How To Install Epub Reader on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Epub Reader on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Epub Reader on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, epub (Electronic Publications) is an open book standard for reading documents on computers and mobile devices. Epub book’s format is a popular format as it adjusts its font size to the device display. In other words, Epub format is responsive. Since the default Document Viewer is unable to read ePub, we need to use another application specifically for this purpose. If you ask any experienced Linux user about eBook readers, his/her answer will be Calibre.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Epub Reader on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Epub Reader on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Calibre on Linux Ubuntu.

Install Calibre on Ubuntu 16.04, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install calibre

Once installed, Calibre can be started from Unity Dash . For the first time users, it will ask you to configure Calibre. Simply select the default options are you are ready to use the software.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed epub reader. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Calibre epub reader on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Calibre web site.

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