Amazon Kindle will finally add epub support | Engadget

It only took about 15 years, but Amazon’s Kindle will finally support the ePub format. First off Good e-reader, Amazon updated its Kindle section with the news that the Send to Kindle feature will convert ePub files to a format that can be opened on the e-reader. The update is scheduled to take place at the end of 2022.

It is a change that – at first glance – seems quite small, but in reality solves a long-standing problem in the e-book industry. Amazon’s Kindle Store is a major e-book seller, and ePub is the most widely used e-book format. But until now, Kindle devices could not read the ePub format. For Kindle owners who have had to contend with their e-book library for a more Amazon-friendly format with an app like Caliber, this will be a welcome change.

But another upcoming change is that Kindle will finally lose the ability to support MOBI, an older French file format that was Amazon’s proprietary e-book format for a while. Amazon bought the company Mobipocket in 2005 and subsequently renamed MOBI to AZW. If you already own ebooks in both formats on your Kindle, you can still access them. The update only applies to new e-books.

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