Is there e-book reader on Ubuntu that read
mobi file format?
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
Calibre is primarily a ebook cataloging program. It manages your ebook collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to ebooks in several formats. It also upports conversion from a dozen different ebook formats to LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be accessed easily by just clicking the "Convert E-books" button.
Supported input formats are: MOBI, AZW, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF, TXT, PDF and LRS.
Starting calibre's ebook viewer as a standalone application
In certain cases you will not want to add an epub or mobi file to calibre's library before reading it. Luckily calibre's ebook viewer can be started independently via
See here for more information on adding launchers to your system.
To click an ebook and open in ebook-viewer, make this application (
Use FBReader, which is available as 'Ebook Reader' in the Software Center (
It can open a variety of ebook types, including 'azw'.
To open ebook on single/double click, the executable file to be added is
If you install calibre, and you just want to read a mobi file, then you can use the
Click on the view button (looks like an hourglass)...
The ebook viewer will open up a separate window...
Click on the the open ebook button...
You will be given a screen that asks you what file you want to open...
Choose your .mobi file and it will open in ebook viewer.
Note: I couldn't make any other option work for me and I stumbled on this method by mistake. Soooo easy and the ebook reader is better than any other Ubuntu reader.
Another option is Okular.
You also need the kdegraphics-mobipocket package.