EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Chat about just about anything else
Post Reply
User avatar
NoahsArk
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Location: North West England

EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by NoahsArk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am

Hello All! Hope you can help.

When I ditched Windows (Hallelujah!) I saved all my Epub books on a hard drive. I now have them on my Linux Mint 18.1 Serena using Calibre. I now want to buy a reader which I can use in bed or when out and about. I don't want an app - I actually want a reader but what I don't want is anything from Amazon! Do you have any suggestions as to which Ebook reader will sync with Linux Mint?

I still have my old Blackberry Playbook and have tried connecting it after reading dozens of web pages but it is a no go. That said, the Playbook is a bit heavy and very dated.

Any advice or tips more than welcome.

Thank You
Linux - Il est interdit d' interdire

deepakdeshp
Level 11
Level 11
Posts: 3773
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:14 pm

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

User avatar
Bolle1961
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 705
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:59 pm

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by Bolle1961 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:39 pm

Kobo readers are good, I have a Touch, about 6 years old, still works great. Sync with Calibre Linux is not a problem.
Icarus is also a good brand https://www.icarusreader.com/
Here more info about ereaders https://www.mobileread.com/forums/index.php
Image

User avatar
absque fenestris
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 586
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:23 pm

NoahsArk wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
...
When I ditched Windows (Hallelujah!) I saved all my Epub books on a hard drive. I now have them on my Linux Mint 18.1 Serena using Calibre. I now want to buy a reader which I can use in bed or when out and about. I don't want an app - I actually want a reader but what I don't want is anything from Amazon! Do you have any suggestions as to which Ebook reader will sync with Linux Mint?
...
Hello
I manage my eBooks with Calibre under Mac OSX (old habit...) - meaningful titles, authors sorted by first name and surname, unique linguistic designation (eg - Russian names such as: Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Gorbachev...)

- under Linux Mint I read my eBooks with FB-Reader...
- under Windows with Sumatra PDF... (no bad surprises)
- under Android (Smartphone) with Lithium... (no advertising)

...I can't manage my eBooks on Linux - too small screen for Calibre... :mrgreen:
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)

User avatar
kyphi
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2306
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:14 am
Location: The Hunter, Australia

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by kyphi » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:00 pm

+1 for Kobo Touch (there are 4 in this household). The illuminated screen comes in handy for reading in low light and it is light enough to hold in one hand and turn the pages with a touch of your thumb. Works well with Calibre.
I recommend getting a sleeve for it to protect the device if you drop it going to sleep, although they are easy to repair.
Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon - 64bit

xdicey
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 473
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:42 pm

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by xdicey » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:22 am

I have several kobo 64GB ARCs -they work fine with Mint but what I prefer is my Samsung Tab 8. I use Moon+ Reader Pro e-reader app. It's the best. No worries. I have downloaded over 1100 books.

I use a 64GB microSD card with Samsung. Has been working for the last 2 yrs or more. Works with Calibre too.
Rafaela Cinnamon 17.2, V 2.16, 64 bit, Kernel: 4.4.0-45
DELL Inspiron2350
-AIO TouchScreen
-QUAD CORE Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU (-HT-MCP-) 2.40GHz x4
-12GB RAM, 1 TB SSHD
-Graphics Card: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

User avatar
otacon14112
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:43 pm

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by otacon14112 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:10 am

I have been wondering the same thing as the op. There's some good info in here.
Otacon: You remember pre-ripped jeans? Manufacturers thought that just because people loved old, broken-in jeans, they would want to buy new jeans that looked old. So they purposefully...
Solid Snake: What do jeans have to do with nature and order?

User avatar
NoahsArk
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Location: North West England

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Post by NoahsArk » Mon May 07, 2018 11:05 am

Just wanted to say a sincere thanks to you all for the help and tips. I now have a Kobo and I can even use my Playbook with network Wi-Fi.

I would have replied sooner but I've been unwell.

Thank You.
Linux - Il est interdit d' interdire

Post Reply

Return to “Open chat”