Standard Ebooks

While free public domain books can be readily downloaded from resources like Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive, those wishing to read these finds on an e-reader or mobile device may be somewhat frustrated by their formatting or mistakes in transcription. This sentiment is the inspiration behind Standard Ebooks, "a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks." Some of the ways Standard Ebooks strives to improve their source material include proofreading and correcting typos and ephemera, editing the typography and design for consistency, and updating the formatting to meet current e-book best practices such as tables of contents and popup footnotes. As of this write-up, more than 300 titles are available, including L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery, and P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves Stories. Visitors can browse Standard Ebooks' full library in order of newest additions, author name, reading ease, or length (using the "Sort by" filter at the bottom of the page to adjust browsing selections), and each e-book is available in four different file formats. Those interested in participating in this project should visit the Get Involved section to learn how. [--SAMPLE RECORD--]
Resource Type
The Scout Report: Volume 26, Number 20 (May 29, 2020)
Date Of Record Creation
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Of Record Release
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Last Modified
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
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