Thursday, March 7, 2013

Enter OverDrive’s Library eBook Tournament

Michael Lovett Mar 7, 2013 6:22 AM - Show original item

March Madness is upon us, and regardless of whether you follow the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, here’s your chance to experience the thrill of bracketology. This month, we’re hosting the first-ever OverDrive Library eBook Tournament.

Like the Final Four, the eBook tourney will follow a single-elimination model, starting with a large, regional field of competitors and culminating in a championship match-up. In this case, the competitors are library eBooks and audiobooks. We’ve selected the entrants based on the most popular eBooks and audiobooks by region, based on OverDrive digital library statistics.  Now it’s up to you to decide which titles advance to the next round! Simply vote for your favorite regional title using our Survey Monkey page. After each week-long round, we’ll tally the votes to determine which titles advance to the next round.

Here’s the best part: we’ll award a Google Nexus 7 tablet to the library that fields the most participants!

Enter Round 1 of the OverDrive Library eBook Tournament to help determine which books advance to Round 2!

Round 1

Barefoot Season” by Susan Mallery vs. “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis
Calico Joe” by John Grisham vs. “Chomp” by Carl Hiaasen

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer vs. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor
Cover of Snow” by Jenny Milchman vs. “One Fifth Avenue” by Candace Bushnell

The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson vs. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson vs. “Burned” by Sara Shepard

Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich vs. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer vs. “Big Sky Mountain” by Linda Lael Miller

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