Reading eBooks from the Ohio eBook Project and SEO Library Consortium (located on the Downloads section of the library’s website) is now easier than ever. The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app will be available on August 20. Check out a preview of the new app here. Some highlighted features include:
- A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
- Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
- Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week until August 17, 2011
Teens and other readers of Young Adult (YA) Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week from June 23 – August 17, 2011, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads. Your downloads are yours to keep and will not expire.
The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title’s theme and is likely to show up on a student’s summer reading list. For example, Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, the first book in a popular series featuring a teen whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties,” will be paired with the monster-slaying epic poem, Beowulf.
To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827
SYNC Titles, Summer 2011
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor