Read Kindle Books in iBooks/Apple Books (2020 Updated)

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Amazon Kindle Store offers users a wide variety of ebooks. As an Apple user, it's not a wise choice that we use Kindle for Mac or Kindle for iOS to read kindle books. Why? The kindle reader doesn't support Apple retina display. The reading experience is still pixelated and too bad for more than a year. And the Kindle app for iOS is slower than iBooks app at the synchronous reading. On the other hand, the iBooks interface is more like a library. And you will feel that the books are really on your bookshelf. So this guide will show how to read DRMed Kindle books in iBooks.

Read Kindle Books in iBooks

Download Kindle Books to Mac First

If you don't install Kindle for Mac, please download Kindle for Mac and launch it at first. And register it with your Amazon account. Go to "Archieved Items" in the library of the application software sidebar. And download or sync all your purchased books to the local computer.

Where can I find "My kindle Content" (my downloaded kindle books) on my Mac? Has Amazon hidden the location of these eBooks? Don't worry, go to "Kindle"->"Preference"->"Content Folder" in the main menu. On my iMac, the location of Kindle books is .../Users/epubor/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content/.

where are kindle books stored on mac

Failed to find the "my kindle content" folder on Mac? A quick and easy way to find secret files within a folder is to open the Finder and press Command + Shift + ..

Convert kindle books to Apple ePub or PDF

How to read protected kindle books on iBooks? It seems impossible that we can get protected Kindle books into iBooks. Firstly, mostly purchased Kindle books (.azw4, .prc, .azw3, etc) are protected from DRM. Secondly, the Amazon kindle main formats are MOBI and AZW. But iBooks doesn't all support these formats except for epub. At last, how to deal with my notes/highlights on my kindle books? No need to worry, they are stored at: https://kindle.amazon.com/. From the page, you can copy/past your notes into a text file.

The Epubor Ulitmate can convert any eBooks including DRMed eBooks to iBooks format. So we can keep all converted books in the cloud. For example, we can put them in dropbox for an access with ease.

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1Import Kindle eBooks

Install Epubor Ultimate program and click "Add" button. It will pop up a window to prompt you locate the Kindle content. You can go to this folder by pressing "Command+Shift+G". Then copy and paste the location of Kindle Content as it's mentioned above into the textfield and click "Go". If you don't change the default path of kindle content, it will appear in the left sidebar of the Epubor Ultimate program. You can just drag these eBooks into the right main window.

load kindle books

Important: To successfully remove Kindle DRM on Mac, don't use the latest version of Kindle for Mac please. Use Kindle for Mac version 1.31 to help download (RIGHT-CLICK) your kindle books.

2Convert Amazon ebooks to EPUB/PDF

Choose the output format,such as pdf, epub format. Hit "Convert to xxx" button on the central bottom to begin the conversion. It takes a few seconds and the Kindle books will be converted to iBooks supported format.

convet kindle books to epub

3Read converted kindle books on iBooks/Apple Books

Run the Apple Books application on Mac. Navigate to "File"->"Add to Library" and it will pop up a window for us to load the converted Amazon kindle books(drm free).

add kindle to apple books

At last, press "Add" button and it will automatically appear in the Books library when you switch to "All Books" option.

open kindle books in ibooks

If you want to read Kindle titles on iPad/iPhone Apple Books, you can transfer or sync the converted Kindle books from Mac to IOS with iTunes or Finder(for Catalina users).

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04/3/2021 17:37:46
hello! This is an interesting read. But how about if i don’t own a mac. can i convert direct in my iOS (which is by the way iOS 12)
04/6/2021 10:31:03
Thank you for asking. Epubor software only works on Windows and Mac. It doesn't work on IOS tablet or mobile phone.
05/16/2022 06:18:23
Is EPubor compatible with the latest versions of Kindle, EPub-DRM and a Mac OS beyond Mojave? I paid a LOT for EPubor as a family license, repeatedly, and it no longer works.  I'm back to using Calibre, which is undoubtedly the basis for EPubor but it actually works...
05/16/2022 14:28:51
Thank you for asking. Sure, Epubor software still can handle kindle books. If you are failed, please screenshot the error message and send it to us via support@epubor.com. We will get back to you with the solution ASAP.
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