Thursday, May 16, 2013

Big Library Read is Here!

Yesterday was the rollout of the Big Library Read pilot. This pilot program allows millions of patrons from more than 7,500 participating libraries to simultaneously read Michael Malone’s critically-acclaimed ‘Four Corners of the Sky’ in OverDrive Read, Kindle and EPUB formats. Big Library Read enables users from 10 different countries on five different continents to join in one of the largest global reading events ever to occur. From now until June 1st, users will be able to log in to their digital library website and check out this wonderful tale about love, secrets and the mysterious bonds only families can form.

During this campaign, Overdrive will post discussion questions on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to encourage your staff and patrons to follow them and Michael Malone and be a part of the dialogue. In addition, there will be a worldwide conversation using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead, so tweet your thoughts often. Next week, the book’s publisher,
 Sourcebooks, will host a live Facebook chat with author Michael Malone, enabling readers to have their questions answered in real time. More details will be coming soon.

If you would like to participate in this chat, please send questions during the week to Twitter (@OverDriveLibs) and stay tuned for more information. This program is the first of its kind, so head to your library’s digital collection to check out the title and join the #BigLibraryRead conversation!

The Palm Beach County Library System is participating, you can get your book here: FOUR CORNERS OF THE SKY

1 comment:

Howard Sherman said...

This is very ambitious and more than a little exciting. I'm only sorry I heard about it a little too late. That'll teach me to visit your blog so infrequently!

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