The most effortless and cost-effective Solution to Print VitalSource eTextbooks to PDF

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There’s no doubt that VitalSource, as the leading provider of online textbooks and course materials, is a good place for students, teachers, and researchers to shop for eTextbooks as it saves up to 80% of textbooks and gives users instant access to over a million online textbooks anytime, anywhere and on any device. However, the textbooks purchased from VitalSource website and downloaded via its Bookshelf application are saved in vbk files which are VitalSource proprietary files with DRM protection and can only be read on its own VitalSource Bookshelf software.

It does allow you to print your downloaded book to PDF using VitalSource Bookshelf, but it only lets you print 1 page at a time, and manually doing this for the entire book is tedious and time consuming. What a huge project it would be if the book you’d like to print covers hundreds of pages! So it’s indispensable to break the printing limitation and print the entire book at a time with 1-click. In this article, I’ll introduce you the most effortless and cost-effective solution to print VitalSource books to PDF as a whole.


Epubor is quite aware of users’ needs and we’ve strived to develop a new product to meet the users’ requirements. Now the groundbreaking product - Epubor VitalSource Downloader comes out, aims at providing you a simple and reliable solution when you need to read your purchased VitalSource eTextbooks on any reading app/device, share your textbooks with your friends, or print the entire book as a whole with one-click.

Epubor VitalSource Downloader is a tool to download VitalSource eTextbooks without VitalSource Bookshelf app installed. It strips the DRM restriction from your purchased VitalSource books and helps you get DRM free EPUB/PDF eTextbooks. If the book delivered in VitalSource is a PDF file, you’ll get a DRM-free book in PDF format after downloading it via Epubor VitalSource Downloader. Then you can print the PDF file at a time from the print menu.

You can get it done by performing the steps below:

Step 1. Download and install Epubor VitalSource Downloader on your computer

Download Epubor VitalSource Downloader for free


Step 2. Launch the program, sign in with your VitalSource BookShelf account, and you can see your purchased books are displayed in the library. (Create a VitalSource Account if you don’t have one.)


Step 3. Click on the cover of the book you’d like to download, and it starts to download the book automatically and displays the download progress of the book. After downloading the book, it will be saved in EPUB or PDF file on your computer (depends on the book type delivered by VitalSource).


When the books are downloaded successfully by Epubor VitalSource Downloader, a new window will pop up that redirect you to the location where stores the downloaded DRM-free Epub or PDF files.

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Step 4. Open the downloaded PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader (or other PDF reader such as SumatraPDF and Adobe Digital Editions), click “File” in the upper left hand corner, and then click “Print”. You then get the standard windows print dialog, choose a printer, set the page range (prints any selection or the entirety of the PDF file), and then hit “Print”.


You can download the software for free by clicking the links below. The trial version of Epubor VitalSource Downloader can download the first 5 pages of the book. If you want to decrypt, download the entire book, and print the book as a whole, you need to upgrade Epubor VitalSource Downloader to the paid version. It will never let you down. Just download the free trial to print vitalsource etextbook to pdf now!

Download Epubor VitalSource Downloader for free
Updated 2/18/2019: Epubor Vitalsource Downloader is not available for downloading any more for force majeure.




Sisi is a newbie who joined Epubor in November 2017. She's a bookworm her whole life and has taken great interest in eBooks recently. She learns professional knowledge about ebooks in Epubor and loves to share her know-how to all the ebook lovers!

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