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    Linux ePub Converter? (ebooks)

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know an ePub converter that will work natively on Linux? I'd like to convert pdf, txt, html files to this format so that I could read them on my ebook.


    Thanks.
    Last edited by cipicip; December 30th, 2009 at 05:07 AM. Reason: changed title

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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    Bump.

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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    You might try Calibre.

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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    Here is a good summary of what you are seeking:

    http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/EPub#Conversion_software

    Calibre is included among the suggestions.
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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    Many thanks guys. Calibre is indeed the tool I was looking for.

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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    how about going the other way? epub to pdf?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    Take a look at this thread, yunone:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1491373
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    Re: Linux ePub Converter?

    Sometimes you can unzip the .epub file and you'll have all the content that way.

    Calibre has failed me with its focus on ebook-readers, a poor interface, and a general non-unix way of implementing a CLI utility (ebook-convert). It's alternative, fbreader, scared me away at first glance with its interface also.

    I ran ``file'' on my epub and found out it was a zip, from there an ``unzip'' and now I have the book to read. In html, but it will do.

    EPUB is a free and open format, did you know?

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