How to convert a PDF to EPUB

Convert PDF to EPUB
Convert PDF to EPUB


PDF or Portable Document Format is a popular file format of documents and Ebooks, but most ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook supports EPUB files. So, you need to convert PDF to EPUB if you want to read the PDF ebook on your ebook reader. If you are not sure how to convert PDF to EPUB, keep reading. In this article, I will explain different ways to convert PDF to EPUB.

1. Convert a PDF to EPUB on Desktop

If you want to PDF to EPUB on your laptop or desktop, you can download Calibre. Calibre is an opensource software that lets you quickly convert PDF-to-EPUB. Download theĀ  Calibre on your system.

Run Calibre and click on Add books icon at the top left corner and select the PDF file you want to convert to EPUB format. It will load the PDF file on the software.

Calibre: PDF to EPUB conversion

Now click on the Convert Books icon at the top toolbar.

PDF to EPUB conversion

It opens a new window where you can select the output format at the top left corner. Select EPUB and then click on OK.


It will start the conversion process and your EPUB will be ready in a few seconds depending on the PDF file size.


Now you know how you can use Calibre to convert PDF to EPUB ebooks. The software works fine on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. It is also easy to use. I have attached the screenshots for macOS, but the steps are the same on other supported desktop platforms.

2. Cloud-based PDF to EPUB converters

a. Use Cloudconvert

Cloudconvert is a popular website that lets you convert files to different file formats. It has several conversion tools including a PDF to EPUB converter. It also lets you convert PDF to DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, and other formats. If you do not want to download any software for PDF to EPUB conversion, you can open Cloudconvert on the browser, upload the PDF and convert it to EPUB in just a single click.

b. Use Zamzar

Zamzar’s PDF to EPUB converter works similar to Cloudconvert’s PDF to EPUB tool. Open Zamzar, add PDF file, select EPUB as the target file format, and then click on the Convert Now button. This tool only supports file sizes of up to 50MB. If you have a PDF of more than 50MB in size, you need to look somewhere else.

3. Convert PDF to EPUB on Android

Convert PDF to EPUB on Android

If you have an Android device, you can use EPUBator app to convert PDFs to EPUBs. This is easy to use the app to convert PDF to EPUB. The app has not been updated for long, but still works fine.


4. Convert PDF to EPUB on iOS

Convert PDF to EPUB on iOS

PDF to Epub Converter is an excellent iOS app that lets you quickly convert PDF files to EPUB ebooks. The app is designed for iPad but it also works fine on iOS. If you want to your iOS device for the conversion, download the app. The app works well and that’s the reason, it still has 4.9 ratings on the App Store.


Final Words

In this article, I explained how to convert PDF books to EPUB ebooks. I added links to software and apps for different platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. In case you do not want to download any software or app, you can use cloud-based tools that work on the browser. You are free to use any of the ways you are comfortable with. I mostly use cloud-based tools because they are easy to use. In case you have a sensitive file and you do not want to upload it to a website due to a trust issue, I recommend you to download the software or app to perform conversion locally on your system.