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4 Powerful Epub to Kindle Converter Tools to Convert Epub to Kindle Supported Format

As the most common of all the formats, . epub is widely supported across all platforms. Most importantly Epub format has been used by many ebook vendors, such as iBooks, kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google play books and even many ebook libraries. However, Epub files don’t work on Amazon Kindle devices.

The Amazon kindle is one of the most popular eReader brand in the world. Are your kindles still restricted to reading books from Amazon? If you think about ways to make your kindles more efficient, you’ll need to think about make the kindle to be able to support epub formats, or turn epub to kindle supported format. Comparing these two ways, turning the ebooks to be the kindle supported format is much easier.

Before everything else, let’s learn what’s the kindle supported format at first.

  • KFX–This is the latest kindle format. It supports the best typography, so text will be clear, with no weird spacing issues.
  • azw3— This is the most widely used format that people convert from epub. It supports X-ray so even with your side loaded books, you can use this service.
  • Mobi–This is the very old format for kindle books. This format is also great for syncing through the Sent to Kindle Email feature.

Therefore, according to your personal needs, just decide which is your target format, and our suggest is azw3 or mobi.

This guide will lay out software that helps you convert epub to kindle format. You can also learn how to transfer epub to kindle devices.

How to convert epub to kindle supported format ?

The are many epub to kindle converter program on the market, so you won’t be wanting for choices. However, you want to pick the right kind of epub to kindle converter for you, one that caters most directly to your needs and wants.

Here are some things to keep in mind before making your decision.

4 software programs that let you convert epub to kindle

Calibre–handle drm free epub book

Calibre is always the first one we should mention when comes to ebook converting or managing. It is open-source software which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is free software. Here is how to use it.

Step 1. Download and install Calibre.

Step 2. Once you set up Calibre, click on “Add Books” and pick out any free epub ebook files you’ve downloaded. You can load one or more Epub books at a time. They’ll appear in the Calibre library.

add books calibre

Step 3. Now, select loaded Epub Books from its interface and click on “Convert books” button from the top menu bar.

click convert button

Step 4. In the upper right-hand corner, set the Output Format to “Mobi” or “azw3”. Click “OK”, and wait until the Jobs number at the lower-right of the main screen goes down to 0.

convert epub to azw3

These screenshots are from the MacOS version of Calibre — but the procedure for Calibre on Windows is exactly the same.

  • The Calibre only handle DRM-free epub books. So that if your EPUB books are protected by DRM, just install the DRM-removal plugin to it or change the following EPUB converters instead.

kobo Converter–Convert kobo epub books to kindle

Kobo provides ebooks as EPUB files with kobo drm. If you purchase ebook from kobo stores, you should know that most of your kobo books can be opened on kobo authorized ereaders or reading app. To convert kobo epub books to kindle, you’ll need to remove kobo drm and convert kobo epub to azw3 format. This brings you directly to the best Kobo Converter–iSummersoft kobo Converter.

Step 1. Make sure you download kobo books via kobo for PC/Mac.

Step 2. Download and install iSummersoft Kobo Converter.

Step 3. Convert Kobo epub to kindle format. Just launch Kobo converter, and then it will sync your downloaded kobo books in Kobo Library in Kobo Converter. Drag kobo epub books to right column and then click on “Convert to azw3” button.

remove kobo drm

Wait a few seconds, you’ll get kobo azw3 format files.

ACSM Converter–handle google play, adobe drmed epub books

We assume that you already have ACSM file from the book you bought earlier from Google play books or other ebook vendors with adobe drm applied. ACSM file is not an ebook itself. It is a reference to an eBook. When you open ACSM file with Adobe digital Editions, you will download ACSM file as EPUB format with adobe drm applied. So to convert adobe drmed epub book to kindle format, you’ll need ACSM converter.

To convert adobe epub, just run ACSM Converter, and drag the books from the left panel to right. Then click on “Convert to azw3” format to get the kindle supported files.

remove google play drm

Nook Converter–handle nook epub books

If you have purchased DRM-protected EPUB eBooks from Barnes&Noble, then you have probably discovered that it is not easy to convert nook books to kindle format. That’s because the restrictive Nook drm technology. However you can use the Nook converter, which can produce a drm-free epub book as well as convert nook epub to azw3 or mobi format so that you can enjoy on your kindle or any other capable ereader device.

After launching your Nook converter, it will load your Nook books downloaded to your Nook Windows 10 app. Just drag the books you want to decrypt from the library right side to the main interface, the books DRM will be removed automatically. Then click on “convert to azw3″ to convert nook epub to kindle format.

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Transfer epub to kindle Paperwhite via email or USB cable

The easiest way to put books on your kindle is to do it via email. Just use your “Send to email” feature on Amazon

Send to email

Step 1. Get your Kindle’s emial address from amazon.com/myk on Amazon website.

Step 2. Select “Devices” tab up top. Then find the relevant kindle device and click it to display your kindle details in the drop-down windows.

amazon's Manage Your Content and Devices page

Step 3. Just click it, you’ll see your kindle device summary, including your kindle email address.

kindle email address screenshot

Step 4. Go back to the top, click the Preferences tab and scroll down to Personal Document Settings. Click the down arrow on the right and scroll to Approved Personal Document E-mail List. The email attached to your Amazon account should be listed here. If that’s the email address you’ll be using to send e-books to your Kindle, you’re all set.

To use a different email, click Add a new approved e-mail address and enter the address you want to use.

Step 5.  Attach the converted kindle supported format to your Amazon approved email, send it to your Kindle’s email address (with any subject, and nothing in the body of the email), and it should appear on your Kindle shortly.

Transfer via USB cable

Besides transfer via email, you can also transfer your ebooks to kindle devices via USB cable.

After converting your epub books to azw3 or mobi format, just plugin your kindle device to your computer and then drag and drop them on to Documents folder of your kindle device.

Where do my transferred ebooks show up?

Once transferred your ebooks to kindle, no matter via email or usb cable, go to the home page of your kindle, then tap Library.

If your books are transferred via email, it should be on the cloud. Tap it to download it to your kindle device.

If your books are transferred via usb, it should be in the downloaded tab on your kindle.

Where to get free ebooks?

Although you can always save money on discount ebooks, doesn’t the idea of free ebooks sound pretty sweet. Fortunately, there are tons of different ebook platforms that offer exactly that.

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