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 1.9, which has been released today. Among others, it comes with new drivers for Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad and Kindle Fire HDX for the Linux platform, an option to check the duplicates when copying between libraries, improved PDF output, and many others. For more information, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.9 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, KWheezy, Crunchbang, Pear OS and Elementary OS.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.9, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. Also install the dependencies, in order to avoid installation issues.
$ 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()"