Originally Posted by linux_author
please tell me why i should have to pay for a utility to create an ebook for any publisher?
Writers used to have to but paper, typewriters and ribbons (or Pens and Ink).
I would agree with you, if you had to buy unique software for just one publisher. You are targeting a device platform (that happens to be attached to a publisher), but there are other outlets for the format.
Your choice. Play in the 500 lb Gorillas pen or elsewhere? Your choice