Amazon’s Kindle e-book readers are lastly getting assist for the favored EPUB (Digital Publishing) file format for books. The US tech firm has up to date its assist web page confirming that Kindle gadgets will quickly begin supporting EPUB recordsdata later this yr. At the moment, readers are manually changing EPUB recordsdata into MOBI, AZW3 or one other format to load them onto their Kindles. This methodology generally creates points with conversion as properly. Moreover, Amazon is disabling assist for the MOBI and AZW file codecs. The replace solely applies to new ebooks. EPUB is the broadly accepted e-book format utilized by main on-line publishers.
Based on Amazon’s Assist and Buyer Service web page, first noticed by Good E-Reader, Kindle e-readers are getting assist for the broadly used e-book format EPUB. The Ship to Kindle functions will begin receiving assist for EPUB file format in late 2022. With this replace, readers can convert their EPUB recordsdata utilizing the Ship to Kindle operate and they are often opened on any Amazon Kindle e-readers.
Earlier, customers have been required to transform their e-book catalogue to a format suitable with Kindle utilizing third-party functions like Calibre.
Nevertheless, as Good e-Reader famous, it seems Amazon won’t assist EPUB recordsdata natively. As a substitute, it is going to convert the uploaded EPUB recordsdata right into a KF8 (Kindle Format 8)format, which is suitable with Kindle gadgets. This might be handy for customers who’ve EPUB recordsdata and desires to go for a Kindle gadget. However for remaining, it is going to be robust to get all of the ebooks off the Kindle and onto one other e-reader.
Additionally, Amazon is discontinuing its personal MOBI e-book file format, saying it’s an older file format and will not assist the most recent Kindle options for paperwork. The MOBI books already added to the library will proceed to be accessible. Amazon can be disabling the flexibility to ship AZW recordsdata to the Kindle.
Aside from MOBI and EPUB, readers can ship recordsdata in Microsoft Phrase, HTML, RTF, Textual content JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and PDF codecs to their library utilizing the Ship to Kindle electronic mail deal with. Amazon’s useful Ship to Kindle apps additionally assist these file codecs.
Amazon retains including new options to its Kindle and Audible platforms. In September final yr, the corporate launched a software program replace for Kindle (Eighth-Gen and above), Kindle Paperwhite (Seventh-Gen and above), and Kindle Oasis gadgets. The replace permits customers to regulate the gadget’s brightness, toggle Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, and go to All Settings with a brand new swipe-down menu.