Canillita: Make your personal newspaper delivery with Calibre and Raspberry Pi
A set of instructions that teaches calibre how to convert an online news source, like a magazine or a blog into an e-book. A recipe, is essentially python code.
The process is simple: run a cron job for downloading the news and send them through email.
Once you had installed Raspbian on a SD, install the required packages
The next step will save you time and storage consumption because Calibre GIT repository is huge and you only need the official recipes. Into the pi home directory run this for fetching only the recipe files
You will find the official recipes in
Configure Exim for delivering the email through GMail (see this post).
Download the script for fetching news
Finally, add a new job into cron and specify (in this order): your email, the list of recipes (one per line) and optionally the output profile (by default, it chooses kindle)
Further reading: If you hare interested on Calibre’s recipes you can create one and/or search for community recipes. The script in this post supports community recipes and they should be stored in