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.AZW File Extension

File TypeAmazon Kindle eBook File

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CategoryeBook Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an AZW file?

An AZW file is a digital eBook formatted for the Amazon Kindle, a wireless reading device. It contains formatted book text and chapter markers and is similar to a Mobipocket .PRC file. AZW files can be transferred from a PC to the Kindle via a standard USB connection and can also be read using the Kindle desktop software.

More Information

Most AZW files contain DRM protection that only allows them to be viewed on the Amazon Kindle or with Amazon Kindle reading software. However, it may be possible to view unprotected Kindle eBooks on a PC with Mobipocket Reader by changing the file extension from ".azw" to ".prc."

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Programs that open AZW files
Amazon Kindle for PC
Cool Reader
Amazon Kindle for Mac
Cool Reader
Cool Reader
Updated 9/19/2016

About the file extension azw

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