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ePUB reader for Ubuntu

epub reader ubuntu

What is EPUB?

EPUB i.e electronic publication is an open ebook standard developed by International Digital Publishing Forum(IDPF).The EPUB files have the extension .epub.The EPUB is designed for reflowable content i.e the text display can be optimized for the particular display device used by the EPUB Reader.For Ubuntu the best software for reading  EPUB file formats is Calibre.

Recommended EPUB Reader : Calibre

Calibre is a ebook library management software and it can read all the common ebook formats.It is free and open source software.In ubuntu you can install it directly from the Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager.If you have any problem in installation then go to the link given below and come back if needed.

After completion of installation,open the *.epub file with Calibre or add the *.epub file to the calibre library from the options given in calibre.Then you can read the epub files in single click from calibre.

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how to install calibre on ubuntu

Calibre is an ebook library management software.This post will explain you about installing calibre(ebook collection manager) on Ubuntu OS(the process is same for almost all versions like ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 …and others).Calibre is an open source and free application and in ubuntu you can find it in software center or package manager.You can also download and install it manually from it’s official website(http://calibre-ebook.com/).Calibre has support for wide range of formats,some most common formats are *.pdf,*.mobi,*.epub,*.html,*.odt,*.lit,*.txt.It’s very easy to import books from one platform to other (in couple of clicks) by using calibre.

Install ebook library management software calibre on ubuntu

From Command Line

#1. Open Terminal/shell;type the command(enter ubuntu login password if required) and enter y(when prompted for installation)

~$ sudo apt-get install calibre

#2. Wait until the installation is complete.

From Ubuntu Software Center

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and then move to Get Software -> Office and click on install in calibre row.
#2. Enter password if required and then wait for few minutes for the installation to complete.

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Conclusion : Calibre is one of the most popular ebook management application;due to the various formats support it’s known as universal ebook reader.After the completion of installation you can access it from Applications->Office->Calibre.

how to manage e-books collection/library

Now e-books are becoming more popular and useful.When you have a number of e-books on different categories then it is difficult to keep track of  them.That’s why you need a library manager so that you can manage your collections more effectively.I am going to introduce you with an open source software which is a complete solution to the e-book library management.

CALIBRE : An open source and cross platform e-book library manager which can be used to view,catalog and convert e-books in all the common available formats of e-book ,e.g pdf,LRS,txt.It can also convert the simple format information into e-books to make the reading easier.

supported input – e-book formats are :
MOBI , LIT , PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF, TXT, PDF, LRS.

Supported Opeating systems are :
Linux, Wndows, OS X

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