The ESV Reader’s Bible was created for those who want to read Scripture precisely as it was originally written–namely, as an unbroken narrative.
I'm glad I took a look at the Sample. It seems as if this ePub book merely presents the ESV text without the verse numbers. Pericope headings and footnotes are still in tact (though the footnotes don't actual lead anywhere). I believe this is a publication error because in the preface, the editor specifically states that the ESV Reader's Bible is presented without these things so as to invite the reader into the whole narrative. The concept is excellent, it just wasn't accomplished here. Here's hoping for an update from Crossway.35
The ESV is one of my favorite translations. However, this version does had chapters and headings within the text and it was advertised as if it didn't have any...will be seeking a refund or a corrected version of what was sold here.15