EPUB is a common ebook format around the web, but the Kindle can’t read it natively.
That’s okay; you can convert .epub files to Mobi files for the Kindle to read.
Once you set up Calibre, click on Add Books and pick out any free ebook files you’ve downloaded.
Can you read epub on Kindle Paperwhite?
First, Amazon only supports its unique eBook formats such as Mobi, AZW, AZW3, etc. We are not allowed to read books purchased from other eBook retailers such as Nook or Kobo with Kindle. This locks us can only read downloaded EPUB on supported reader. While Kindle Paperwhite doesn’t support EPUB format.
How do I put EPUB files on my Kindle?
Calibre is a free, open-source e-book manager that lets users convert EPUB files to Kindle-readable MOBI files. Here’s how to use it: Download and install Calibre. When you first run it, Calibre will ask what language you want to use, and to select a folder to use as your e-book library.
Why does kindle not support EPUB?
No Epub support means not having to maintain yet another rendering engine so the ebooks can be displayed, and it means not having to tell users that yes the Kindle supports Epub – just not the DRMed ebook the user has. (Other services will take an Epub and send it to your Kindle, but not Amazon).
What formats are supported by Kindle?
Supported Kindle Formats
- Amazon AZW (.azw)
- Unprotected MOBI (.mobi)
- Unprotected PRC (.prc)
- Portable Document Format (.pdf)
- Kindle Create (.kpf)
- ePub (.epub)
- MS Word (.doc & .docx)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)