AZW3 File Extension

AZW3 file icon
Amazon KF8 EBook Format
  • Developer
    Amazon
  • Popularity
    3.6 (11 votes)

What is AZW3 file?

AZW3 file contains digital publication saved in proprietary format Amazon Kindle Format 8. AZW3 files support array of formatting options for better device compatibility based on HTML5 and CSS3. AZW3 also supports DRM features. The format is backward-compatible with MOBI format containers. AZW3 files can be viewed on mobile devices and e-readers, as well as using PC or Mac applications. Compared to its predecessor, the KF8 format supports:

  • Wider range of styles,
  • More font types,
  • More page layout designs.

AZW3 was developed in 2011 as a successor to older AZW format, which was used in Kindle devices since their debut in 2007. Kindle Fire was the first device to use AZW3 format, and all fourth generation Kindle devices and PC/Mac applications support it. The format soon started to replace MOBI format, although KF8 files sometimes also us e this extension, depending on the device to which given files is to be downloaded. Since 2015 AZW3 files has been gradually replaced by Kindle Format 10 standard and KFX files that use it.

Programs that support AZW3 file

Conversion of a AZW3 file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the AZW3 extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of AZW3 file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from AZW3 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to AZW3 file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the AZW3 file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the AZW3 file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the AZW3 file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the AZW3 file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the AZW3 file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the AZW3 file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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