What formats does the Kindle support?

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Updated now that Kindle Touch (for $99) and other new Kindles are available.

Formats Supported by Kindle natively: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced(AA,AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC.

Formats Supported by Kindle after conversion: HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BM.

Formats Supported after converting using Calibre: ePub, some others.

Please Note: DRM Protected ePub is not supported. ePub is also not supported – However, ePub that is not DRM protected can be converted using Calibre and then will work on Kindle.

Earlier version of ‘What formats does the Kindle Support’ –

[ Down the line I want to change this into a ‘how to get different formats onto the Kindle post – however holding off on that for a bit]

(from Computerworld) The Kindle can read only four text-document file formats:

  1. .AZW (Kindle-specific)
  2. .TXT
  3. .MOBI; and
  4. .PRC.

In addition, every Kindle gets its own e-mail address for receiving Amazon-converted documents for $.10 for wireless delivery to your kindle or free for delivery to an email address. Here’s how it works

  1. For Free Conversions – Send email to youraddr@free.kindle.com and the attachments will be converted and sent back in a reply email for free. They will be sent back to your email address and not to your Kindle.
  2. For .10$ Conversions that are sent wirelessly to your Kindle – Send email to youraddr@kindle.com and attachments (including PDF) will be converted and wirelessly transmitted to your Kindle for $0.10.  You set up your email address when you set up your Kindle; it has a whitelist of addresses that may send to it.

The supported document formats are

  1. PDFs – This is Experimental.
  2. Word
  3. HTML
  4. TXT
  5. JPEG
  6. GIF
  7. PNG; and
  8. BMP files. for 10 cents per document. You send the original to your Kindle’s address and your device receives the converted document (only e-mail addresses you authorize can send to your Kindle).