Amazon has updated the Kindle for iOS and Kindle for Android apps to add support for sending EPUB ebooks to your Kindle devices and apps, as well as your Kindle library if you choose to archive the file. This is part of the change that Amazon is making in late 2022 to switch from supporting […]
Kindles Now Support ePubs Sent by Email
Here’s an interesting detail that just turned up at MobileRead. You can now send ePub ebooks by email to Kindle ereaders and Kindle apps. Amazon even has ePub listed as a supported format now for the Kindle Personal Documents Service, and there’s a note saying the Send-to-Kindle applications will also support ePub starting in late […]
Why Don’t Kindles Support ePub Format?
One of the biggest complaints I hear about Kindles year after year is the fact that they don’t support ePub format. Kindles are never going to support Adobe DRM for ePub ebooks (frankly it’s time for Adobe to get booted to the curb anyway), but Amazon could easily add support for DRM-free ePub files if […]
Should Amazon Add ePub Support to Kindles?
Kindle ereaders are one of the few reading devices on the planet that don’t support ePub format. Kindles are the most popular dedicated readers and ePub is the most common ebook format, so what gives? Why doesn’t Amazon add support for ePub ebooks to Kindles? Fire tablets support ePub with apps available through Amazon’s own […]
Waterstones eBook Store Closing, Accounts Getting Transferred to Kobo
Another ebook store is closing in the UK, the second one this year after Barnes and Noble closed the UK branch of their Nook Store back in March. Waterstones has decided to discontinue offering ePub ebooks and MP3 audiobooks from their website effective immediately. They’ve been selling ebooks for several years so it’s unfortunate to […]
Addr eBook App for iOS Offers Advanced Annotation Support
Addr is a new ebook reader app designed for the Apple iPad with a specialized focus on annotations. The app supports ePub ebooks without DRM and integrates with Dropbox for easy sharing and downloading. What makes Addr unique is the ability to add in context notes to the right margin alongside the text. Notes can […]
Kobo Website Format Tip: How to Identify ePub eBooks
When Kobo redesigned their website last year, they removed the section from their ebook description pages that specified what format the ebook was available in. Most of Kobo’e ebooks are available for download in ePub format, so it’s not an issue most of the time. But not all of Kobo’s ebooks are available in ePub, […]
What is with the Obsession with ePub Format?
Over the years I’ve come across dozens and dozens of articles and emails and forum posts about how great the ePub ebook format is and how much better it is than other formats, especially Amazon’s proprietary Kindle format. People think that Amazon should switch to using ePub format because it is more “open” and everyone […]