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Open source E-book Library Management Application - Calibre

Calibre is an free and open source eBook library manager. It can view, convert and catalog eBooks in most of the major eBook formats. It can also talk to many eBook reader devices. It can go out to the Internet and fetch metadata for your books. It can download newspapers and convert them into eBooks for convenient reading. It is cross platform, running on Linux, Windows and OS X.
Calibre 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

Installing Calibre:
Calibre is included in the default Ubuntu reposisitory and can be install from the Ubuntu software center or from command line using command:
sudo apt-get install calibre
After sucesful installation you can open Calibre from Unity 'Dash'

The Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides access to all library management and eBook format conversion features. The basic workflow for using calibre is to first add books to the library from your hard disk. calibre will automatically try to read metadata from the books and add them to its internal database. Once they are in the database, you can perform various Actions on them that include conversion from one format to another, transfer to the reading device, viewing on your computer, and editing metadata. The latter includes modifying the cover, description, and tags among other details. Note that calibre creates copies of the files you add to it. Your original files are left untouched.


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