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2024 Tips: How to Convert iBooks to PDF in Easy Ways

Jane Zhou updated on Mar 20, 2024 | Home > PDF Knowledge Center | min read

iBooks is an ebook reading app developed and released by Apple, and it only works on macOS and iOS. If you purchased a few iBooks from this app, and want to read or share them on other devices like Android, you may find it almost impossible to get it. So you may wonder that is there any method to do that?

Of course, yes! Although iBook is only open on Apple devices, you can still make the ebook compatible with the majority of readers by converting it to PDF. Tat's why this post comes. Here we will walk you through the steps to convert iBook to PDF on different devices, including Windows, Mac, etc. Whether your iBook files are protected by DRM or not, you can find the right tool here.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. iBook Author Download and launch iBook Author app on your Mac, then open your iBook...Full steps
Fix 2. Calibre Import your ibook files by clicking "Add Books". Once done, click...Full steps

Part 1. How to Convert .ibooks/.iba to PDF 

Apple iBooks usually format in .ibooks, .iba, and .epub. The first two are created by the iBooks Author app that is only available for macOS, and if your iBooks belongs to those kinds of formats, you can use this app to convert .ibooks iBook into PDF. For more detailed steps, check out the below tutorial.

Step 1. Download and launch iBook Author app on your Mac, then open your iBook with this program.

Step 2. Click "Share" > "Export" from the top toolbar, and next, choose the PDF format button in the new window. 

Click on Share

Step 3. Set the image quality and security option as you want, and click on the "Next" button. 

Choose image quality

Step 4. At last, choose a location to save your converted files and click "Export" to begin the conversion task.

Convert iBook to PDF

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Part 2. How to Convert DMR iBook to PDF

Apart from the .ibooks and .iba file format we mentioned above, the most common format about iBooks is .epub. Usually, the EPUB iBooks are protected by DRM, which means that you cannot read them on non-Apple eReading apps or directly convert these iBooks to PDF unless the DRM is removed. So to convert DMR iBook to PDF successfully, you need to delete the DMR protection first, and then convert to .pdf.  

Next, we will show you the detailed steps to remove DMR from iBooks and convert EPUB iBooks without DMR to PDF. 

#Stage 1. Delete DMR Protection from iBooks

To remove the DMR protection, you need to use some DMR removing tools. Here we take Requiem as an example. Once you download and launch this program, it will immediately remove the DRM restrictions from your iBook EPUB files.


Stage 2. Convert DRM Free iBooks to PDF 

Once your EPUB iBooks are free of DRM protection, you can use EPUB to PDF converter to complete the rest. Taking the compatibility into consideration, next, we will walk you through the steps to convert EPUB to PDF with the help of Calibre, which can run on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS devices perfectly.

Step 1. Download this freeware on your computer or mobile phone.

Step 2. Import your ibook files by clicking "Add Books". Once done, click "Convert Books" and select PDF as the output format, and finally, click "OK" to start the conversion.

Once done, you can read or share your iBooks with any device without any hassle.

Part 3. How to Read or Edit Converted PDF with EaseUS PDF Editor

Now that you have gotten an eBook in PDF format, you may need an easy-to-use PDF editor to add some notes while reading it. And while speaking of the best PDF editing software, you cannot miss EaseUS PDF Editor.

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This software aids you in reading your PDF files in different modes, including scrolling, zooming, etc. In addition, it offers lots of editing tools to help you add or delete text, highlight text content, embed hyperlinks, or even password protect PDF files. Its intuitive and straightforward user interface makes it easy to operate by all levels of users. To conclude, this versatile will solve almost all your problems with PDF!

About the Author

author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video/PDF editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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