updated 9/2/2010 7:45:56 AM ET 2010-09-02T11:45:56

CLEVELAND, Sept. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OverDrive ( www.overdrive.com ), the leading global distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for August 2010. For complete lists, visit www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded .

For a third consecutive month, Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" took the top spot on the adult fiction eBook and audiobook charts, while his blockbuster follow-ups remained close behind in the No. 2 and 3 positions. In juvenile fiction, the release of Suzanne Collins' "Mockingjay" sent the first book in the trilogy, "The Hunger Games," to the top of the audiobook list. Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love," Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project," and James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's "Private" were also among the most downloaded digital books from the library in August 2010.

The 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 11,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. Complete lists for audiobooks and eBooks in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction, and juvenile nonfiction are available at www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded .

Most Downloaded Audiobooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (August 2010)

Most Downloaded eBooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (August 2010)

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 11,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad™, Sony® Reader, nook™, Windows Mobile®, Android™, and BlackBerry®. To see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit http://overdrivesearch.com .

For the latest information on OverDrive's download services for libraries, "like" us on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/overdriveforlibraries ) or subscribe to OverDrive's Digital Library Blog ( http://overdriveblogs.com/library ). OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile ( www.digitalbookmobile.com ), a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads.

'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are developed based on a formula that includes books checked out and on a waiting list at OverDrive-powered libraries.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

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