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If you ask me “how can I read iBooks on non-Apple e-readers”, I will answer you “convert iBook to PDF please”. Why?

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You probably have tried to add or transfer iBooks to devices like kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc, but you failed, and get messages like below:

There are two main reasons why you can’t read iBooks on non-Apple e-readers.

Apple FairPlay DRM on iBooks:

Most ebooks purchased or downloaded from iBookstore have Apple Fairplay DRM protections, Which prevent us from reading the eBook on a non-Apple e-readers, like Amazon Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.

Incompatibility of iBooks format:

Even if some of your iBooks weren’t DRM protected, the iBooks format like interactive .ibooks and Epub is not supported by other devices.

In this following article, we’ll introduce a simple and quick solution that will help you convert iBooks to PDF. I would say it’s the easiest way you can find to convert iBook to PDF to make the ebook compatible with more devices.

To make it simple, you need 3 steps to convert Apple iBooks to PDF.

  • Remove Apple iBooks DRM, make it convertable.

How to find and download iBooks?

So, where exactly are the iBooks you buy and added store? Unlike iTunes, There’s no Books folder in your user directory, and there’s no Show in Finder option either.

But don’t worry, It’s slightly hidden, and you can still find the iBooks library manually. Just following our step-by-step instructions.

You’ll find your iBooks in one of these two locations:

If you have disabled iCloud sync for iBooks:


If you have enabled iCloud sync for iBooks, they’re stored in Mobile Documents folder.

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~_Library_Mobile Documents_iCloud~com~apple~iBooks_Documents/

You can’t access the second location the usual way. If you try to navigate there manually in Finder, it will switch to showing you the iCloud documents folder instead. You’ll have to open the folder via the Terminal app with this command:

open ~_Library_Mobile Documents_iCloud~com~apple~iBooks_Documents

Not sure if you have enabled cloud sync for your iBooks files? go to System Preferences > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Options… to find out. Sync is on if the checkbox next to iBooks appears selected.

~_Library_Mobile Documents_iCloud~com~apple~iBooks_Documents/

You can’t access the second location the usual way. If you try to navigate there manually in Finder, it will switch to showing you the iCloud documents folder instead. You’ll have to open the folder via the Terminal app with this command:

open ~_Library_Mobile Documents_iCloud~com~apple~iBooks_Documents

Make iBooks DRM Free

What makes iBooks unable to import to non-apple device and other? The Apple Fairplay DRM.

It is impossible convert a book with DRM. So if we want to convert iBooks to PDF, we must remove the Apple Fairplay DRM first.

There are many articles online that teaches people remove DRM from Adobe, Kindle, Barnes & Noble etc. But, for Apple users who are keen to remove the DRM from iBooks face a much more limited choice.

At least 3 years ago there was a open-source tool called Requiem that can remove DRM from ibooks, But it didn’t last long, Apple immediately enhanced their encryption method. after that, the software was discontinued.


To find a way that can really remove DRM from iBooks, I constantly searching on the web and test all options available. In my test I even find tools that takes screenshots of every page of an iBook and combines them into a book, which is totally nonsense. Then I came across TunesKit iBook Copy in reddit and to my surprise, it indeed works! It removes DRM from all my purchased iBook, I can then convert ibooks to PDF with tools like Calibre or other online sites! As far as I know, this is the only solution to make iBooks DRM-free at the moment.

TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac can decrypt DRM protection from iBooks with lossless quality and fast speed. Since it’s lossless, after conversion it can retain the original meta info, including book author, book cover, publish date, etc.

TunesKit iBook Copy supports both .epub and .ibook file extension and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 or later. The developer guarantees this software will work even iBooks or iTunes gets version update.

Now please feel free to download the free trial of iBook Copy as below and begin to test it by yourself.


Below is the detailed process and using guide.

Step 1. launch TunesKit iBook Copy. It will open iBooks automatically. Please don’t quit iBooks in the entire process.

Step 2. Click “Add Files”, or drag and drop to add the ibooks you want to decrypt. You can add multiple files at the same time.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button in the right bottom corner, it will begin to remove DRM protection from iBooks. After conversion finished, you can find the DRM free files by clicking “Open” button.

Now we can check if these books are DRM-free. I you can load them into Calibre and online. They are just normal DRM-free ibooks. As a standard format, you can easily convert them to PDF.

Convert iBooks to PDF for free with Calibre/Zamzar

To convert ibook to PDF, Calibre is your first choice. It is the swiss knife among those eBook softwares, totally free to use and It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux, even portable.

Download Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Step 1. Download and install Calibre freeware.

Step 2. Click “”Add Books”” at the top left corner to import ibook files to Calibre. After you imported the ibook files to Calibre, the file information like eBook name, Author, Size etc. will be shown in the file list window.

Step 3. Click “Convert Books” in the window that open, choose output format as PDF and Click “OK” to start the conversion.

If you just need to convert a small amount of iBooks, you simply taking advantage of one of the many free web-based converter tools to convert ibooks to PDF online. There are lots of them out there, but for this article, we’ll be using Zamzar.

Zamzar is an online site that supports video and file conversion. The file size limitation on a single file is 50MB, which is enough for iBooks. and it doesn’t requires you to submitting email address. To convert ibooks to PDF with Zamzar:

  1. Navigate to zamzar.com in a web browser.
  2. Click “Add Files” and navigate to the folder where your ibooks files is saved.
  3. Select Convert to, then choose pdf from the output list.
  4. Click “Convert Now” to start the conversion.
  5. Select Download when the conversion is complete.

Note:It might take several seconds or longer for the conversion progress to be completed depending on the size of your file and your internet connection.

Summary (Take Aways)

  1. Download and find ibook files.
  2. Use TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac to remove DRM from ibook files.
  3. Convert ibook to PDF with Calibre or Zamzar
  4. Just 3 easy steps, you can convert ibook to PDF and play it on any device you like.

How to get free ibooks for iPad? This instruction will teach you how to convert free PDF files to iBooks on mac with free Calibre in detail. Although iBooks now supports pdf, it doesn't match the reading experience of an epub on iPad. As we know, ePub has only recently become much more widely used. This method works for PDF files that are images of pages, not only actual texts of the book.

Download and install Calibre

You can convert digital literature materials such as PDF, TXT, Word, Mobi etc into iBooks EPUB so that you can put them in the library. I will display how to make an ibooks from a pdf step by step on mac. It likewise works perfectly for windows users.

Load PDF files into Calibre

Run it and Click the 'Add books' button in the top-left corner of the window to select a PDF file that you want to convert to an .epub file. Then Click “open” icon and it will import PDF file into Calibre successfully. Or drag a PDF file to the main Calibre interface.

Convert PDF to iBooks

Edit EPUB Metadata. Now click to “Edit metadata” icon from menu and select “download metadata covers”. Calibre will help us to search for books covers online.

In addition, you can choose “Edit metadata individually”. We are prompted with a “summary” window and set covers by clicking “Browse” icon manually. For another, we are able to edit book title, author etc as well.

Click “Convert books” button from the drop-down menu to choose “Convert individually”.

It will pop up a “summary” window. We should set EPUB as the Output format. Then we make sure that the edited metadata information and book covers are your favor. Next just click “ok” button and the process of converting depends on the size of your PDF eBooks. When it finshed, it would notify that you convert pdf to ipad iBooks successfully.

Open epub in ibooks

The newly created .epub file location is a default path. Or click “Click to open” icon to find where your .epub file.

Pitch on “Three Philosophical Filmmakers” book (ePub) and open it with iBooks. Then it will save epub files to iBooks by itself. Finally, we can read epub ibook on mac. We can adjust font sizes in iBooks on the fly. if there are few formatting errors, you can edit EPUB ebooks with free Sigil. It can insert pictures or vector graphics that you have copied from the PDF.

Sync books to ipad

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Launch iBooks and Sync the iPad device. Then your digital books will be transferred to it. Moreover the ability to synchronise to my iPad through iTunes is totally perfect. Select your iPad in iTunes and select the Books tab. After confirming your new .epub book is listed, click the Sync button. It does cover PDF to EPUB files so that the iPad can read them. Now run iBooks on your iPad. It’s amazing. The EPUB book automatically appears on your iBooks bookshelf.

By the way, If you import pdf files into Calibre in vain, they must be protected by DRM. Now Ultimate eBook Converter helps you to convert any Amazon kindle, Kobo, Fictionwise, B&N Nook books etc whether all eBooks are protected by DRM or not. There is no need to remove DRM at first.

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Jonny Greenwood joined Epubor since 2011, loves everything about eBooks and eReaders. He seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all he has got with you.