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File Extension AZW

What is File Extension AZW?

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File Extension AZW Description:

The file type AZW is more popularly known as a form of e-book format with an altered formatting compared to a normal text file. It was designed to be loaded into Amazon's electronic device, branded as the Amazon Kindle, which is a stand alone device that can read and display the content of electronic books. The file extension .azw has been part of the drive of Amazon to acquire a shot in the commercial industry of software and hardware integration. Aimed at marketing to people who love reading, Amazon designed this device and file format extension as its main file type.

A file with an .azw extension is a protected form of electronic book content and is similar to a .pdf file extension. This prevents end users from modifying the content in a normal method of file access. The file type AZW is protected by the digital rights management, which indicates that the files created with this extension are protected from malicious online publishing.

In this regard, the files ending in the AZW format are included with a metadata form of the AZW file. This set of information includes the purchaser's name, the author's name, date of transaction, and other pertinent data describing the nature and origin of the AZW file type. This prevents fraudulent copies from being made out of the original file.

Another program able to open files with .azw file extension is Mobipocket Reader, a Windows based program that runs in mobile devices, such as palm tops and cellular phones, and also in Symbian operating systems for smaller devices. Electronic books compiled in this manner are distributed online, via a subscription to the Amazon Whispernet Server.


Amazon.Com, Microsoft Corporation

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Applications associated with file extension AZW:

Amazon Kindle, Mobipocket Reader

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