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Read ebooks on Linux using Koodo Reader

Are you in need of a good ebook reader for your Linux desktop or laptop? Check out Koodo. It’s an “all-in-one” open-source tool that can handle a wide variety of ebook formats. Here’s how to get it working on your Linux system.

Koodo Reader installation

The Koodo Reader app is very supportive of the Linux platform. Koodo works on Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Snap packages. To install the software, you will need a terminal window.

Don’t know how to launch a terminal window on the Linux desktop? First, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

The installation can begin with the terminal window open and ready to use. Using the installation instructions that match your Linux OS, set up the Koodo Reader on your computer.


To get Koodo on Ubuntu, start by downloading the latest Koodo DEB package to your computer using the wget download command below.

wget https://github.com/troyeguo/koodo-reader/releases/download/v1.4.0/Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.deb

After downloading the latest release of Koodo to your Linux computer, run the apt install command to install Koodo to your computer.

sudo apt install ./Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.deb


To get Koodo working on your Debian Linux system, you’ll have to download the latest DEB package from the Koodo Github page. You can download the DEB package by using the following wget download command.

wget https://github.com/troyeguo/koodo-reader/releases/download/v1.4.0/Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.deb

The installation can begin with the Koodo DEB package downloaded to your Linux computer. Using the dpkg command, set up the Koodo DEB package on your Debian PC.

sudo dpkg -i Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.deb

After installing the Koodo DEB package to your system, you’ll need to run the apt-get install -f to correct any dependency issues that may have arisen during the installation process.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

The Koodo Reader is not available for Arch Linux in either the official software repos or the AUR. However, it has been converted to an official Arch Linux package with the Debtap tool. To install it on your system, enter the following commands.

wget https://archive.org/download/koodo-reader-1.3.9-1-x86_64.pkg.tar/koodo-reader-1.3.9-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
sudo pacman -U koodo-reader-1.3.9-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst


There’s an official RPM package available for Koodo Reader. To download the RPM package, use the wget download command below.

wget https://github.com/troyeguo/koodo-reader/releases/download/v1.4.0/Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.rpm

After downloading the latest Koodo Reader RPM package to your computer, you can install it on Fedora Linux by using the dnf install command down below.

sudo dnf install Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.rpm


If you use OpenSUSE Linux, you’ll be happy to know that the Koodo Reader application has an RPM package available for installation. To get your hands on the RPM package, use the following wget download command.

wget https://github.com/troyeguo/koodo-reader/releases/download/v1.4.0/Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.rpm

Once the Koodo Reader RPM package is downloaded, use the zypper install command below to install the software on your OpenSUSE system.

sudo zypper install Koodo.Reader-1.4.0.rpm

Snap package

To get Koodo working on your Linux system as a Snap package, start by enabling the Snap package runtime on your computer by following our how-to guide on the subject.

After setting up the Snap package runtime on your system, use the wget download command and grab the latest Koodo snap file.

wget https://bit.ly/3HKWNhn -O ~/Downloads/Koodo-Reader-1.3.9.snap

Install the Snap package with the command down below. You must use the –dangerous flag to install the package file, as it is local and not in the official store.

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo snap install Koodo-Reader-1.3.9.snap --dangerous

Using Koodo on Linux

To use Koodo on Linux, start by launching the app on your computer. You can launch Koodo via the application menu. Once it is open, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: With Koodo open, find the “Import” button and click on it with the mouse. When you select this button, a pop-up window will appear. Browse for the PDF, EPUB, MOBI, or other ebook format using the pop-up window and select it.

Step 2: After selecting your ebook file in the pop-up menu, click on the “open” button to import your book file to the Koodo ebook reader. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as many times as needed to add all of your books to the app.

Step 3: Once your ebooks are imported into Koodo, they appear in the “Books” section. Look through the “Books” section and select an ebook to read. When you do, a reader UI will appear.

From here, you are free to read your ebook. To create a bookmark to save your place in Koodo,  select the bookmark icon in the reader UI.

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