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Old 05-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #16
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Can I depend on you to PM me with a reminder when you get the info? Please?
Why not just make the info public? I want to know about it as well and adding to this thread is a good way to tell us all.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #17
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Why not just make the info public? I want to know about it as well and adding to this thread is a good way to tell us all.
Ditto
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:29 AM   #18
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Y'all please excuse if this is a dumb question, but I have a cold and it's befuddling my brain. Does this mean that we'll have access to ALL Overdrive content, whether it's available from our local libraries or not? If so, then that's great news, if not, doesn't do a thing for me, as my local library has 2 (count 'em, 2) titles in ebook.
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Y'all please excuse if this is a dumb question, but I have a cold and it's befuddling my brain. Does this mean that we'll have access to ALL Overdrive content, whether it's available from our local libraries or not? If so, then that's great news, if not, doesn't do a thing for me, as my local library has 2 (count 'em, 2) titles in ebook.
It means you can access the eBook (ePub and maybe PDF) that your local library has available. I am hoping this will be a full fledged ADE and if so, that we'll be able to put our own eBooks on the iPad using this app.
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Overdrive's main market isn't libraries, it's as a distributor to retailers. I have to believe any app they put out will allow you to use your purchased content (except maybe iPad if Apple does something to stop it). Since Adobe has agreed not to develop readers for these various platforms it falls on someone like Overdrive to license the SDK and develop them. It's in there best interest as the more devices that can read the content the more they'll sell.

The Windows and Mac apps aren't a huge deal and there's already one that reads ADE content on iPhone, but iPad (without using the iPhone app), Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry are all a big deal IMO.

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Old 05-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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Did anyone go to BookExpo America and preview the apps?
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No, but I am interested in hearing the news. In simple layman terms, please. My library doesnt have ebooks, either, just audiobooks.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #23
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Anyone heard/read anything more about these apps?


Nate, if you're reading this, you mentioned on your blog that you'd be following up on them at Book Expo America. Did you get a chance to check them out?
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overdrive for kindle

Any chance these new reading apps will mean kindle owners will be able to directly download books from the library without any stripping of DRM?
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Rats!!
Yeah, I agree. I scoured the Overdrive site a few days ago looking for any information about potential Kindle compatibility. Sadly the only reference was:

"We should help them [readers] understand that the Kindle is not compatible with their library's collection but that there are other brands of electronic reading devices that are."

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If library eBooks are that important, then the Kindle was the wrong choice of reader.
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They aren't *that* important. It'd just be a nice extra, nothing wrong with that.
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