English
Home   /   File format   /   azw

AZW file format

File extension
.azw
File category
Description
AZW, an older version of AZW 3 (also known as Kindle Format 8), is an ebook file format first rolled out onto Kindle devices in 2007. It’s based on the MOBI file format that Amazon bought in 2005. Although AZW files are based on MOBI, they contain better compression than MOBI files and are usable on Amazon Kindles or a device with Kindle software.
Technical details
AZW file format only has a few difference from the MOBI format and is a bit superior when it comes the rate of comparison and also includes DRM by Amazon. DRM functions to restrict the use of a file to the specific id of the device which associated with details of the owner. One notable advantage of this format is that it is restrictive when it comes to allowing additions to a file for series related to metadata.
Programs
Amazon Kindle Reader
Kindle for iOS
Kindle for Android
Main program
Amazon Kindle Reader
Developer
Amazon
MIME type
application/vnd.amazon.ebook