Amazon’s Kindle will finally support epub files

You know the way each different book reader below the solar helps EPUB information, however Amazon’s Kindle stubbornly refuses to take action? Nicely, that is altering.

Amazon quietly up to date its help documentation (by way of Goodreader) to state that Kindle units will begin supporting EPUB information.

There is a catch, although. “Starting in late 2022, Ship to Kindle functions will assist EPUB (.EPUB) format,” says the doc. This implies you’ll ship EPUB information to your Kindle by way of Amazon’s helpful Ship to Kindle system, which primarily permits you to add paperwork to your Kindle by emailing them to your Kindle e-mail deal with. It is unclear, nevertheless, whether or not Kindles will natively assist EPUB information, permitting you to buy ebooks from Amazon’s library within the EPUB format instantly.

It is a huge deal for everybody who owns a Kindle and is not fully reliant on Amazon’s library. Till now, you needed to manually convert EPUB information into MOBI (or one other format) to load them onto your Kindle, and this usually introduced further points because the conversion wasn’t all the time excellent.

Additionally, the information is notable for the sheer undeniable fact that Amazon prevented supporting the in any other case extensively supported EPUB format for practically 15 years (EPUB is an open normal that initially launched in September 2007).

Moreover, Amazon’s doc says that – additionally in late 2022 – its Ship to Kindle system will cease supporting MOBI information (sarcastically, MOBI was Amazon’s long-preferred normal, and the corporate has its personal model of MOBI known as AZW).

“This alteration will not have an effect on any MOBI information already in your Kindle library. MOBI is an older file format and will not assist the most recent Kindle options for paperwork,” the doc states.

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