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Ebooks Catalog OverDrive Adds MP3 Audiobooks; Borders Signs On First

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Ebooks distributor OverDrive is expanding its online catalog to include MP3 audiobooks, the company told us. Publishers who are participating in OverDrive’s audiobooks program include Random House Audio, Blackstone Audiobooks, Hachette Book Group and Books in Motion, among others. The MP3 titles, which naturally come without copy protection software, will be added to OverDrive’s existing catalog of roughly 20,000 DRM-protected digital audiobooks and over 100,000 eBooks.

Borders is the first bookseller to agree to sell OverDrive’s MP3 at its dedicated Borders Audiobooks channel. For Borders, this is one more initiative that it hopes will round out its website, which is concluding a digital overhaul by the end of this month. OverDrive’s audiobooks, however, won’t be available until May.

3 Responses to “Ebooks Catalog OverDrive Adds MP3 Audiobooks; Borders Signs On First”

  1. Audio books are here to stay . I am in love with them . Not only its interesting to hear voices , you can enjoy them while moving. I hear audio books all the time in my car . One of my friend is so crazy about audio books . He takes long routes to get back to his home . You can find some cheaper audio book library online .