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Remove iBooks DRM, Read iBooks on PC

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iBooks is an amazing app for reading ebooks. iBooks has integrated the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling ebooks or your favorite classics anytime and anywhere. However, most ebooks purchased or downloaded from iBookstore have Apple Fairplay DRM protections. To read iBooks on PC/Mac, you need to make iBooks convertable.

Here is the guide, just 4 steps to remove DRM from iBooks. In another word, now you can get your own iBooks for PC.

How to bypass the limitation and get iBooks for PC

Step 1: Find the ebook file in your PC.

Run iTunes, right click the ebook, choose "Show in Windows Explorer". Then the folder which contains the ebook will pop-up automatically.

Or you can directly go to "X:\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Books".

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Step 2: Make sure if the ebook is DRM protected.

Open the ebook via ebook reader soft, like Adobe Reader, Calibre or Firefox plug-in, etc. If fail, then it has DRM protection.

If an eBooks purchased in iTunes has DRM protection, you can only read it on IOS devices like iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad, and the device must authorized with your iTunes ID which purchased this eBook, you can't share iBooks with your friends, read it on another device, you even can't enjoy iBooks on PC/Mac.

We purchased an eBook, we should have the right to read it on any device we like. Unless we piracy it for business purpose, removing DRM won't hurt anyone's benefit.

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Step 3: Bypass the limitation.

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Read no-limited iBooks on no-IOS device 

 - PC: There are many reading software which can read ePub eBooks on PC, like Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, etc.

 - Mac: You can read them by Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, Stanza, etc.

 - KindleConvert ePub to Mobi first, then transfer Mobi files to Kindle via USB Cable, Kindle email, or Send to Kindle application.

 - Nook: Transfer the book to Nook via USB Cable, then search new content on Nook, it will add the new-transfered book in the document section.

 - Sony: Transfer the book to Sony via Calibre. Load the book to Calibre first, then right click on the book, "Send to device --- Send specific format to --- Main Memory". Then you can find the book in your Sony Reader.

 - Kobo: Same as Sony.

 - Android Phone: Install Stanza on your phone, then transfer books to your phone via USB Cable, read them by Stanza.

 - Nokia Phone: Few apps on Nokia can read ePub books, but most of them can read PDF or TXT. Convert ePub to PDF to read them on your Nokia phone, if your Phone can only read TXT, don't worry, covnert PDF to TXT.

 - BlackBerry Playbook: This tablet use Kobo app as default reading app, so check the Kobo guide above.

 - BlackBerry Phone: Same as Nokia.

Now, you can read iBooks on whatever device freely. For PC users, you can just use ADE as your iBooks for PC as it can read all the non-protected ePub and PDF books.

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Download the tool for free:

Something you should know:

Removing DRM from iBooks only for self-use, DO NOT share or spread the DRM free ebooks to any one else or any public domain.

Recommendation

If you purchase eBooks from Amazon Kindle, Sony, B&N Nook, Kobo, etc.

Ultimate eBook converter can convert them directly to another format you want, no need to remove the DRM first

Download the tool for free:

 

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17 Comments
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05/26/2012 18:12:14

Shame on you. It is little was els like you that are hindering authors and developers and effectively driving up the prices of ibooks.

You should be shut down for being dishonest.

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05/27/2012 20:25:00
Thanks for your kindly suggestion! We will delete the "product" in 7 days!
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12/25/2012 00:14:26
what if my file format is .ibooks?
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12/25/2012 07:39:03
Hi Oin,
I've contacted you via email as I need a screenshot of your .ibooks file.
Please check your email.
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09/15/2014 18:49:41

Do you mean your iBooks author document?

Maybe you can export them to pdf, then open with iBooks app on pc.

www.epubor.com/how-to-convert-ibook-to-pdf.html

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05/30/2013 06:49:23
I'm wondering, does this conversion leave interactive content intact? I have some iBooks that have buttons with sound clips and small videos that I would love to have on my PC instead.
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07/8/2013 02:38:47

Your article is a bit out of date...

First off Requiem is no longer being updated and the last version (4.1) only works on iTunes 10.6 and 10.5.

Second, since we are now at Tunes 11.0, Requiem doesn't work with it at all.

Republishing old info is really...Well, OLD...

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07/8/2013 18:48:21

First off I certainly know Requiem is stopped at version 4.1, but all the versions after 3.3.X have deleted the iBooks decrypting function;

Second if you want to decrypt iBooks, you HAVE TO downgrade iTunes to 10.5 or 10.6 (10.5.3 is recommended), or Requiem doesn't work at all.

And this article has been published over 500 days, it is not REpublishing old info.

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07/8/2013 21:46:53

Down grading to 10.5 or 10.6 doesn't work if you are using 11.0.  Older iTunes can't open an iTunes data file created by a newer version.

The long way around is to backup your iTunes folder, then delete it.  Uninstall you current iTunes version and re-install 10.5 or 10.6.

If you can still DL your iBooks on these versions you should be in...

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07/12/2013 22:58:25

Yes all the stuff you are saying is correct, and this is exactly what I am telling to my clients who need to handle iBooks. So why are you mad?

BTW, just uninstall the version 11 is not enough, you have to empty many related files, as some of them are storing the information about iTunes 11, which will lead to a decryption failure.

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07/15/2013 04:09:04
don't let us hope if it leads to a failure ! I'm stuck on SC info/SC Info.sidb missing: key not found and the file I bought no more usable in iTunes app
regards
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07/15/2013 19:07:50
You need to delete the book from iTunes software's library window, not just in folder. And re-download the book under iTunes 10.5/10.6, or it may tell you the SCInfo.sidb is missing.
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07/15/2013 19:08:06
You need to delete the book from iTunes software's library window, not just in folder. And re-download the book under iTunes 10.5/10.6, or it may tell you the SCInfo.sidb is missing.
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07/16/2013 09:40:03
itunes mac 10.5.3 osX 10.8.4 ibooks .epub files requiem 3.3.6 let's do it again.
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07/16/2013 21:31:32
After requiem runs. Where does it output to?  It puts something in the recycling bin on my pc. That's all I notice though. I then went to convert to PDF
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08/27/2013 11:31:25
With trial version doesn't work! :( I don't want to spend 39$ for this software when the ebook i've bought costed 10$..!
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09/3/2013 23:36:58
It says it can't convert because of a problem with ADE, any advice? Thanks
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