Although ePub has been a common eBook format compatible with multiple eReader devices, you’ll still meet the moment when you find the ePub ebooks are not supported by a specific eBook reader. At this time, you have to find a way to convert the ePub files to a more widely used eBook format, like PDF in order to read the ePub books on the eReader. If you are just facing such a problem and need to convert the ePub to PDF format, you can read the following article to see how to easily convert the ePub e-books to PDF.
Part 1. How to Convert DRM-free ePub Books to PDF
Generally speaking, there are two types of ePub eBooks in the market. One is the DRM-ed ePub files, the other is the non-DRM ePub. If your ePub books are not protected with DRM, then you can try this method to convert the ePub to PDF. For those who have ePub books protected with DRM downloaded from Apple’s iBooks store, you should follow the Part 2 to convert the ePub to PDF.
Here you meet Calibre, the free and open source eBook converter and management software. It’s able to handle with different eBook formats with a few clicks only. This freeware is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. To view how to convert the DRM-free ePub files to PDF with Calibre, you can follow this tutorial: How to Convert DRM-free iBooks ePub with Calibre >>
Part 2. How to Convert DRM-ed iBooks ePub to PDF
The eBook files you purchased from Apple iBooks store are commonly in ePub or iBooks format. In order to convert the DRM-locked ePub books from iBooks to PDF, you should remove the DRM lock from the ePub files completely in advance.
TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is such a great and smart iBooks DRM removal tool developed to bypass DRM protection from restricted ePub and iBooks eBooks sold on iBooks store. It’s able to keep the original meta data info for the iBooks files while stripping off the DRM limit. Besides, due to the advanced DRM decryption core, it’s capable of working at 30x super fast speed.
Let’s get rid of DRM from iBooks ePub before converting ePub to PDF!
- Install TunesKit iBook DRM Remover on your Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 or 10.8 with the iBooks app is installed.
- Click the Add Files button to load the DRM-protected ePub books to TunesKit. Or you can import the eBooks via drag-and-drop.
- Start to remove DRM from the iBooks ePub files by clicking Convert button.
Now you can convert the DRM-free ePub files to PDF as expected…
When the DRM is successfully removed from the iBooks ePub files, you can use Calibre or other free eBook converter to begin converting the common ePub eBooks to PDF as you like. You can now follow the Part 1 tutorial to convert the ePub to PDF step by step.