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Another Announcement from OverDrive

   April 1st, 2008

Overdrive logoHot on the heels of its announcement of mp3-based and iPod-compatible audiobooks, Overdrive is introducing a new product line: Large Print Audiobooks.

Designed to cater to the elderly and vision-impaired library patrons (just like our print large print collections), OverDrive has contracted with various large print book vendors to convert their catalogs into large print audio versions.

I think it is great that vendors aren't always trying to cast wide nets to scoop up as much profit as possible, but instead are providing products based on the needs of our smaller patron groups.

The only catch is that, like large print books, the audiobook files will be larger than their normal versions. Also, larger headphones are required, too, to accommodate the extra sound.

Still, it's great. You can keep up with more announcements on the OverDrive News page.

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4 Responses to “Another Announcement from OverDrive”

  1. Chris Says:


  2. Marnie Oakes Says:

    Littleton will be ordering. Should we plan on extra $$s to supply the larger headphones?

  3. OverDriveEncoderinEncodia Says:

    Ha ha ha. very good stuff. 🙂 Funny joke.

  4. Stephane Meer of FreeAudioBooks Says:

    Thanks for sharing the news!