How to convert iBooks to PDF

Most Apple devices come with a pre-installed app called Books. This allows you to enjoy audiobooks and ebooks just by signing into your Apple ID. However, all the books that you purchase or get on the app are DRM–protected. This means that’s you cannot download or transfer them directly to ay device without the use of third-party apps or software. This can be tricky, but this method will show you how to coverts iBooks to PDF in two ways, both for macOS and Windows.

See also: How to use iBooks on an iPad

Converting iBooks to PDF for macOS

The reason this method only works for macOS is that it requires the installation of the iBooks Author app, which is only available on the Mac App Store—for free. It’s not even available on other Apple devices such as the iPad, or iPhone. So make sure your Mac is updated to at least OS X 10.11 so you’re able to download the iBooks Author app. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. The first step is to open your Macbook. Remember the information above and make sure it has OS X 10.11 or afterward. Go to the Apple App Store (blue icon with an A) and log into the store if you’re not already.
  2. In the search bar on the top right, type in “iBooks Author”. Your first hit should be an app with the icon of an orange book and a blue pen. That’s your app. Click “GET” in the little box beside the app and wait for the app to download. Your Mac might ask for your Apple ID password to confirm the installation, so make sure you have access to that.
  3. Open the iBooks Author app. Now you need to open iBooks within the app. To do this, move your arrow to the top menu of your Mac, and go to File > Export….
  4. You will be presented with three formats you can export in: Apple Books, PDF, and Text. Select the PDF format. In the drop-down menu below, select either Good, Better, or Best as your Image quality. You can even add a password from one of the security options to protect your document.
  5. Click “Next…” and select someplace on your Mac to save the document. Click “Export”.

Converting iBooks to PDF for Windows

The process for Windows is a bit different, but definitely not complicated. Now, to convert your iBook to PDf, you will have to download a PDF converter. There are many options to choose from, but I’ve found that Calibre and Epubor Ultimate are among the best. The following method will show you how to do this with Epubor Ultimate.

  1. First of all, download Epubor Ultimate on Windows through this link. In the middle of the screen, click the green “My Free Trial” button to start your download. Wait for it to install completely.
  2. Next, download Requiem for Windows here. This will get rid of the DRM protection from Books.
  3. Open Epubor Ultimate and drag your iBooks into the app. If that doesn’t work for you, you can click the “+ Add” button at the top middle and choose your iBooks from there instead.
  4. At the bottom middle of your screen, click the little downward arrow beside the “Convert to” button and choose PDF format from the options. Click the button.
  5. Wait for the conversion to fully complete. Once it is done, you can click the blue folder icon at the bottom right of the screen to view the downloaded file. Note that the links and any metadata found in the book will be restored in your new PDF copy.

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