Calibre DRM Removal Plugins

Posted by on 5/8/2014 5:06:17 PM.

Calibre's success majorly depends on those varieties of plugin in my personal point of view. No-doubt the Alf's DRM Removal plugins are the super stars among them. But many people are saying the Calibre's interface and user-experience are not that friendly for tech noobs. No mention the plugin installation, which would be another challange for them.

Today I am going to cover this problem: How to install and use Calibre DRM Removal plugins.

1Install Calibre

Calibre is totally free to download and use, click the buttons below you can download the Windows and Mac versions directly.

Download for multiple platforms click here: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

2Download the DRM Removal plugin

Download the DeDRM Plugin V6.08 here: http://download.epubor.com/DeDRM_plugin.zip

3Install the plugins to Calibre

Run Calibre, and click "Preferences" in the top menu bar, then look at the bottom of the new window, you can see "Plugins" in the "Advanced" area.


In the plugins center, pleaes click "Load plugin from file".

calibre load plugin

Find the DeDRM plugin you downloaded in the step 2, and click "Open". The Calibre will warn you about the security risk, click "Yes" to proceed.


Finally you can see the success notification.


Back to the Plugin center you can see the plugin information in under "File type plugins".


Now the plugin is intalled successfully, you can use Calibre to handle DRMed eBooks.

4The easier way to decrypt eBook DRM

Epubor provides a software called "All DRM Removal" which can remove DRM from Amazon Kindle, Adobe Adept(including Kobo, Sony and Google eBooks), Barnes&Noble, Mobipocket and eReader eBooks.

With this program you need not to download or install Calibre and the plugin. Just download and install the All DRM Removal, you can decrypt all the books listed above.

In addition, it only requires you to click one button, then you can remove the eBooks DRM. From all aspects, this way is far more easier than Calibre and the plugins.

All DRM Removal software free download:


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.

01/18/2014 06:54:01
Thank You!
06/1/2014 14:14:11
I get an error from python when I try
06/2/2014 14:45:41
All DRM Removal plug is cripled (and lame).  No mention of $35 price tag until it's installed.  No more epubor for me.
06/3/2014 18:57:31
5 Star Rating was an error.  I would give a minus rating if it were allowed.
06/18/2014 11:40:26
Did not work at all on kindle books
06/25/2014 12:23:00
doesn't work. For me it was a waste of time.
06/29/2014 12:48:16
doesnt work
06/30/2014 11:34:03
I had the same problem, it didn't works, but the solution is easy, just remove completly Calibre from your PC, then connect your account with Adobe Digital Editions (if is not connected) then install again Calibre with all them pluggings and test it again.
I dont use Kindle, but i think is the same way to delete DRM to them.
07/10/2014 21:11:31
DRMed Calibre plug-in didn't work with calibre 1.43 running on Mac OS X
07/22/2014 15:58:14

I've run Calibre together with Alf's deDRM on a Macbook Air running Kindle for Mac for 2 years now quite reliably. I particularly like that Calibre converts anything to anything else when I lend a book to a friend that can't read whqtever the format is. One nuisance is that Kindle don't name the book file with the title. It's just random letters. So what I do is sort the Kindle purchases in order of time and the new purchases rise to the top to copy over to the designated input folder for Calibre. And Calibre is really good about duplicates anyway, so it's easy to keep.

One complication for me is highlighting. Although Kindle won't print or copy, it does highlight nicely. Calibre won't highlight though it does copy and print. Kovid says on his site that highlighting is a feature he won't add to Calibre. Adobe does highlight, but is unstable, I've lost portions and whole book underlinings. Sony reader is stable so I use Sony when I want to underline. How odd to have to carry a toolbox just to read.

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