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New OverDrive App Taps Power of Windows 8

New OverDrive App Taps Power of Windows 8 
With OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8, Readers Can Enjoy eBooks
and Audiobooks From Libraries, Schools and Retailers Around the World
on Devices Including the Microsoft Surface 
CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 --  OverDrive's newest app
showcases the best aspects of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system
and brings library eBooks to popular new devices including the
Microsoft Surface tablet. Incorporating "action bars" and other
dynamic features, OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows 8 enables
users to enjoy EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks on computers and mobile
devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT. OverDrive supplies eBooks,
audiobooks and other digital content to more than 19,000 libraries,
schools and retailers worldwide. 
Download OMC for Windows 8 in the Windows Store and also at
www.overdrive.com.  
Readers will discover several convenient features in OMC for Windows
8. The eBook reader gives users the option to choose single or
multi-column text and employs an "action bar" that shows different
functions depending on the contents of the main screen. To access the
action bar, tap or click the center of the screen. There are options
to add bookmarks, navigate to another section of the eBook, and more.
The audiobook player combines playback controls, book details, and
other information on a single, horizontally scrolling screen. As with
other OMC apps, users can access their library's OverDrive-powered
digital collection under "Get Books." 
OverDrive offers a catalog of more than 800,000 eBooks and audiobooks
with support for all major computers and devices, including
iPhone(R), iPad(R), Nook(R), Android(TM) phones and tablets, and
Kindle(R) (U.S. only). Later this year, the company will launch its
Next Generation platform (see YouTube preview), which will streamline
the digital library experience for millions of users around the world
with One-Step Checkout(TM) and the new, instant access,
browser-based, eBook-reading technology OverDrive Read. To find a
library near you, visit search.overdrive.com.  
About OverDrive
 OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital
distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We supply
a secure lending platform for 19,000 libraries, schools and retailers
worldw
ide with support for all major computers and devices, including
iPhone(R), iPad(R), Nook(R), Android(TM) phones and tablets, and
Kindle(R) (U.S. only). OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100
as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is
a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive
is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com  
Contact: 
David Burleigh
OverDrive, Inc.
216-573-6886 x218
dburleigh@overdrive.com