Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

  1. Love to Listen? Sign up for SYNC audiobooks.

    There is something about audiobooks that allows stories to surround you. Chores become easier and more enjoyable. Daily walks and drives become grand adventures. If you can relate or if your own interest is piqued, SYNC, free audiobook downloads provided by AudioFile Magazine, may be for you.

  2. New Features for Holds in Overdrive

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  3. New OverDrive eReading Room for Kids and Teens

    Kids & Teens eReading Room

    New--Monday, February 17! 

    OverDrive has provided a new interface to make it easier for kids and teens to look for books at their interest level.  You may bookmark the new interface on your child's device.  The new screen will only show ebooks and audio books for kids and teens. 

  4. Renewals now available for OverDrive titles!

    OverDrive Wisconsin's Digital Library

    Don’t have time to finish your downloaded title before it’s due?  Now you can renew a title as long as no one is waiting for it.

  5. OverDrive Media Console version 3 provides new options!

    OverDrive Media Console v3

    The OverDrive Media Console app, version 3.0, is now available to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch using  iOS6*; and Android devices with OS v4.0.  Older models should be able to use the previous version of OverDrive Media Console.


    New features include:

  6. Live demo of downloadable ebooks & audio books--today

    Tablet computers

    Would you like to know more about downloadable services at the Appleton Public Library? There is a live demo today (Tuesday August 6) from 5:00-7:00 on the main floor of the library, as part of the Summer Celebration.

  7. New features on OverDrive!

    OverDrive Wisconsin's Digital Library

    Cover, Grid or List—these are new ways to browse for titles. 


    For a quick look at the collection, try the cover view.  You will see more books at once.

    Cover view of Overdrive


  8. Did you know that the Appleton Public Library provides these free services?

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  9. New features for Wisconsin’s Digital Library!

    Wisconsin's Digital Library

    The upgrade to the OverDrive site makes access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks even easier to use on computer, phone, tablet or iPod.

  10. New OverDrive feature

    OverDrive:  Wisconsin's Digital Library

    Wisconsin’s Digital Library has a new feature—its users can now recommend titles for inclusion in the collection.  This appears as a choice when you do a search, if you are logged in.  There will be a bar where you may click to search for Library Collection (all titles currently owned), Available Now (currently available for checkout), or use the new

  11. Good news for Android, iOS, Nook & Kindle users who use OverDrive!

    OverDrive Media Console

    The new OverDrive app for Nook enables direct downloading on Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color.  The free app, OverDrive Media Console, is available from the Nook Store using your Barnes & Noble account.

  12. OneClickdigital audio books from Recorded Books are always available

    For those with an interest in digital audio books, the Appleton Public Library has added a second way for you to download digital audio books to your computer or laptop, as well as many ereaders, smart phones and tablets. 

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