"How to read Kobo eBooks on Kindle? I just purchased a new Kindle Fire and would like to read Kobo eBook on Kindle Fire. Do Kobo eBooks work on Kindle? Or need I to use any kind of Kobo eBook converter to convert Kobo eBooks to Kindle eBooks? Please show me the detailed guide on how to read Kobo eBooks on Kindle devices. Thanks a lot."
Actually, it's not easy say whether it's easy to read Kobo eBooks on Kindle, becauses this depends on whether your Kobo eBooks are DRM protected or not. However, no matter your Kobo eBooks are DRM protected or not, this guide shows you perfect solutions. Check them below to learn how to read eBooks from Kobo on Kindle devices.
Part 1: Kobo vs. Kindle eBooks
Let's firstly get a brief introduction to both Kindle and Kobo, then you will know the differences between these 2 eBook readers.
Kobo produces several e-readers with e-paper screens. On the cheaper end, its lineup consists of the base model Kobo Touch, the smaller Kobo Mini, and the Kobo Glo, which has an illuminated screen. On the higher end, it includes the Kobo Aura; the Kobo Aura HD, which adds a higher resolution screen; and the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O. These e-readers compete with the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook product lines. Kobo's e-readers use Wi-Fi to sync a user's book collection and bookmarks with Kobo's cloud service, which can also be accessed from Kobo e-reading apps for Windows and OS X computers and Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone smartphones.
Kobo offers free reading applications for Windows and OS X computers and Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone smartphones.
On the other hand, developed and marketed by Amazon.com, the Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store.
Kobo eBooks include DRM protected and DRM-free types, which makes it hard to say whether you could read Kobo eBooks on other ereaders or not. But Kindle eBooks are mostly DRM protected. To read Kobo eBooks on Kindle devices, you could follow the below instructions.
Part 2: How to Read DRM-free Kobo eBooks on Kindle
If your Kobo eBooks are DRM-free, it would be quite easy to read Kobo eBooks on Kindle. If you don't know whether your eBooks on Kobo are DRM free or not, just check the bottom of the Kobo page of the book, under the "eBook details" option, see whether it says "DRM free" or not. Then, follow the below steps to learn how to read DRM-protected Kobo eBooks on Kindle device.
1. Load Overdrive, which is a great library-access app — but also works as a passable ePub reader.
2. Add your ePub files from Kobo to Overdrive for reading.
3. On your Kindle Store, also download and install this Overdrive on your Kindle device.
4. Download the ePub file loaded from Kobo, open it in the Overdrive app on your Kindle.
Then, it's done. You could now easily read Kobo eBooks on Kindle devices. It won't take you extra cost. But keep in mind that this method is only applicable to DRM-free ePub files from your Kobo. If your Kobo eBooks are DRM-protected, check the next part to learn how to read DRM protected Kobo eBooks on Kindle devices.