This article will show you how to use free eBooks converter Calibre to convert ebooks for free in easy steps. Calibre is a free ebook maker that takes ebooks in one format and converts them in to other ebook formats for different ebook readers. It takes input Formats like CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF,MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ. This free ebooks converter can generates ebooks in following formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ.
How to use Calibre to convert your ebooks for free?
1. Install Calibre
You can download it from http://calibre-ebook.com/download. It runs on Windows OS, Linux, Mac OS X.
2. Run Calibre
3. Add books to the free eBook converter
Click “Add Books” in the Calibre main screen that appears. Alternatively you can drag and drop ebooks to the free ebooks converter.
4. Select your target format for ebooks
It is set to to EPUB by default, you can change it if needed. ePub is compatible with almost all book readers and devices. For example, you can refer to this guide to create ePub books for iPhone using Calibre. Once the ePub books created, it is extremely easy to transfer. For iPhone iPad users, you do not even need to use iTunes to sync them to the iOS device, instead you can simply email ePub books to iPhone iPad.
5. Convert ebooks for free
Click Convert E-books button to create your ebooks for free. If you want to send the output ebooks to your ebook readers such as Kindle. Connect your Kindle to your computer. Calibre automatically detects the device. Then click “Send to Device”. The free ebook converter will ask you if you like to auto-convert the file. Confirm it, then Calibre converts your ebook to the Kindle format and sends it to your Kindle. It is similar for other ebook readers such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Sony Reader, smart phone, tablets, etc.
Compatibility: At the moment calibre has full support for the SONY PRS line, Barnes & Noble Nook line, Cybook Gen 3/Opus, Amazon Kindle line, Entourage Edge, Longshine ShineBook, Ectaco Jetbook, BeBook/BeBook Mini, Irex Illiad/DR1000, Foxit eSlick, PocketBook line, Italica, eClicto, Iriver Story, Airis dBook, Hanvon N515, Binatone Readme, Teclast K3 and clones, SpringDesign Alex, Kobo Reader, various Android phones and the iPhone/iPad. In addition, using the Connect to folder function you can use it with any ebook reader that exports itself as a USB disk.