How to Read Kindle Books on Adobe Digital Editions

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I use Adobe Digital Editions as my desktop reader to read and manage my eBooks. Now I receive an Amazon gift card and want to buy some books from Amazon kindle. I want to know can I read kindle books on Adobe Digital Editions.

We can read epub and pdf on Adobe Digital Editions, but can we read kindle books with Adobe Digital Editions? Sure, we definitely can read kindle books on Adobe if we convert kindle to adobe supported format. Keep reading to learn the detailed guide on reading kindle on Adobe Digital Editions.

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Why Kindle Books are not Supported by Adobe Digital Editions Natively

No. Kindle Books Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format azw, azw3, mobi, kfx, kcr, prc etc Only support Epub and PDF
DRM Type Kindle DRM Only support Adobe Adept DRM ebooks and DRM-free eBooks

From above sheet, it is obvious to tell that Kindle books are not supported by Adobe Digital Editions due to incompatible eBook format and DRM type. That’s why we cannot read kindle on Adobe Digital Editions directly.

In the following part, I will walk you through how to convert Kindle to Adobe Digital Editions supported format.

Read Kindle on Adobe Digital Editions on Windows/Mac

Step 1 Download Kindle books to your computer via Kindle for PC 1.24 or older version.

If you’ve already download kindle books via kindle for PC/Mac 1.25 or later version, please downgrade kindle for pc automatically and re-download kindle books again.

If you are on Mac catalina system, please read the guide How to Remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina.

Kindle for PC V1.24 Download Kindle for Mac V1.23 Download

Note: If you don’t want to downgrade your kindle for pc to older version, follow the guide on Mac which also works perfectly on Windows.


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Step 2 Remove DRM from Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate.

Please note that all kindle books are protected by kindle DRM which means they only can be open and read on Amazon kindle compatible devices/app, such as kindle eReader, kindle app and kindle fire. Therefore, before converting kindle to adobe supported format, we need to remove kindle DRM from Kindle books.

Tool: Epubor Ultimate—the best solution for ebooks, removes DRM from kindle, kobo, google play books and converts ebooks to any format.

Download Epubor Ultimate for free:

Launch Epubor Ultimate, find the kindle books at the left column by clicking “Kindle” tab. Then drag them from the left to the right main interface. Kindle DRM will be removed successfully.

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Step 3 Convert drm-free Kindle books to Adobe Supported format (PDF/EPUB).

Then select epub or pdf as the output format, and click on “Convert to epub” or “Convert to pdf” to proceed the conversion. When the conversion finished, you’ll see “Succeeded”. To get the converted file, you can click the “Succeeded” or the output folder icon at the bottom right corner.

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Step 4 Transfer Kindle books to Adobe Digital Editions.

You can just right click the converted kindle epub or kindle pdf and select Open with>>Adobe Digital Editions.

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Now your kindle books are open in Adobe Digital Editions and you can read them on Adobe.

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No matter you are on Windows or Mac, you can read kindle books on Adobe Digital Editions now.


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