Amazon Kindle is finally giving its users a workaround to enjoy e-books that are not necessarily in its proprietary file format.
We’re talking about Amazon’s insistence to either upload books in the KF8/AZW3 format, and now the KFX, or buy them from Amazon. Of course, for those who were doing the latter, this announcement doesn’t really change things much but for the rest of us… it’s going to be less of a hassle.
See, when finding books in the EPUB format – much more popular throughout the e-book reader industry – we had to go to conversion websites to get them in the Amazon approved format.
Soon, you will be able to bypass those third-party websites and take advantage of an Amazon built-in feature.
Later this year, the Kindle Personal Documents Service will officially support EPUB files. Users will get to either email EPUB files to their Kindle or use a Send to Kindle app, according to the latest update to an Amazon help page. Of course, there will still be a conversion happening, you just won’t be the one having to do all the work, but Amazon.
One more thing to note: the Send to Kindle service will then stop offering support for sharing MOBI files.