Kindle Enhancements Coming to OverDrive

OverDrive has been working closely with Amazon to improve the browsing and borrowing experience for Kindle users. Below is a summary of the changes scheduled to launch on Monday, October 30, 2017.

The Kindle Book will be the first format option shown on the Loans page.

Screenshot showing Kindle as the first format choice.

You will be able to select Kindle Book as your preferred format from a new option that will be added to the Settings page.

If you select Kindle as your preference, the Kindle Book will show where it is available, except for OverDrive Read-along titles. You can change or reset your preference at any time!

Screenshot of the new option that will be added to the Settings page enabling users to select Kindle Book as their preferred format.

When you filter a search to Kindle Book or borrow a Kindle Book, you'll see an option to select Kindle as your preferred format going forward (if you haven't already set your format preference or declined the option).

Screenshot of the option to select Kindle as your preferred format.

A new Kindle Books link will appear in the navigation menu, which you can use to search for all Kindle Books in the KCLS collection, sorted by date added.

Example of the new Kindle Books link that will appear in the navigation menu, which will generate a search for all Kindle Books in the KCLS collection, sorted by date added.

A Kindle link and icon will be added to the bottom of the page as another way to find Kindle Books.

Screenshot of the Kindle link and icon added to the bottom of the page as another way for patrons to discover Kindle.

If you prefer Kindle as your eBook format—whether you read on the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, or in the Kindle reading app on a tablet or phone— you'll enjoy the new streamlined experience.