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EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
by NoahsArk
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

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:14 pm
by deepakdeshp

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:39 pm
by Bolle1961
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

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:23 pm
by absque fenestris
NoahsArk wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
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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?
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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:

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:00 pm
by kyphi
+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.

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:22 am
by xdicey
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.

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:10 am
by otacon14112
I have been wondering the same thing as the op. There's some good info in here.

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 11:05 am
by NoahsArk
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.