Calibre is a free and open source e-book computer software application suite that organizes, saves and manages e-books. The software updates frequently, about once a week. At the moment, the latest release is 1.14 which comes with following changes:

New Features

  • Edit metadata dialog: Add the ability to trim covers manually, if automatic trimming is not satisfactory.
  • You can now show any metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, not just title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • Allow searching for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog
  • Kobo driver: Allow sending kepubs to older kobo devices as well, also add support for firmware 3.1
  • Allow viewer plugins to customize the viewer’s user interface
  • Bug Fixes

    • Table of Contents Editor: Handle generating ToC from headings if the first heading level in the document is not h1 or the document skips some intermediate heading levels
    • Update the metadata download and Get Books plugins for
    • Fix sending by email not working on computers with non-ascii hostnames.
    • Wireless driver: Fix launching programs from within calibre causing the wireless driver port to remain in use even after calibre is shutdown.

    This tutorial shows you how to easily install the latest Calibre with one command in terminal. The command will always download and install the most recent release on your Ubuntu Linux.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, copy and paste the command below and run:

    sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('').read()); main()"