VBK files are DRM-protected eBook files used by VitalSource Bookshelf, an eBook application used for reading purchased textbooks. Once you. Since the VBK format is a proprietary format, there is no conversion program that can convert a VBK file into a PDF file. Since you can print VBK files, you can. A file with the VBK file extension is likely a proprietary VitalSource BookShelf VitalBook e-book file. Though the e-book program does not provide an conversion.

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VitalSource is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with over 4 million users worldwide. Your eTextbooks are available immediately to you following your purchase.

How to Convert VBK to Epub

However, some people who prefer to converrt book with e-ink reader devices find it impossible for them to do so. Because VitalSource books converr available for two formats: What eTextbook Formats are Available? There are two different types of electronic textbooks sold in the VitalSource Bookstore: Reflowable textbooks do not maintain the layout of a traditional bound book.

The text is responsive, so the font size can be easily adjusted no matter the size of the screen.

The Easiest Way to Convert VitalSource VBK to PDF

These books conform to EPUB 3 industry standards. The Page-Fidelity textbook maintains the look and feel of a bound book—the text is fixed and the screen size determines the size of the text. Both types of eBooks support a wide range of features, including but not limited to: Information about the book’s format is available on the Product Details page for that title in the vitalsource.


Though VitalSource Bookshelf is compatible with Macs, PCs, tablets and mobile phones, it has caused a lof of inconvenience for book lovers. For example, some people prefer to read books on e-Ink reader devices for better reading experience.

Because e-Ink reader devices can keep you reading without any distraction, like notifications. And a single charge lasts weeks, not hours. Most importantly, e-Ink reader devices’ touchscreen display reads like real paper which can greatly protect your eyesight. Although you have purchased the book, however, you can only gain the right to read the paid content. So you can’t download the books to your computer to back up your paid content for personal use.

The fact is that you might be blocked from your purchased content one day.

So you must get rid of the DRM in order to gain the full control of your purchased book. As long as you back up VitalSource books, you can read them on any preferred reader apps or devices.

By the way, you can even share the textbooks with your friends. As we have said, the VBK eTextbooks are available for 2 formats: So no matter which format books you get, it will not effect your reading experience. Step 1, download Epubor Cknvert Downloader to your computer and launch it.


Next input your VitalSource account and password in the log-in window.

Then all of your ebooks will be displayed in the main window. If you are a trial version user, please close the registration window and use Epubor VitalSource Downloader directly.

Step 2, click the download button in the lower right of the book cover to download the VitalSource eTextbooks to your computer.

How to Convert VBK to PDF | eBook Converter

There will be a downloading progress bar below the book cover. You can only download one book at a time.

So don’t click on anything before the book was downloaded succeeded to your computer. And the books are at your disposal.

After downloading Epubor Ultimate to your computer, you just need to add your PDF books to the blank area and choose Epub as the output format, then click “Convert to epub” button. Then you can do whatever you like with the VitalSource books. She seeks the methods to read eBooks conveft freely and wants to share all she has got with you.