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. But not all of Kindle fans will choose Kindle device to read, and in fact thre are a large number of people love Kobo devices while they loving Kindle eBooks. Then, If you want to read kindle books on your favorite Kobo devices such as the new Kobo Forma, you need to transfer kindle books to Kobo. However, we know that Amazon Kindle has its own kindle DRM and kindle formats like kfx, 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 three solutions to do the job.

Tips: If you are from Japan you can also read this article in Japanese.

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.

Download Epubor Ultimate for free

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

Tips: You can also set PDF as the target output format, you know some readers will recognize PDF more friendly such as Sony DPT-CP1. If you want to know more you can read this article how to convert Kindle to PDF.

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 with Kindle Transfer

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 protected, 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.

Solution 3. Transfer Kindle books to Kobo with Epubor

Epubor is a multi-functional ebook management tool, which allows you to categorize all of your books, decrypt ebooks, convert book format as well as transfer your books to your Kobo/Kindle e-ink device with just three clicks.

First, please download Epubor for PC/Mac to your computer.

Second, run Epubor on your computer, you’ll see that all of your downloaded books are displayed in the left sidebar.

Tips: Epubor can automatically detect all of your Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC or Mac or Kindle e-ink devices.

Third, connect Kobo to your computer, then click Kindle or Kindle e-ink device in the left sidebar and select the kindle books you want to transfer to Kobo device.

Fourth, click Device in the tool bar, it will pop up a window in the right sidebar. Next you just need to click Transfer to Kobo Device to transfer your DRMed or DRM free kindle books to Kobo devices.

transfer kindle books to kobo using epubor

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: After transferring Kindle to Kobo, book cover doesn't display on my new Kobo device.

A: Though I don't know why but the solution I can share with you is, rename your book file extension from .epub to .kepub.epub, then you will see the cover of the transferred book.

Voila! Now you can read all your Kindle books on your Kobo devices. We have to admit that Epubor is super powerful and efficient with a clean and user-friendly interface.



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

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??????
12/25/2018 07:24:19
Me too... is so frustrating!
12/25/2018 22:12:32
Please contact Epubor support team about this issue. Support email: support@epubor.com or get the instant answer via skype: epubor.alice@gmail.com
03/5/2017 03:33:34
This was not helpful to me as epub would not open on my pc
07/26/2017 22:33:31
That's because epub is for e-readers only dumb ass.
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.
03/11/2017 05:31:21
Thanks - Converted to Ebpub and PDF perfectly! No issues.  Used Solution1
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
05/28/2018 17:27:33


Epubor team updated the Kindle Transfer product already and now it supports Kobo KEPUB files transferring. You can have a free trial.

12/19/2017 10:16:39
Simply save the files on PC, and transfer them via Explorer,
01/27/2019 02:04:53
Do the original kindle books remain as they are , so I therefore have the same book in 2 formats?
01/29/2019 14:57:45
Yes, we won't delete any of your original Kindle files. After drm removed and formats converted, you will get new files (but with the same layout and contents).
02/14/2019 22:38:18
I dont usually post comments but this had to be said, "Download upobor for free". Its not free. Its basically clickbait and once you open it they want $30 from you. Mind you, $30 isnt a lot of money but to trick you into thinking youre getting something for free and then youre not is disrespectful and deceitful in my opinion.
02/15/2019 10:34:09
Epubor is a terrific software company. The trial version software is absolutely free. If you think the software is useful for you, then you can consider buying it. If you purchase Epubor software mistakenly, please request refund on your side to get your money back.
03/5/2019 07:28:44
I found it excellent to use its so easy i love kobo. E reader but books are to expensive so i biy on kindle transfer them over fast and easy after free trial well worth 22 euro a year. Great service
03/7/2019 09:54:51
Glad to know you love our software.
05/12/2019 20:55:03
Converted my kindle books to epub with epubor ultimate, transfer to kobo went well ... then  I get a message on Kobo when I open the book that only 20% of the book has been transferred because of the decryption and that I need to register and get the correct format...... frustrating !!!
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