File Extension Library

.AZW3 File Extension

  • Developer by: Amazon
  • Category: eBook Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .AZW3 files and how to open them?

Can't open .AZW3 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .AZW3 file.

What is a .AZW3 file extension?

.AZW3 file extension is created by Amazon. .AZW3 has been classified as eBook Files. The format of .AZW3 file is Binary.

.AZW3 is Amazon KF8 eBook File

An AZW3 file is an eBook created in the Kindle Format 8 (KF8), Amazon's successor to the .AZW format. It supports newer features such as HTML5 and CSS3 support as well as many other formatting capabilities. AZW3 files often include DRM protection and are used as the download format for many Amazon eBooks.

KF8 eBooks can be created with KindleGen, a free command line tool provided by Amazon. AZW3 files can be previewed with Kindle Previewer, a Kindle software simulator.

NOTE: KF8 eBooks also use the .MOBI extension. The format downloaded from the Amazon store, either AZW3 or MOBI, depends on the device being used to download and read the eBook.

List of all softwares that can open the Amazon KF8 eBook File
Amazon Kindle for PC
Kindle Previewer
Amazon Kindle for Mac
Kindle Previewer
PatiSoftware theLibrarian
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle

How to fix problems with .AZW3 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AZW3 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AZW3 file format
  2. You need to check the .AZW3 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)