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What is an eBook?

By definition a eBook (or ebook) is a book that is converted into a digital format to be read on any digital device such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, e-readers and computers. Another key feature of an eBook is that the text cannot be editable: an eBook must always be converted into a format that guarantees just that. The most popular formats for an eBook are: TXT, EPUB, MOBI, AZW, PDF.

EPUB (.epub): EPUB is an electronic publication and is the most widely supported format and can be read on a wide variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets and most eReaders (except Kindle). EPUB files are redrawable, which makes them true eBooks and easier to read on small devices.

AZW (.azw): AZW files were developed by Amazon for his Kindle eReaders. These files can store complex content such as bookmarks, annotations and highlights. But the use of AZW files is limited to Kindles or devices with Kindle apps. Also, they are only accessible from Amazon's online library.

MOBI: A MOBI file is designed specifically for mobile devices or eReaders. The format is very light and supports bookmarks, notes, corrections and JavaScript. The content in the file may be DRM protected to prevent illegal copying and viewing. This format was also “purchased” by Amazon for their devices and ebooks.

PDF: Also known as a portable document format, it's not technically a true eBook by our definition, but it's the format most people are familiar with. Created by Adobe, PDFs are known for their ease of use and ability to contain custom layouts. Since they keep their format and are not re-drawable, they can be difficult to read on a small screen. Despite this, they are still one of the most commonly used eBook formats, particularly by marketers.

How to Convert PDF to Ebook?

As anticipated above, since PDF is a readable format on all devices but not exactly ideal for viewing ebooks, there are many people who wonder if there is a quick and easy way to convert a PDF book into a real ebook (EPUB, MOBI, AZW or other format). The answer to this question is yes, you just need to use the correct software to do this.

Below we will show two types of software to convert PDF to ebook. The first solution is let's say the classic one, that is, it converts the PDF to EPUB or AZW format (if you have a Kindle), the second solution is the one that converts your ebook into a "browsable online" file on any device.

Way # 1. Convert PDF to ebook (EPUB or AZW)

If you want to convert PDF to EPUB format, with all the features described above for this format, the program we recommend you use is called Epubor Ultimate. We have actually already seen how to use this program in the guide on how to convert PDF to EPUB. Below we briefly review the steps to follow.

First download and install Epubor Ultimate on your PC or Mac:


Once the app has been installed and started on your PC, you will need to click on ADD to upload your PDF files that you want to convert to EPUB.

After importing, just click on "Converted into EPUB"To complete the operation:

The EPUB files obtained can now be copied to the e-reader device of your choice and be viewed.

If you have a Kindle and want to read PDF on it, then what you need to do is select the AZW3 format below and click on CONVERT TO AZW3 as shown in the following figure:

There are also other ways you can convert PDF to AZW and you can read them in this article.

Way # 2. Convert PDF to ebook (browsable online)

The second solution instead consists in transforming your static PDF into a real ebook to be browsed directly online (internet connection is required). To do this, we recommend that you rely on the free service of, a web-based service that turns any PDF into an online browsable file, just like this one you see below:


How does it work? Very simple: go to the website and click on the “Choose File” button to select the PDF file from your computer and immediately start the conversion.

The conversion will take a few seconds. At the end you will be able to see the link of your browsable ebook and you can share it via email or through any social network (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp)






I tried to convert the PDF coming from .pub to epub to publish it but it is a disaster, I have used several programs known also caliber and convertio ,. Because?

  • Try taking a look at this article on how to convert pdf to epub without losing formatting

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