This page contains information on the AZW3 file extension (Amazon KF8 eBook File), a popular video file format

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
Useful links

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)
AZW3 Converter eBook