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 1.10.0, which has been announced yesterday. Among others, it comes with support for the .DOCM files (the Microsoft Office-generated files with macros enabled), audio conversion support from CMYK to RHB, a new checkbox added for locking the quickview window and many bug fixes. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.10.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, KWheezy, Crunchbang, Pear OS and Elementary OS.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.10.0, 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()"