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 1.16, which has been recently released. Among others, it comes with “Book Editor”, a new function for editing EPUB and AZW3 files, the “Create new book” feature that enables the users to create empty books and a bunch of bug-fixes. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.16 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian, KWheezy and Crunchbang.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.16, 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()"