Everything you ever wanted to know about DRM and eBooks, but were afraid to ask.
What is Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal? Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal tool is developped by Apprentice for removing DRM from eBooks for free. This tool was posted and kept updated on apprentice alf’s blog where you can find some professional guides on drm and ebooks, such as, what’s drm, current eBook formats and drm schemes, how to remove drm from Amazon books, and so on.
If you are looking for free and simple softwares for removing drm from your books (Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Sony, library books),Apprentice is your first choice.
In this article, I’ll introduce the Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal tool package, how to install and remove DRM with it.
Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal Package
Please note Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal doesn’t works as a stand-alone ebook DRM Removal tool but as the Calibre DRM Removal Plugin.
The Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal soucecode is also avaliable but here I don’t want to disccuss because it is for those who are specializing in coding. Here I want to show you the easiest way to use this tool.
First of all, download Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal Packages.
You’ll get a DeDRM_tools_6.7.0.zip file. Unzip this file, you’ll see it contains multiple files as below picture.
- DeDRM_Plugin.zip–Remove DRM from Kindle eBooks(downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC or Kindle eink devices) and Adobe Digitial Editions pdf/epub.
- Obok_plugin.zip–Remove Kobo ebooks download on Mac or Windows using the Kobo desktop application or Kobo eink devices.
Actually, these two zip files are what we’ll use to remove ebook drm. Just let these two zipped files alone, don’t unzip them.
Install DeDRM Plugin to Calibre
It is easy to install DeDRM Plugin to Calibre if you follow my guides step-by step.
Step 1. Download & install Calibre at first.
Step 2. Run Calibre>>Preferences>>Advanced>>Plugins>>Scroll to the bottom and then click “Load plugin from file”. Then choose the DeDRM_Plugin.zip or Obok_plugin.zip. But you can only add one plugin at one time. So if you want to add both DRM plugin, you need to repeat this process.
Step 3. You’ll be warned that this plugin might contains virus or something, just click on “Yes” because it is 100% safe and clean.
Step 4. The “success“ windows will pop up this time.
Just click ok and you’ll see that the apprentice alf’s drm removal has been installed successfully.
Reminder: please restart the carlibre to make this free DRM Removal tool work properly.
Remove eBook DRM with Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal
Once the Apprentice Alf’s DRM has been added successfully, next time you add books into Calibre, the drm removing job will begin soon. Then you can continue to convert your books to other formats and edit ebooks metadata.
For detailed steps of removing DRM from ebooks and e-ink devices, please read How to remove DRM with Calibre DRM Removal plugin.
Calibre developer center won’t provide you the development of the DRM removal plugin and the support services if you met some questions. But don’t worry you can get help after you read this article on Alf’s blog.
This is a fantastic tool to remove DRM from eBooks, you can’t deny this, yes?
1. Apprentice Alf’s DRM removal will not work on Kindle books downloaded from Kindle for PC/MAC1.25 or later version and Kindle-ink devices with firmware5.10.2 or later version.
Solution:Please downgrade kindle for PC/MAC to older version and then redownload Kindle books.
2. Apprentice Alf’s DRM remvoal will not work on Mac catalina 10.15.
Solution:Learn how to remove kindle drm on Mac Catalina.
3. Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal doesn’t work on NOOK DRM. What should I do?
Solution: Learn how to remove Nook DRM.
4. Apprentice Alf’s DRM Removal is too complicated for me. I want the technical support and much eaiser software.
Solution:Epubor Ultimate is the best alternative to Appentice Alf’s DRM Removal tool. With the super easy user interface and 7/24 customer service, you can easy remove DRM from kindle, kobo, Nook and google play ebooks and convert them to any format as you like.
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