What Formats Does the Kindle Support?

Kindle Reader

I’m about to receive my new Kindle DX 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 only supports the following ebook formats natively:

  • Amazon AZW (.azw)
  • Unprotected MOBI (.mobi)
  • Unprotected PRC (.prc)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)

While that list is short – and there are obviously many other eb00k formats – I found out that you can convert them to be compatible with the Kindle. For example, you can convert .lit files to PDF using a program called ABC Amber LIT.