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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 10:00:59 PM PST
Maureen says:
My Kindle Fire (not HD) is from last year, so I don't know what this year's looks like or if any of this will help you.........but I understand your frustration! Be sure the audio book from your library is a Kindle book and not an Adobe ePub book. I cannot download those onto my Kindle. Be sure your Wi-fi is activated so it can download to the Kindle.......Check your "cloud" on Amazon........I can see all my library downloads there..............the book might be on your "cloud", but not your "device".......again, be sure your Wi-Fi is working........Also, if you see a number near the upper left portion where your "Kindle Name" is, you might have to "pull" that menu down to download the book there. I know I have to do that when I want to download a picture or something off my email (though not my books)..........fyi: My Kindle Fire has a cog, a Wi-fi signal and the battery amount in the upper right hand corner and my Kindle book name in the upper left hand corner............good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 10:43:23 PM PST
Maureen-You can borrow ePub books and read them on the Fire using the OverDrive: Library eBooks & Audiobooks app. See your library's help pages for info on how to load those books to the app.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 6:08:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 6:09:31 AM PST
Wendy Wilson says:
My library where I work offers digital library books and the OverDrive Media app is great. Most of the book on the digital library are available for kindle. Some books can only be downloaded by side loading and I like the app because side loading a book is a pain and you don't have to do that when using this app.
If you do get this app, and if you check books out of your library you should, I still recommend choosing the Kindle version when available though. Kindle lets you set bookmarks, the app doesn't. And the kindle lets you alter the font size, something that is nice after a long day and tired eyes. You can't enlarge or decrease the font using the app.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:23:47 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
I also prefer the Kindle versions but use the Overdirve App if I can only get a book in epub. You can change font size in the OverDrive App. It is not as easy as Kindle but if you tap on the little box with lines at the botom and then Choose Reader Setting and then choose font size there are 9 different sizes.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 7:49:29 AM PST
Sharon says:
Karen S. : I had the same problem. The Overdrive Media Console kept going round for goodness knows how long. Finally, I found that OMC only accepts audios that are MP3's. Soooooo, in my public library I have a very limited number of audios that are MP3's for my Kindle Fire. I do have Audible, tho, and this is always a winner!
Sherry

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:10:58 AM PST
Maureen says:
I have OverDrive.........but my library has ePub listed separately from Kindle. I can do ePub on my computer, but not my Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:25:19 AM PST
Wendy Wilson says:
Ah, thank you T. Cannon, I will do that next time I have an epub book checked out.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:28:41 AM PST
Maureen- You can read ePubs on the Fire with the OverDrive app following the directions at http://help.overdrive.com/article/0017/How-to-authorize-OverDrives-mobile-app-for-Android-using-an-Adobe-ID

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:31:16 AM PST
Wendy Wilson says:
My library has them separated too. But in the digital library we use we can choose "all formats" and then search. If a book is available only in epub I choose that and then download it using the overdrive app on my kindle. The only problem with choosing all formats is that it brings up audio as well and I don't like listening to audios on my kindle; usually I listen to audio books in my car with the cd player. So I have to sift through that. Not a big problem though.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 10:04:27 AM PST
Karen S. says:
Thanks for all your ideas and help. I was able to download the audiobook onto my computer. I found out that I could not download onto my Kindle Fire because there is not enough room. In the set-up for Overdrive, there are three options for downloading onto the device and all are less then 2 MB and the audiobook is larger than that. It looks like I will be able to borrow eBooks to the KFire but not audiobooks.

I was hoping to listen to the audiobook while I drove over the holidays. I may be able to load it from my computer to my iPod.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 10:41:03 AM PST
Audiobooks utilize a LOT of space when compared with their standard ebook counterparts. Many of the posts I have seen in the past year that had to do with people running out of space on their Kindle devices were due to the audiobooks loaded.

As nice as the notion is to have a "do-it-all" device, some things (like audiobooks) are best utilized through their own specialized hardware (like iPods).

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 2:39:14 PM PDT
Lisa Ard says:
Hi,
I'm having trouble too, but I'm trying to download Library2Go audiobooks to my Kindle Touch. I've downloaded the Overdrive Media Console Setup file, which comes over to my Mac OS X (10.6.8) as a dmg file (?). That doesn't execute or open or do anything. The audiobooks I download come down as odm files, which when dragged to my Kindle (plugged in) documents or music folder, don't transfer to my Kindle.

Any help much appreciated.
Lisa

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2013 6:29:31 AM PDT
Disney Fan says:
How did u do that???

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2013 6:38:16 AM PDT
Disney Fan says:
I downloaded overdrive but it is not appearing anywhere on my kindle. Where did it go? I tried to download it again and it says I already have it!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2013 8:02:09 AM PDT
You can't listen to library audiobooks on the Kindle Touch.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2013 8:03:37 AM PDT
Tap Apps on your Fire, then find the Overdrive app (or search for it by tapping the magnifying glass) and tap on it.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 8:23:32 AM PDT
Disney Fan says:
I have fire and it worked!
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