How to Read Kindle Books with Mobipocket
Got many .azw files, either bought from amazon.com or converted from other files, and want to play them with your Mobipocket e-book Reader? If you’ve tried to play the Kindle-only .azw file with Mobipocket Reader, you must know it is not workable. The fact is that Mobipocket Reader is compatible with many e-book formats, but not .azw, especially DRM-protected .azw. That’s why in this article covers two parts: how to play DRM-free Kindle books with Mobipocket Reader & how to play DRM-protected Kindle books with Mobipocket Reader.
Part one How to play DRM-free Kindle books with Mobipocket Reader
DRM-free Kindle books here means these books are generated to .azw, not these bought from Amazon.com. To play this kind of Kindle books on Mobipocket, you need to:
- 1. Download and install the latest Mobipocket. You can find the download link in this website: http://www.mobipocket.com
- 2. Click the Kindle ebook or right-click, choose “rename” to change its file extension from.azw to .mobi.
- 3. Launch Mobipocket e-book Reader and use it to open the renamed .mobi file.
Part two How to play DRM-protected Kindle books with Mobipocket Reader.
DRM-protected files are these bought from Amazon.com. They are only readable on Kindle. To play them on Mobipocket Reader, you need to crack the DRM at first. Here is the way:
What you need: Kindle for PC, Python, the Unswindle Python script, the supporting mobidedrm.py script.
Download and install all of these apps and scripts. When you launch the Unswindle Python scritp, it could open your Kindle to PC. Then you should select the DRM-protected Kindle book and quit Kindle to PC. At that moment, you will see a prompt, asking to save file to disk. Just set the name and a place to store it. The result is that the Kindle book is saved as DRM-free mobi file. Then you can open it in your Mobipocket Reader.
It takes a little elbow grease to remove the DRM from Kindle e-books. But it is worth. Just think in this way you’ve spend much on the book, but you cannot read them on other readers, beside Kindle, how frustrated! But take care. Do not use these DRM-free e-books for business purpose. Otherwise, it is illegal.