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Transfer Kindle Books to Kobo

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Most of the ebook lovers have kindle books at hand. Amazon indeed offers us very nice reading resources. If you want to read these great kindle books on your favorite Kobo devices such as Kobo Touch, you need to transfer kindle books to Kobo to read. However, we know that Amazon Kindle has its own kindle DRM and kindle formats like mobi, azw etc. Kobo devices cannot read these kindle books directly. Then we have to figure out a way to remove kindle DRM first and then convert kindle books to Kobo. After this, we will be able to transfer kindle books to Kobo to read. And this article can be seen as the answer to the "How to download Kindle books to Kobo" question. Next the detailed steps will be displayed for you.

In theory, to transfer Kindle books to Kobo we need these steps:

In this article, we will introduce two solutions to do the job.

Solution 1. Convert to EPUB then transfer to Kobo

Step 1. Get Kindle books ready

If you read Kindle books with E-Ink Kindle eReader, make sure they have been downloaded into the Kindle.

If you are reading Kindle books with Kindle reading apps, then you need to download the Kindle books to computer via Kindle for PC/Mac. Detailed instruction is here.

1. Download Kindle for PC desktop software and install it on your computer. Register your Kindle for PC with your Amazon ID.

2. Double-click your Kindle for PC to run it. The Amazon kindle books under your account will be synced to it automatically. Double click the book to download it. Verify that all the kindle books are downloaded to your computer. The downloaded books are in "Downloaded items" but not in the "Archived items". Click to open the books to read, and make sure that they can be opened and read normally.

sync kindle books

The downloaded kindle books are usually saved in "X:\Users\User name\Documents\My Kindle Content", if you don't want to find them by this way. You can directly click on the "Tools" on the top left part of the program and then select "Options". A new window will pop up, click the "Content" option, you will see the content folder information.

content folder

Step 2. Convert Kindle books to EPUB with Epubor Ultimate

The second thing you need to do is to convert Kindle books to Kobo. Kobo devices can not read Kindle books directly, so here let's convert Kindle books to Kobo supported formats like epub.

Most of the Kindle books we purchase or download are locked by Kindle DRM. We can't convert the format of the DRMed books. So first removing Kindle DRM is required.

Download and install Epubor Ultimate. It is a powerful tool that can both remove ebook DRM and convert ebook formats. We need it to remove DRM from the Kindle books and then convert Kindle formats to epub.

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Run Epubor Ultimate, it will load all your Kindle books under the default "My Kindle Content" folder. The books will be listed in the right part of the program. Just drag and drop the books from the right to the left. As soon as you drop the books in the left part, their DRM will be removed quickly. Very easy, very convenient.

remove kindle drm

When you get the DRM-free kindle books, you continue to convert them to epub. Click on the books to choose them, then go to the program's bottom left corner to set the output format as "epub". Click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start converting. When the conversion is finished, the newly epub book folder will pop up automatically. You will see where the converted books are saved.

convert kindle to epub

Step 3. Transfer converted EPUB books to Kobo

Now you get the decrypted and converted kindle books, or we can say the newly got epub books. They can be read freely on Kobo, Sony eReaders and softwares that can open epub books. They are DRM-free epub books now.

You can transfer them to your Kobo eReader now. Connect your Kobo eReader to your computer using the micro USB cable. Then transfer the newly got epub books to it. You will be able to enjoy them on your Kobo then.

Solution 2. Transfer Kindle books to Kobo within simple clicks

I guess you may be confused: Transfer Kindle books to Kobo with USB is the easiest way, I need not another extra program. But actually, the tool Kindle Transfer is not as simple as you might think. It's a useful software which can help us transfer Kindle books to Kobo with ease, even though your Kindle books are DRM preotected, it will automatically decrypt Kindle DRM and convert your Kindle books to Kobo supported formats. So amazing function, right? I guess you don't want to miss it!

Download Kindle Transfer for free
   

Simply connect your Kindle, Kobo to computer, select target Kobo device, click "Transfer" button. All the files will be transferred soon.

transfer kindle books to kobo to read

As the image shows, we can not only copy Kindle books from computer to our Kobo device, but also transfer Kindle books between Kindle e-Ink reader to Kobo reader.

 

 

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

7 Comments
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09/8/2016 08:04:13
Kindle transfer says book successfully transferred from my kindle content to kobo Vox but nothing showing in the kobo??????
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03/5/2017 03:33:34
This was not helpful to me as epub would not open on my pc
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07/26/2017 22:33:31
That's because epub is for e-readers only dumb ass.
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11/6/2017 08:26:35
You can read epubs on PC too. For example you can get an addon for Chrome that turns into an epub reader.
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03/11/2017 05:31:21
Thanks - Converted to Ebpub and PDF perfectly! No issues.  Used Solution1
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04/1/2017 07:31:16
Was a good program but I think a update to Kobo stopped it. The program no longer sees the Kobo attached to it, no matter what I or Epubor support tried nothing worked The computer can see the Kobo, Calibre can see the Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions can see the Kobo. Infact everything else can see the Kobo attached but this program which is a shame as up to the that point it worked really well and did indead make the process much easier. Now I use their ultimate program to convert formats and then use Calibre to transfer. There has not been any update to this software, so I think it has been left behind the Kobo updates which have unfortunately rendered it useless. Epubor did to their credit refund me. So no hard feeling to the company. I hope one day they do update this as I would heartily recommend if it worked
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12/19/2017 10:16:39
Simply save the files on PC, and transfer them via Explorer,
DICKNIGGERS!
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