Calibre - Really Good E-Book Management Tool for Linux

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application for Windows, Mac and Linux. Important functionalities include library management, format conversion, news feeds to ebook conversion and even e-book reader synchronization features.

Calibre e-book library management app for Linux

Calibre E-book Management Tool for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Calibre is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.
  • Calibre supports all the major e-book formats.
  • Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for different e-reader devices easy. 
  • Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library and creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in the library.
  • Calibre can automatically fetch news from websites or RSS feeds, format the news into a ebook and upload to a connected device.
How to Install Calibre E-book Management Tool in Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install calibre
  • Done. Goto Applications - Office - Calibre.
  • Other supported Linux distros include Debian, Gentoo, Linux Mint, Fedora, Arch Linux, Foresight and Open Suse. Visit Calibre Download Page for more information
I have to add that, though the installation went fine, I was not able to launch Calibre successfully in Ubuntu at the time of writing this article. A bug report has been already filed by someone regarding the same. Thanks to our reader Aashiks for letting us know about this.