overdrive confrence! Some great questions were asked and I believe everybody was able to benefit from it. For those of you who may have missed it, you are in luck! You can either an audio recording from today's conference found here:
https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=ag9s73

I can also send you a PDF attachment of it.

Or you can attend tomorrow's (November 24) at 3 PM. Please let me know if you need the login information. Any other questions also feel free to send my way as well: vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

VF

15 November 2010

TRAININGS-eBooks will be covered!

We have two sessions of OverDrive's Browse, Check Out, and Download trainings scheduled for November. We encourage staff at all member libraries to participate in one of the trainings, conducted online using the ReadyTalk conference software, so as to get up to speed with the process of ebooks prior to the format becoming widely available for patrons.

Browse, Check Out, Download

Tuesday November 23rd at 10am eastern

Wednesday November 24th at 3pm eastern

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

The membership contact for each library should have received an email with the access code; if you need the access code, please contact Kip Roberson at kroberson[at]shelburnevt.org or Mary Danko at HartlandDir[at] vermontel.net for a copy of the email

29 October 2010

E-book Additions in Romance

Thanks to the generous gift of a member library, we've added 141 ebook titles in the "romance" category to our downloadable collection. A sampling of the authors added, in both EPUB and PDF format:

Mary Balogh
Candace Camp
Jennifer Crusie
Christine Feehan
Karen Hawkins
Linda Howard
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Fern Michaels
Carla Neggers
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts
Susan Wiggs
Sherryl Woods

As any of us who collect romance in print know, this genre is one with constant demand. For most OverDrive ebook libraries, the romance genre is their top circulating genre. The Romance Writers Association maintains a section on their website with great statistics. Did you know that romances are the second top-performing category on best seller lists, topped only by movie tie-ins? That, with $1.36 billion in sales in 2009, twice as much spending is done on romances than on mysteries ($674 million)?

26 October 2010

DCF and GMBA Additions, audio and ebook

Our Selection Committee periodically checks to see what titles from the current DCF and GMBA awards lists may have been released on audio since our last awards purchase. Here's what we were able to add this time around:

Available ebooks from the 2010-11 DCF list
War Games
Project Sweet Life
Scat
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
Slob
The Hunchback Assignments

Audio titles from 2010-11 DCF list that were previously unavailable
All the Broken Pieces
11 Birthdays
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June

Available on ebook from the 2010-11 GMBA list
Wicked Lovely

Past GMBA winners now available
Crank (audio)
First Part Last (audio)
Looking for Alaska (ebook)

Trainings Scheduled

We have two sessions of OverDrive's Browse, Check Out, and Download trainings scheduled for November. We encourage staff at all member libraries to participate in one of the trainings, conducted online using the ReadyTalk conference software, so as to get up to speed with the process of ebooks prior to the format becoming widely available for patrons.

Browse, Check Out, Download

Tuesday November 23rd at 10am eastern

Wednesday November 24th at 3pm eastern

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

The membership contact for each library should have received an email with the access code; if you need the access code, please contact Kip Roberson at kroberson[at]shelburnevt.org for a copy of the email.

Children's E-book Additions

When our site is out of development, you can look forward to this opening collection of some new titles, classic favorites, and titles from the DCF and GMBA awards lists:

A Faraway Island Annika Thor, Linda Schenck
A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
Along for the Ride Sarah Dessen
Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery
Before I Fall Lauren Oliver
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
Evernight Claudia Gray
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Flawless Sara Shepard
Fragile Eternity Melissa Marr
Going Bovine Libba Bray
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh
Hate List Jennifer Brown
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
Hourglass Claudia Gray
Ink Exchange Melissa Marr
Killer Sara Shepard
L. A. Candy Lauren Conrad
Looking for Alaska John Green
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Nightfall L. J. Smith
Perfect Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard
Project Sweet Life Brent Hartinger
Radiant Shadows Melissa Marr
Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
Ramona the Pest Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
Scat Carl Hiaasen
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto Eric Luper
Shadow Souls L. J. Smith
Slob Ellen Potter
Stargazer Claudia Gray
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli
Sweet Little Lies Lauren Conrad
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
The Batboy Mike Lupica
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The Boy Book E. Lockhart
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
The Boyfriend List E. Lockhart
The City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau
The Dark Deeps Arthur Slade
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
The Hunchback Assignments Arthur Slade
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline
The Secret of the Old Clock Carolyn G. Keene
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering
The Thief Megan Whalen Turner
The Treasure Map of Boys E. Lockhart
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
Unbelievable Sara Shepard
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech
Wanted Sara Shepard
War Games Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes Patrick Jennings
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin
Wicked Sara Shepard
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr
Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green, David Levithan
Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson

25 October 2010

E-book additions continue

Here are the titles from the most recent batch of e-books:

Title Author(s)
The Coke Machine Michael Blanding
Dewey's Nine Lives Vicki Myron
Djibouti Elmore Leonard
Dogfight, A Love Story Matt Burgess
A Duty to the Dead Charles Todd
Growing Up Laughing Marlo Thomas
Heat Wave Richard Castle
Hector and the Search for Happiness Francois Lelord
Hey Nostradamus! Douglas Coupland
How to Be an American Housewife Margaret Dilloway
An Impartial Witness Charles Todd
Is It Just Me? Whoopi Goldberg
Lost Empire Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
McGraw-Hill's SAT Christopher Black, Mark Anestis
Methland Nick Reding
Naked Heat Richard Castle
The Next Queen of Heaven Gregory Maguire
Painted Ladies Robert B. Parker
Paranormal State Ryan Buell, Stefan Petrucha
The Perfection Point John Brenkus
Poker Face Maureen Callahan
Power Jeffrey Pfeffer
Power Thoughts Joyce Meyer
The Replacement Brenna Yovanoff
Russian Winter Daphne Kalotay
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Spartan Gold Clive Cussler
The Stuff That Never Happened Maddie Dawson
To the End of the Land David Grossman, Jessica Cohen
Up from the Blue Susan Henderson
War Is Boring David Axe, Matt Bors
Washington Ron Chernow
The World Is Bigger Now Euna Lee, Lisa Dickey
You Lost Me There Rosecrans Baldwin

Please remember that this is a growing collection, and we are aiming for a "soft" opening -- meaning that this collection will continue to grow, and that it may not meet a full load of patron demand until our new membership year begins in January 2011. We continue to purchase popular reading materials, rather than classics and children's books, for this beginning collection. Post January, our purchasing for the e-book collection will meet the same guidelines as our downloadable audio.

22 October 2010

Quick Facts About Our Ebook Collection

Some things to remember about our just-starting-collection:

In general:
  • We will be offering trainings on ebooks through OverDrive. As with our previous trainings, these will be done online. All member libraries should ensure staff attend one of these trainings, even if you attended a training that covered ebooks during OverDrive's Open Training Month. Look for a future post with information on trainings, including dates.
  • Our collection currently stands at over 300 purchased titles, with more purchases likely before the end of 2010. The collection should grow significantly after 2011 membership dues begin to be collected; ebooks and downloadable audio both have collection budgets.
  • We are participating in the Project Gutenberg partnership with OverDrive, which adds access to over 15,000 ebooks in the public domain to our collection. These titles include works by many authors your patrons will be interested: Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and more. Be sure to advertise this collection to your patrons as well. Teachers and students may find the collection particularly useful.
  • Your library's fee on your 2011 Membership Agreement included access for all of your registered patrons to both downloadable audio and ebooks.
About ebooks in particular:
  • Ebooks expire off both your computer and your device at the end of the circulation period. This is different from downloadable audio titles, which expire off your computer and not off your device.
  • Ebooks can be read on a computer using Adobe Digital Editions, and can also be read on devices such as the Nook, various Sony products, and, coming soon, the iPad. For a full list of compatible devices, see http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibleebookdevices.aspx.
  • Kindles are not compatible with the OverDrive collection. This is a choice on the part of Amazon and the Kindle, which use a proprietary file type.
  • Ebooks can be returned early. Again, this is different from downloadable audio titles.
As with downloadable audio, these guidelines around the downloading process, the format, lending time, and the ability to return early -- collectively referred to as Digital Rights Management, or DRM -- are determined by the publisher and the publishing community. We do not have control over these issues. OverDrive is aware that most libraries and library patrons would like to see early return of downloadable audio titles, but this is prohibited by the publisher.

The E-book Collection Begins!

Once the Listen Up! Vermont site comes out of development (necessary to add e-books), our patrons can look forward to the following titles as part of the opening collection:

Title Author(s)
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Dark Star Alan Furst
The Miracle at Speedy Motors Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
Away from Her Alice Munro
The Love of a Good Woman Alice Munro
Keeper Andrea Gillies
Juliet Anne Fortier
Medium Raw Anthony Bourdain
Third World America Arianna Huffington
The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father Barack Obama
Animal Dreams Barbara Kingsolver
The Fort Bernard Cornwell
Pinheads and Patriots Bill O'Reilly
Dracula Bram Stoker, Elizabeth Kostova
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis
The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry
The Alienist Caleb Carr
Star Island Carl Hiaasen
The Box Garden Carol Shields
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Chelsea Handler
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
No Country for Old Men Cormac McCarthy
The Road Cormac McCarthy
Prep Curtis Sittenfeld
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
Drive Daniel H. Pink
What Is the What Dave Eggers
Zeitoun Dave Eggers
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
One Day David Nicholls
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski
Muhammad Deepak Chopra
Gone, Baby, Gone Dennis Lehane
Mystic River Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
How to Read the Air Dinaw Mengestu
Coming Back Stronger Drew Brees, Chris Fabry, Mark Brunell
The Known World Edward P. Jones
Committed Elizabeth Gilbert
Killshot Elmore Leonard
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
Let's Take the Long Way Home Gail Caldwell
The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
Displaced Persons Ghita Schwarz
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
The Fall Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat Hal Herzog
Tell No One Harlan Coben
Bad Things Happen Harry Dolan
The Weather of the Future Heidi Cullen
Atonement Ian McEwan
Even Silence Has an End Ingrid Betancourt
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky
The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson
Shogun James Clavell
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
A Million Little Pieces James Frey
Don't Blink James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Darkly Dreaming Dexter Jeff Lindsay
Dexter Is Delicious Jeff Lindsay
The Lost Dogs Jim Gorant
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Bangkok 8 John Burdett
A Time to Kill John Grisham
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Through Black Spruce Joseph Boyden
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Netherland Joseph O'Neill
The Good Daughters Joyce Maynard
The Widower's Tale Julia Glass
The Passage Justin Cronin
Sh*t My Dad Says Justin Halpern
The Help Kathryn Stockett
Fall of Giants Ken Follett
I'd Know You Anywhere Laura Lippman
What the Dead Know Laura Lippman
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
Moral Disorder and Other Stories Margaret Atwood
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
The Gendarme Mark T. Mustian
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Dirty Sexy Politics Meghan McCain
The Murder Room Michael Capuzzo
Pirate Latitudes Michael Crichton
Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje
The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan
Have a Little Faith Mitch Albom
Cathedral Nelson DeMille
The Charm School Nelson DeMille
Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks
Bed of Roses Nora Roberts
Savor the Moment Nora Roberts
Vision In White Nora Roberts
Blood of the Prodigal P. L. Gaus
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
Native Son Richard Wright
The Disappearing Spoon Sam Kean
Ape House Sara Gruen
Body Work Sara Paretsky
Man in the Woods Scott Spencer
Bob Dylan In America Sean Wilentz
WAR Sebastian Junger
Adam & Eve Sena Jeter Naslund
Salvation City Sigrid Nunez
The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Truth-Teller's Lie Sophie Hannah
Mini-Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
The Grand Design Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Carrie Stephen King
The Dead Zone Stephen King
It Stephen King
The Shining Stephen King
The Stand Stephen King
Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
SuperFreakonomics Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
"U" is for Undertow Sue Grafton
Stiltsville Susanna Daniel
Getting to Happy Terry McMillan
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Tom Franklin
C Tom McCarthy
Child 44 Tom Rob Smith
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
A Journey Tony Blair
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
The Jungle Upton Sinclair
Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel

Remember that we are looking to have a "soft" opening for this collection, which we were able to begin collecting almost three months ahead of schedule thanks to the end of our contract with Recorded Books. The collection will begin small, but grow significantly, especially as we approach January. We ask that you refrain from pushing the collection to your public until January 2011, instead letting your patrons discover the collection, or steering patrons who ask about ebooks in particular to the collection.