Feb 8, 2013

Calibre: Ebook Catalog Management on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

Electronic book (ebook) or paperless book is currently becomes one of the famous trend.  The publishers, are nowadays offering the electronic book as well to their book customers. The development of the mobile computers, including tablet PC, is one of the most important factor that makes the ebook more famous among the readers and the computer users. Almost all university now offers the availability of the ebook on their libraries as the main student facility.
For the most readers, ebooks become one of the most important assets. They actually need the appropriate application to make their ebook collection well organized.

Now, Linux users can start organizing their ebook collection using Calibre.
This application actually is available for Windows and Mac Os as well. Calibre is a simple and perfect ebook management application that run on Linux. This application allows you to make ebook collection category or library management, convert into various extensions, downloading the ebooks from various website, and Syncing to e-book reader devices.

The Main Calibre Features:
  • Implement the ability to automatically add books to calibre from a specified folder.
  • Support for reading Amazon's new KF8 format
  • Allow adding user specified icons to the main book list for books whose metadata matches specific criteria. Go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Column icons to setup these icons. They work in the same way as the column coloring rules.
  • Complete rewrite of the PDF Output engine, to support links and fix various bugs
  • Experimental support for sub-setting fonts
  • Conversion: Add an option to embed a font family into the book
  • E-book viewer: Support the display of mathematics in e-books. Supports both embedded TeX and MathML 
  • A new wireless device driver. This allows connecting wirelessly to a device running a 'smart' calibre client
See this website  for complete explanation.

How To Install Calibre ebook Management Application on Linux Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10?

To install it, run terminal and login as root. Type these following commands on your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/calibre
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calibre

How To Install Calibre ebook Management Application on Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04?
As well as the previous explanation, open your terminal dan run the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/calibre2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calibre
Enjoy to manage your ebooks on Linux.