Originally Posted by saoir
Keep in mind that the trend is moving steadily ... one might even say briskly to the demise of DRM from more and more publishers. Format conversion would still be needed because of different devices.
Not really. Minus DRM, everything but Amazon uses EPub, even Apple. Conversion can (and should) be provided from the source, rather than the destination, similar to how Overdrive works (do you want the book for Kindle(mobi), Epub, or PDF?).