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How to Read or Convert .ePub and .mobi ebooks


Do you have an ePub or mobi file in your computer and you are wondering how to open it to read? Maybe someone emailed you an ePub file or you downloaded it from the internet but you’re not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the ePub file but your operating system told you that it could not open it. .ePub is an eBook file that can be read at many smart devices e.g. Android devices, Barnes & Noble Nook, BlackBerry PlayBook, GNU/Linux, Nokia 770, Nokia n800, Nokia n810, Nokia n900, Hanlin eReader, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kobo eReader, PocketBook Reader, Sony Reader and even more. You need smart phone apps, browser addons/extensions or specific tools to open adn read it. Here is how to use ePub and mobi files.

Use ePub File on Microsoft Windows, Apple MAC or Linux

Adobe Digital Editions is for Windows and MAC to read ePub files.

Download Azardi for Windows, MAC and Linux to read ePub files.

Download Calibre for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux to use ePub files.

FBReader is available for MAC, Microsoft Windows, Linux and smart devices, that is a free ebook reader which supports different popular ebook formats including ePub and mobi ebooks as well.

ePub Converter is available for Microsoft Windows and MAC.

Online Services to Read or Convert ePub Files

You can use online services such as to read ePub or mobi ebooks. For eBook file format conversion Zamzar is easy to use that can accept files and convert the file format. You can upload epub or mobi ebook to Zamzar and convert it into standard PDF file. ‘ePub Converter’ mentioned above can also convert ePub or mobil files in several other ebook formats. is available for Microsoft Windows and MAC.

Use ePub File at Android Devices

Aldiko for Android enables android devices to open ePub files. Also FBReader mentioned above is available for Android.

Use ePub File at iPhone, iPod or iPad

iBooks and Stanza will enable you to view, read and use ePub files on iDevices. FBReader mentioned above is also available for iOS devices.

Use ePub File from Internet Browser

And if you want to read ePub file in the internet browser, then EPUBReader is addon for Mozilla Firefox that will enable you to read ePub files in your Firefox browser.

Read .Mobi Format eBooks

A file with the MOBI file extension is a Mobipocket eBook file. MOBI files are created by Mobipocket Creator and can be read by Mobipocket Reader. Mobipocket creator and Mobipocket Reader are free programs by Mobipocket. On iDevices Mobi files can be opened by Calibre and Stanza Desktop. MOBI files can also be read by popular eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle and many smartphones that support the format. You can also open and read mobi files on PC by using Kindle for PC.

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