Free and cross-platform eBook editor

Sigil is an excellent multiplatform program, That is, it is valid for both Mac as per Windows i Linux, Which gives us the ability to create in a very simple way our own e-books digital book in epub format.

How this blog is dedicated to the world Linux and very especially in operating system Ubuntu, We will teach you the easy way to install it on Ubuntu o Operating systems based on Debian.

Among the features that stand out from this sensational eBooks publisher the following must be listed:

  • User Guide, FAQ, and Online Wiki
  • Open source and free under GPLv3 license
  • Multi-platform: Works on Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Full support for UTF-8
  • Full support for EPUB 2
  • Multiple Views: Book view, Code view and Split view – both.
  • WYSIWYG Edition in Book View, supported all XHTML documents under OPS specifications
  • Full control by directly editing the EPUB syntax in code code view
  • Table of contents generator with support for multi-level headers
  • Full support metadata editor for all possible metadata (more than 200) with full description for each
  • User interface translated into 15 languages
  • Spell check with default and user configurable dictionaries
  • Full support for regular expressions (PCRE) for search and replacement
  • SVG support and basic XPGT support
  • Support for importing EPUB and HTML files, images, style sheets and fonts

How to install it on Ubuntu and Debian

Create your own eBooks with Sigil


The first thing we need to do is open a terminal window of our Linux based distro Debian and add application repositories:

  • its add-apt-repository ppa: rgibert / ebook


Then we will update the list of repositories with the order:


To finish installing the application with this command line:

  • sudo apt-get install sigil


With this you will have it properly installed on your favorite Linux distro.

Learn more – Installing Chrome and Chromium on Ubuntu / Debian

font – Lucho’sblog

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