Ok, then, folks. No one seems interested in making ebooks look better or more useful than they presently are. I'll keep at it though. That the art of making better looking books, regardless of the package they come in, may become superfluous remains to be seen.
If anyone, however, wishes to pursue this topic I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you agama, for your useful response. It appears you may be unique in this group in having a positive attitude and a helping nature.