How To Install Calibre 1.24 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian

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 1.24, which has been recently released, coming with a few changes and improvements.

The list of new features, for the changelog:

  • Sending by email: Add an option to insert the comments from the book metadata as text into the email. Useful to allow the recipient to see a summary of the book before opening it. The option is in Preferences->Sharing by email
  • Edit book: new tool to automatically generate an inline (HTML) Table of Contents based on the current NCX Table of Contents. Accessed via Tools->Table of Contents->Insert inline Table of Contents.
  • Edit Book: Add a check for internal links in the book that do not point to HTML documents
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the soon to be released firmware version 3.2
  • Completion popups: Allow pressing Tab (in addition to Enter) to accept the current completion
  • Edit book: When auto-fixing named entities, fix in all files not just current file.

how to install Calibre 1.23 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.

In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.24 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.

There is no repository available for Calibre 1.24, 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[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()

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