Tuesday Tip: Convert ebooks to PDF

Calibre iconePub and Mobi (the Kindle format) are solid file formats for electronic books. But they are harder to handle than, e.g., PDF or plain text as they are designed for reading on an ebook reader. They are not really suited for using them inside other applications or for long-term archiving.

One option is to convert your ebooks to PDF using Calibre. Daniel Wessel writes about how to do it on his blog Organizing Creativity.

4 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Convert ebooks to PDF”

  1. deep says:

    Second That: Calibre’s generous function range and support culture make it an excellent choice. Also, thanks for the heads-up re Fujitsu ScanSnap/Sierra

  2. Mahzar says:

    They may be much harder to handle than PDFs because they are new. But they are standard-based, preserve the integrity of the text, representation-independent and lightweight as compared to the archaic PDF. No way out of it! Add support for books please. Stop bringing alibis. 🙂

  3. True, but PDF is supported natively by the OS. Ebooks are not and require a lot of additional code 🙂

  4. Jim Neumann says:

    Actually PDFs are an ISO standard: ISO 32000-1, since 2008. It is far more universal and mature than other eBook formats.