How to Convert eBook to PDF
The PDF (Portable Document Format) file format is commonly-used to present various document types across various platforms, and e-books are no exception. PDF files can be viewed independently, regardless of software, operating system, or any kind of hardware. That is why it is the perfect way to view e-books. Therefore, this article is going to show you the best way to convert eBook to PDF with PDFelement.
Method 1: How to Convert Ebook to PDF with PDFelement
PDFelement contains all the features you need, from creating PDF files, to converting them with the simple click of a button. This software helps you convert ebook files to PDF files effortlessly, and also lets you edit/convert/manage the PDF files as you want.
Step 1. Open eBook File
Open the eBook file from your computer using Adobe Digital Editions or any other tool that supports e-books.
Step 2. Print eBook File to PDF
Click the "Print" button in the e-book reader, and choose "Wondershare PDFelement" as the printer option.
Step 3. Save the Created PDF
The converted PDF file will be opened in PDFelement immediately. You can click on the "File" menu and choose "Save" to save the file in your local drive. Or you can click the "Edit" button on the top-left corner to edit the PDF first.
Tips: Comparison of eBook Formats
1. eBook Formats
The most widely-used and supported e-book format is EPUB format, which is supported by many e-book readers, such as Amazon Kindle devices. E-books can also be viewed in the following formats:
- Device: Kindle
- Formats: .azw3; .azw or .kfx; .kf8
Portable Document Format
- Device: PDF readers
- Formats: .pdf
Plain text files
- Device: text editors
- Formats: .txt
Broadband eBooks (BBeB)
- Device: Sony media
- Formats: .lrx; .lrf
- Device: Microsoft Compiled HTML Help
- Formats: .chm
- Device: DjVu
- Formats: .djvu
- Device: Microsoft Word
- Formats: .doc; .docx
- Device: iBook
- Formats: .ibooks
2. Comparison of Supported Platforms
|Amazon Kindle 1||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Amazon Kindle 2, DX||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Amazon Kindle 3||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Amazon Kindle Fire||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Apple iOS Devices||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mac OS X||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Method 2: Convert Kindle eBook to PDF Online Free with EPUB Converter
As you can see, e-books can be viewed in many formats such as ePub, MOBI, AZW3 and more. We'll use ePub in this example, since it's the most common e-book file format on the Internet. ePub Converter is one of the best converters on the market to export ePub as PDF. Follow the steps below to accomplish this conversion.
Step 1. Choose "EPUB to PDF"
Visit the EPUB Converter website on you browser. Click on the "EPUB to PDF Converter" button under the "EPUB Converter" tab to activate the conversion process.
Step 2. Convert eBook File to PDF
Click on "Add File" and select the ePub file that you want to convert. Click the "Start Upload" button. The conversion will be complete within a few seconds, and then you can click the .pdf file to download it to your computer.
Method 2: Convert Amazon eBook to PDF with Calibre
Calibre is another solution for converting Kindle ebook files to PDF files. It is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. Follow these simple steps.
Step 1. Download and Install Calibre
Go to the Calibre homepage, and then download and install it onto your computer.
Step 2. Add the eBook File
After opening Calibre, click the "Add books" button to browse the files on your computer. Select the e-book file you want to convert. Select the e-book file in the program, and click the "Convert Books" button.
Step 3. Convert the e-book File to PDF
In the new pop-up window, select "PDF" in the drop down list for "Output format" on the right side. Then click the "OK" button to start the e-book to PDF conversion immediately.
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