Having problems getting all your audio book parts?

apple eAudioMP3 Audio books take longer to download than eBooks. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get the entire book. On some devices, it is best not to do anything else on the device until the title has finished downloading. Here’s a few more tips for audio book users.

  • Make sure you allow the device to completely download the audio book before doing something else.  We have found this especially true for Kindle Fire tablets.
  • If you have your screen set to time out, you may want to up the time.
  • If you get to the middle of the book and parts are missing, try re-downloading the missing parts. To do this follow these steps:
  1. Open the OMC (Overdrive Media Console) app to the menu screen
  2. Select Files
  3. Touch the book cover, you will see a list of parts
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  4. Touch the round circle on the right side of the part which is not complete. The circle turns red with a white check mark.
  5. Press the Delete buttonredoadloading 2
  6. It will now say Not Downloaded
  7. Touch the round circle for the part not downloaded (it is green now) and select Download button at the bottom of the screen.redoadloading part
  8. You should see a bar under the word Part that starts to grow blue. Wait till it is done downloading.

Tired of Zinio eMails?

zinio computerThis tip is for your EMAIL Account Settings for your user account on Zinio.com.

If you are receiving unwanted email vouchers and promotions from the commercial Zinio.com site then you need to update your settings to NOT receive email offers and solicitations from the consumer side of Zinio.com. Zinio.com email communications require an opt-out step for the on online and mobile app account settings.

Here’s how to do it:account settings

  1. Go to your Zinio Online account at Zinio.com
  2. Sign into your account
  3. Scroll down to account settings (located on right side of page about a quarter of the way down) and click Account Settings
  4. Select Preferencesaccount preferences
  5. Un-check LET ZINIO DECIDE and any other update settingsaccount boxes unchecked.
  6. Scroll down Click save changes

If you are using an app you may want to read Zinio App Tips and Tricks for additional tips.

How to download eAudio Books to an Android Device

How to enjoy audiobooks with OverDrive’s mobile app for Android. You can use OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

What you need:

Listening to audiobooks or music

  1. To enjoy a title using OMC, you have to install our app and download a title.
  2. Tap a title to open the player. It starts playing automatically.how to 1

Note: Some versions of Android don’t have the Action Bar at the top of the screen. To access the menu, tap the Menu button on your device.


how to 2Tap a part to play it. Parts that haven’t been downloaded show up with blank lines.


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Tap a bookmark to play it. You can also tap and hold a bookmark for an options menu.

Sharing Books

how to 4Tap the Menu button then Details

From here, you can share what you’re listening to with your friends with the Share button.


Tap a how to 5downloaded file to play it. You can also tap the buttons to the right of a file to delete or download it.


How to Request Additional Authorizations From Adobe

ipadIf you have authorized multiple eReaders and computers with Adobe Digital Editions using your Adobe ID, you may get an error message saying “Too Many Activations” when you try to authorize again. This is because Adobe puts a limit on the number of times you can use an Adobe ID to authorize a computer or eReader. You can, however, request additional authorizations.

Here’s how to request more authorizations:

  • Go to http://www.adobe.com/go/supportportal
  • Sign in with your Adobe ID and password.
  • Under “Get Support,” in the “Technical Support” tab:
    • Under “Choose issue type” select “Using a product or service.”
    • Note if Chat is available you may want to try it for faster service. Tell them you need additional authorizations.
    • Under “Choose product,” first select “Additional Products,” then select “Adobe Digital Editions.”
  • Fill in the online form, describing the problem and asking for additional authorizations.  You should get an e-mail from Adobe in a couple of days letting you know that they’ve reset your authorizations. You can then re-authorize your eReader in Adobe Digital Editions.

There’s an App for Nook Color, Tablet and Kindle Fire!

Did you know there is an app for OverDrive Media Console for your Nook Color, Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire?

To get the app on your Nook Color or Nook Tablet read Getting the Nook Tablet App. Follow the steps and you’ll be downloading directly to your device in a few minutes.

Why should you use the OverDrive Media Console app? For Nook Tablet users it’s a lot faster and easier to get eBooks. You do need WiFi access. If you don’t have WiFi in your home you may use the free WiFi at any of the Libraries, Starbucks, McDonald’s or your other favorite coffeehouse.

To get the app on your Kindle Fire read Kindle Fire Users Rejoice. 

Why should you use the OverDrive Media Console app? This app allows you to download ePUB formatted eBooks and MP3 Audio Books to your Kindle Fire.  Without it you can not get ePUB formatted eBooks.  Some publishers do not allow us to offer their books in Kindle eBook format but will allow ePUB format so it opens up a larger choice of eBooks to you.  Also, all the selecting and downloading is down in the app which is actually easier than sending the eBook to Amazon first before syncing it to your device.

Penguin eBooks, Kindle and iPad (iOS device)

If you are using a Kindle App on an iPad or other iOS device, you will not be able to read any Kindle eBooks published by Penguin.  However, you can read the ePub format of the Penguin eBook using the OverDrive Media Console and not the Kindle app.

You can easily identify a Penguin eBook for Kindle eReaders in the catalog. It has a description after the Kindle icon which reads: “Kindles and free Kindle apps via USB only“. In the title below, if you have an iPad select EPUB format and download it using the OverDrive Media Console for the iPad which can be downloaded for free from your app store.