Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
- Library Management
- E-book conversion
- Syncing to e-book reader devices
- Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
- Comprehensive e-book viewer
- Content server for online access to your book collection
- E-book viewer: Add a paged mode that splits up the text into pages, like in a paper book instead of presenting it as a single column. To activate click the button with the yellow scroll icon in the top right corner.
- Digitally sign the calibre OS X and windows builds
- Get Books: Add Mills and Boon UK
- Various minor improvements to the Bulk metadata edit dialog
- Fix various regression in the auto-complete functionality for authors/series/tags etc introduced in 0.8.60
- Drivers for various new Android devices
- MOBI: Add support for the new language EXTH header field in MOBI files generated by kindlegen 2.5
- KF8 Output: Fix calibre produced KF8 files not showing the 'Use publisher font' option on the Kindle Touch when they have embedded fonts
- Txt/fb2/rtf/pml/rb output: Fix non-visibile element's tail text (which should be visible) is being ignored when it shouldn't.
- Book details panel: When displaying a link to amazon, use a country specific name like amazon.fr instead of using amazon.com for all countries
- Conversion: When splitting on page breaks, ignore page-breaks with values of auto and inherit.
- Metadata jacket: Specify foreground in addition to the background color for the title banner so that it remain readable if the user tries to monkey with the CSS in the viewer.
- PDF Output: Fix rendering of cover as first age of PDF (ignore margins so that the image covers the entire page)
- Linux binaries: Bundle libglib to avoid incompatibilities with glib on various distros.
- Fix find_identical_books() choking on books with too many authors
It's old version is also available in Ubuntu Software Center.
To install Calibre on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal: