AZW to AZW3

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File extension .azw
Category eBook File
Description The AZW file type was developed by Amazon for use with their range of Kindle eBook readers. The proprietary format is used for eBooks that require DRM protection. The file format is the same as the MOBI file type which is used for eBooks that do not require DRM protection.
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Technical Details The AZW format is extremely similar to the MOBI format but boasts superior compression rates and also includes Amazon's own DRM. The DRM works by restricting usage of the file to the device id which is linked to the user details of the owner. A disadvantage of the format is that it does not allow for series related metadata to be added to the file.
Associated programs Kindle Reader
Kindle for Android
Kindle for iOS
Developed by Amazon
MIME type application/octet-stream
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File extension .azw3
Category eBook File
Description AZW3 - Kindle Format 8 (KF8) is Amazon's newer version of AZW. It supports HTML5 and CSS3 which were not supported through the standard AZW format. It has a number of other formatting options and is used by Amazon for all new Amazon eBooks. It is supported by fourth-generation Kindle devices running firmware version 4.1.0 or later and the Kindle Fire device.
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Technical Details KF8 (also called AZW3) is essentially a compiled ePub that has utlises a Palm database and Amazon's DRM scheme. It targets ePub 3 version support but existing ePub can also be used. The internal format has been decoded using mobi_unpack. The basic format remains as a PDB file similar in structure to a MOBI. More oftent than not a KF8 file will contain both a MOBI file at the beginning and the newer KF8 version of ePub later.
Associated programs Kindle Fire
Kindle Reader
Kindle for Android
Kindle for iOS
Developed by Amazon
MIME type application/octet-stream
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Using Zamzar it is possible to convert AZW files to a variety of other formats

  • azw to azw3 (Amazon KF8 eBook File)
  • azw to epub (Open eBook File)
  • azw to fb2 (FictionBook 2.0 File)
  • azw to oeb (Open eBook File)
  • azw to lit (Microsoft eBook File)
  • azw to lrf (Sony Portable Reader File)
  • azw to mobi (Mobipocket eBook)
  • azw to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
  • azw to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • azw to pdb (Palm Media eBook File)
  • azw to pml (eBook File)
  • azw to prc (Mobipocket eBook File)
  • azw to rb (RocketEdition eBook File)
  • azw to tcr (Psion eBook File)
  • azw to txt (Text Document)

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