How To Download Your Google Reader Feeds As An EPUB Or MOBI File

Justin Pot 23-02-2013

download google reader feedDownload your Google Reader feeds – or the individual RSS feed of any website – as an ebook. NewsToebook is a free service that connects to your Google Account, downloads any feed you like and even marks the things it downloads as read. With output for EPUB and MOBI, it supports basically every eReader on the market, and can even directly convert an RSS feed to an eBook if you’re not a Google Reader user.


There are no shortage of ways out there to read feeds from Google Reader – there are great clients with offline support for Windows How to Use Google Reader, Metro-Style, With Nextgen [Windows 8] Add a beautiful, Metro-style Google Reader app to Windows 8. If you like your reading experience to be clean, quick and smooth – and you're a recent convert to Windows 8 – this is the... Read More Mac Cappuccino: A Slick Google Reader Client [Mac] Read More , Linux, Android and iOS. But if you’ve got an e-reader, and that e-reader doesn’t have a built-in browser, there isn’t really a great way to read your Google Reader feeds on it without resorting to silly tricks.

Which is a shame, because many of us who own e-ink devices prefer reading on them when the alternative is a glowing screen. Sure, you can use Calibre to download news Download Entire Newspapers or Blogs To Your eBook Reader With Calibre Read More , but it can be cumbersome and does not mark feeds it downloads as read.

So I’m glad I found NewsToebook. Whether you own a Kobo, a Kindle, a Nook or any other eReader on the market, this site allows you to download your feeds and read them on your eInk screen – easily.

Downloading Google Reader To EPUB/MOBI

Head to NewsToebook and we’ll get started. You’ll see two choices – adding any RSS feed or converting your Google Reader.

Let’s try out Google Reader first. When you click through, you’ll be asked to allow NewsToebook to access your Google Reader account. Do so or this won’t work. When you do, you’ll be presented with all of your feeds and folders:


download google reader feed

You can create an eBook made up of all your unread items, or you can pick your unread items from a particular feed or folder. There’s a limit of 50 items for each download, unfortunately, so I usually pick a specific feed I’m falling behind on and just read that offline.

When you pick what you want you’ll be presented with two choices: EPUB and MOBI. Download the MOBI if your eReader is an Amazon Kindle and EPUB if you own any other device.

google reader feed


When you pick a format you’ll be presented with a few options. You can mark every item you download as “Read” in Google Reader, which is a feature I love (and one not offered by Calibre).

google reader feed

You can also embed a font, if you want – this is a good idea if certain characters aren’t showing up on your eReader of choice.

google reader feed


The conversation might take a while, but it’s worth it. Once the process is complete you’ll have a file you can transfer to your eReader. How to do so varies depending on your eReader – for my Kobo all I needed to do was stick the EPUB on an SD card.

mobi file reader

If you’ve never added an EPUB or MOBI file to your eReader, I’d recommend checking its documentation, or reading our Calibre guide A User's Guide To Calibre eBook Manager Easily manage, convert and transfer your books using Calibre, the swiss army knife of eBook software, and a variety of related programs. Read More for an easy method.

Download Any Site To EPUB/MOBI

Like I said earlier, this tool isn’t just for Google Reader users. You can directly download any RSS feed by pasting it into the box at NewsToEbook.


mobi file reader

Note that you’ll only be given access to articles currently offered by a given site’s feed – usually around ten. If you want a longer-term index, I recommend adding the feed to Google Reader and using that method.

download google reader feed

If a given RSS feed only offers a summary, and not the full text of any article, this service can try to make a full-text version. If that doesn’t work, try using Five Filters to create your own full-text RSS feed.  FullTextRSSFeed: Convert partial RSS feeds to full text feeds Read More


There are certain things I want to exist, so I end up Googling them every year or so. “Download Google Reader to EPUB” is one of them, and last week I finally found a simple answer. Turns out it does exist.

What things do you wish existed? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or discuss other ways to get Google Reader onto your eReader.

Related topics: Ebooks, FeedReader, Google Reader, Reading.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I wonder when will they have an eye-friendly pc monitor. It seems like the newer/high-resolution the monitor is, the faster an eye-strained develops. Now I can't buy any new IT devices for quite sometimes cause couldn't bear the eye-strained. If there's eye-friendly monitor. It would be a life saver for a lot of people.


    • Justin Pot
      July 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      It's a good question, but for now I'd really recommend looking into e-ink devices. For reading long texts, they're the best tech out there – it's like looking at paper.

  2. ion popa
    February 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Oh, man! I didn't know I could do this. Thanks for article.

    • Justin Pot
      February 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Enjoy! I know I have.

  3. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Today we have an information overflow! Too much thing to follow, too little time to read. I used to read all my subscribed articles on Google Reader, it took too much of my time, finally I've given up. They remain unread, until I need anything from the articles, then I just search among them.

    • Justin Pot
      February 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      When that happens it's time to become a little more picky about which feeds you have in Google Reader. I try to limit it only to sites that I'm consistently interested in reading every article from.

  4. Ganesh Kadam
    February 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    very useful info...........thanks!!