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, has adopted ePub format.
The open-source EPUB e-book format is great for sharing books between different readers and making life easier on readers generally–but epub books purchased from eBook stores usually comes 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.
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.
2. Most Powerful EPUB DRM Removal — Epubor Ultimate
Epubor software is definitely a top notch in this business. I can guarantee you that there’s no eBook Decryption software on the market can rival with it. It’s the most easy-to-use and time-saving software. And their star product Epubor Ultimate is a powerful eBook DRM Removal as well as eBook Converter which can help you remove DRM from Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook books and convert ebook formats with one click.
Step 1download Epubor Ultimate to your computer and launch it.
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Step 2Decrypt EPUB Files Purchased from Kobo/Google Play/Barnes & Noble.
1. Remove 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 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.
2. Remove 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, add your Google Play books listed under 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.
3. Remove Nook DRM.
With Epubor Ultimate, the only workaround for you to remove Nook DRM is by sending us your Nook account and password to get a Nook decryption key. Then follow this step by step guide to remove Nook DRM.
Tips: Since Nook App is only available for Windows 8/10, you can only use Epubor Ultimate for Windows to remove Nook DRM.
As long as you remove DRM from Nook books, you will be able to back them up to your computer and share them with anyone freely.
Calibre vs Epubor Ultimate
Comparing 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 purchased 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 a 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 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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