Originally Posted by Andrew H.
Because the people who complain about Amazon's monopoly are Adobe users.
Uh, if that were the case nobody would be complaining.
Adept's maret share of ebook sales is very low in the US and not even a plurality outside the US.
Current US ebook sales estimates hint at am ADEPT penetration of "maybe 5%" if that much, and that is counting all of Kobo as ADEPT instead of part ADEPT and part KEpub.
If UK reports are true, ADEPT runs well under 20%.
In most of Asia and especially Japan epub is only now starting to make inroads and its mostly Apple's mutation that is selling.
The irony of the Adobe "stndard" is that it is strongest where commercial ebook sales are weakest; in the most fragmented most immature markets where actual sales volume is miniscule.
It's hard to get people to fear you when you barely register on the retail radar.