Overdrive: Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists for August 2010

Overdrive just posted the top 10 lists for most downloaded ebooks and audiobooks. You can find it here.

I'm not familiar enough to comment on the list, so I'll just repost an excerpt from the Overdrive blog:

The list is out and there hasn’t been much change.  It seems that the Most Downloaded Books in August are holding on to their spots.  It’s no surprise that Stieg Larsson still dominates both the Audio and eBook lists, and James Patterson stays strong with Private and The 9th Judgment.

Change is coming, however, to the Juvenile lists.  Series like Harry Potter and Twilight have sparked interest in reading for the younger generation.  Stephenie Meyer titles have long since held the top spots on the Juvenile Fiction lists, but with no recent releases by Meyer, fans are left to find fiction elsewhere.  And they have, in Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy.   On the heels of Mockingjay’s release, the first two titles in the series, The Hunger Games, and Catching Fire have nabbed the number one and number four spots.  It is only a matter of time before Mockingjay makes its way to the top of the list as well.


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2 Comments on Overdrive: Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists for August 2010

  1. It might be noted that the list is somewhat skewed because Macmillan and Simon & Schuster titles aren’t currently available for library loan through OverDrive.

    Some of the authors who aren’t available for checkout–at least, not their major or recent works; some authors work with multiple publishers–include:

    * Sandra Brown
    * James Lee Burke
    * Carol Higgins Clark
    * Mary Higgins Clark
    * Janet Evanovich
    * Vince Flynn
    * John Gilstrap
    * Philippa Gregory
    * Emily Griffin
    * Stephen King
    * Lisa Kleypas
    * Larry McMurtry
    * Alyson Noel
    * Kathy Reichs
    * Gina Showalter
    * Brad Thor

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