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Free EPUB DRM Removal

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EPUB is the most widely supported vendor-independent XML-based e-book format, that is, it is supported by the largest number of hardware readers. The majority of mainstream eBook stores, like Google Play Book, Kobo, Barnes & Noble's Nook, etc, have adopted the EPUB format.

The open-source EPUB e-book format is great for sharing books between different readers and making life easier for readers generally--but epub books purchased from eBook stores usually come with DRM(Digital Right Management) which locks your purchased book within its app and reader devices. Fortunately, there are some wonderful ePub DRM Removal to unlock all of your purchased books.

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Best 2 EPUB DRM Removal

1. Best Free EPUB DRM Removal -- Calibre

Calibre is a cross-platform open-source suite of e-book software. Though Calibre can't open or view DRM protected files, it can also be used as DRM removal if De-DRM Plugins has been loaded to Calibre. But if you don't know much with computer, using Calibre to remove DRM is going to drive you crazy.

Step 1download Calibre to your computer and launch it.

Step 2download De-DRM Plugin package to your computer and unzip it.

Step 3load De-DRM Plugin to Calibre.

Open calibre's Preferences dialog. Click on the Plugins button. Next, click on the button, Load plugin from file. Navigate to the unzipped DeDRM_tools folder and, in the folder DeDRM_calibre_plugin, find the file DeDRM_plugin.zip. Click to select the file and select Open. Click Yes in the "Are you sure?" dialog box. Click the OK button in the "Success" dialog box.

Step 4Remove DRM from EPUB files.

Note: The DeDRM plugin can remove DRM from Kindle eBooks, Barnes & Noble ePub ebooks, any ebooks using Adobe Digital Editions DRM (this includes ePubs from Kobo, Google Play, and Sony that are downloaded for Adobe Digital Editions), etc.

original drmed file

Note: Since the DeDRM plugin can decrypt the majority of mainstream ebooks downloaded via ADE, so make sure to download acsm files to EPUB via ADE first. Then add the EPUB file to calibre. For more details, here's a step-by-step guide to help you remove DRM from your EPUB files.

2. The Most Robust EPUB DRM Removal -- Epubor Ultimate

Epubor software stands out as a leader in the industry. I assure you that no other eBook decryption software on the market can match their capabilities. Epubor Ultimate, their flagship product, is a user-friendly and time-efficient solution. It serves as a robust eBook DRM removal tool and converter, allowing you to effortlessly remove DRM from Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and Nook books, and convert between ebook formats with a single click.

Step 1Download Epubor Ultimate to your computer and launch it.

Download Epubor Ultimate for free

Step 2Decrypt EPUB Files Purchased from Kobo/Google Play/Barnes & Noble.

1Remove Kobo DRM.

First of all, download your Kobo books via Kobo for PC/Mac. Then all of the downloaded Kobo books will be displayed under the Kobo column in the left sidebar of Epubor Ultimate software. Next, add Kobo books to the right main window to remove Kobo DRM. For more detailed instructions, you can follow this step-by-step guide to remove Kobo DRM.

decrypt kobo with ultimate

2Remove Google Play DRM.

In order to decrypt Google Play Books, you are required to export your Google Play books as EPUB files via Adobe Digital Editions. Then open Epubor Ultimate, and add your Google Play books listed under the Adobe tab in the left side panel to the right main windows of Epubor Ultimate to remove Google Play DRM. You can also follow this step-by-step guide to remove Google Play DRM.

decrypt googleplay book

3Remove Nook DRM.

Although Barnes & Noble makes it complicated to download Nook books directly on your PC, Epubor tech team still figure out a way to crack Nook DRM automatically as long as you can download or find the downloaded Nook books on PC. Just upgrade to the latest version Epubor Ultimate, then follow this simple guide to remove Nook DRM easily by entering their Nook account and password within the software.

convert nook books

As long as you remove DRM from Nook books, you will be able to back them up on your computer for safekeeping and read the files on any devices you like.

If you want to get rid of Kindle DRM with Calibre and Epubor Ultimate, you can read this step-by-step guide about how to convert Kindle books to ePub/Mobi/PDF with Calibre and Epubor Ultimate.

Calibre vs Epubor Ultimate

Compared to Epubor Ultimate, it's really complicated, time-consuming, and annoying to use Calibre to remove DRM from ePub files. To be honest, Calibre DeDRM plugins has too many limitation and rules. It really drives me crazy to decrypt DRM-protected epub files with Calibre at one point. And I'd rather purchase a licensed Epubor Ultimate to help me unlock my epub files effortlessly and conveniently.

Obviously, Epubor Ultimate has overwhelming advantages over Calibre, even though it's paid software. But it's definitely worth every penny you spend and save you a lot of trouble. And Epubor Ultimate doesn't require you to install a plugin and it can detect your ebooks automatically. Therefore, we suggest you use the trial version instead to give it a shot.

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03/20/2023 04:51:58
Good day Hillary Lopez,
Please update the link to you contact information.  The link goes to a defunct Google+ site.
Thank you.  
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12/8/2023 05:16:59
Downloading the DRM plug in was a disaster and needless to say DID NOT WORK. The instructions do not work as stated and when I went to install it Calibre rejected the plug in. Garbage in Garbage out!!!!
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12/8/2023 08:24:14

Hello, thanks for your comment

May I ask which steps do you have problem with?

If it is not working for you, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com.

Best regards,
Epubor Team

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