If you are an author who would like to offer the WPLC your digital book:
- OverDrive has a threshold of authors having 10-15 titles under their belt before they can be represented in their catalog. If that’s the case, you can use this publisher application form: http://contentreserve.com/publisherapplication.asp
- For authors with fewer books, OverDrive suggests working with an aggregator such as Independent Publishers Group. Aggregators represent authors with one or two titles and have a large enough catalog collectively that can be picked up by OverDrive. Here is OverDrive’s article on getting authors’ works ready from a technical standpoint for electronic distribution: http://www.overdrive.com/files/intro-to-digital-distribution.pdf
- It’s against our contract to add an electronic book given to us from an author to the OverDrive collection, unless we add them through a service called Community Reserve. This would be anything locally produced that you own the digital right to or can sign off on. It’s free, and the book would be available to all the OverDrive customers in the United States for free.