How to Convert MBP to Text

by Matt Milano

Support for Mobipocket e-book reader software ended in 2011 but it was once a widely-used format for e-books. Identified by the MBP file extension, Mobipocket files work on reader software designed for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Convert old Mobipocket files into plain text files if you want to edit or read them on the latest tablet PCs and some e-reader devices.

Step 1

Download and install the free Calibre application. Launch Calibre when the installation is complete.

Step 2

Click the **Add** button in the upper-left corner and navigate to the Mobipocket file you want to convert. Select it and click **Open**.

Step 3

Click the **Convert** button. Click the **Output Format** pop-up menu in the upper-right corner of the conversion dialog screen and select **TXT**. Click **OK** to complete the conversion.

Right-click the e-book after the conversion is done, and select **Open Containing Folder** to view the plain text version of the e-book.


  • Calibre also converts between PDF, Word, HTML and Epub formats.


About the Author

Writing professionally since 1999, Matt Milano has authored news articles, marketing and website copy, blogs, press releases and product documentation. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from small one-man shops to major corporations and universities. An expert speechwriter, Milano has drafted speeches that have been delivered to audiences ranging from 30 to 1,700.

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