OverDrive will demo digital downloads at National Book Festival

From an OverDrive press release:

OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will demonstrate digital book downloads available from America’s public libraries at the 2010 National Book Festival (www.loc.gov/bookfest) on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This high-tech 18-wheeler and mobile exhibit offers hands-on demonstrations of download services available 24/7 from more than 11,000 libraries worldwide.

Digital Bookmobile visitors will be able to browse a library’s download website; sample eBooks, digital audiobooks, music, and video on interactive PC and Mac® computer stations; learn how to download; and test compatible devices including the Sony® Reader, nook™, iPod®, Zune®, and Smartphones—all loaded with digital titles from the library.

At the National Book Festival, the Digital Bookmobile will exhibit alongside an author lineup that includes Suzanne Collins, Ken Follett, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Kostova, and Brad Meltzer. Titles from these authors and many more are available for download from public libraries and may be sampled on the Digital Bookmobile. To find your library and eBook and audiobook downloads from these best-selling authors, visit http://overdrivesearch.com.

The Digital Bookmobile has traveled 50,000 miles and hosted nearly 300 events with 61,000 library patrons and staff in 47 states and Canadian provinces since launching its national tour in New York City in August 2008. A full schedule of upcoming stops and past events (with images) is available at http://www.digitalbookmobile.com/calendar.aspx. Resources for media can be found on the website at http://www.digitalbookmobile.com/Media.asp. You can also follow the Digital Bookmobile’s national tour on Twitter (@digibookmobile) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/digitalbookmobile).