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AZW3 file format

File extension
.azw3
File category
Description
AZW3 a creation by Amazon kindle8 and is an e-Book format. CSS3 Pop-up text system is supported by this format together with HTML5 and in built fonts. This type of format also possess strong and capable document formatting. It is also composed of separate DRM protection that is active. Software programs can be used to create AZW3 books for example KindleGen by Amazon which is free for users.
Technical details
AZW3 files comprise of a set of EPUB files which make use of a Palm database jointly with the DRM protection scheme by Amazon. Support by the EPUB 3 is select but it can still support EPUB files that are already in existence. MOBI files can also be embedded in an AZW3 file at the start, while the newer EPUB exists later in the file. Fourth generation kindle devices support this file format and also the Kindle Fire device.
Programs
Calibre
Main program
Amazon Kindle
Developer
Amazon
MIME type
application/octet-stream