Download audiobooks wirelessly on BlackBerry smartphones from public libraries and major booksellers


Cleveland, OH – February 25, 2010 – OverDrive (, the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, today announced the public beta release of an audiobook app for BlackBerry® smartphones. OverDrive’s BlackBerry audiobook app enables the wireless download of MP3 audiobooks from more than 10,000 libraries and major online retailers, including,, and To download the audiobook app for BlackBerry devices, including the BlackBerry Storm™ and BlackBerry Curve™, visit BlackBerry users can also visit on their devices to find libraries that offer MP3 audiobook downloads.

“OverDrive’s continuous innovation in mobile user experience expands the marketplace for our library, retail, and publisher partners,” said David Burleigh, director of marketing for OverDrive. “The audiobook app for BlackBerry joins previously released apps for Windows Mobile® and Android™, and digital book apps for iPhone® are planned in the near future.”

OverDrive® Media Console™ for BlackBerry® beta v0.1 provides the same superior audiobook experience as OverDrive’s desktop software, which boasts millions of Windows® 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 so there is never a late fee.

OverDrive provides download services for thousands of libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows PC, Mac, Sony® Reader™, nook™, Android™ devices, and BlackBerry® smartphones, 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. You can follow the Digital Bookmobile’s national tour on Twitter ( and Facebook (


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.
216-573-6886 x218