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OverDrive Announces Media Console App for Windows Phones

Posted Jun 15, 2011
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Readers at 15,000 public, school, and corporate libraries can now download eBooks and audiobooks directly to their Windows phone with the free OverDrive Media Console app. This new app enables users to find a library that offers digital books, and then download and enjoy EPUB eBooks, as well as MP3 audiobooks, on their device. Libraries offer bestselling titles, such as "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen and "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand, which can now be borrowed and enjoyed on Windows Phone devices, such as LG Quantum, Samsung Focus, and HTC Trophy.

The OverDrive app for Windows Phone is now available for download from Windows Phone Marketplace. To see if your local library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit OverDrive Search.

OverDrive's Windows Phone app provides untethered access to EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library. The app's "Get Books" feature makes it easy to find a local library, and then browse for titles, check them out with a library card, and download directly to Windows Phone devices. Digital books from the library will automatically expire in the app, so there are never late fees. Users will also benefit from enhancements, such as an orientation lock and custom bookmarks.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 15,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.

Source: OverDrive, www.overdrive.com


 
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