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Kindle Fire eBook Format

May 28,2012 15:24 pm / Posted by to eBooks Topics
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As the eBook market has grown and adapted to the changes in technology, we have seen a number of eBook formats crop up. A few of these formats have finally disappeared, some have grown strong with development and support, and some have hung on despite all efforts to get rid of them.

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers now. Kindle Fire is designed with an Android-based tablet with a color touch screen. This is the first Kindle without an E Ink display. It has 8GB of storage and a projected battery life of up to eight hours. So it's convenient to read eBooks on Kindle Fire. By the way the iPad is also a great e-Reader, if Kindle Fire VS iPad, who will win? The following is the detailed information about Kindle Fire supported eBook formats.

eBook Formats for Kindle Fire

Because the Kindle has several series, so each series of the devices supported formats are different. Here we mainly take a look at the Kindle Fire eBook formats.

MOBI - The first generation Kindle can read only unprotected Mobipocket books (MOBI, PRC), so the Kindle File can also recognize the MOBI eBook.

TXT - It is one of the most common formats, many e-Readers can read it very well.

Topaz - This is an Amazon format for Kindle devices. It is very different from the AZW format except they both use the PalmOS container format and Amazon DRM.

AZW - probably standing for Amazon Word, is an eBook format used exclusively on the Amazon Kindle and compatible Kindle software on PC's or iPhones. It is basically the MOBI format using the high compression option. The AZW extension can be used on both eBook files that are protected with DRM and files that are not protected.

KF8 - It is great news for authors and publishers of books with high graphic content, and Kindle Fire is the first Kindle to offer support to the newly announced KF8 format. KF8 will replace the existing Kindle format (Mobi) and will be the default format on Amazon’s Kindle Fire colour tablet.

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Amazon supports a web-based bookshelf you can use to retrieve eBooks from their site. However, you might encounter the situation that you do not want to buy Kindle books at Amazon.com all the time. You’d like to Get Some Free Kindle eBooks on Mac for reading. And many websites offer a free way to download some eBooks for most of e-Readers.

OK, you might come a question "If the eBooks I’ve downloaded in other format, then what I should do to read them on Kindle Fire?” Do not worry, just Convert eBooks to Kindle Fire Format.

Now you have a clear understanding about the Kindle Fire Supported eBook Formats. And we also provide some ways to get some eBooks for Kindle Fire for reading at will.

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