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How To Convert eBooks To Kindle Format

ePub is the most common format for eBooks, and can be read on most eReaders such as the Apple iPad, Nook, and Kobo. However, Amazon’s Kindle does not natively support ePub—but that doesn’t mean you can’t read ePub eBooks.

Calibre is a free, open source eBook library management tool developed by users of eBooks. Not only can you manage your library with Calibre, but you can also convert books to usable formats for any eReader you like!

Converting eBooks with Calibre is easy! Follow the instructions below to install Calibre, and start converting all your ePub eBooks and much more!

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    Download your free copy of Calibre

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    Follow the setup wizard’s prompts to install Calibre on your computer. Set your preferred eReader device as a default format.

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    Launch Calibre for use. If this is your first time launching the program, your library will be empty. To import your eBooks to Calibre, follow this step-by-step tutorial.

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    Connect the Kindle to your PC via USB. The Device icon should appear in Calibre’s toolbar.

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    Locate the eBook you’d like to convert to Kindle format. Highlight and drag the eBook to the Device icon. Calibre will automatically convert and upload the eBook to your Kindle. You can monitor the progress of the transfer by clicking the icon in the bottom-right corner.

    Note: Calibre can convert many other file formats aside from .epub. It can also read and transfer .lit, .mobi, .fb2, .html, .prc, .rtf, .pdb, .txt, and .pdf. Follow the directions above to convert any of these formats to Kindle’s format.

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