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How to print Kindle books

Posted by on 10/9/2013 1:26:12 AM.

What's the principal difference between an eBook and a paper book?

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eBook is much cheaper and easy to carry, you can carry thousands of ebooks in one device which is even lighter than a single paper book, you can organize them pretty well as the title, genre, and authors, you can read them whenever you are on a beach or a train.

While there are still many people like the feel of the tangible paper and the smell of ink, and in many occasions the paper books indeed get advantages than eBooks.

So rather than buying an expensive paper book, why not just print the eBooks to paper? Maybe you just need print pages from Kindle book instead of the entire one, in this occasion, only printing the part you need is obviously the best choice for you.

But can you print out kindle books? The answers seems no, as there is not any "Print" button in the Kindle books reader software "Kindle for PC/Mac". Keep calm, we have already found a solid solution to make Kindle books be printed.

Therefore here we mainly discuss how to print Kindle eBooks out to paper books.

Print Kindle azw eBooks

There are two obstacles for printing a Kindle azw book out: Amazon locks the printing feature with DRM, and there is no "Print" button in the Amazon book reader software Kindle for PC. Now all these two issues will be solved here.

By the way, before I write this post, I searched internet to see if anyone has got some brilliant ideas, and the results do surprise me. There are so many pages tell you to open Kindle for PC, then take the screenshot one page by one page. Are you kidding me? If I want to print a Kindle book which has 300 pages, I think I have to spend an entire day to do this boring job, oops, one page is missing, then I have to check which page do I miss out. To take screenshots then print them out is absolutely a ridiculous idea I promise you.

Let's back on track, read the following paragraphs to learn how to get your Kindle books printed in 10 minutes.

1Strip Kindle DRM to unlock the print function

Let's talk this in straightforward, you must strip the Kindle DRM to make it possible to print your book out. Because DRM protection limits how many pages(5-20 pages in general) you can print or even doesn't allow you print it at all.

Please attention, this is what you must do if you want to print a Kindle book to paper book. Only by making this Kindle book DRM-free, you can convert it to ePub or PDF then print it out.

2Convert the format

As the reader software "Kindle for PC" doesn't provide a print button, you need to convert it to ePub or PDF and read it in Adobe Digital Editions, this software has got a print feature.

Updated on April 10, 2013: New version of Adobe Digital Edition v 2.0 had already removed the print feature, if you need to print the book, please use the old version v 1.7, or use another tool Calibre.

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3Print the eBook to paper book

As explained in the paragraph above, new version of Adobe Digital Editions doesn't support print function any more, so we recommend you use Calibre to print books out.

After loading the book into Calibre, double click the item name to read it by Calibre built-in reader, then you can see the print button in the left menu bar, click it as the image shows then you can print the eBook to paper book with the printer connected to your computer.

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Want to print document, webpages, emails in Kindle Fire?? Read this post:

How to print from Kindle Fire


If you have some other genius ideas about how to print eBooks out, don't forget to share with us via comment and I will add it into the post with your name.   :)

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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.

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