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  •  Use Overdrive in Association (4+ / 0-)

    with my favorite library, the Miami Dade South Dade Government Center location, checking out both readable and audible books.

    In fact, my last great read, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is an Overdrive audio selection.

    Love it!  That and Adobe Reader for reading Net Galley pre-release editions.

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    by Limelite on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 06:07:13 PM PDT

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    •  Too many steps for Overdrive and Kindle (2+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29, cfk

      I use a Kindle Paperwhite, and the process for getting an Overdrive book from the Library on to it can sometimes take over half an hour.

      You need to log in to Overdrive but then put your card info in to check out the book. You need to get the Overdrive book to the Amazon account and then you need to get the book from the Amazon  (which you requires you to be on wifi). But then you need to disconnect to get the Kindle to sync and fetch the book.

      On several occasions I've made some mistake and the book didn't get checked out. Or it was checked out to my library account but it didn't make it on to my Kindle.

      I went over the process with the ebook specialist librarian and she confirmed it just that complicated and takes a long time to check out books from Overdrive with Kindles.

      •  That is very strange. (3+ / 0-)
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        Robert Fuller, cfk, Limelite

        I have never had a problem downloading Overdrive books from Amazon. You do need a WiFi connection, but I have never noticed any significant delay.

        I usually download it to my Kindle app on my iPad, but the download takes no longer than any other Amazon ebook.

      •  I Don't Overdrive on My Reader (3+ / 0-)
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        cfk, Robert Fuller, dandy lion

        I have a Paperwhite, too.  I only use the program for reading on laptop and desktop.

        Most Overdrive books require WiFi to download and the Kindle reader is not a good device for that, preferring its own proprietary 3G Whispernet technology for downloading.  I don't even use it on my Kindle Fire even though it is designed to download via WiFi.

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        by Limelite on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 06:51:02 PM PDT

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      •  strange (3+ / 0-)
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        cfk, Robert Fuller, dandy lion

        never takes me more than a minute to check out a book and it shows up on my kindle fire almost instantly.  In my desktop browser, I click Borrow.  It checks it out and then takes me to my bookshelf.  I click download/select type, check kindle, click confirm & download.  This redirects me to amazon with me already logged in where there is a button to check out library book and deliver it to my kindle.  I know this sounds like a lot of steps, but I just timed myself and it took 30 seconds.  But then my only internet access is wifi so it is always connected to wifi.

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