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Convert EPUB to AZW Made Easy

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There are many reasons to convert epub to azw format? You know that epub is one of the most common ebook formats. It's a free and open ebook standard format in ebook world. So you may find that if you purchase some books from bookstores like Google Play, Kobo, Nook, most of those files are in epub format. However, azw is the native Kindle format, widely used in Kindle ebooks. And today there are so many people who use Kindle devices. Unfortunately, Kindle doesn't support epub format. So although Sony, Kobo, Google and other ebook stores also offer the readers a good reading resource, ebooks purchased from these stores can not be read directly with Kindle. If you really want to read those books on Kindle, you need to convert epub to azw.

Convert EPUB to AZW with Calibre

You can use Calibre to convert your epub files to azw. Calibre is a free software to convert ebook formats. It supports kinds of ebook formats like epub, pdf, mobi, pdb, lit, prc, azw, txt, rb, etc. Now follow my steps.

1 Click here to download Calibre.

2 Run Calibre and click the "Add books" button at the top left corner to add books(books that are free from DRM) that need to be converted to it. When you succeed in adding books, the title of the ebooks will show in the middle list.

3 Click once on your selected book and then click the "Convert books" button .

steps of calibre

Then it will pop up a new window,Then click on the "Output Format" option and choose your output format as MOBI at the top right corner of the new window. Click the "OK" button , the pop-up window will close and convert your book in the backstage. The conversion takes seconds.

convert to mobi

4 Change the filename's extension from mobi to azw.

Right click your choosen book in the interface of Calibre, select "Open containing folder" to open your folder. Then right click on your converted mobi file, select "rename" option to change the filename's extension from mobi to azw. (Why need to change extension from mobi to azw, please read this part of the article.)

open folder

At last, double click the azw book, it will open through your kindle.

convert epub azw successfully

It's easy to use Calibre to convert ebook formats. However, it can't support DRMed books. That is to say, you can only convert Drm-free ebooks.

Convert EPUB to AZW Online

There are some online converters or websites that can converte epub to azw if you want to convert the files online. Here I recommend www.online-convert.com. Just as the site name indicates, online-convert.com?is a great online conversion service site. Here you can convert audio, video, image, document, ebook, archive, and generate hash. For ebook formats, this online conversion site supports many ebook formats like epub, pdf, mobi, pdb, lit, azw, lrf and so on. Convert epub to azw, you should follow these steps.

1. Enter the site, and choose?"Ebook converter". Click "Slect target format", from the left category list, you need to choose"?Convert to AZW"?item.

convert epub to azw

Then it will lead you to a new window.

2. Choose your files that need to be converted with one of the three ways that have been given. ( Note: Please make sure that the files need to be converted is free from DRM protection, or they can not be converted online successfully. )

choose file

3. Click the "Convert file" button at the bottom to start converting.

After it is finished, it will download the book automatically for you. While the converted file is not saved in azw but azw3. To get azw file, you need to change the filename extension from azw3 to azw. Right click on your book, select "rename" , change the file's extension from mobi to azw.

Update: here is two more online converter to help you convert ePub to azw.

Convert EPUB to AZW via Amazon Email Service

Here, I will introduce a way to convert epub to azw with Amazon's "send to Kindle" service. Use this service to convert epub to azw, you should take following two main steps.

1 Convert epub to pdf using Calibre

Using Calibre, this step is totally the same with the previous one, please operate according to Convert Epub to AZW Calibre. You just need to change the output format from "mobi" to "pdf".

2 Attach pdf to email and send to Amazon.

1. Open a new email.

2. Put "xxx@kindle.com"( for example, if your amazon registration account e-mail is "xxx@hotmail.com", then your send-to-kindle e-mail is "xxx@kindle.com")?into the address line for paid delivery to your Kindle, or put " xxx@free.kindle.com"?to have the files delivered to the primary e-mail address associated with your Amazon account.

3. Attach the pdf files you want to convert to azw to the e-mail (at most 25 Max and 50MB each Max).

4. Send e-mail—To convert the document to Kindle azw format, type "convert" in the e-mail subject line. Otherwise it will just send the PDF to the Kindle as it is, instead of converting it. Next time when you open your kindle, you will receive the converted azw files.

( Note: To have the pdf files successfully converted to azw and sent to your kindle, you should ensure that your amazon account e-mail address and send-to-kindle e-mail address both are listed in your "Personal Document Settings" on Amazom's "Manage Your Content and Devices " web page.)

Convert DRM Protected EPUB to AZW

Now we come to the most important part of this article. You must have noticed that the ways to convert epub to azw I've mentioned above are restricted by DRM. They cannot convert the formats of DRMed ebooks. For example, when convert formats using Calibre, if the book is DRMed, then this window will pop up.

drm problem

So if you want to convert ebook formats using those methods, you need to think of ways to remove the ePub books' DRM first. And now I am going to recommend an extremely useful program to you—Epubor Ultimate Converter. This program can solve your problems at one time, for it can remove DRM together with changing ebook formats.

1 Download the program for free and install it.

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2 Add the books need to be converted then convert to mobi.

Click to run the program. And then click the "Add" button at the top central corner to add your epub books that need to be converted. Click the "output format" option to set your output format as mobi.

choose mobi format

Then click once on your book, and then click the "Convert to mobi" button at the bottom corner of the program's interface. After a few seconds, the epub book will be converted to mobi files.

3Change the filename's extension from mobi to azw by yourself.

Mobi and azw are both Amazon kindle's own formats. They are almost the same in essence. If you just want to read ebooks on kindle, you can convert them to mobi directly and read on kindle. In this case, you don't need to change the filename's extension from mobi to azw.There isn't azw format directly in the output option, so does it in Calibre. Therefore, if you really want azw files, you need to change the ebooks' mobi extension to azw. How to do it? Right click on your converted mobi file, select "rename" option to change the filename's extension from mobi to azw. Done. You can read the azw files on your kindle now.

The ultimate converter--Epubor Ultimate can remove ebooks' DRM first and then convert the formats. It supports ebooks purchased from: Amazon Kindle, Barnes&Noble Nook, Sony, Kobo, Google Play, Lulu, Smashwords, Fictionwise, and more... So it's a piece of cake for it to convert epub to azw. It can solve the DRM and format problems at one time. Compared with the previous ways, this way is superior to them. It saves you time and energy. And provide you with more convenience.

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Tip One: Convert kindle azw to epub
Tip Two: How to convert azw3 to epub
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works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.

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05/25/2017 09:30:35

FAIL. You say Calibre can convert to .AZW. It cannot. It can convert to .AZW3, as you can see if you pay attention to your own steps, but not to .AZW.


Please correct or delete this time-wasting page.

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05/26/2017 14:28:28
Thanks for your advice. In our article, we mentioned that Calibre can not convert the files to AZW format directly and suggest user convert the files to Mobi format at first and then change the extension from Mobi to AZW.
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