Originally Posted by HarryT
But, with respect, none of that affects the actual appearance of the book; it just makes it somewhat easier for the publisher to achieve a consistent appearance across a range of books. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there's anything in the way of formatting that a LIT book can have, but a MobiPocket book can't.
But it definitely affects the future usability of the book. The lit format seems to be much better for converting to other formats since it contains more information.
Also if publishers have to convert to different formats all will be worse. Or the format which is easier to convert to will look nicer.