Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: ebup, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multiplatform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.8, which has been released today. It comes with new DOCX improvements, including support for linked images from the host computer. Also, it got an updated HTML5 parser (html5lib-python), support for hyperlinks, fixed the handling for multiple block level bookmarks at the same location and other fixes. For more info, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Pear OS and Elementary OS. There is no repository available for the latest version of Calibre, but we can easily use the above oneliner, provided by the calibre team (but first, let’s make sure we have all the dependencies installed):
$ sudo apt-get install glibc xdg-utils python
$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"