Amazon has announced that all of the mod Kindle e-readers volition support the about popular ebook format in the world, EPUB. The company recently updated their Transport to Kindle documentation and stated that it will add support for EPUB subsequently this year. Send to Kindle volition suspend the power to load in MOBI, since it is an older file format and won’t support the newest Kindle features for documents. If you have MOBI books already on your Kindle, they will continue to be accessible. Amazon is also disabling to the ability to send AZW to the Kindle.
Send to Kindle is a very underrated system to transport files to supported devices registered to your Amazon account. You lot can send books, PDF files and other supporteed documents to your eastward-reader. Nigh people send files as attachments in their favorite email client, such as Outlook, GMAIL or even Hotmail. You can ship the documents from your main email account and the TO address is your special Kindle email business relationship, yous can acquire almost this feature in their official help file. Transport to Kindle also has a dedicated app for PC and MAC, in addition to a Google Chrome Plugin. In order to send EPUB books to your Kindle, they have to be DRM-Gratis, so the books cannot have any encryption.
I think the commencement big pace towards broad adoption of EPUB is to integrate support into the existing Kindle reading arrangement on East INK devices and then the primary Kindle app on Burn tablets. This is actually easier at present, than before. This is because Amazon is in the middle of changing their existing Java framework to React Native. This is probable why they are waiting until Autumn or Wintertime 2022 to add in support for sending EPUBS to the Kindle and for them to be read, instead of covertly converting them from one format to another.
At that place are many questions nigh Kindles supporting EPUB. Volition publishers and independent authors be able to submit EPUB files and sell them on Amazon? Volition Amazon use their own encryption and metadata, or volition they will buy a license from Adobe? They could perchance practice, what Kobo has been doing for a number of years. Kobo uses EPUB, but their files are called KEPUB, this is due to Kobo readers having an SQLite database that helps them read and manage books that come up from their bookstore or another bookstore that has adopted their format. In some cases the books downloaded from their web store volition be stored straight in this database and in other cases the books will be stored separately just volition be referenced and managed from the database. Regular EPUBS support uses Adobe’southward RMSDK engine while Kobo KPUB uses NetFront’southward ACCESS engine. I retrieve Amazon will likely use their own EPUB arrangement, and peradventure called it AEPUB.
Update: It looks similar Amazon is converting the uploaded EPUB to KF8 (AZW3). And so, it looks like they might not back up EPUB natively.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His manufactures take been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such equally the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Postal service and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.