DeDRM: Ultimate Calibre DRM Removal Plugin for eBooks

This blog has been supporting eBook Readers for a year and the Calibre DRM Removal methods were explained separated with each plugin in a single article. So, now, there is a simpler way to remove DRM from mostly any eBook extension with only one ultimate Calibre DRM Removal plugin.

We don't want DRM Restrictions on our eBooks!

In this post, I am going to show you how to remove DRM from eBooks simply by using the Calibre (DeDRM) Plugin. If you have any question or concerns about whether is it legal or not you are welcome to see our DRM-Removal Policy.

Credits: Article, Tips and Download links are done by me (Saleem Almajed). But originally, the source for DeDRM Calibre Plugin is (Apprentice Alf's Blog). So, there is a special thanks to (Apprentice Alf) for the big effort done to improve this plugin.

This is only legal as long as you are the original owner of the content and you are planning to remove DRM to fully gain the right of ownership NOT for sharing it.

What is DeDRM Calibre DRM Removal for eBooks?

This is a plugin which provides the quickest and simplest way to remove DRM from your eBooks by using Calibre (Free e-Book Tool) through DeDRM (Calibre Plugin) and then you can convert your e-Books to any format to make them capable of working on any tablet or other eBook Readers.

Read your eBooks on any device!

This method is about how to decrypt DRM Encryption and it is meant to function without having to install any dependencies but only having Calibre installed, of course.

Warning: Do not send the (DRM-Free) content to anybody else and keep it only for self-use and also keep in mind that the purpose of removing DRM is to enjoy your legally purchased Books or Media on other devices.

What are type of eBooks supported by DeDRM Calibre Plugin?

This plugin can remove the DRM from mostly any eBook:
  • Adobe Digital Editions eBooks: even Kobo or Sony - (.ePuB, .PDF or ACSM)
  • Barnes & Noble ePub eBooks: including nook study - (.ePuB)
  • Secure eReader eBooks: those bought from Fictionwise - (.PDB)
  • Amazon Kindle eBooks: examples of these are Kindle Mobipocket, Topaz or Print Replica - (.PRC, .MOBI, .AZW, .AZW1, .AZW4, .TPZ)

How to install DeDRM Plugin to Calibre?

It is so easy to install Plugins to Calibre but there is something that you should consider when you are installing Unofficial Calibre Plugins (which is the plugin we use to strip DRM).

Actually, I wrote a full tutorial post on How to install a plugin to Calibre successfully. After you have installed DeDRM Plugin to Calibre you should proceed to the next step below to configure it.

How to Configure DeDRM Plugin in Calibre?

Once you have installed and run the DeDRM Plugin it will attempt to find location of your DRM Encryption Keys and Installation Folders for: Amazon Kindle For PC/Adobe Digital Editions (on Windows and Mac OS).

Note: Some options for eBooks will need to be configured manually by putting your name and your credit card number into the configuration dialogs which you have bought the eBooks with them..

In the most cases, the DeDRM Plugin will find Encryption Keys automatically but if for some reason it couldn't you will need to configure it manually. Just go to the (Preferences> Advanced> Plugins) and look for the DeDRM Plugin under "File Type".

Highlight the DeDRM Plugin and click (Customize plugin).

Move your mouse to highlight the plugin (DeDRM under the "File type plugins" category) and click on the "Customize Plugin" button and a dialog will appear like the Picture Below.

Choose a configuration method.

This dialog contains a set of buttons describing different type and sources of eBook. Regarding to the type of your eBooks, you will need to click on the corresponding button to your eBook Format and enter the required information in the sub-dialog that will pop up.

Once you have given the required information for configuration, click on the "OK" button in the main dialog to save your settings and you will be ready to remove the DRM from your eBooks.

You can find help section at the top right of each dialog, that explains further about the required information that you will have to put for a success DRM Removal proccess.

How to remove DRM from eBooks by Calibre?

Once the DeDRM Plugin is installed and configured, you can simply add a "DRM-ed eBook" to Calibre and the "DRM-Free eBook" will be imported into the Calibre Database.

Just import your eBooks to Calibre.

Then you would be able to convert your e-Books to any other format and save it. If you have already imported DRM books you'll need to remove them from Calibre and re-import them.

Download Calibre & DeDRM Plugin

Calibre is an open source software for reading and converting various eBook formats as well as syncing to many different kinds of eBook readers. Just download and install the latest Calibre for any Operating System from the Official Site.

All plugins (including the DeDRM Plugin when used on eBooks under wine) should also work on Linux.

Download links below have many handy plugins for DRM Removal which also remove DRM of several eBook formats but your only going to install the DeDRM Calibre Plugin which is in the folder "DeDRM_Calibre_Method" to decrypt your eBooks.

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