Converting Kindle books to EPUB is an indispensable step when we use EPUB-supported eReaders instead of Kindle titles. Among so many eBook readers, we might not take Kindle preferably. However, among so many eBook stores, books from Amazon Kindle generally come at remarkably cheaper price and of far more diversified genres. Since Kindle books are formatted as exclusive AZW/MOBI/PRC/TPZ, we cannot directly read them on iPad, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, BlackBerry Playbook and other devices. This guide will show you how to transfer Kindle books, mainly Kindle AZW titles, to EPUB for best reading on non-Kindle gadgets.
For standard E-ink eReaders, we have no choice but to manually convert Kindle books to EPUB for reading on devices like Sony reader, Kobo vox and Nook Simple Touch as 3-rd party reading apps are not allowed to be installed on their closed OS.
For Android/iOS/BlackBerry tablets or smartphones, Amazon itself has provided a solution with a series of Kindle reading apps aiming at different Operating Systems, thus we just need to install corresponding apps on our devices and read Kindle books at ease.
Some people might confused why we need this tool, there are many freeware or online converter out there. However, nearly all purchased Kindle books (AZW) are protected by Kindle DRM, which are not supported by those converters. There are indeed add-ons to get around, but personally, none of them is convenient enough. Here we convert purchased Kindle books to EPUB by using Epubor Ultimate , which well blends the DRM removal and formats conversion together.
Below is the steps to convert Kindle books to EPUB.
- Launch Epubor Ultimate.
- Click “Add ” button or drag-and-dropto add Kindle books into the Epubor UltimateS. Once you add your books, they will be decrypted automatically.
- Select the output format as EPUB.
- Click "Convert" button
After the conversion, the converted EPUB books will be shown in the pop-up window.
As EPUB is a widely supported eBook format, now you can transfer and read them anywhere you like.
Seeing the subtitle, I guess many people prefer this solution. Yes it's online and it's free, but it has a requirement, you should be a Kindle eReader owner.
1. The books are downloaded to computers with Kindle for PC/Mac, we can find decrypting keys generated by Kindle for PC/Mac.
2. The books are downloaded to E-Ink Kindle eReader, we can generate the decrypting keys upon Kindle Serial Number.
As an online tool, the Online Kindle DRM Removal can't scan your computer through the web browser to find decrypting key even if your books are indeed downloaded to computer by Kindle for PC/Mac.
But you can input your Kindle eReader's serial number into this online tool, then it can generate the key with the serial number, and use it to decrypt the Kindle books you uploaded.
After using this online to remove DRM, you can download DRM-free Mobi or AZW3 file, then use this free Online eBook Converter to convert these Mobi or AZW3 books to EPUB.
Solution one suits these people: Don't have Kindle eReader, buy eBooks from multiple sources, have large amount of books, want a quick decrypting and conversion process.
Solution two suits these people: Have Kindle eReader, only buy eBooks from Amazon Kindle, occasionally process small amount of Kindle books, have network connection.
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Ada Wang works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.