Free library ebooks on Kindle via OverDrive!

Yay! Check out library ebooks for your Kindle or Kindle app later this year! The long-awaited announcement that Amazon and OverDrive, who manages digital checkouts for many libraries, have reached an agreement to allow download of library eBooks is finally here! Details will be forthcoming, but according to this story in today’s Publishers Weekly, we can expect the availablity of titles later in the year on all Kindle eBook readers, as well as via the Kindle app. Perhaps this will encourage library holdouts Macmillan and Simon & Shuster to licence  downloads through OverDrive – and will continue the re-evaluation of Harper 26-circulations limit.

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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