The ePub format will come to Amazon Kindles this year

When you use an eReader or electronic book reader, the usual thing is that the book that you put on the device comes in ePub format, based on XML language and that is compatible with several models of these eBook readers. But not with Amazon Kindles.

ePub support for Amazon Kindles

The first e-readers to hit the market and powered by Amazon -which later diversified into the online giant we know today-, a Kindle can read a book or text document -and comics too- as long as it’s in a MOBI / AZW·, PDF, TXT, etc. format. But not on ePub, a format that has resisted him and that has forced the ePub book to be converted to another format using programs like Calibre.

But that ended this year, as Amazon has announced that by the end of 2022 the ePub will arrive on its Kindles. As it says on its Support page, “Starting in late 2022, Kindle Personal Document Service apps will support the EPUB format”. What we don’t know yet is the exact date, but at least Caliber won’t have to be pulled from time to time.

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Now, the formats supported by Kindle are:

  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • PDF (.PDF)
  • Texto (.TXT)
  • Imágenes (.JPG,.JPEG,.PNG,.BMP, .GIF)
  • MOBI (.AZW, .MOBI) (no longer supports the latest Kindle features)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)