.AZW File Extension

.AZW File Extension

File Type

Amazon Kindle eBook File

Developer Amazon
Popularity
3.6  |  37 Votes
Category eBook Files
Format Binary

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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Updated September 14, 2017

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