The Calibre E-book management tool has reached version 1.2 which improves Support for Android Tablets and Phones. Here are the new features in Calibre 1.2:

  • Conversion: Add support for the CSS3 rem font size unit
  • MTP devices, such as Android tablets/phones: Allow ignoring any folder on the device, not just top level folders. For newly connected devices, also scan /Android/data/ for books by default (newer versions of the Kindle app place downloaded files there).
  • Speed up sorting when the book list is showing a restricted set of books, such as when the results of a search are displayed or a virtual library is used.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add an undo option for the Trim cover button.


It’s very easy to install or upgrade calibre 1.0 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and their derivatives.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, press Ctrl+C to copy below codes and press Ctrl+Shift+V to paste in terminal.

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()"

Press Enter to install it on the default lacation and it will download and install calibre on your system automatically.