How To Remove DRM From Your eBooks: 6 Methods You Should Try


Many ebooks come with digital rights management (DRM) protection. Fortunately, it is possible to remove DRM from ebooks. There are many tools that make the DRM removal process simple and straightforward.

Here are some of the best ways to remove DRM from your ebooks.

What is DRM and why is it bad?

In theory, DRM prevents unlicensed copying and distribution of eBook files, thus preserving the business interests of the various parties involved.

However, DRM is a nightmare for consumers. It can prevent you from reading an ebook on all your devices, even if you bought it legitimately.

For example, if you buy an ebook from the Kindle store, you will only be able to read it on the Kindle e-readers or the Kindle app. So you will run into issues if you decide to switch to an eReader from another manufacturer or want to use a different eReader app on your smartphone.

The solution is to use a DRM removal tool. Do not worry; it is not illegal. Here is a look at some of the best DRM removal apps available today.

1. Caliber

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Available on: Windows, Mac, Linux

Caliber is the best app for organizing and managing your eBook collection. You can use it to edit a book’s metadata, convert an eBook to various formats, and even download news and magazine articles to your eReader.

Thanks to the presence of plugins, you can also use Caliber to remove DRM from almost any ebook you own. Keep in mind, however, that the tool will not work with Apple Books or Overdrive Books.

It’s also a bit trickier to configure than some of the options we’ll cover shortly. You need to configure the plugins correctly, while other tools use a one-click solution.

To download: Caliber (To free)

2. Epubor


Available on: Windows, Mac

Epubor offers a few DRM removal apps. But for most people, the All DRM Removal Tool is the right one.

It allows you to remove DRM restrictions from Kindle books, Adobe books, Nook books, Kobo books, and any books you purchased through Google Play. Again, books purchased from the Apple store are not supported.

The app is easy to use, with a simple drag and drop interface. Batch deletion is also supported, so if you have a collection of books that number in the thousands, you don’t have to deal with each one individually – that’s a huge time saver.

You can even use the app to send books directly to your eReader.

(Note: If you need to convert eBooks between the different formats, check out the same company’s Epubor Ultimate tool.)

A free trial is available. Thereafter, you will need to pay $ 20 for a full license.

To download: Remove all DRM from Epubor ($ 20, free trial available)

3. Any eBook converter

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Available on: Windows

If you want just one tool to remove DRM for eBooks that you bought from many different stores, you may need to pay for the privilege.

One of the best apps for this job is Any eBook Converter. It can remove DRM restrictions on Kindle, Adobe, Nook, and Kobo store books. A total of 24 different eBook formats are supported. They include EPUB, PDF, MOBI, AZW, TXT, KFX, PRC, HTMLZ, and DOC. The app supports bulk deletion.

Besides its DRM removal capabilities, Any eBook Converter also has a few other useful features.

For example, you can edit an eBook’s metadata (including title, author, publisher, data, IDs, and language). You can also convert your ebooks to different formats, allowing you to read them on any reading device / app you use. Editing and converting can only be done after removing DRM restrictions.

To download: Any eBook converter ($ 30, free trial available)

4. eBook converter

Available on: Windows, Mac

eBook Converter is one of the best DRM removal apps for eBooks that you can find on the web.

The app is an all-in-one solution, which means it works with Kindle DRM, ADEPT Adobe Digital editions DRM, Barnes Noble NOOK eBooks, and even EPUB, PDF, and ACSM files from public libraries.

There is an automatic import feature, so you can move your entire eBook collection into the app with just one click. One-click conversion is also supported, meaning you don’t have to dig through settings menus and fiddle with endless settings to get the output you need.

You have to pay $ 20 for lifetime access to the app.

To download: EBook converter ($ 20)

5. DiscoverySoft

Available on: Windows, Mac

DiscoverySoft’s ebook DRM removal app will let you play DRM protected content on any reader, computer, tablet or mobile phone with its powerful feature set.

One of the main features of the app is the ability to import eBooks from the Kindle for PC app, as well as Nook for PC and Adobe Digital Editions, all with just one click.

The most popular eBook formats are supported including EPUB, PDF, and AZW.

The app is available on Windows and Mac, but unfortunately it’s not free. You will need to pay $ 20 for a license.

To download: DiscoverySoft ($ 20)

6. Leawo Prof. DRM

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Available on: Windows, Mac

The last tool on the list is Leawo Prof. DRM (formerly Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate).

The app uses speed as the main selling point – it claims to be up to 50 times faster than some of the other DRM removal solutions we’ve reviewed. On a single book, that won’t change much, but if you’re working with thousands of books, the time savings can be significant.

In addition to e-books, Leawo Prof. DRM also works with audio tracks, subtitles, music ID tags, Audible audiobooks, and more.

However, the additional features come at a cost. Lifetime access is $ 130; a one-year plan costs $ 80.

To download: Leawo Prof. DRM ($ 130)

What’s the best way to remove DRM from eBooks?

The apps we have discussed here should be able to remove DRM from almost any ebook you own. But what’s the best way to remove DRM from your ebooks?

We rate Caliber the highest; It is beneficial to have a single app that can take care of all your eBook management needs. And besides the DRM removal plugin, there are countless other plugins that will allow you to override the app and customize it to your needs.

However, from a DRM removal perspective, Caliber is the most difficult to set up and operate. If you prefer a simpler solution, try one of the web apps that support one-click DRM removal.

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