Archive for the ‘ePUB’ Category

Even though the Kindle is currently not compatible with EPUB files, you can still use Google Book’s EPUB files (which are free) and convert them to Kindle format.  There are a couple of good ways to convert EPUB files into Kindle-compatible formats.

The first way to start converting EPUB files is to download Calibre (<– Click that link).  Calibre is an e-reader client, e-library manager, but most importantly, an e-book converting machine!

The following is a list of the file types Calibre currently supports:

Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, TCR, TXT

Output Formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, TCR, TXTT

For Kindle owners the important input formats in that list are EPUB and the two comic-book formats CBZ and CBR. The important output formats are MOBI and PDF — either of which your Kindle can read without a problem.  Calibre will sync these files to your Kindle, either through USB or by setting itself up as a server.

If you don’t want to bother with Calibre, there’s also RetroRead, a free site that converts EPUBs from Google Books to Kindle format.
So there you have it, those who weren’t sure about buying a Kindle due to its inability to read EPUB files now have no excuse not to get one 🙂  Get yours here –> Kindle

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