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Articles from Free PDF to Word Blog How to Transfer Apple iBooks to Kindle 2012-01-26 17:01:14 Emma

“I was wondering if there is a way to transfer Apple iBooks to the Kindle. Does anyone know if this is possible?” —Rundhc Rundhc posted the question on Amazon’s official site. I know that many people who are planning to buy a Kindle or have bought a Kindle have this kind of question. Since Apple iBooks store is one of the most popular online store to buy eBooks, people who own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are very likely have spent much on iBooks store. And if these iBooks eBooks could be transferred to Kindle, it could be perfect. However, the sad thing is the iBooks EPUB eBooks are not supported by Kindle. If you need to transfer iBooks to Kindle for reading, you should convert iBooks eBooks to Kindle friendly format, MOBI, AZW or TXT. Here in the following we’re going to introduce one way to convert iBooks to Kindle compatible format, MOBI.

Why convert iBooks EPUB to MOBI? AZW is the official eBook format for Amazon eBooks. In other words, this format could be only used on Kindle 2, Kindle 3, Kindle touch, etc. And now on the market, it seems no third-party app exists to convert iBooks EPUB to AZW. As for .txt, the plain text is almost compatible with every ereader. But no picture or graphics are included in the eBook content. Compared with AZW and text, mobi could be the better choice for Kindle. It is an open standerd for eBook format. You are able to convert iBooks EPUB to Kindle with free apps. And additionally, MOBI format could be read on other eReaders with Mobipocket.

How to convert iBooks EPUB to Kindle format, MOBI? First, a third-party app is needed. Here we’re going to use Calibre. Calibre is a free, yet reliable app. You can directly download and install it. And then on the main interface, click the “Add books” button on the very left top to import EPUB books you need to convert. Click the “Convert books” button. Make sure the output format displayed on the right top is MOBI. If it is not, in the format drop-down list, select MOBI as the output format and click “Ok”.


OK, after the conversion, you can read iBooks EPUB on Kindle without a hitch. Note: If these iBooks EPUB eBooks are DRM-protected, you need to remove EPUB DRM first. Otherwise, you’ll fail to transfer iBooks EPUB eBooks to Kindle to reading. -----------------This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


How to Transfer Apple iBooks to Kindle