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: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.44.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with both important bug-fixes and new features. Among others, a new feature has been implemented, that enables the users to press CTRL + left mouse click on highlighted links when editing a book to jump to that file, a feature for selecting all the existing text by clicking the search box, some new features for changing the text alignment of the curent paragraph has been implemented and got support for Kobo eReader.
For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.44 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LXLE, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Peppermint, Linux Lite, Deepin, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.44, 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 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()"
The installation script downloads and extracts the latest Calibre installer, and installs the app in /opt/calibre, by default. But the user can easily change the installation destination.