Android app enables wireless audiobook downloads from libraries and booksellers


Cleveland, OH – February 11, 2010 – OverDrive (, the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced that its audiobook app for Android™ is now out of beta and available as a full release. OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android enables users to wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from more than 10,000 libraries and major online retailers, including,, and Major devices, including DROID™ by Motorola®, DROID Eris™, and Nexus One™, can now be used to access OverDrive-supplied MP3 audiobooks on the go. To install OverDrive® Media Console™ for Android v1.0, visit the Android Market on your device or download directly from

Android users can visit on their devices to find libraries that offer MP3 audiobook downloads. With the zip code search, users can find a local library’s mobile-optimized download website. Using the ‘Advanced Search’ feature, they can browse for audiobooks in the MP3 format. Users will then be able to check out an available title with their library card and download directly to their Android device with OverDrive’s audiobook app.

OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android 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 (, 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.

David Burleigh
OverDrive, Inc.
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