Originally Posted by DSpider
Seems that nobody mentioned this yet; plain text (.txt) is a bad idea for an e-book. If you plan on manually re-adding bolds and italics yourself, that's a VERY bad idea. It takes a significant amount of mental effort to visually "scan" every paragraph for italics and other styles, and you're bound to miss a few of them throughout the entire book.
Plain text document is not an e-book, but rather a document.What we need is an e-Book, and epub is an ideal e-book format with a rich formats. EpubSTAR is a program to convert the document into the e-book.
Perhaps you mean it is difficult to convert the txt into epub with rich format. May, in fact, txt document has not rich format as word document, and Txt-to-EPU is not convenient as Word-to-the EPUB. But EpubSTAR can identifies the chapter headings and sets it to the h1~h6 styles, and it's beautiful too.