Originally Posted by HarryT
I'm a little puzzled as to what you perceive the issue to be. [...]
Just I'd rather read an ebook with the original italics. Often it doesn't matter much but some novelists use a lot of italics and part of the meaning of the text is lost by not having them. If information about whether italics are included or not was available in the book description I could choose not to read ebooks which omit them.