2 Methods to Convert Kindle eBooks to EPUB (tried and tested)

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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.

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/.kfx) 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.

Download Epubor Ultimate

Below is the steps to convert Kindle ebooks to ePub.

1 Launch Epubor Ultimate.

2 Click “Add” button or drag book titles from the left side to the right blank space. Once you add your books, they will be decrypted automatically.

3 Select EPUB as the output format.

4 Click "Convert to EPUB" button.

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After the conversion, the converted Epub books will be shown in the pop-up window.

This tool will not be able to handle recent Kindle books if they are downloaded via Kindle desktop version 1.25(or above). The solution is to Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to Older Version.

epubor detects kindle desktop version

As ePub is a widely supported eBook format, now you can even read those books via iBooks. That's so amazing, isn't it?

Solution 2: Export Books from Kindle Cloud Reader to ePub

If you are a Mac Catalina user, you may find that downgrading Kindle for Mac to an older version doesn't work at all. This is because Mac catalina only supports 64 bit application while the kindle for mac is 32 bit.

At this time, the only way to convert kindle to ePub on the new macOS Catalina is to find out a new Kindle ePub converter, which does not require you to download any Kindle for Mac to download your Kindle books to computer.

That is exactly what Epubor KCR Converter will do — export Kindle books from Kindle Cloud Reader to DRM-free pdf/epub/mobi/azw3 books. And in fact it's much easier to use than the method 1.

use epubor kcr converter

Please note that not all Kindle customers can use this KCR Converter for now. Before you decide to download or buy this software, please 100% make sure you can:

  • Install the Kindle Cloud Reader Web App to Chrome.
  • Use Chrome browser to access Kindle Cloud Reader.
  • Right-click one book and select "Download & Pin Book".
  • DL Pin

Please remember that you should successfully download and pin books with Chrome Kindle Cloud Reader. If not, this tool won't work.

Update: Now you can also use the Micrsoft Edge(chromium based) browser to help download kindle titles. And epubor kcr converter will help convert them, too. More info you can read this article how to export kindle books with new microsoft edge.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it possible to convert Kindle Cloud Reader to PDF by KCR Converter?

A: As above image shows, this KCR Converter also supports kindle cloud reader to PDF conversion with high quality.

Epubor Ultimate or KCR Converter?

There must be many people will ask what are the differences between Epubor Ultimate and KCR Converter. I should say that each tool has its own features and functions.

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: Use Chrome/Edge browser and can successfully pin and download kindle cloud reader books. I would say it’s the easiest way you can find to remove Kindle DRM and convert Kindle books to ePub for now. And in fact it's the only effective Kindle to ePub converter for macOS 10.15 Catalina users.


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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