Reading documents on Kindle

Recently, I wanted to read some documents (i.e. from Google Docs) on my Kindle. I was interested in exporting .mobi, as reading PDFs on Kindle is really annoying.
I found converting .doc into .mobi not a trivial task. Luckily, nearly everything is possible in Ubuntu with a few steps:

  1. Download your document as .doc / .docx
  2. Open .doc / docx in LibreOffice / OpenOffice and export to ePub (you’ll need to install Writer2ePub before)
  3. Import ePub into Calibre and export it to your favourite eBook reader.

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