PRC (Mobipocket eBook File)

The PRC eBook file format

The PRC file format is an eBook format created by Mobipocket and used exclusively for Palm devices that support PRC or PDB extensions. PRC files can also be viewed on PC using the Mobipocket Reader Desktop. Unprotected PRC files can also be viewed on the Amazon Kindle reading device. The PRC file extension is similar to the MOBI extension.

Technical details of PRC files

The PRC eBook format is based on XHTML and allows frames and JavaScript. The PRC format also supports DRM protection, tables, images, and interactive actions like adding corrections, notes, annotations, bookmarking, and more. This format was designed to optimize images and other elements for mobile devices on low bandwidth.

More information about the PRC file format

File extension .prc
File category eBook
Example file Download example.prc file (108.55 KiB)
Associated programs Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Amazon Kindle
Apple iBooks
Useful links More information on PRC
Developer Mobipocket