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 1.14, which has been released a few hours ago. Among others, it enables the users to manually trim the covers if the automatic trimming functions provided by the app is not enough, it allows the users to see the metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, it enables the users to search for plugins by name and install them easily and it comes with many bugfixes. For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.14. on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian, KWheezy and Crunchbang.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.14, 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()"