It's been a record year for digital lending in libraries. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
The figures Overdrive have just released show that 2023 was another year of stellar growth for digital lending by libraries. The year Overdrive reports 662 million digital lends through Overdrive’s catalogue to libraries. Added to that was a further 253 million that would have been lent but were on a “wait list.”
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