How to Convert EPUB to PDF?

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Most of the ebooks will use the EPUB format. The format can be read conveniently in a fixed layout. However, if you need to print eBooks for other purposes, you will find that the EPUB format does not feature a print option. Also, if you are using a device that does not feature an EPUB reader, reading the EPUB Ebook may not be possible. If you find yourself in one of these situations, you will need to convert EPUB to PDF.

Top 9 Ways to Convert EPUB to PDF

1.    PDFelement Pro

This computer program will make the conversion extremely easy for you. During the conversion process, the quality of your Ebook will not be compromised. You can get PDFelement for both the macOS and Windows computers.

The tool does have a free trial version. However, it is not entirely free. It has limitations which may force you to upgrade to the paid version at some point.

To convert EPUB to PDF using PDFelement, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Launch the tool on your computer.

Step 2: On the home interface, hit the Create PDF button and then select the EPUB file you would like to convert. Hit the Open button available on the bottom-right corner. This should upload the EPUB file to PDFelement. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the EPUB document on PDFelement.

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the conversion.

Step 4: To save the converted document, hit the File tab and then choose Save As. After selecting a location to save the document, hit the Save button to complete the process.

2.    Use EPUB Converter to convert EPUB to PDF

This is a 100% free tool. It is available on both Mac and Windows computers. It features a user-friendly interface and converts the EPUB files into PDF within just a couple of minutes.

The tool supports the conversion of up to 50 EPUB files at the same time. It has a 2-click conversion process, making it extremely easy to use. If you would like to use this free tool to convert your files, you will need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download and install the tool on your computer. Next, launch it.

Step 2: On the top-left corner, hit the Add Files button. You can also add a folder (this is a great idea if you have numerous EPUB files in the same folder).

Step 3: After adding the files, choose where you would like to store the converted files. You can select the preferred folder by clicking Browse… to the right of Output Directory.

Step 4: Finally click the Start button. You can watch the conversion process in the Work Progress bar.

3.    Epubor EPUB to PDF Converter

You can get a version for both Mac and Windows PC. Although the application features a basic user interface, it does have a large number of customization options.

The tool is capable of offering different output options depending on the devices you are using. Its advanced conversion core makes conversion much quicker. It gives you the ability to convert hundreds of files at the same time. If you would like to use this tool to convert your files, you will just need to follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Launch the application on your computer.

Step 2: Add the EPUB files you would like to convert to the tool.

Step 3: Select the Output device and then hit the Convert button.

4.    Epubsoft Ebook Converter

You can get a version for both the Windows and Mac computers. You can download a trial version for free. However, if you want to access the tool’s full features, you will have to pay $39.99.

The tool supports batch conversion, helping you save time when you have to convert a large number of files at the same time. The maximum number of files you can convert using the tool is 50 ebooks. On top of supporting the EPUB ebooks, the tool supports other file formats, including MOBI, AZW, KFX, etc.

To convert EPUB to PDF using this tool, you will need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: After installing the tool on your computer, launch it.

Step 2: Drag and drop your files in the work area. Alternatively, you can hit the Add eBooks button.

Step 3: Select the Output Format on the left-hand column. In this case, you will need to select the “TO PDF” option.

Step 4: Select the Browse… option to the right of Output Directory. This will allow you to select a storage location for the converted documents.

Step 5: Hit the Convert Now button and wait for the conversion process to complete.

Step 6: Hit the Open button to view the converted files.

5.    Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro

This is a neat converter featuring optional functions. Apart from helping you convert more than 1 file, it can also help you merge numerous files into one, as long as the output format is the same. You can also customize the output file name and size. The tool supports txt, EPUB, PDF, MOBI, Docx, and other documents.

While you can use the free version, you will need to pay $49.95 to access the pro version. To use this tool to convert EPUB to PDF, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Launch the program and then choose the ePub to PDF option.

Step 2: Next, hit the Add Files button to browse and select the EPUB files you would like to convert.

Step 3: If you would like to save the converted file in a different folder, select the Customize option under Output folder. Next, hit the Browse button to select the folder where you would like the converted files to be stored.

Step 4: Finally, click the Start button. If you would like to merge different files into one, check the “Merge into one file” checkbox before hitting the Start button.

Step 5: After the conversion process is complete, you can view the files by clicking the Open button.

6.    Use eBook Converter on Android

If you are using an Android device, you can download an eBook converter from the Play Store. eBook Converter is one of the best tools you can use. On top of supporting the EPUB to PDF conversion, the application supports other versions, including MOBI, LIT, OEB, PDB, etc.

To use the tool, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Download and install the application on your Android device.

Step 2: Launch the tool and add the files you would like to convert.

Step 3: Select the PDF format as your output and then initiate the conversion process.

Note: While this application will be installed on your device, it needs an internet connection to convert your document. The EPUB file will be uploaded to the application server where Calibre will be used to convert it. After the conversion is complete, the PDF file will be downloaded automatically to your device.

7.    Use the File Converter with Your iOS Device

If you are using an iPad or an iPhone, this stool should offer you ideal results. It allows you to convert a wide range of files to the PDF format, these files include LFR, MOBI, and EPUB. The app does have file-sharing options. After converting the document, you can always share it with other people quickly and easily.

Similar to the Android application described above, this iOS app also carries out the conversion on a server. You will, therefore, need to grant the app permission to transmit the files. Also, you will need internet access. Below, we have the steps you will need to follow to use this tool to convert EPUB to PDF:

Step 1: Install The File Converter on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Upload the files you would like to convert.

Step 3: After selecting PDF as the output format, allow the application to complete the conversion process.

8.    Calibre

This a desktop tool. It is quite popular and easy to use. If you prefer this application over the other conversion tools we have mentioned above, you can follow the steps outlined below to convert your document:

Step 1: After installing Calibre, launch it.

Step 2: To open the dialog box that allows you to select the EPUB files you wish to convert, hit the Add books button.

Step 3: Select the EPUB file you would like to convert and then hit the Open button.

Step 4: Select the EPUB file to highlight it and then select Convert books on the top menu. This should open the Convert dialog box.

Step 5: From the dropdown list, choose your preferred Output format (PDF). If necessary, change the metadata.

Step 6: Click Ok once you are done.

Step 7: Expand Formats and then choose PDF.

Step 8: Select the PDF file and then choose Save to disk. This will allow you to save the converted document on your computer.

9.    Use Online EPUB TO PDF Converters

We only recommend the online converters for documents that do not feature confidential information. If you have to upload your document to a third-party server, ensure the information it contains is ideal for viewing by the public. Most online converters won’t respect your privacy. Most of them do check the uploaded documents. Below, we have some of the online tools you can use and the steps you will need to follow:

Zamzar.com

Step 1: Visit https://www.zamzar.com/convert/epub-to-pdf/

Step 2: Upload the EPUB file by clicking the Add Files… button.

Step 3: Select PDF as the preferred output format.

Step 4: Hit the Convert Now button.

Freepdfconvert.com

Step 1: Visit https://www.freepdfconvert.com/epub-to-pdf

Step 2: Drag and drop the EPUB file in the work area. You can also select the document from Google Drive and Dropbox. It is also possible to insert a URL to the document.

Step 3: The conversion will be initiated automatically. After the conversion is complete, you can download your PDF file.

Ebook2pdf.com

Step 1: Visit https://ebook2pdf.com

Step 2: Drag and drop the files you would like to convert into PDF in the work area. You can upload up to 20 files.

Step 3: The conversion will be initiated automatically. After the conversion is complete, you can download the files 1 by 1. Alternatively, you can download all the files in a zip archive.

Onlineconverter.com

Step 1: Visit https://www.onlineconverter.com/epub-to-pdf

Step 2: Select the source of the file (you are allowed to choose either Upload File or From URL).

Step 3: Click the Choose File button to select the document from your computer. If you choose “from URL” in step 2 above, you will need to enter the URL. The allowed document should not exceed 200 MBs.

Step 4: Hit the Convert button. After conversion, you can download your file.

Summary

The tools outlined in this article should make EPUB to PDF conversion easy for you. Some of the tools may require you to pay for them – if you do convert EPUB to PDF regularly, working with the paid tools may be a good idea. The paid tools feature more customization options. If your goal is to do a 1-time conversion, you can always use an online tool. Also, you can use the free trial versions or tools which are entirely free. Online tools, as we had mentioned earlier on, are perfect for non-confidential documents.

Author: Treyton Collins

A tech editor for Starzsoft.com offering professional how-to articles for Windows, Android and Apple users.