OverDrive to Distribute MP3 Audiobooks

Mar 21, 2008

OverDrive, a digital book distributor to online retailers, libraries, and schools, announced that it will expand its catalog of download audiobooks to include titles in MP3 format without DRM. Borders, Inc. will offer OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks without DRM online and at Digital Centers inside select Borders store locations. OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks will be compatible with nearly every MP3 player and mobile phone on the market including iPod, Zune, iPhone, and Creative Labs products. OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks will go on sale in May at Borders.com with titles from Random House Audio, Blackstone Audiobooks, Hachette Book Group, Books in Motion, plus dozens of other publishers. The new catalog of MP3 titles for retail will be added to OverDrive’s catalog of approximately 20,000 DRM-protected digital audiobooks and over 100,000 eBooks.
(www.overdrive.com, www.borders.com)