Computers, Laptops & Tablets Apple E-Reader Formats: The eBook File Compatibility Chart Which format for which reader? by Jason Hidalgo Writer Jason Hidalgo is an award-winning technology and business journalist whose writing has also appeared in Engadget, USA Today, and the Reno Gazette-Journal. our editorial process Jason Hidalgo Updated on September 22, 2020 Richard Newstead / Getty Images Apple iPad Macs Tweet Share Email With a wide range of eBook file formats out there, figuring out which device is compatible with which file format can be a hassle. Here's a list of some popular e-readers along with the e-book file formats that they are compatible with. This list focuses primarily on eBook formats and does not include music and video file information. Kindle Kindle 2 & 3 Kindle 4 Kindle 2016 Sony Readers Hanlin V3 Hanlin V5 IREX Iliads IREX 1000 Nook Alex Nook Color Kobo ARG AZW3 Y AZW Y Y Y Y BMP Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y CHM Y Y DJVU Y Y DNL DOC Y Y*** Y*** Y Y EPUB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y FB2 Y Y GIF Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y HTML Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y JPG Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y LBR LIT Y Y LRF Y MOBI Y Y Y Y Y Y OPF PDB Y PDF Y Y*1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PKG PNG Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PPT Y Y PRC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PS RTF Y Y Y TIF Y Y Y Y Y TR2 TR3 TXT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y WOLF Y Y XML The acronyms on the left refer to file extensions. A file called "War and Peace.txt" indicates that you have an electronic copy of the book War and Peace in "TXT" or "Plain text" format. Also, a "Y" in a box means that a device is compatible with the corresponding file format. *The LRF extension is also sometimes known as BBeB or "Broad Band eBook." **For Sony Reader owners: Sony's Readers indirectly support some files via conversion. Word (i.e. DOC) files are supported indirectly through Sony's eBook Library program, which will convert such files to RTF (your computer must have Microsoft Word installed). ***For Kindle owners: Unprotected versions of the following files can be sent to Amazon via your Kindle e-mail account ("name"@free.kindle.com) for conversion into the Kindle format: Microsoft Word (DOC), PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC, and MOBI. Keep in mind that some "compatible" files won't run if they have DRM or copy protection. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Get the Latest Tech News Delivered Every Day Email Address Sign up There was an error. Please try again. You're in! Thanks for signing up. There was an error. Please try again. Thank you for signing up. Tell us why! Other Not enough details Hard to understand Submit More from Lifewire What Is an AZW File? 3 Easy Ways to Load Non-Amazon Books on Your Kindle Fire 9 Things to Look for in an E-Reader What Is an EPUB File? What Is a MOBI File? What E-Book Formats Does iPad Support? How to Convert ePub to Mobi The Best E-Readers of 2021 For Beach Reads How to Borrow Books on the Kindle Owners' Lending Library The 10 Best Book Reading Apps of 2021 How to Listen to Audio Books on Kindle How to Convert PDF to ePub How Does Audible Work? How to Get Free eBooks 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy an E-Reader for School What Is a PDF File?