Every now and then, students and researchers purchase textbooks from Vitalsource Bookshelf. Most of the books downloaded from VitalSource Bookshelf are in VBK format and protected by DRM. People only can open these books with VitalSource Bookshelf APP which is really annoying. Recently I have received many readers emails which inquiry if there is any way to convert VBK to PDF. I've tested some methods posted on these famous ebook related forums and find the easiest way to convert VBK to PDF. This method will cost you no penny!
Update: Since there are many readers want to convert the VBK to pdf in whole, we launch a new software--Epubor VitalSource Downloader to download the VitalSource eTextbooks to PDF/EPUB.
To Print the book, first of all, we have to open this book on your Mac. Please go to the official site of VitalSource Bookshelf to download the desktop app and install it. Then download the books you want to print via VitalSource Bookshelf app.
The above mentioned methods are very complex and time-consuming, and you need to install so many software to achieve your goal. It will take about your whole days to download a book with one thousand pages. That's why I want to introduce Epubor new software --Epubor VitalSource Downloader to you. With this software, you can download the VitalSource books to pdf with one click.
1. It won't remember your account info unless you allow to do that. And the account logging in settings is set to be used for the library accessing so that all your vitalsource eTextbooks can be downloaded well.
When you log in, you will see all books you purchased from VitalSource website. If you found that not all purchased books are displayed in this library, close the software and restart it again please.
Students whose books are provided by Walden, will receive an email notification when their eBooks are available for download. If you no longer have the email with download instructions, but your eBook was ordered within the last 12 months, you can download it directly from MBS Direct by visiting MBS Direct. You will be prompted to login to your account with your MBS Direct Username and Password.
Your eBook is now associated to your VitalSource account and you may begin using your eBook. We strongly encourage downloading all of your eBooks onto at least one device for long-term access lasting the duration of your academic program. Online access through the site, mbsdirect.vitalsource.com expires after 365 days, but access to downloaded eBooks typically does not expire. You may download the VitalSource bookshelf app at
You can access your books online, or you can download VitalSource Bookshelf to your desktop to read your books without accessing the Internet. (Note: If you download the texts, you will still have the option to read and access them online.) To download the Bookshelf software and individual e-books to your computer, click the linked e-book titles in the Course Materials.
Some eBooks cannot be downloaded and/or accessed offline. When looking at library electronic books, whether or not they can be downloaded and viewed offline, and for how long they can be accessed, will change based on the vendor and eBook.
VitalSource Bookshelf is an e-textbook platform for Windows. You can download your books to your PC and access them using VitalSource Bookshelf. Once downloaded, the books are accessed from local hard disk; hence, you can use them whether you are connected to the Internet or not.
VitalSource e-textbooks can be accessed through Blackboard courses, the My Blackboard dashboard, or an individual device if the eTextbook has been downloaded by the user. The VitalSource platform is part of the UMBC Bookstore Course Materials Initiative, which began in SP2016 with phase one.
If you would like to read your eTextbooks outside of Blackboard and offline, you will need to download them to an authorized device. You can identify up to 2 desktop/laptop devices and up to 2 mobile devices. VitalSource supports Windows and Mac as well as iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
If your bookshelf contains books you purchased, in most cases those books are available for offline reading. The VitalSource offline reading app for books you purchase is different from the West Academic Library app used for books provided by your school.
eCampus.com proudly partners with VitalSource to provide the widest selection of eTextbooks in the industry. eTextbooks are delivered through the VitalSource platform and can be accessed online or downloaded for offline viewing on a variety of devices using the VitalSource Bookshelf app . Study at your desk, in the car, on a plane or out on the trail. Online textbooks provide mobile offline access, intuitive navigation, searchable content, printing, highlighting and note-taking features that are accessible wherever you are.
You can view your VitalSource etextbooks on your Kindle just like any other device, by first downloading the Bookshelf app from Amazon. The Bookshelf app for Kindle requires you to have a Kindle Fire (4th Generation) or greater and be running Fire OS 188.8.131.52 or later. Once you have the app installed & signed-in to Bookshelf, you will be able to access all of your eTextbooks.
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VitalSource's comprehensive upgrade to its flagship product, Bookshelf 4.5, is free and available for download from vitalsource.com. Books may be purchased from VitalSource's online store, from select college bookstores and through the e-commerce websites of VitalSource's publishing partners. E-books are downloaded to Bookshelf where they are automatically indexed and stored locally. Like music purchased from an online store, once they have been downloaded, VitalSource e-books do not require an online connection for readers to access them.
Previous editions of Bookshelf already allowed readers to highlight and annotate e-books, features that set the technology apart from competing platforms as they allowed readers to interact with e-books in the same manner as they would with printed textbooks, reference materials and other publications. Advanced search capabilities were also part of earlier editions of Bookshelf, allowing users to conduct queries on individual titles or their entire e-library.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, VitalSource is a leading provider of technology solutions for e-book publishing and distribution. The company enables publishers, distributors and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its proprietary VitalBook (*.vbk) file format under a variety of scenarios, ranging from custom curriculum solutions to private-label bundled products, as well as single textbook and promotional content delivery to students and faculty in both secondary and post-secondary educational settings. In 2007, VitalSource commemorated the billionth book distributed in the VitalBook format. VitalSource is an Ingram Digital Group company. For more information visit www.vitalsource.com 2b1af7f3a8