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Calibre 2.81 eBook Reader released with Amazon metadata download

Calibre is a free as well as an open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It supports a variety of formats (including the common Amazon Kindle and EPUB formats), as well as e-book syncing with a variety of e-book readers, and conversion (within DRM restrictions) from different e-book and non-e-book formats.

Calibre

Calibre Key Features

  • Library Management as well as E-book conversion
  • Syncing to e-book reader devices
  • Downloading news from the web as well as converting it into e-book form
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Content server for online access to your book collection
  • E-book editor for the major e-book formats

Latest Calibre Changelog (v2.78)

New Features

  • Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading amazon metadata from multiple sources
  • Add support for new Kobo driver firmware
  • Spell Check dialog now adds the original word as one of the spelling corrections, so that small edits to the word can be made easily
  • The Saved searched Dialog now allows re-arranging the saved searches using drag and drop
  • Implement auto update of built-in metadata download plugins
  • When inserting full screen images, you now use the actual image dimensions in the generated SVG code, when available
  • Linux installer: Check that the umask is suitable before running the installer. Should fix breakage on systems where users have changed the user umask but neglected to also alter it for sudo
  • Bulk metadata edit: Remove the control to delete specific formats as it is redundant. This functionality is already present by right clicking the Remove books button

See changelog for bug fixes and improved news sources

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How to Install latest Calibre 2.81 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS

sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failedn'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"

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