[LMB] Kindle format

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun May 27 09:00:29 BST 2018


On Fri, 25 May 2018 11:23:43 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
wrote:

>
>
>> On May 25, 2018, at 11:05 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Amazon has a new format for it?s e-books.   I just upgraded my Kindle of Mac app (Kindle for Windows has the same upgrade), and needed to add a ?KFX? plug-in to Calibre.
>> 
>> It's not new and it's not really a format. It has been around for three or four
>> years. I did not realize that Calibre had a plugin for it. I use epubor for
>> dealing with DRM. Another way of dealing with it is to downgrade your ereader
>> apps for Mac or Windows to 1.17 or so. Then Amazon will ship the book in the
>> old .azw3 format.
>
>Pretty soon, old (32 bit?) versions of Mac software will stop working.  We will have to upgrade.

Or buy an old e-ink device off eBay (as little as 10 bucks), register it
but never use it, and force downloads in AZW format and sideload them to
Calibre.

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