Originally Posted by Katsunami
iBooks itself is even more dangerous to writers than anything Apple could do to the epub standard. Read this:
That does it. I knew Apple is greedy and arrogant, but this beats anything I've ever read with regard to a software EULA, bar none. Now I won't even consider their products ever again.
I'm sorry, but I don't see the problem.
This is free software for producing books specifically for the iBooks application. Apple are (very reasonably, to my mind) saying that if you choose to sell the resulting book, you must do so via the iBookstore. If you wish to give it away, you can freely do so. Similarly, if you export your file in another format, such as PDF, you can do whatever you wish with that.
Really, what's all the fuss about?