I know it's funny, but I would like to print some booklets I have. They are in ePub format without DRM, and my idea is to create a booklet in A6 format (they are not very long, otherwise I would not print them!)

Which suggestions do you have?

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Instead of converting with Calibre, you can directly print from the Calibre book viewer¹ and use a (virtual) printer driver that supports booklets construction on the fly.

On Windows and OSX these are more common. If you are on Linux you can easily create by installing CUPS, impose+, psutils and a few lines of code for the backend

¹ At least from the viewer included in Calibre version 1.17, probably earlier

  • printing to a virtual printer is probably the best option, I agree!
    – mau
    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:34

The option which came into my mind is to convert it in PDF with Calibre and then print it. This has however the disadvantage of adding a new passage, and besides it is also necessary to set up the page size and to find an application which puts all the pages in the right position.

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    Wouldn't it be the task of the printer driver to arrange the pages for a booklet?
    – his
    Jan 24, 2014 at 21:47

This may not be the optimal approach, but it will work. You can unzip the epub and then pull out the html/xhtml files and printing those directly from your web browser.


If you are going to use Calibre to convert, and if you have windows on your PC. I would convert to RTF. You can easily open the RTF with MS Word or LibreOffice Write, make any minor changes that might be needed and print.

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