I am asked almost daily what format are Kindle books in? The answer is
they use Amazon’s proprietary Mobi format.
Kindle books are an ebook format that is used in the Kindle ebook reader and other electronic devices using the Kindle app. A Kindle book is a collection of page images arranged in a logical fashion for the purpose of providing reading material to the user.
Kindle books can be purchased or downloaded online or can be borrowed from your local library or bookstore in some countries. Kindle books are usually divided into chapters, with each chapter having its own cover image and text.
The Kindle’s File Format
The Kindle is an ebook reader that uses the Mobi format, and it is not compatible with other file formats like epub which is the most popular format for e-books. Amazon’s Kindle was first released in 2007 before the epub format was released.
Some pdfs can be read on a Kindle but for the best experience, they should be converted to Mobi format.
A Kindle book can be read on a Kindle device or a Kindle app for mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Android, and Windows devices.
Step-by-Step Guide to Convert Kindle ebook to Other Formats
The Kindle ebook is one of the most popular e-readers, with over a million models sold. Thankfully, converting epub or pdf format to Kindle Mobi is easy and works well.
One of the most popular free programs to convert ebook formats is Calibre. You can get a free copy here for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Using Calibre you can covert most ebook formats to read on a Kindle. It also makes it easy to upload to your device.
The Kindle is a great ebook reader with thousands of titles available both paid and free from Amazon.
You can check out Kindle reader here.
Download thousands of free and paid ebooks at Amazon here.