As many eBook readers and buying platforms use the *.epub format, Amazon adopts *.azw, a proprietary format, or *.mobi. You can read PDFs and ePubs on the Kindle, but you need to convert them to *.mobi or *.azw before.
Additionally, you can set up an email address for your Kindle and send some compatible files that will be automatically made available on your e-reader.
1. Sending compatible files via email
On this page, you can set up an email address for your Kindle. That way, you can send some files to the e-reader using the email without having to convert to the computer. Here is the list of supported files:
- Kindle Format (.mobi, .azw)
- Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
- HTML (.html, .htm)
- RTF (.rtf)
- Text (.txt)
- JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg)
- GIF (.gif)
- PNG (.png)
- BMP (.bmp)
- PDF (.pdf)
2. Converting ePub Files to Kindle
If you do not have one of the files listed above, such as ePub, you do not have to despair. Here’s how to convert almost any format to Kindle:
- Enter the site CloudConvert;
- Click Select Files or drag the * .epub file or other format to the screen;
- In select format, choose mobi or azw3 ;
- Click the red Start Conversion button at the bottom of the page;
- Wait for the conversion and then click the green Download button.
Ready! The file has been converted. Now just send it to the Kindle, either by connecting the e-reader on the computer or by email, now that the file in *.mobi or *.azw is supported by the Amazon service.