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How to read .awz ebooks (Kindle format) on Macbook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6.8)?

Can it be converted to PDF with hyperlinks properly supported?

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I believe the easiest way to read a Kindle ebook on your Mac is to download Amazon's application for that purpose (either from their site or the Mac App Store). As Thilo points out in the comments, however, a DRMed Kindle title can only be read on the device which downloaded it, so moving the .azw to your Mac won't help. Instead, assuming this is a book you acquired from Amazon's store, you can download another copy and have it sent to the Kindle app on your Mac.

As for converting to PDF, .azw files are DRM-protected Mobipocket files. Assuming you can remove the DRM somehow, there are many resources online that can do .mobi -> PDF conversion.

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+1. If they do have DRM, they will be tied to a certain device, however, so Kindle for Mac will not open them, either. If this is something you bought from Amazon, you can re-download it and select "Send to Kindle on my Mac". – Thilo Feb 27 '12 at 8:03
@Thilo Good point - I've updated my answer to include that info. Thanks! – Dan J Feb 27 '12 at 16:16

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