Originally Posted by guma
... not because it would be overly difficult to adjust a text for ebook reading. I would assume the reason is that some (most?) publishers obviously don't care much about ebook quality and are not willing to invest even the little effort it would take to make their products somewhat presentable.
To some extent the fault lies with the ebook reading software. None of it seems to make much of an effort to do really good typography in terms of line and page layout, or even in terms of ligatures.
Current ePubs and even Mobipocket ebooks could look a lot better than they do at the moment.