Why is there no Kindle format option available for this ebook?
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020     Views: 11

Why is there no Kindle format option available for this ebook?


Some books are only available in certain formats in Overdrive.

Amazon must supply the Kindle file for any given title to OverDrive in order for Kindle to be bundled with all the other formats for that title. Though this usually happens, it's not 100%. In some cases the rights are exclusive to Amazon itself, so OverDrive can't have it. At other times, the title may not be exclusive, but its Kindle file just isn't included in OverDrive's offerings for some other reason (usually unknown to us).  Sometimes the Kindle file is there to begin with but then disappears.

The good news is that we can always ask OverDrive to request the Kindle file from Amazon. This often works, but not always. If you run across a title not available in Kindle format, let us know, and we can contact OverDrive to ask them if they can get the Kindle format for us. It may take a while to hear back from them.

In the meantime, your options depend on what type of device(s) you have for reading ebooks.

  • If you have only a Kindle eReader, there isn't much you can do besides wait.
  • If you have a smartphone, tablet, computer, or newer Kindle Fire, etc., you have other options for reading right now. We encourage you to explore the Libby app if at all possible, as it's more straightforward and involves fewer steps than using the Kindle format, since you can do everything within the app—search/browse, borrow, download, read, & return early. No need to route anything through your Amazon account.

If you like having a Wish List to help you keep track of what you'd like to read next/soon, we encourage you to try that either through the FVRL OverDrive website or through the OverDrive app, which also allows you to do the entire ebook/eAudiobook process from within the app.


Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020     Views: 11

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