Digital Editions has many favorable features but lacks a very important feature for non-fiction books: a back-to-previous-view(s) button. If a book has internal hyperlinks, say between sections, many/most ebook readers allow links to the linked-TO page but no way to easlily get back to the linked-FROM page.
For me, an author, implementing a second, reverse-direction link to go back to a page where the reader pressed the original link is either a pain or impossible, especially if the linked-to location is linked-to from multiple locations. (In such cases, how can a go-back link at the linked-TO page know which linked-FROM page to return to?) That's the case with my ebook, which is loaded with cross-references. I'm tearing my hair out (and don't have much left on my partially-bald head) trying to find a workaround, to no avail. A back-to-previous-view(s) button eliminates that problem completely.
For some reason, a high percentage of ebook readers seem to lack this kind of 'back' button. Why?
Please put a back-to-previous-view(s) button in Digital Editions. (If you do, I'll list Digital Editions as one of the preferred apps to view my book.)
Thanks for your consideration.