Overdrive Adds Kindle Support


Overdrive, the largest distributor of ebooks to public and school libraries, announced today that they have now added Amazon’s Kindle to their list of supported devices. The change will greatly increase the visibility of library ebook lending among ebook users, but the change is making some publishers nervous. I still personally prefer devices that support the open ePub standard rather than Amazon’s proprietary format, but this will, at least, now prevent having to break the bad news to patrons they they won’t be able to borrow ebooks on their shiny new Kindle.