eBook and eAudiobook Help On the Way!

Enjoy eBooks-Graphic1Have you been wishing you could figure out how to enjoy eBooks and/or downloadable audios on your device?  Well, your wish will soon come true!  Mark July 11th on your calendar today!  An eBook and downloadable audiobook “pro” will come from SELCO and do her best to help you with any questions you have about Overdrive.  Stop in between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Chatfield Public Library

eBook & Audiobook Roadshow

Thursday, July 11, 2013

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bring your device with you and find the answers you need!  You may also want to bring your laptop with you if you are using a mobile device that does not have the capability of direct download.  In other words, if you can’t access the internet with your device, you’ll need to download the free software, Adobe Digital Editions or Overdrive Media Console, to your computer and use that to transfer downloadable media to your mobile device.  The library’s computers cannot be used for this, so please bring in your laptop computer if your device requires this.

For a list of devices that require the use of Adobe DIgital Editions on your computer, click HERE.

For a list of devices that require the use of Overdrive Media Console on your computer, click HERE.

To explore all the help available through Overdrive, click HERE.

iOS Users will need to re-authorize Adobe ID for Overdrive

Overdrive graphiciOS users will be prompted to re-authorize their Adobe IDs when opening OverDrive Media Console  for the first time after the May 28th update.   If you don’t remember your password, click on “Trouble signing in?” below the “Sign In” button on the “My Adobe Account” sign in page and you can reset your password.  There is no need to develop a new Adobe account.

OverDrive explains:

OverDrive Media Console v2.6.5 is coming to iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android on May 28th.

This release is all about bug-fixes to improve the end user experience….

Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.  As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID.  Upon opening OMC for the first time after the update, users will be prompted to re-authorize.

Audiobook users that have only partially downloaded an audiobook prior to the update will need to return to the library bookshelf to download any missing parts.  If users try downloading missing parts directly without first reactivating the download from their library website bookshelf, they will receive a ‘downloadManagerErrorDomain:403’ error.

Note: The Adobe authorization and audiobook download issues will only impact iOS users.

We’ve created two help articles to help end users through both Adobe authorization and audiobook download:

How do I download an ebook through the library?

So you have your new eReader … now what?!

Download eBooks for free using your library card!

You can start searching for free downloadable eBooks and audios by clicking on the “download audiobooks, eBooks” Overdrive graphic  toward the right side of this page.  It looks like this:   

Once you are on the Overdrive page, you’ll find help under “Getting Started” on the left side of the page, near the top.

You can also click on any of the links below to view guides developed by SELCO staff:

Kindle eBooks

EPUB eBooks (Nook format)

Android and Apple Apps

Adobe Digital Editions

Kindle Fire App Instructions

Overdrive has created a series of videos, called The Overdrive Guided Tour,  to assist you in the following topics:

Welcome to your Library’s Virtual BranchIntroduction to Download Media
What are Digital Rights?
How to Install the Free Software
Portable Devices
Browse, Check Out, and Download
How to Place a Hold
Overdrive Media Console
How to Transfer to a Portable Device
How to Burn to CD
Adobe eBooks

You will have to provide your library card number (don’t put in any spaces when entering it) in order to request and check out Overdrive titles.  More titles are being added every week, so check back often!  If there are no copies available of a title that you want (all copies are checked out), it is a good idea to place a request on it.  You will be notified by email when it becomes available for you to check out.  Downloadable eBooks are very popular and in high demand!

Check it out!  And enjoy your new eReader or listening device!

If you are interested in buying an eReader, take a look at this buying guide:  Holiday Gift Guide.

Overdrive Audios can be returned early now …

Overdrive announced that they recently released a new version of OverDrive Media Console for Windows computers.  This updated desktop application allows users to return MP3 audiobooks before the end of the specified lending period.

Hooray!!  Now you can return audiobooks as soon as you are finished listening so you can explore the next one!

Don’t forget you can do the same with eBooks.

Readers can install the free app on computers running Windows XP (or newer); users with OverDrive Media Console already installed will receive notification upon opening the application that an update is available for download.

Find the updated app at www.overdrive.com/Software/omc

Download Audiobooks and eBooks Anytime, Anywhere

Best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks are now available 24/7 from http://selco.lib.overdrive.com.

You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software.  For audiobooks, download the OverDrive® Media Console™ and to read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. You’ll find links for these downloads along the left side of the download site (http://selco.lib.overdrive.com) under the Digital Software heading. You will only need to download this software once and then titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit http://selco.lib.overdrive.com.  Look for all kinds of helpful information under the Getting Started heading on the left side.  Click HERE for a video guided tour.