As we reported yesterday, Penguin eBooks are now available in the OverDrive Marketplace.  Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks will have the same great ease of use as all other publishers’ eBooks.  You can expect to see the change in your library’s collection soon.


If you have any questions, please contact me or your OverDrive Collection Development Specialist at


Karen Estrovich in the Collection Development Manager with OverDrive



5 Responses to “Penguin eBooks’ download to Kindle just got easier”

  1. Heidi

    Yippee, yahoo! This comes as great news that Penguin is finally coming aboard and the USB loading is going away–especially after spending half an hour with a patron trying to get the book from Overdrive, to Amazon, to her Kindle Touch!

  2. Alan Stewart

    Since yesterday afternoon (Nov. 12) Penguin titles are once again showing “USB only” for the Kindle format. Is this a temporary technical glitch, or have terms changed again?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hey Alan- I’m having your account specialist look into this. The terms haven’t changed. Cheers.

  3. Tyler

    When will this feature be available. Penguin titles have been showing USB only since this announcement.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Tyler, if you’re a librarian check with your Account Specialist about this. It’s possible the wording just hasn’t been removed yet. if you’re a patron, check with the library as they may have simply not noticed this yet.