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How to Read Epub on Kindle

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The Amazon Kindle is a great ebook reader, but it's tightly tied to Amazon's ecosystem. However, your Kindle isn't just restricted to reading books from Amazon. And reading Epub on Kindle is no big deal after converting them to be compatible with the Kindle. Whether your Epub files have DRM or not, here’s the guide about how to read Epub on Kindle.

What Formats Does the Kindle Support?
How to Read DRM Protected Epub on Kindle?
How to Read DRM Free Epub on Kindle?

What Formats Does the Kindle Support?

Kindle supported formats are Amazon AZW (.azw), Unprotected MOBI (.mobi), PRC (.prc), AZW3 (.azw3) and Portable Document Format (.pdf). Clearly, Amazon's Kindle, the big player, doesn't support the open-source EPUB e-book format which is great for sharing books between different readers and making life easier on readers generally. So it's highly necessary to convert Epub to Kindle formats to make read Epub on Kindle possible.

How to Read DRM Protected Epub on Kindle?

Not all Epub DRM can be removed, nowadays almost all the ePub DRM Removal in the market only support the Epub files purchased from mainstream ebook stores, like Kobo/Google Play Book/Nook, etc. And Epubor Ultimate is a top notch among all those eBook DRM Converter and eBooks Converter. Plus Epubor Ultimate is an all-in-one software which can remove DMR and convert format. Simple. Fast. Comfortable. That’s the experience you will get after using the software. And in order to read DRM protected Epub books on Kindle, you must convert Epub to Kindle formats. Below are the details about how to remove Epub DRM and convert Epub to Kindle Format using Epubor Ultimate.

1. How to Remove Epub DRM

Step 1download Epubor Ultimate to your computer and launch it.

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Step 2download Epub books to your computer.

Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect all of the downloaded Epub files purchased from mainstream ebook stores, like Kobo/Google Play Book/Nook, etc. However, the method of downloading Epub files varies with the ebook store.

1. If you want to download Epub books purchased from Kobo store, the books must be downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac. One thing you need to pay great attention is that the Kobo for PC/Mac desktop app must be downloaded from Kobo official website. Or Epubor Ultimate can’t detect your downloaded Kobo books.

Besides this method, there’s an easy way without downloading Kobo books via Kobo desktop app. If your purchased Kobo books are all downloaded to your Kobo reader, then you just need to connect the Kobo devices to your computer via USB. The best part is that Epubor Ultimate can also detect your Kobo devices and the Kobo books automatically.

2. If you want to download Epub books purchased from Barnes & Noble store, then the Nook books must be downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook Study for PC, which is also the only way to download Nook books to your computer.

3. If you want to download Epub books purchased from Google Play Books store, then you need to go to Google Play Books website to download the Epub books.

download epub via google play book

However, you will get an acsm file instead of an Epub file. Then open the acsm file with Adobe Digital Edition to download the epub file to your computer. But please make sure to authorize ADE with your Adobe ID first. If you don't have an Adobe ID yet, please creat a new one.

Tips: click Decrypted to find the DRM free books.

Step 3add the Epub books to the right main window to remove DRM.

Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect all of the downloaded Epub files purchased from mainstream ebook stores, like Kobo/Google Play Book/Nook, etc. So you just need to add the epub files to the right main window of Epubor Ultimate to remove DRM.

1. Once Kobo Epub books are downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac, they will be displayed under Kobo tab in the left side-bar of Epubor Ultimate. Then just add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove Kobo DRM.

decrypt kobo with ultimate

Or you can connect the Kobo devices to your computer via USB directly, the Kobo books will display under Kobo DEV in the left side-bar. Next add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove Kobo DRM.

connect kobo devices to ultimate

2. Before removing Nook DRM, you must fill in your Nook account information at first. First, click the User center icon on the top right corner to open Epubor Ultimate settings window. Then go to settings>>Nook to fill in your Nook account email and passwords. And don't forget to click the OK button.

input nook account to ultimate

The Nook Epub books downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook Study for PC will be displayed under Nook tab in the left side-bar of Epubor Ultimate. Just add the Nook books to the right main window to remove Nook DRM.

add nook book to main interface

3. The Google Play Epub books downloaded via Adobe Digital Editions will be displayed under Adobe tab in the left sidebar of Epubor Ultimate. Just add the epub books to the right main window to remove Adept DRM.

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2. How to Convert Epub to Kindle Formats

Epubor Ultimate can not only remove DRM, it can also convert ebooks format. After the Epub files are successfully decrypted, then choose AZW3 or Mobi as the output format and click the Convert button to start the conversion. It will show Succeeded after the conversion. And you can find your converted files by clicking Succeeded.

convert decrypted epub file to kindle formats

By the way, if you want to use the popular freeware – Calibre to convert DRM protected Epub files, please read this tutorial guide about how to decrypt Epub DRM with Calibre. Then select the Epub files you want to convert to Kindle formats and click Convert books in the tool bar. Next you can choose AZW3 or Mobi as the output format and hit the OK to get the converted books.

How to Read DRM Free Epub on Kindle?

If your Epub files have no DRM protection, it will be much easier for you to read Epub on Kindle. All you need to do is convert Epub files to Kindle format and transfer the converted files to Kindle devices via USB.

Conclusion

DRM is always the biggest stumbling block to share books between different devices freely. But with Epubor Ultimate, it’s just a piece of cake to decrypted DRM protected Epub books and convert to Kindle format in order to read Epub on Kindle.

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Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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