How to Convert eBook to PDF

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Compared with the printed books, eBooks are much cheaper, easy to carry and portable. What's more, it is easy for you to store hundreds of eBooks in one eReader and find the right eBook when you want to read it in one minute. That’s why eBooks sales are keeping increasing year by year. Since eBooks purchased from different eBook stores are adopted in different eBook formats, you will be stick at the related eReaders because of the eBook format issue. However, PDF is the most widely accepted eBook format on the market and PDF can be read on almost all the popular eReaders like Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader, ect. To break through the restriction of the eBook formats, people choose to convert eBook to PDF, In this article, I will show you how to convert eBook to PDF on PC/Mac.

Part 1. Introduction of ebook formats
Part 2. Convert eBook to PDF with Epubor Ultimate

Part 1. Introduction of ebook formats

Before converting eBooks to PDF, I will give a brief introduction of the main eBook formats. The following table has listed the mainstream eBook formats and devices they are compatible with.

Ebook format Introduction Supported eReader & platform

Kindle exclusive format:


Amazon Kindle, the biggest eBook vendor, employs these formats as their exclusive eBook formats for different types of eBooks. For the detailed introduction of Kindle eBook formats, please read Difference Between Kindle Content AZW, AZW3, PRC, Mobi, Topaz, AZW6, KFX. Kindle, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
ePub Epub is the most widely used eBook format because it is free to use, open standard and vendor-dependent. Epub has been applied to almost all ebooks except Amazon Kindle eBooks. Kobo, Nook, Sony Readers, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
PDF Portable Document Format(PDF) is developed by Adobe system and has been adopted in many eBooks. Because the PDF is fixed-layout documents, it is easy to be viewed and printed by users. It is also a open stardard format. Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
DJVU DjVu is designed for storing the scanned images, and is widely used for scientific publication, manuals, newspapers, ancient documents. Like PDF, DJVU file also cannot be re-flowed. Some Reader apps, like Sumatra PDF Reader
Plain text files: txt TXT format is the basic notepad style. The txt format does not support any formating, like color, graphics or colors. Any eReader or Operation system


According to the introduction of eBooks formats, I bet you've already known that PDF almost can be read on any eReaders, devices or computers with the PDF supported apps installed. I do not think this is the only reason that people choose to convert eBook to PDF. The main feature of PDF is that it is a printing-oriented format with the fixed-layout. If you want to print the eBook, PDF should be your top priority.

Part 2: Convert eBook to PDF with Epubor Ultimate

For above mentioned eBook formats, all of them work well with DRM scheme except TXT. All the mainstream eBooks vendors have employed different DRM scheme to protect their eBook from copying, but also prevent users from converting eBook to PDF or any other format. Therefore, we have to remove eBook DRM before converting eBook to PDF. You can skip the DRM-removing step and go directly to eBook-converting step if your ebooks are not protected by DRM.

Here I want to introduce you an all-in-one eBook tool--Epubor Ultimate which is not only the best eBook DRM Removal tool, but also the best eBook format converter. With the simple interface, even the newbie know how to use it without the guidance. However, I will show you the detailed steps to remove ebooks DRM and convert eBook to PDF.

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Step 1. Remove DRM from eBooks

As the best eBook DRM Removal, Epubor Ultimate can remove DRM from eBooks purchased from almost all popular online eBookstores, like Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play and Nook etc..

1 Launch Epubor Ultimate

interface of epubor ultimate

As we can see in above picture that the interface of Epubor Ultimate is very clean but each button is neccessary. In the left column, your books has been detectly automatically and displayed at corresponding tabs. This will save your time on finding the directory that stored your books downloaded via corresponding desktop applications.

2 Remove eBook DRM--Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, Nook eBooks

To remove eBook DRM, just drag and drop ebooks from the left to right column, the DRM will be removed successfully.

remove Kindle KFX DRM

Frequently Asked Questions about removing eBook DRM
Q: What Kind of DRM does Epubor Ultimate support?

A: Epubor Ultimate can handle Amazon Kindle DRM, Adobe Adept DRM, Kobo DRM and Nook DRM.

Q: How to remove Kindle eBook DRM?

A: For removing Kindle eBooks DRM, including Kindle Kindle latest DRM scheme-Kindle KFX, please read How to Remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks which introduces removing DRM from Kindle eBooks downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC and Kindle devices.

Q: How to remove Google Play eBook DRM?

A: The article "How to Remove DRM from Google Play Books" will help you understand how to download Google Play eBooks and remove Google Play eBook DRM.

Q: How to remove Kobo eBook DRM?

A: Since Kobo has employed two different DRM schemes to their eBooks--Adobe Adept DRM and Kobo DRM. You will learn three different ways to remove DRM from Kobo eBooks in the article "Remove DRM from Kobo Vox EPUB PDF Files".

Q: How to remove Nook eBook DRM?

A: For Nook eBooks, there is only one way to remove the Nook DRM which is downloading Nook eBooks via Nook for PC and then run Epubor Ultimate to remove the DRM because Nook has discontinued the Nook for MAC for a long time. What's more, you can not even find the Nook books in your Nook e-ink devices even if you have downloaded them. For the detailed steps, you can read the article How to Remove Nook DRM.

Q: Can I remove DRM from VitalSource Bookshelf?

A: Sure. You can remove DRM from VitalSource Ebooks and convert vbk to PDF, but you will need the software Epubor Vitalsource Downloader to help you achieve this goal.

Step 2. Convert eBook to PDF

When all eBooks has been decrypted, the next step is to convert the DRM free eBooks to PDF. It is a very easy step and you can do it with Epubor Ultimate.

At the center bottom, you will see the conversion button. Select "PDF" as the output format, and then click on “Convert to PDF" button to start the conversion process.

set pdf as output format

When all books has been converted to pdf, you will see "Succeeded" at the end of each converted eBook.

convert kfx to pdf

Now you have your ebooks converted to pdf successfully. With the DRM- free pdf eBooks, you can read them at any devices, like Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Readers, Android devices, and iPhones etc. What's more, you can easily print the PDF version of eBooks.

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