During the month of June readers from around the world had unlimited, simultaneous access to Eyes on You by Kate White through their libraries as a part of the Big Library Read program. Over seven thousand libraries joined the event which saw 200,000 checkouts of the title over two weeks, making this the most successful Big Library Read to date. In fact, Eyes On You was borrowed more than the next five most popular titles on OverDrive sites combined in June!
Users weren't just reading the book, however. Hundreds of people joined the discussion board at biglibraryread.com and hundreds more viewed the Twitter conversation we had with author Kate White. We also noticed that over 400 people were adding Eyes on You to their Goodreads bookshelves each day of the Big Library Read event and many more have been seeking out additional Kate White titles and read-alikes through overdrive.com.
While the results of this event have been record setting we know there is always room for improvement. We have created two surveys that you can find at biglibraryread.com, one for readers and one for librarians. Please take a moment to provide your feedback and share these links with your users so we can continue to improve this digital book club experience. Thanks again for making this Big Library Read the best one yet!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Hundreds of thousands participate in the record setting Big Library Read
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