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How to Convert PDF to iBook for Free

How to get free ibooks for iPad? This instruction will teach you how to convert free PDF files to iBooks on mac with free Calibre in detail. Although iBooks now supports pdf, it doesn’t match the reading experience of an epub on iPad. As we know, ePub has only recently become much more widely used. This method works for PDF files that are images of pages, not only actual texts of the book.

Download and install Calibre

You can convert digital literature materials such as PDF, TXT, Word, Mobi etc into iBooks EPUB so that you can put them in the library. I will display how to make an ibooks from a pdf step by step on mac. It likewise works perfectly for windows users.

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Load PDF files into Calibre

Run it and Click the “Add books” button in the top-left corner of the window to select a PDF file that you want to convert to an .epub file. Then Click “open” icon and it will import PDF file into Calibre successfully. Or drag a PDF file to the main Calibre interface.

Load PDF files into Calibre

Convert PDF to iBooks

Edit EPUB Metadata. Now click to “Edit metadata” icon from menu and select “download metadata covers”. Calibre will help us to search for books covers online.

Edit EPUB Metadata

In addition, you can choose “Edit metadata individually”. We are prompted with a “summary” window and set covers by clicking “Browse” icon manually. For another, we are able to edit book title, author etc as well.

Edit metadata individually

Click “Convert books” button from the drop-down menu to choose “Convert individually”.

It will pop up a “summary” window. We should set EPUB as the Output format. Then we make sure that the edited metadata information and book covers are your favor. Next just click “ok” button and the process of converting depends on the size of your PDF eBooks. When it finshed, it would notify that you convert pdf to ipad iBooks successfully.

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Open epub in ibooks

The newly created .epub file location is a default path. Or click “Click to open” icon to find where your .epub file.

Open epub in ibooks

Pitch on “Three Philosophical Filmmakers” book (ePub) and open it with iBooks. Then it will save epub files to iBooks by itself. Finally, we can read epub ibook on mac. We can adjust font sizes in iBooks on the fly. if there are few formatting errors, you can edit EPUB ebooks with free Sigil. It can insert pictures or vector graphics that you have copied from the PDF.

Read ePub on iBooks

Sync books to ipad

Launch iBooks and Sync the iPad device. Then your digital books will be transferred to it. Moreover the ability to synchronise to my iPad through iTunes is totally perfect. Select your iPad in iTunes and select the Books tab. After confirming your new .epub book is listed, click the Sync button. It does cover PDF to EPUB files so that the iPad can read them. Now run iBooks on your iPad. It’s amazing. The EPUB book automatically appears on your iBooks bookshelf.

Sync books to ipad

By the way, If you import pdf files into Calibre in vain, they must be protected by DRM. Now Ultimate eBook Converter helps you to convert any Amazon kindle, Kobo, Fictionwise, B&N Nook books etc whether all eBooks are protected by DRM or not. There is no need to remove DRM at first.

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