What Formats Does Kindle Support?

Kindle Reader

I’m about to receive my new Kindle in the mail, and I stumbled across an ebook with the .lit format. I wanted to download it, but I first needed to verify that the Kindle DX supports it. It ends up that it doesn’t. After doing some research, I found out that it supports the following ebook formats natively:

Supported Kindle Formats

  • Amazon AZW (.azw)
  • Unprotected MOBI (.mobi)
  • Unprotected PRC (.prc)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Kindle Create (.kpf)
  • ePub (.epub)
  • MS Word (.doc & .docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Plain Text (.txt)

Kindle now supports a large number of ebook formats. However, if you have an ebook format it doesn’t support, you can convert them to be compatible with Kindle. For example, you can convert Microsoft Word documents to a native Kindle format using Kindle Create.