While handheld eBook readers, such as the Kindle, Nook and iPad, have provided an easy way to read books while on the go, they’ve also introduced the inconvenience associated with many different, competing eBook formats. There is ePUB, Mobi, LIT, LRF, PDB, and a lot more. If you use multiple devices, or simply have a need to convert from one to the other, then 2EPUB.com is a great option; you can use it whenever and wherever you are, as long as you have an Internet connection.
If you have simple converting needs, then 2EPUB.com is a great first stop. It can accept doc, docx, epub, fb2, html, lit, lrf, mobi, odt, pdb, pdf, prc, rtf and txt, and convert it to epub, fb2, lit, lrf and mobi. During the conversion process you can set author, title and encoding attributes, and when the conversion is finished, download your new books straight to your desktop. The only limitation is that 2EPUB.com can only convert five books at once. With that in mind, here’s how it works. First, navigate to the 2EPUB.com website.
About halfway down the page is a big BROWSE button.
Click this, then choose the eBooks you want to convert.
When you’ve chosen your files, click the Upload Files link. Here, we’re converting three Sherlock Holmes books we downloaded from Project Gutenberg.
Once the files have uploaded, you can set the Author and Title of each book, as well as the Encoding. Here we’re setting a custom title for one of the books.
When you’re finished, simply click the Convert Files to EPUB link (or choose from the other options, found just below).
The conversion will take place quite quickly, assuming a “standard” size book. In this screenshot, you can see that between the time we clicked to begin the conversion process and the time the screenshot was taken, two of the three books have already been converted.
Once done, you can download each book individually by right-clicking its link, or you can download all the converted files in one handy ZIP file.
And that’s it! Aside from a few formatting issues you may want to take care of (in a program like Sigil, which we’ve covered previously), your eBooks are ready to be enjoyed.
As mentioned, 2EPUB.com only has the capability of converting five eBooks at any one time. If you have a large library of eBooks to convert, or if you want a bit more control over what the conversion process entails, then a program like Calibre, which is available for Mac, Windows and Linux, may be more to your liking. We’ll cover that process in another article, so be sure to watch for it!