Files with azw file extension can be found as one of the most common e-book format for Amazon Kindle. These files are typically protected by Digital Right Management.

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AZW file extension - Amazon Kindle eBook format

What is azw file? How to open azw files?

File type specification:

E-book file type icon E-book file type

The azw file extension is associated with Amazon Kindle, a software and hardware platform developed by subsidiary Lab126 for reading e-books and other digital media. Three hardware devices, known as "Kindle", "Kindle 2," and "Kindle DX" support this platform, as does an iPhone application called "Kindle for iPhone".

Amazon Kindle eBook files are stored in Mobipocket eBook image file format, but they have file extension renamed from mobi or prc to azw and often contain Digital Rights Management.

The azw files with DRM can be read only in the Amazon Kindle device or Amazon Kindle applications, but AZW files without DRM can be read for example in the Mobipocket Reader Desktop. Just rename azw file extension to mobi or prc.

Updated: April 4, 2024

The default software associated to open azw file:

Amazon Kindle icon, Inc. logoAmazon Kindle  Amazon Kindle software

Company or developer:, Inc.

Kindle is an portable e-book reading device from Amazon. It is used to download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines. Kinde supports mainly AZW and MOBI files, but you can convert other formats to be readable in Kindle, including DOC, HTML, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP or ZIP.

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Help how to open:

Use Amazon Kindle device or Amazon Kindle applications to open the AZW ebook file.

How to convert:

Ebook management and conversion program can convert unprotected azw ebooks to other format. As for the protected ones, this doesn't seem likely.

Find conversions from azw file:

azw to doc

azw to epub

azw to mobi

azw to mp3

azw to pdf

azw to prc

azw to rtf

Find converter to azw file type:

azw3 to azw

doc to azw

docx to azw

epub to azw

pdf to azw

prc to azw

tpz to azw

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List of software applications associated to the .azw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open azw file, edit azw file, convert azw file, view azw file, play azw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting azw files.

azw file viewer - programs that view azw file - Amazon Kindle eBook format

Programs supporting the exension azw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view azw file action.

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