Originally Posted by BobR
Basically I guess I'm with rlauzon... text only is just fine. Why does a novel need pictures?
Not the novel itself... the complete e-book package could contain extra material to enhance the overall reading experience. Compare it to the collector's edition of a DVD. You don't get just the movie, but all kinds of background information including interviews, the making of, trailers, etc. In the case of the e-book that could be interviews with the author, excerpts from the audio book edition, references to other authors, etc.
While some readers might just be interested in the novel, others might find exactly the pro argument for e-books in the extra (multimedia) content that cannot be offered with paper books.