Best DRM Removal Tool for eBooks

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The majority of eBooks purchased from popular eBook stores come with DRM protection. So have you ever been troubled by the DRM limitation after you purchase the eBooks? For example, you can't share your books with your friends freely or back up your purchased books. If you do, this article is going to show you how to remove DRM from popular mainstream eBook stores using the best DRM removal tool for eBooks.

Why should You Remove DRM from eBooks

Why should you remove DRM from purchased ebooks? Here's why:

1Back up your paid content.

If you can't take full control of your paid content, then you are not its true owner. So you have to decrypt the DRMed eBooks to back up your paid books.

2Convert eBook's format.

You may have your favorite e-ink reader or reader apps, but they don't support your purchased book format. So what should you do? With no doubt, you need to convert the decrypted books to the formats which are supported by your preferred reader devices or apps.

3Share eBooks with friends freely.

No one wants to buy the same ebook twice if someone close already has one. So sharing purchased books with family members or friends without any limitation is a big deal. At the same time, it can also help you save some money.

What's the Best DRM Removal Tool for eBooks

The best DRM removal tool for eBooks on the market is Epubor Ultimate. It's a very economical and powerful eBook DRM Removal as well as eBook Converter. More importantly, it's the easiest-to-use software to take full control of purchased content by getting rid of the DRM protection. You should try the trial version first and see if it can work for you.

How to Remove DRM from Kindle Books

Step 1Install the latest version Epubor Ultimate on your PC.

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Step 2Download kindle books via Kindle for PC/Mac

Download and install Kindle for PC/Mac and download kindle books to your computer.

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Step 3Remove Kindle DRM.

All Kindle books that have been downloaded via the Kindle for PC will be displayed under the Kindle tap in the left sidebar. You can select all Kindle books and drag & drop them to the right main window. Time to witness the magic. All Kindle books are DRM free now! You can find the DRM free Kindle files by clicking the book folder icon on the lower right corner of the software.

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How to Remove DRM from Google Play Books

Step 1download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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Step 2download Adobe Digital Edition to your computer and authorize it with an Adobe ID.

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Step 3go to Google Play store, click Books > My books on top-left of webpage. Then find ebook title you want to download, click the three dots icon on the top-right corner of ebook title. Next select Download EPUB or Download PDF from popup menu to start downloading the book.

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Step 4you will get a .acsm file instead of a Epub or PDF file directly. So you need to double click the .acsm file, then ADE will download the book automatically. After downloading the book to your computer, you can open and read it in Adobe Digital Editions.

download acsm via ade

TipsYou will only get an .acsm downloading link when you download EPUB/PDF from Google Play Books website. Then you must double click the .acsm link to download the content via ADE.

Step 5all of your Google Play books downloaded via ADE will be displayed under Adobe tap in the left side-bar. Next add the books to the right main window to remove DRM.

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How to Remove DRM from Kobo Books

Step 1download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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Step 2download Kobo for PC/Mac to your computer and log in with your own account. Then download your Kobo books to your computer.

TipsKobo for PC/Mac must be downloaded from Kobo official website, or Epubor Ultimate can't decrypt your Kobo books.

Step 3run Epubor Ultimate, you will see that the downloaded Kobo books are displayed under Kobo tap in the left-side bar. Next add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove DRM.

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TipsYour Kobo books downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac will show up under Kobo tab in the left column of Epubor Ultimate.

How to Remove DRM from Nook Books

After entering your Nook account and password in the software, Epubor Ultimate allows you to remove Nook DRM automatically from your Nook books as long as you can download them on your PC.

Step 1Download Nook books via Nook App.

Install Nook App from the Microsoft store to your computer and sign in to your Nook account. Then you will be able to download Nook books.

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Step 2Install Epubor Ultimate to your computer

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Step 3Enter your Nook account and password to obtain the Nook decryption key

Launch Epubor Ultimate, go to Settings >> Nook >> enter your nook account and password in the windows >> OK.

enter nook account and password

Step 4Remove Nook DRM

Close the settings page, find your downloaded nook files under the Nook tab in the left panel, then drag and drop them to the right main window to remove Nook DRM. Later, you can find the drm free Nook books by clicking Decrypted or the book folder icon on the lower left corner of the software.

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1. You can only decrypt Nook files from your own Nook library.

2. If you fail to remove Nook DRM from your Nook files after entering the Nook account info, please try to delete your Nook books first, then log out of the Nook app, next login and redownload your Nook books. Lastly, try to remove Nook DRM again.

As long as you remove DRM from Nook books, you will be able to back them up to your computer and share them with anyone freely.


The best DRM removal tools for eBooks can not only decrypt Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook books, etc, it can also convert the decrypted book to EPUB/Mobi/AZW/PDF/TXT. Without the limitation of DRM protection, now you can back up your purchased books or share them with your friends freely.

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works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She explores the best method to help you read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

08/30/2020 14:03:33
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07/26/2021 14:48:11

for kindle drm removal, need to amend the steps to the following -

First, download epubor ultimate and set-up and get a license to support the company! :) I am using Epubor ultimate at the time of this writing.

Second, download Kindle for PC (win-10, i tried it with ver 1.32.0(6119)) and register with my amazon account as per guide above. you can refresh and see your books, but please don't download any books.

Then download kfx_begone command prompt tool - https://epubor.com/how-to-deal-with-the-new-kindle-update.html#method1
a) make sure kindle app is closed before running the tool. Reason being, the tool will execute Kindle app in a peculiar method, and allow you to download the ebooks you purchased.
b) run command prompt with/as administrator mode
c) i ran it, with lots of error messages, but eventually, the kindle app loads and the command prompt batch process paused. It typically require 20-40 seconds before it pauses and kindle app loads.

Once kindle app is launched using the command prompt launch method, you can download the books you want to unlock DRM.

Then finally, launch epubor ultimate, go to kindle tab, and drag the books you want to free DRM.

that's it!

I spent hours figuring things out, i thought the old kindle app refresh (auto-downgrade) was related to my Win10, ran Virtualbox VM and nope, its not related to PC, rather its the Amazon sign-in page that has been 'changed'.

hope this helps you guys! now i can free up DRM on my kindle books and read with Google Books! Yeay!!!

01/16/2022 20:41:54
  Can't remove DRM from .acsm file from ProQuest Ebook Central now, Please fix it
02/9/2022 14:51:00

Thank you for your response, however you did not answer my question.

Will Epubor Ultimate remove DRM from books in Calibre ?    Thank you.                                      

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