The iBooks is the ebooks application introduced by Apple to manage and read ebooks library on iPad and iPhone. Books file format used in iBooks app is ePub. But if you have some ebooks already in PDF format and want to convert those to ePub to read in iBooks app. So, here is simple method to convert PDF to ePub using a free ebook management application Calibre which is available for Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7), Mac OS X and Linux.
First of all you have to download and install Calibre on Windows, Mac or Linux, as we are performing this process to convert PDF to ePub format in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Calibre Welcome Wizard
Once you installed Calibre and run it first time, you have to specify few things:
set a folder where you want to store ePub file
Select Manufacturer “Apple” and device “iPad or iPhone/iTunes + Stanza” as in screenshot below.
How to Convert PDF to ePub
Click on “Add books” button
Select PDF book form your computer that you want to convert to ePub format, immediately that will be added under Calibre book list
Now click on “small arrow” on the right side of “edit meta information” and select “Download meta data and covers”
It will start searching and collecting meta information of book from online resources if its available otherwise you may need to add that information manually like book title, author name etc.
After a while you will find your PDF book’s meta information at the bottom pan of Calibre interface
Now, start the book format conversion process. Simply click on “small arrow” on the right side of “Convert E-books” then select “Convert individually”
It will open the summary information window of the PDF book, here just click OK
Calibre will convert PDF ebook to ePub format and you can find .ePub version of your PDF file in the folder that you have specified above in the “Calibre Welcom Wizard”
After converting PDF file to ePub, see how to transfer books to iPad
Using Calibre you can also convert file to ePub for iPad :
CHM to ePub, HTML to ePub, TXT to ePub, RTF to ePub, PDF to ePub, CBZ to ePub, CBR to ePub, CBC to ePub, FB2 to ePub, LIT to ePub, LRF to ePub, MOBI to ePub, ODT to ePub, PRC** to ePub, PDB to ePub, PML to ePub, RB to ePub, and TCR to ePub