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AZW3 AZW3 (eBook)

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 Reader
  • Kindle for iOS
  • Kindle for Android
  • Kindle Fire
Developed by Amazon
MIME type
  • application/octet-stream
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MOBI MOBI (eBook)

File extension .mobi
Category eBook File
Description The file type .mobi is an eBook format created by a French eBook company called Mobipocket which created a free software application for multiple devices including PDAs, smartphones and tablet devices. The company was bought by Amazon in 2005 and the support of the .mobi file extension was officially discontinued in 2011 with the AZW format superseding it.
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Technical Details The eBook format is based on XHTML and also allows for frames and JavaScript. The format supports DRM protection, images and tables. It also allows for interactive actions such as adding notes, corrections, annotations and bookmarking. The format was designed to optimise certain elements such as images for mobiel devices on low bandwidth.
Associated programs
  • Apple iBooks
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Developed by Mobipocket / Amazon
MIME type
  • application/x-mobipocket-ebook
  • application/x-mobipocket
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AZW3 Convert AZW3 file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert AZW3 files to a variety of other formats

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

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