21 September 2011

Kindle compatibility!

We’ve all been waiting to hear how Kindle will work with Overdrive.

The new update should be coming in about a week or so.  Here are a few details about the update that we know so far:

  1. The new update allows most existing OverDrive eBooks to be read on all Kindle devices or by using free Kindle apps on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and other mobile devices.  (a few titles may not be compatible for a bit.)

  1. All browsing, searching, and checkout of eBook titles will remain the same
at our website. When a user checks out a Kindle Book, a "Get for Kindle" link will be presented that opens a new window (or tab) at Amazon prompting the user to login to their Amazon account. Fulfillment will occur at Amazon's website.

  1. There will now only be one format! Instead of ePub, PDF and Kindle formats folks will only see the one format:  eBook. Each eBook unit will provide users access to all available eBook formats for that title. The user will choose the format compatible with their eReader or device. 

For example, if Listen Up! Vermont has three total copies of The Help in any eBook format, The Help will show three copies, available for use with Kindle and all devices that support EPUB or PDF.

There are still a few questions we have and we’re waiting to get some answers.  We’ll post when we know more.

For the complete press release go to: http://tinyurl.com/3t8froh

Apologies for any cross postings.  MD

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