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Tonight a close friend of mine drove my attention to the open ebook standard and the conference he recently attended to. This make it the issue on standards a very important part to create an opportunity for both OpenOffice.org and OpenDocument to have transformations for this open format.
Documents and books are something that have similar needs, they need to be open formats, they need to be accesable and human readable. The ebook specs are provided on their site and also have an awesome way to process information.