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Amazon e-books use the AZW file format and Amazon's DRM. You must use a Kindle device to read it.
Amazon offers Kindle apps for most tablets and smartphones and a Cloud Reader to read e-books from your PC or Mac.
DRM - Digital Rights Management
DRM is the method e-book providers use to prevent copying, sharing, or to limit the amount of time you can download a book. It is different from the file format and set by the site where you download the e-book.
Different e-book providers use different DRM schemes which can limit which device you can use.
Common DRM schemes:
Adobe Digital Editions (encoded PDF)
Amazon (Kindle or Kindle apps)
Apple iBooks (iOS only)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
ePub is a free and open e-book standard format. It is compatible with most eReaders and tablets with the exception of the Amazon Kindle.
Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
PDF files can be read on most any device. However, many e-book providers add Adobe e-book DRM restrictions to the PDF files which require you to download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) or an ADE compatible app like BlueFire Reader.