Update: There is now a second part with additional information. See end of this post.
I did some more testing of ePub eBooks with iTunes.
Some unhappiness resulted.
Not all ePub covers will display in iTunes. I feared this would happen.
Top row, left to right:
Yellow is from Project Gutenberg.
Green is from Munseys.
Purple is from Feedbooks.
Red is from Smashwords.
And here are three of the “problem” covers in Adobe Digital Editions:
So, even before iBooks is released — if this iTunes display renders the same as iBooks — Apple needs to go and update the program to handle this.
What I don’t understand is this: Why wasn’t this tested and prevented? Who at Apple has been neglecting eBooks?
Additional coverage: iTunes ePub eBooks: More Cover Tests