How to Convert LRF to Kindle

Updated July 20, 2017

The Amazon Kindle e-reader device can download new reading content directly from the online Kindle Store. It also allows you to transfer your existing library of e-books to the device from a computer. Although the Kindle is compatible with a variety of different e-book formats, the Broad Band eBook format -- which uses the LRF file extension -- isn't one of them. By converting your LRF-formatted e-books using a free online tool, you can create a .mobi, or mobile, version that is fully compatible with the Kindle.

Launch your computer's Web browser and navigate to an online e-book conversion tool such as Online-Convert ( or Zamzar ( by typing its URL into the browser's address bar.

Click the "Choose File" button and locate the LRF-formatted e-book you want to convert. Click the "Open" button once you've selected the e-book file on your computer. The e-book will be uploaded to the online conversion tool.

Click the "Convert" button once the e-book file has been uploaded, and wait while the conversion tool processes it. Depending on the size and complexity of the e-book, this can take a few minutes.

Save the converted .mobi e-book file to your computer when prompted by the online conversion tool. The e-book file will have the same name as the original e-book, which you can change by giving it a new name in the "Save" dialogue box. Click the "Save" button to save the converted Kindle-compatible e-book to your computer.


The .mobi e-book can be sent to the Kindle by connecting the device to your computer via USB cable and copying the e-book file into the Kindle's "documents" folder. Zamzar users can enter Kindle's unique e-mail address to have the e-book sent directly to the device after conversion.

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Spanner Spencer has been writing since 2005 for a variety of print and online publications. Focusing on entertainment, gaming and technology, his work has been published by, "The Escapist," "GamesTM," "Retro Gamer," "Empire," "Total PC Gaming" "The Guardian," among others. Spencer is a qualified medical electronics engineer with a Business and Technology Education Council certificate in technical writing from Huddersfield Technical College.