Enables wireless audiobook downloads from public libraries and major retailers


Cleveland, OH – December 21, 2009 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, today announced the beta release of an audiobook app that enables Android™ phone and device owners to wirelessly download digital audiobooks. OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android is compatible with MP3 audiobooks from more than 10,000 libraries and major online retailers, including BarnesAndNoble.com, BooksOnBoard.com, and Borders.com. To download this audiobook app for Android devices, including the DROID™ by Motorola®, visit http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc. To find libraries offering MP3 audiobooks, visit http://search.overdrive.com.

“Expanding and enhancing our mobile user experience will be key to consumer adoption of digital books from our library, retail, and publisher partners,” said David Burleigh, director of marketing for OverDrive. “While OverDrive audiobook downloads are already compatible with devices such as the iPod® and iPhone™, we are committed to providing a complete download experience on mobile devices, with audiobook apps for iPhone and BlackBerry® expected in 2010.”

OverDrive® Media Console™ for Android beta v.0.1 provides the same superior audiobook listening experience as OverDrive’s desktop software, which boasts millions of PC and Mac® users worldwide. Users can navigate downloaded parts using MediaMarkers™, create bookmarks, and resume from the last point played. Audiobooks from the public library automatically expire in the app so there is never a late fee.

OverDrive provides download services for thousands of libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac, and Sony® Reader™, as well as the largest collection of iPod-compatible audiobooks for libraries. OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com), a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads.


About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

David Burleigh
OverDrive, Inc.
216-573-6886 x218