Q: Recently, because of the update of Kindle system, Kindle e-books I downloaded are in KFX format. I’d like to read the e-books on my iPad iBooks which supports epub rather than KFX. How I can convert KFX files to epub?

You know that KFX format ebooks you purchased and downloaded from Kindle are protected in DRM(digital rights management). To enjoy the new KFX files of Kindle ebooks on iBooks, you should firstly remove the DRM and then convert KFX to epub.

Part 1: Introduction of KFX file

KFX refers to the latest Amazon Kindle format released with Kindle Paperwhite 3.A., which is designed to offer users optimal reading experience with Kindle books. Besides, Amazon adds its DRM scheme for digital rights protection and anti-piracy to the KFX format eBooks. Released in 2015, Kindle KFX files take advantage of Bookerly font so as to improve text justification and automatically adjusts margins and layout to better fit the screen. It is obvious that KFX files will be more perfect and wide-used in the future.

Part 2: How to convert KFX to epub by using Prof. DRM

To convert KFX to epub, you should take advantage of professional tool. And Leawo Prof. DRM, as a featured KFX to epub converter, will be the best choice that can help you most. Leawo Prof. DRM can not only remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks, iTunes movies or TV shows, and remove DRM from iTunes music, Audiobooks, Audible Audiobooks and other eBooks as well, but also convert these items to popular DRM-free files for better entertainment. As an ultimate DRM removal program and DRM media converter, it works 50X faster to remove DRM protection for Kindle KFX format and convert KFX to epub with 100% original quality reserved. With the help of this converter, you can adopt the easiest way to remove KFX DRM to epub.

Before we remove KFX DRM to epub with Prof. DRM, it is necessary to know that there are Kindle eBooks from Kindle devices and Kindle Desk APP. After you download and install Prof. DRM, you can follow the two solutions to remove DRM and convert KFX to epub for Kindle eBooks with the simple steps:

Solution 1: Remove DRM from Kindle Desk APP and Convert KFX to epub.

Before we remove KFX DRM to epub with Leawo Prof. DRM , it is necessary to know that there are Kindle eBooks from Kindle devices and Kindle Desk APP. After you download and install Prof. DRM, you can follow the two solutions to remove DRM and convert KFX to epub for Kindle eBooks with the simple steps:

Click the button below to install the program.

Step 1: Login into your Kindle APP

Enter your Amazon account to login. After you start the Kindle App, the following interface will pop up.

login amazon

Tips: Make sure the eBook you want to convert has been downloaded in Kindle Library. You can check the eBooks on “Downloaded Items”. If not downloaded, you are able to right click to download.

Downloaded Items in Kindle

Step 2: Add KFX files from Kindle

Start Leawo Prof. DRM and import the KFX file by clicking “Add Files” on the main interface. To drag the KFX file directly to the program is also available.

run the program

Step 3: Import the KFX file you want

After clicking “Add Files” button, click the refresh icon next to the “Kindle” button on the left side bar. And then all the downloaded books on your Kindle library will be listed on the right frame. Select the book and click “Add” to import the file into Leawo Prof. DRM.

 import file

Step 4: Set Epub as the output format

Select an eBook file and click the “edit” button to check epub as the output format. What’s more, you can choose to “apply this output format to all eBook file” or “apply to current book only” under “option”.

set output format

Step 5: Set output directory for converted file

Click”…” option at the bottom to set the output path for containing the DRM-free epub file.

set output directory

Step 6: Start removing the DRM and converting KFX to epub

After finishing all settings, click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom to remove DRM from Kindle eBooks and then the DRM-free file will be converted to epub in a while. 

set output directory

Solution 2: Remove DRM from Kindle Devices and Convert KFX to EPUB

Leawo Prof. DRM provides you a much easier way to unlock the DRM-encrypted eBook downloaded on Kindle and convert kfx to epub. You can connect your Kindle Device to your Computer and then follow the steps:

Step1: Import KFX files to the Prof. DRM

Start Prof. DRM and click “Add files” on the interface. Click refresh button on E-Device on the left panel to see the listed books. Check the books you need and click “Add” to import them.

 import file

Step 2: Set the Output Directory

Click “…” button at the bottom to set an output directory to save the output eBook.

set output directory

Step 3: Remove KFX DRM to epub

Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom, and then the Prof. DRM will quickly remove DRM-protected eBook from Kindle to epub. And you will get the DRM free epub books for iBooks as well as other readers for entertainment. 

set output directory

Part 3: How to convert KFX to epub with Calibre

Except the professional KFX to epub converter, there is another way for you to convert the KFX format eBooks to epub. The DeDRM Calibre plugin is free software for removing DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks. And to remove DRM with Cablibre, you should install De-DRM Plugin and KFX Conversion Input Plugin to Calibre beforehand.You can follow the guide here:

Step 1: Download Calibre, DeDRM_tools and KFX Conversion Input Plugin to your computer. And then load DeDRM Calibre Plugin and KFX Conversion Input Plugin to Calibre:

Open Preferences dialog on Calibre and click on the Plugins button.

convert KFX to EPUB

Next, click on the Load plugin from file button to load the two plugins.

convert Kindle eBook to EPUB

Step 2: Add Kindle KFX books to Calibre.

Click “Add Books” to add KFX books from My Kindle Content folder or the Kindle’s Document folder to Calibre manually. And the book will be decrypted soon.

convert Kindle eBook to EPUB

Step3: Convert KFX to Epub

Click “Convert book” in the tool bar and choose Epub as the output format. Then click OK to start converting KFX to epub. And in the end, you will get files in both KFX and Epub format.

Convert KFX to Epub

Part 4: Prof. DRM VS Calibre

The two ways to remove KFX DRM to epub is absolutely helpful. You can make a comparison between them and choose the one you prefer when you have encrypted KFX file and want an epub or other eBook formats.

Calibre is actually an open source freeware for eBook library management, which can keep track of your eBooks conveniently. To convert KFX to epub, you should take advantage of the free DeDRM plugin and KFX Conversion Input Plugin. It costs much time and energy for you to finish the conversion with Calibre.

Though Leawo Prof. DRM is a paid software converter, it is much more excellent than Calibre. First of all, you can save a lot of time without downloading and loading the DeDRM plugins and the KFX Conversion Input Plugin. Second, Prof. DRM Can remove DRM from KFX books from Kindle Devices and Desk APP. Third, Prof. DRM can automatically add all of your downloaded Kindle books, so you can add your downloaded KFX books to the software with just one click. The simple steps of Prof. DRM make it easy for any newbie to remove KFX DRM to epub. And the quality and speed can be guaranteed. You must know your choice now.