November 21, 2017

Link: Amazon and OverDrive Roll Out Kindle Books to Libraries

 Library Journal‘s News Editor Mike Kelly reported today:

Amazon and OverDrive, the Cleveland-based company that is the major distributor of ebooks to the library market, announced today that more than 11,000 U.S. public and school libraries in the OverDrive network should have compatibility with Amazon’s Kindle ereader within days. The long-awaited rollout, first announced in April, will end the notable absence of the popular Kindle device from library ebook lending.

The launch comes one day after news broke that Amazon had begun beta testing its Kindle Library Lending program at the Seattle Public Library and the King County Public Library System, WA.

“Libraries are a critical part of our communities, and we’re excited to be making Kindle books available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the country,” Jay Marine, the director of Amazon Kindle, said in a press release.

Read the entire story here: Amazon and OverDrive Roll Out Kindle Books to Libraries.

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After a long career in collection management at Brooklyn Public Library, and a decade as their Director of Collection Development, Barbara Genco joined Library Journal in fall 2009 as Editor, Collection Management. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraAGenco.