Even before I start talking about the eBook format used in Kindle Fire, it is kind that we all get to understand the title under discussion. For those of us who are hearing about Kindle Fire for the first time, worry not! You will surely not be left hanging. If the word ‘eBook format’ cannot also be clearly figured out within your imaginations, you will certainly be more enlightened as you keep reading down the lines.
Kindle Fire is a tablet – with an Android operating system, created by the famous Amazon.com. A tablet is an electronic digital device that is a ‘breed’ between a laptop and a smartphone; it can fall in between the two since it is smaller in size compared to a laptop and larger in comparison to a smartphone.
An eBook stands for the electronic book; eBooks can be read on Kindle fire. Different eBooks can be displayed and read on various devices, one of them being the Kindle Fire. For an eBook to be displayed on the individual device, its file format must be readable by the particular device. This means that there are different and many file formats readable on various devices. An eBook file format is, therefore, the language that is understood by electronic devices with which an electronic book is written.
Now that we are fully enlightened about Kindle Fire and file formats, it is now time to dig deep into the roots and find out what makes the book format available on the tablet.
Have you ever heard of the Mobi file format?
If your answer is yes, you are on the right track! If your answer is no, you are equally in the right direction since you have now heard of it and will know more of it in just a couple of minutes. Let’s keep the paragraphs unfolding to make things more interesting.
Mobi file format is the one used and supported by all Kindle Fire devices. This means that if writers are targeting the Kindle Fire market, their final files must be in Mobi format. This should however not be a worry to writers and publisher! With the Calibre software, Mobi can be successfully computed.
Mobi file format is what is dispersed to buyers who purchase eBooks from Amazon. However, for those who are curious to know about what take place behind the scenes; there is a format in which files are encrypted with at the Amazon store before they are dispensed on Kindle Fire. This is the AZW format; one can make files in it for personal use but cannot upload the files on Kindle Digital Publishing platform.
Are there any other formats that are supported by Kindle Fire?
Do not expect a yes or no for this particular question from me! However, the fact is that if one uploads a file in a different format to the Kindle Digital Publishing Forum, it is automatically converted to Mobi! The output of the content again varies depending on the original format. The best file formats that can yield a pleasant Mobi file for Kindle upon conversion are ePUB, DOC, and.DOCX. The conversion process can be done using an Amazon tool called KindleGen. For your information, PDFs produce very poor Mobi files.
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