pdf to epub

Convert PDF to EPUB Online

In today’s fast-paced digital world, e-books have gained immense popularity, and the demand for e-book formats like EPUB is on the rise. However, many times we come across PDF files that are not compatible with e-book readers. That’s where the need for PDF to EPUB conversion arises. Converting PDF files to EPUB not only makes them readable on e-book readers but also allows for better accessibility, portability, and searchability. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of PDF to EPUB conversion and provide a step-by-step guide on how to convert PDF files to EPUB using Python and Python SDK.

PDF to EPUB Conversion API

Aspose.PDF Cloud SDK for Python is a powerful API that offers a wide range of capabilities for handling PDF files. It also provides a simple and efficient way to convert PDF files to EPUB format. With the powerful PDF processing capabilities of the Aspose.PDF Cloud API, you can quickly and easily transform your PDF documents into high-quality EPUB e-books. Whether you need to convert a single file or a large batch of documents, the Aspose.PDF Cloud SDK for Python makes it easy to get the job done quickly and accurately.

Now, we need to first install the SDK, which is freely available for download over PIP and GitHub repository. So, we are going to execute the following command on the terminal/command prompt to install the latest version of SDK on our system.

pip install asposepdfcloud

Subsequently, the next important step is to obtain your client credentials from Dashboard. In case you do not have an existing account, use your GitHub or Google account to Sign Up.

Convert PDF to EPUB using Python

Please follow the steps given below to load PDF files stored on cloud storage and perform conversion to EPUB format.

  • Firstly, create an instance of ApiClient where we pass the client credentials as arguments.
  • Secondly, initialize PdfApi object by passing the ApiClient object as an argument.
  • Thirdly, set the value for optional parameter contentRecognitionMode to control the content recognition. The possible values are Fixed, PdfFlow, or Flow.
  • Finally, call the put_pdf_in_storage_to_epub(..) method to load the PDF file already available in cloud storage, convert it to EPUB format and save the resultant file in the same storage.
PDF to EPUB conversion preview

Image 1:- PDF to EPUB conversion preview.

The input PDF file used in the above example can be downloaded from marketing.pdf.

PDF to EPUB using cURL Commands

Another way to convert PDF to EPUB is through the Aspose.PDF Cloud API using cURL commands. With this method, you can leverage the powerful features of the API to convert your PDF files to EPUB format quickly and easily. By making a series of API requests through cURL commands, you can upload your PDF file to the cloud, convert it to EPUB, and then download the converted file. This method allows for a high level of automation and integration with other systems, making it a popular choice for many developers.

Now, firstly, we need to generate a JSON Web Token (JWT) based on our client credentials. So, please execute the following command to generate the JWT token.

curl -v "https://api.aspose.cloud/connect/token" \
-d "grant_type=client_credentials&client_id=88d1cda8-b12c-4a80-b1ad-c85ac483c5c5&client_secret=406b404b2df649611e508bbcfcd2a77f" \
-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
-H "Accept: application/json"

Secondly, use the following command to upload the input PDF to cloud storage:

curl -v "https://api.aspose.cloud/v3.0/pdf/storage/file/{filePath}" \
-X PUT \
-F file=@{localFilePath} \
-H  "accept: application/json" \
-H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer {accessToken}"

Replace {filePath} with the path where you want to store the file in the cloud storage. Replace {localFilePath} with the path of input PDF on your local system Also, replace {accessToken} with your Aspose Cloud access token (generated above).

Finally, please execute the following command to convert PDF to EPUB and save the resultant e-Book on local drive.

curl -v "https://api.aspose.cloud/v3.0/pdf/Converted.pdf/convert/epub?contentRecognitionMode=Flow" \
-X GET \
-H  "accept: multipart/form-data" \
-H  "authorization: Bearer <JWT Token>" \
-o  "MyResultant.epub"

Quick Tip

In order to view the EPUB files, please try using our free EPUB viewer App.


In conclusion, converting a PDF to EPUB can be an important task for various reasons such as enhancing readability, accessibility, and portability of documents. Aspose.PDF Cloud provides powerful and flexible APIs and SDKs that can be used to accomplish this task easily and efficiently. Whether you prefer to use a programming language or command line tools, Aspose.PDF Cloud offers solutions that can fit your needs. With its advanced features and capabilities, Aspose.PDF Cloud can help you streamline your PDF to EPUB conversion process and improve your overall productivity.

We recommend visiting the following articles to learn about: