Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, As you may know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion or e-book viewer. Being multiplatform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
A while ago, Calibre 1.0 has been released, bringing some improvements and fixes. It comes with a new cover grid view, a faster database backend, Virtual Libraries, conversion of Microsoft Word documents, support for font embedding and many more cool improvements. For a full list of features, see the official announcement.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.0 on Linux systems. The latest Calibre version is not available via PPA or third party repositories, but it can be installed from the commandline, with this script from the official site:
$ 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()"
Calibre 1.0 is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander (and Linux Mint 16 Petra), Debian Jessie and Debian Sid, so for this three distros, all you have to do to install the app is:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install calibre