Convert Kindle eBooks to EPUB for Best Reading on Non-kindle Devices

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Converting Kindle ebooks to ePub format is an indispensable step when we use epub-supported eReaders instead of Kindle devices. 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/KFX, 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 formats, 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.

Tips: Nearly all of above e-ink devices will also support PDF format, so if you want to read Kindle books with PDF format, please read this guide how to convert Kindle to PDF.

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.

Solution 1: Convert Kindle eBooks to EPUB through Epubor Ultimate

Solution 2: Free Online Kindle DRM Removal and Online eBook Converter

Solution 1: Convert Kindle books to EPUB through Epubor Ultimate

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 some software with DeDRM plugins out there, but personally, none of them is convenient enough. Here we convert purchased Kindle books to Epub by using Epubor Ultimate, which is capable of removing DRM and convert ebook formats.

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Below is the steps to convert Kindle ebooks to Epub.

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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.

Solution 2: Free Online Kindle DRM Removal and Online eBook Converter

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.

To remove Kindle DRM, we have two methods.
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.

If you don't know where you can find the Kindle Serial Number, you can read the full guide on How to Easily Find Kindle Serial Number.

use online kindle drm removal

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.



works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.

02/25/2015 07:08:24
Thanks a lot. This application works like magic.It worked for me.Thanks guys
09/1/2015 03:34:25


Sure the process seems easy but where do I find these kindle books?? Where is the folder?

For your information, I downloaded the books via PC from amazon and can view and Download&pin via kindle cloud reader, but I cannot find the ebooks anywhere on my PC.

If I cannot even find it, it completely defeats the 'usefulness' of this application.

09/1/2015 19:35:05


If you download your books via Kindle for PC, they are always saved in the default folder: ...Users\Administrator\Documents\My Kindle Content.

If you can not find them, you can try to click Tools-->Options-->Content on your Kindle for PC to find your Kindle current content folder.


03/30/2019 22:25:12
I don't find the kindle file where you say it is. Maybe it has changed place since 2015?
04/1/2019 17:48:46
For find where your Kindle books stored, please read: https://www.epubor.com/where-are-kindle-books-stored-on-pcmacandroid.html
01/11/2018 06:35:03
Thanks so much - this worked flawlessly!
05/11/2019 02:08:10
Hi I’m trying to convert my kindle ebooks to my kobo. I have been following your instructions however, I get an error message as my kindle books are saved in the latest kindle version & I’m unable to down grade them. Are you able to give me further instructions on what I need to do please?
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