SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive, Inc.

August 03, 2009 10:30 ET

Janet Evanovich's 'Finger Lickin' Fifteen' Takes Top Spot on Most Downloaded Books From the Library List

'The Time Traveler's Wife' Surges Back on the List to No. 3 Position

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for July 2009 (www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded). Janet Evanovich's "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" pulled ahead of last month's No. 1 book, "The 8th Confession," to take the top spot, while Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife" returned to the list ahead of the upcoming motion picture adaptation. Audiobook and eBook titles by James Patterson, Julie Powell, and Nora Roberts were also among the most downloaded books from OverDrive-powered libraries last month.

The 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 9,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. Complete lists for audiobooks and eBooks in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction, and juvenile nonfiction are available at http://www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded.

Most Downloaded Audiobooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (July 2009)

                                                                 Months on
Rank    Title              Author             Publisher             List
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
1       Finger Lickin'     Janet Evanovich    BBC Audiobooks         2
        Fifteen                               America
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
2       The 8th            James Patterson,   Books on Tape          4
        Confession         Maxine Paetro
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
3       The Time           Audrey             HighBridge             2
        Traveler's Wife    Niffenegger        Company
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
4       The Host           Stephenie Meyer    Books on Tape          15
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
5       Swimsuit           James Patterson,   Books on Tape          2
                           Maxine Paetro
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
6       The Associate      John Grisham       Books on Tape          7
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
7       1st to Die         James Patterson    Hachette Audio         19
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
8       Vision in White    Nora Roberts       Brilliance Audio       4
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
9       Atlas Shrugged     Ayn Rand           Blackstone Audio       12
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------
10      The Appeal         John Grisham       Books on Tape          18
----    ---------------    ----------------   --------------     ----------

OverDrive provides download services for more than 9,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac®, and Sony® Reader, as well as the largest collection of iPod®-compatible audiobooks for libraries. To see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit http://search.overdrive.com. OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com), a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads.

'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are developed based on a formula that includes books checked out and on a waiting list at OverDrive-powered libraries.

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