Both at Smashwords and the Kindle set-up area at Amazon, they recommend your novel be in Word.doc, and at Smashwords, I read something about using the "Nuclear Method" to clean up potential problems. Can you stick with WordPerfect and still manage to have a nice-looking e-book? Or, is it necessary to switch to Word, or apply the Nuclear Method?
I was hoping getting my novel ready for e-book publication would be not fraught with as many stumbling blocks as I've been reading about in the guides.