How to Convert EPUB to TXT

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Every OS ships with a plain text editor – even DOS had one. Text is the only file format that you are guaranteed to be able to read on just about any system. This is why README files are always written in plain text. There is nothing easier than doing search and replace on plain text files. It's easy, fast and efficient. Plain text is also extremely easy to parse and filter. Besides, there are few data formats more efficient at storing information than textfile. So in this article I am going to show you how to convert epub to txt.

Compare EPUB with TXT


EPUB is an e-book file forma with the extension .epub that can be downloaded and read on devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, or most e-readers, like Apple's iBooks, Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions, Barnes & Noble's Nook. EPUB is the most widely supported vendor-independent XML-based e-book format; that is, it is supported by the largest number of hardware readers. The EPUB format is an open standard. That means it is free and publicly available though there are specific rules for its usage.


A TXT file is a standard text document that contains unformatted text. It is recognized by any text editing or word processing program and can also be processed by most other software programs. Because of their simplicity, TXT files are useful for storing information in plain text with no special formatting beyond basic fonts and font styles. The file is commonly used for recording notes, directions, and other similar documents that do not need to appear a certain way.

Compare epub to txt, textfile has definite advantages over epub files.

1. You don't have to worry if people can open them.

You don't need special software or tools to open a plain text file. If they're plain text, you're guaranteed that anyone can open them on any system. Plain text files have been around longer than many operating systems.

2. Plain text files are light and fast.

Text files doesn't contain fancy features like tables, pictures and macros, for this reason, they open quickly and easily. They're also smaller in size than proprietary word processing files, which makes them easier to email and share with others.

3. Plain text files are flexible

You can easily copy and paste the contents of a plain text file into any document or application. It's not possible to say the same about specialist applications that use proprietary databases or formats.

How to convert DRMed epub to txt

Tool 1: Epubor Ultimate

Epubor Ultimate is an amazing eBook DRM Removal and eBook Converter. It supports purchased ebook from mainstream book stores, like Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Google Play book, etc.

Step 1download Epubor Ultimate to your computer and launch it.

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Step 2find the epub files under Adobe in the left sidebar and add it to the right main window. The file(s) will be decrypted within seconds.

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Step 3choose TXT as the output format in the drop-down menu, then click Convert to TXT.

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It will be converted to TXT books successfully soon. You can find the converted books by simply clicking Succeeded or right-clicking the book title and tap Explore converted file to find the TXT file.

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One cool thing about Epubor Ultimate is that you can use the trial version to try it out first.

How to convert DRM free epub to txt

Tool 1: Calibre

When it comes to convert book format, you will think of Calibre immediately. That may explain why Calibre is so popular among ebook lovers. Calibre has a user friendly interface as well as the reader function. Most importantly, it's completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts. It'll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software.

Step 1download Calibre to your computer and launch it.

Step 2add the epub books to Calibre by simple dragging and dropping the epub files to the main window.

Step 3select the ePub book and click Convert books in the menu bar, it will pop up a window.


Step 4choose TXT as the output format, then click OK. At the same time you can also edit the metadata, such as the book cover and title, etc.

calibre to txt

Step 5find your TXT file. After the convertion, you will notice the same ePub book displayed in the main window has two formats, EPUB and TXT. You can open the TXT file by just clicking TXT or right click the TXT and save the TXT file to your disk.

save txt to disk

Tool 2: Free online converter


EPUBConverter.com focused on EBook solutions, is dedicated to developing professional and practical software. It relies on various open source software, like Calibre, OpenOffice, AbiWord and Unoconv, etc... to provide the solution.

Step 1go to Epub Converter epub to txt converter page.

Step 2click Add Files to add epub from your computer to this website.

add file epub converter

Step 3click Start Upload to start the conversion.Please wait for a moment, it will be converted soon.

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Step 4click the link to download the converted file to txt.

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2Convertio EPUB-TXT Converter

Convertio is a powerful online formats converter tool. It supports more than 2500 fomats conversion. So it can definitely meet your all demands.

Step 1go to Convertio EPUB-TXT Converter website page.

Step 2upload epub files from your Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL.

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Step 3click Convert to start the conversion.

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Step 4click Download to get the txt file.

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Besides these two free online epub-txt converter, there are many other similar useful tools as well, like Zarmar, Online Converter, eBook Converter, Convert.Files, etc. And the operation are almost the same on these online tools.


Above is the methods of the converting Epub to TXT and some of the advantages about TXT file. If you need to use the text file in your daily life frequently, I strongly suggest you use the most time-saving and powerful Epubor Ultimate to help you remove DRM from your purchased book and convert to txt format.

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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.

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