PDB DRM Removal - Remove DRM from Secure eReader eBooks

If you have purchased Fictionwise Secure eReader eBooks and you want to read them on any other device then you must strip their DRM Protection to use them freely.

Fictionwise Secure eReader eBooks

In this post, I am going to show you how to remove DRM using a popular open source eBook Converter Software. If you have any question or concerns about whether is it legal or not you are welcome to see our DRM-Removal Policy.

This method is working great but I recommend you also to try the most up-to-date DRM removal method which is DeDRM: Ultimate Calibre DRM Removal Plugin for eBooks.

What is Calibre (DRM Removal) for Secure eReader Method?

This method is the quickest and easiest way to remove DRM from your e-Books by Calibre (Free DRM Removal Tool) through eReader PDB2PML (Calibre Plugin).

Secure eReader eBooks DRM Removal

Calibre can then convert your eReader PDB e-Books to whatever format you desire. It is meant to function without having to install any dependencies except for Calibre being on your same machine, of course. It will also work without using Calibre if you install Python, PyCrypto and/or OpenSSL instead, but they aren't necessary because it will get harder and longer.

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.

Credits : Article, Tips and Download links are done by me (Saleem Almajed). But originally the eReader PDB2PML Tool was coded by (Dark Reverser) and converted to a Calibre Plugin by (DiapDealer) and a special thanks to (Apprentice Alf) for improving the 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 type of eBooks are supported by this method?

This plugin is meant to remove the DRM from Fictionwise Secure eReader encrypted eBooks that can be read with eReader Pro software with the extension of (.PDB).

How to install the "eReader PDB2PML" Plugin?

It is so easy to install a Plugin to Calibre but there is something that you should consider when you are installing an Unofficial Calibre Plugin (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 "eReader PDB2PML" Plugin you should proceed to the next step below to configure it.

In order to run Plugins without Calibre, you will need to install Python for Windows (Mac already comes with Python, but apparently has older versions).

We strongly recommend ActiveState's Active Python 2.7 Community Edition for Windows (x86) 32-bit.

How to Configure the Plugin "eReader PDB2PML" to work?

Move your mouse to highlight the plugin (eReader PDB2PML under the "File type plugins" category) and click on the "Customize Plugin" button and a dialog will appear like the Picture Below.

Configuration of the Plugin "eReader PDB2PML"

So, you have to enter your Credit Card Information into the dialog that shows up after clicking on "Customize Plugin" and fill it up according to the examples below.

One Credit Card

Enter your name and last 8 digits of the Credit Card Number separated by a comma like this (no spaces) "Your Name,12341234".

Multiple Credit Cards

If you've purchased books with more than one credit card, separate the info with a colon (no spaces) like this "Your Name,12341234:Other Name,23452345".

How to remove DRM from eBooks by Calibre?

Once The 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.

Add & Convert eBooks with Calibre

Then you would be able to convert it 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 & Plugins

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 eReader PDB2PML 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 "eReaderPDB2PML_vXX_plugin.zip" plugin for Calibre (Secure eReader eBooks) DRM Removal.

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