I may need your guidance setting this up in ubuntu. I couldn't find where to install wine from? Update Manager? Add Programs?
Umm, add programs I think. I use fluxbox as my window manager and not gnome most of the time so the menus look different. Whatever command starts synaptic, the package manager for ubuntu. Once that is running just search for wine its in it the repositories.
I haven't tried lit2sb. After trying to get the mobi2imp.pl to work I sort of gave up on using windows apps. I've been trying to use them as little as possible during the conversion. Things are simpler that way
Mobiperl works fine under just linux. It would run into the same problems though under wine. I can't install any perl modules from activestate into the windows perl installation. As I said there is most likely a way around that but I didn't ever find it.