How to convert pdf to epub

Started Feb 4, 2012 | Discussions
davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,565
How to convert pdf to epub

I have a few pdf books that I've put on iPad as pdfs (in iBooks)

I was thinking of trying to convert the pdf files to epub format, but before doing this can anyone advise please:
Is it worth it, or do pdfs work just as well as epib format?

If it is worth it, can anyone recommend a reliable converter, that won't cause problems with other programs, download viruses etc (I'm paranoid about downloading stuff from sources I don't know!)?
I'm using a PC, incase that makes a difference.
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Mentor_1 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,773
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

this works very well for me and it converts any format to any format.
http://calibre-ebook.com/download
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OP davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,565
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

Thanks. I'll have a go with that then.
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coolaction Regular Member • Posts: 327
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

I will have to give that a try later

gpsdude2 Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

Before you jump ship with PDF's, you might look at GoodReader for the iPad. Yes, it's $4.99, but we use it to read/manage PDF's on the iPad.

3herosoft New Member • Posts: 1
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

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Glen Barrington
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Calibre is great!
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Think of it as Lightroom for eBooks. and it is open source (free!)
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2marius New Member • Posts: 1
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

I recommend the following service. It is free and the results are pretty good...

http://www.go4epub.com/

Cheers,

marius

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fuego6 Senior Member • Posts: 2,287
Re: Calibre is great!

agree 100%  +1

BobSC Veteran Member • Posts: 3,714
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

I just use pdf's on my iphone. What is the advantage of epub?

AwkwardSwine Contributing Member • Posts: 659
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

BobSC wrote:

I just use pdf's on my iphone. What is the advantage of epub?

Lots of ebooks come with formats that limit's the books use on the device of your choice, and sometime the period of time that you can use it.  Many of these are in ePub or PDF form.  (Or Kindle)  Calibre can help you to convert these books to a format that works for your device.

For example. many OverDrive ebooks from your public library books are in PDF or ePub, and your Kindle can only read "MOBI" format books with no DRM.  Calibre will allow you do convert to Kindle compatible Mobi format.  I like a free phone e-reader app called Freda, and it only works with ePub (I think) so I often convert to that format with Calibre.

CAcreeks
CAcreeks Forum Pro • Posts: 12,549
Why Epub instead of PDF?

BobSC wrote:

I just use PDFs on my iphone. What is the advantage of epub?

That was the question I asked.

My prediction is that, in the long run, everybody will support PDF and epub/mobi will fade away.

But I have been wrong before!

That said, Calibre is great. I have it installed and use it for testing epub/mobi on Linux.

tcg550 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,970
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

One of my favorite sites for converting various things to other things. They support eopub conversions.

http://www.zamzar.com/

Buttly New Member • Posts: 3
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

Awesome converter to create epub from PDF. I also search a freeware 3DPageFlip PDF to ePub to convert PDF to Epub. That's free and useful for my work.

WinifredM New Member • Posts: 7
Re: How to convert pdf to epub

3herosoft PDF to EPUB Converter is quite useful ,but im still customed to use pdf converter , which has been in my possession for long time.

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