Downloadable Audiobooks Growing In Popularity At Libraries

February 2005
Book Publishing Report;2/14/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p4
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The article reports that downloadable audiobooks are becoming a popular item at libraries around the U.S., with both the libraries and book vendors pushing to make sure interest keeps growing and copyright issues remain at bay. King County Library is widely acknowledged as the pioneer in digital book lending. Now the library has 850 copies of 300 titles and more than 1,500 patrons have borrowed downloadable audiobooks in the past four months. The digital book lender OverDrive Audio Books, which was formed in November, launched a program to allow unlimited copies of audiobooks to be available to patrons.


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