How to convert a PDF to EPUB

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The PDF is a versatile file type which can handle both images and text well on a variety of devices. Not every one displays them as well as others, though, and in the case of ebook readers, there are often better options. With that in mind, in this guide, we’ll teach you how to convert a PDF to EPUB document in several different ways.

How to convert a PDF to EPUB

As easy as it is to convert PDFs to EPUBs, it’s also a cinch to convert a PDF to a Word document. If you want to edit that PDF before converting it any format, make sure to check out our guide to the best PDF editors.

Calibre (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

The open-source Calibre is a great piece of ebook software for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and includes a file conversion feature among its suite of tools. Here’s how to make that PDF-to-EPUB conversion.

Step 1: Drag and drop the PDF you want to convert into Calibre, or click the “Add books” icon in the top left-hand corner and select “Add books from a single directory.” Then, choose the PDF you want to convert.

Step 2: Highlight your book from the main-window list and then click the “Convert Books” button.

Step 3: Choose the “EPUB” output format using the drop-down menu on the right-hand side and make any necessary adjustments to the title and other details.

Step 4: Once the conversion is complete, you can click the “Jobs” icon in the bottom right-hand corner to find out more. Clicking “Show job details” will show you where it was output to. You can now use your newly converted EPUB document as you wish!

Online-Convert.com (web-based)

Online Convert is one of the more reliable web-based options out there, and you can use it to convert a wide variety of file types. Aside from converting PDFs to EPUBs, you can also do conversions such as DOCX files to DOC.

Step 1: Navigate to the main Online Convert homepage and select the EPUB format listed under the “Ebook converter” heading.

Step 2: Find the PDF file you want to convert by clicking “Choose File,” “Choose from Dropbox,” or “Choose from Google Drive.” Alternatively, enter the URL leading to the PDF. You can also enter additional information regarding the book, such as the title or author.

Step 3: Click “Convert file” and wait for the conversion to complete. Afterwards, you’ll be able to access the file from its designated folder.

EPUBator (Android)

The EPUBator app for Android allows you to convert PDFs directly on your smartphone or tablet. It’s easy to use, too, rendering it a go-to solution for those looking to convert PDF files on the go.

Step 1: Download and launch the app. Then press “Convert PDF.”

Step 2: Locate the folder on your smartphone or tablet that contains the PDF you want to convert. Once found, select it.

Step 3: The conversion process should begin automatically. Once finished, tap “Verify EPUB” to confirm the conversion worked as intended. The new EPUB file should be in the same folder as the original PDF. You can also halt the conversion for whatever reason by tapping “Stop” during the conversion process.

Now that you’ve made your new EPUB document, if you need a new ebook reader to view it on, these are our favorites.

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

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Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.

As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to catch up on reading. We have good news for you, digital bookworms — you can get in a good read without spending a dime. The internet is filled with free e-book resources so you can download new reads and old classics from the comfort of your iPad.

Here’s a list of 11 places where you can find a wealth of free e-books (yes, free e-books!).

1. Google eBookstore

In the free section of the Google eBookstore, you’ll find a ton of free books from a variety of genres. Look here for bestsellers, favorite classics, and more. Books are available in several formats, and you can also check out ratings and reviews from other users.

2. Project Gutenberg
With a collection of more than 45,000 free e-books, Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to create and share e-books online. No registration or fee is required, and books are available in ePub, Kindle, HTML, and simple text formats.

3. Open Library

The Open Library has more than one million free e-books available. This library catalog is an open online project of Internet Archive, and allows users to contribute books. You can easily search by the title, author, and subject.

4. Internet Archive
If you’re looking for out-of-print books in different languages and formats, check out this non-profit digital library. The Internet Archive is a great go-to if you want access to historical and academic books.

5. BookBoon
Searching for a particular educational textbook or business book? BookBoon may have what you’re looking for. The site offers more than 1,000 free e-books, it’s easy to navigate and best of all, you don’t have to register to download them.

6. ManyBooks.net
With more than 29,000 free e-books at your fingertips, you’re bound to find one that interests you here. You have the option to browse by most popular titles, recent reviews, authors, titles, genres, languages, and more. These books are compatible for Kindles, iPads and most e-readers.

7. Free eBooks

From romance to mystery to drama, this website is a good source for all sorts of free e-books. When you’re making a selection, you can go through reviews and ratings for each book. If you’re looking for a wide variety of books in various categories, check out this site.

8. LibriVox
Want to listen to books instead? LibriVox is home to thousands of free audiobooks, including classics and out-of-print books.

9. PDF Books World
Thanks to public domain, you can access PDF versions of all the classics you’ve always wanted to read in PDF Books World’s enormous digital library. Literature, plays, poetry, and non-fiction texts are all available for you to download at your leisure.

10. Feedbooks

Similar to PDF Books World, Feedbooks allows those that sign up for an account to download a multitude of free e-books that have become accessible via public domain, and therefore cost you nothing to access. Just make sure that when you’re on Feedbooks’ site you head to the “Public Domain” tab to avoid its collection of “premium” books only available for purchase.

11. International Digital Children’s Library
If you’re having a hard time finding a good children’s book amidst the many free classics available online, you might want to check out the International Digital Children’s Library, where you can find award-winning books that range in length and reading levels. There’s also a wide selection of languages available, with everything from English to Farsi.