Convert Kobo Books to PDF with High Quality

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Most of Kobo books are epub format, but for some reasons, you may want to convert Kobo books to PDF, such as read them on tablets or print them to be read on hand, etc. For drm-free ebooks, you just need to download ebook from Kobo website, and convert the epub books to pdf format. it's very easy, there are lots of software and online converter can do it, such as Calibre and free online ebook converter.

But for Books which are protected by Adobe drm and Kobo drm, it really takes time to convert them. If you download the drm protected books from Kobo website, you will get an acsm file first, you can't open it unless you install adobe digital editions and authoize with Adobe ID.

If you purchase and sync books in Kobo for pc/mac app or Kobo ereaders, you can only get .kepub files which are hard to find on you computer, and no program can read these kepub files except kobo.

I was fed up with such inconvenient. After struggled for hours to download and test softwares, I find a solution that could convert Kobo books to PDF with high quality, and it only takes four steps, if you have the same problem, follow the steps and you can get a new pdf in minutes.

A brief steps to convert Kobo books to PDF file with high quality:

  1. Download eBooks from Kobo Website.
  2. Free Download and Install Epubor Ultimate.
  3. Decrypt Drm from Kobo ePub books.
  4. Convert Drm Free Kobo Books to PDF Format.
  5. Open Converted PDF File in Foxit PDF Reader.

Step 1. Download eBooks from Kobo Website or Sync Them to Kobo eReaders, Kobo Reading App.

There are three ways to get Kobo Books:

Download Books from Kobo website. Go to "My Library", click ADOBE DRM EPUB to download the book. Often as not, you will get an urllink.acsm file, open it in adoeb digital editions to get the epub books. If you can't open it, read this post "how to open acsm file" for more details.


Purchase and sync kobo books from Kobo reading app. After log in with your own Kobo account. it will automatically sync the Kobo library book in Kobo for pc or mac app.

sync kobo books

As I said before, you will get a .kepub file instead of epub book. it's hard to find on you computer, because it was hide as default.

Sync Kobo books on Kobo eraeders. When you open the Kobo wreader, all of your Kobo library books will sync to your ereader.

Note: If your want to convert Kobo epub books to pdf with high quality, remain the same content and layout, I highly recommend you download the epub book from Kobo website and open it in ADE.

Step 2. Download and install Epubor Ultimate

I have tried many software to strip the drm and convert the epub or kepub to pdf file, such as calibre, online ebook converter, but no one works perfect. At last, I found Epubor Ultimate, it is an all-in-one ebook converter, and it can remove drm and convert ebook format with just 1-click. Click the download button to get this powerful tool.

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Step 3. Decrypt Drm from Kobo ePub books

When open Epubor Ultimate, it will show all Kobo books on your computer, no matter they are from adobe digital editions, or Kobo reading app, you don't need to add the books manully. When connect your Kobo ereaders to computer, it will also automatically detect books on your ereaders.

Drag the books to main interface, the drm-protections will be removed automatically. You don't need to click anything.


Step 4: Convert Drm Free Kobo Books to PDF Format

Choose PDF as output format at the bottom left corner, the size is common A4 page, click "Convert" button, wait about 5 seconds, I get a new pdf book. If ?click "Open Folder", a new window will open which will show you where the PDF file is stored on your PC.


Open Converted PDF in Foxit PDF Reader

After all these steps, we get the pdf file finally. Open it in Foxit PDF Reader or Adobe Reader, it looks pretty good, no pages or images lost, remain the same layout as the original epub books. You can easily read the book on smartphone or tablets now.

converted pdf book from kobo

What about this method? Leave a comment if you meet any problems.

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works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.

09/23/2017 01:08:55

What happens if my book is protected by Adobe DRM and I move the protection?
I don't get why I have to install adobe digital editions?

All the best

09/27/2017 11:05:11

If you remove the DRM from Kobo books, you can back up them.

If you have installed the Kobo for pc/mac on your computer, you can sync your books via this app. Then run Epubor software to remove the DRM(Kobo drm).

If you sync your Kobo book via ADE, you will get the books with DRM( Adobe adept DRM). Then run Epubor software to remove the DRM.

12/27/2017 21:37:02

Thanks for the tutorial, appreciate it.

The only problem is that 'epubor ultimate'  requires one to purchase a license for a good conversion. The free version does not provide a good quality conversion.

The following test is mentioned when one converts using the free 'epubor ultimate'

Your ebook has decrypted.
The TXT file just save 20% of ebook content.
Please register the software, then get all contents and the valid ebook format.

01/2/2018 16:49:32
Yes, the free trial will only  save 20% of each book. The licensed version will give you the full content. Now the christmas promotion is still on. You can purchase the software with 20% discount off. The coupon is"XMAS2017"
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