DJVU format is a very good format both in terms of file size an readability.

Is there a way that I can read DjVu files on a 4th generation Kindle?

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There is no out of the box possibility.

The easiest way would be to convert the file to pdf, of course this would make the DjVu advantages disappear.

The alternative is to modify your Kindle by installing a compatible reader. One possibility that is still actively developed is Librerator (which is also a superior for viewing larger pdfs). You will however have to jailbreak your Kindle and install KUAL, which will possibly void warranty.

  • and which approach do you usually prefer?
    – catch23
    Sep 5, 2018 at 17:36

What I always do to read DjVu ebooks on my Kindle is the following (In case they do not contain important images).

  1. I convert them to plain text using: https://www.djvu-pdf.com/ - just choose the convert to plain text option after uploading your file
  2. I open the text file with my Kindle.

Like that you have the freedom to adapt font size etc.


You can use Duokan. It is available for Kindle 2, 3, 4, 5 and DX versions.

It's upgrade and it's safe.

The extension allows Kindle to work with EPUB, CHM, DOC, TXT, ZIP, RAR, JPG, PNG, BMP and DJVU formats.

Supports fonts in ttf format.

Allows smart display PDF pages: Classic view | Smart view

Installation files: K3 | Kindle 4 contactless | Kindle 4 Black (so-called K5) | Kindle Touch | Kindle Paperwhite

Installation procedure in Czech (use google translator): For new Kindle (4, 5) | For old Kindle (2, 3, DX)


I achieved it with using DjVuLibre
If you install the djvulibre-bin (Ubuntu install link) package, you will now have the djvups command, which converts a DejaVu file to PostScript .ps. You can then use any tool (like ps2pdf) to turn that .ps into a .pdf.

Full command sequence

djvups original_file.djvu temp.ps
ps2pdf temp.ps outputfile.pdf
rm temp.ps

In my experience using djvups is much faster than using ImageMagick's convert, and uses much, much less memory.
The conversion to .ps quick, but the conversion to pdf step can take longer.
The pdf (and ps file) is much larger than the .djvu file (about 100 times the size)

Finally, you can use PDF file or convert it to mobi or ePub.

Here is more detailed information.

Another solution is to use Calibre and after installation:

Add book -> right click on it -> select Convert -> Convert individually.

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