Standard Ebooks

About Standard Ebooks

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven 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. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the U.S. public domain, and Standard Ebooks dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing the entirety of each ebook file into the public domain. All the ebooks we produce are distributed free of cost and free of U.S. copyright restrictions.

Standard Ebooks is organized as a “low-profit L.L.C.,” or “L3C,” a kind of legal entity that blends the charitable focus of a traditional not-for-profit with the ease of organization and maintenance of a regular L.L.C. Our only source of income is donations from readers like you.

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  1. A portrait of Alex Cabal.

    Alex Cabal Contact information for Alex Cabal.


“Editor” is the honorary title bestowed on volunteers who, in their history of contributing to Standard Ebooks, have demonstrated exceptional capability in producing ebooks, as well as in managing and reviewing ebooks produced by other volunteers. They continue to volunteer as first-line consultants for new ebook projects.

  1. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

    David Grigg Contact information for David Grigg.

  2. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

    B. Timothy Keith Contact information for B. Timothy Keith.

  3. A portrait of Vince Rice.

    Vince Rice Contact information for Vince Rice.

  4. A portrait of Emma Sweeney.

    Emma Sweeney Contact information for Emma Sweeney.

  5. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

    Robin Whittleton Contact information for Robin Whittleton.

Corporate Sponsors

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  2. Scribophile

Patrons Circle

Join the Patrons Circle to support beautiful, free, and unrestricted digital literature, and to have a direct voice in shaping the future of the Standard Ebooks catalog.

  1. Jon Allen

  2. David Ballenger

  3. Michael Barrineau

  4. Keith Bradner

  5. Chris Brooks

  6. Benjamin Bunnell

  7. Derrick Burns

  8. Robert Carreon

  9. Matthew Chan

  10. Andrew Clunis

  11. Mark Cohen

  12. Maxwell Collins-Shenfield

  13. Liza Daly

  14. In memory of Georgia Dawson

  15. Mahdi Dibaiee

  16. Jeffrey Dlouhy

  17. Christian Eager

  18. Wilhelm Fitzpatrick

  19. Mac Foster

  20. Joshua Go

  21. Joe Gracyk

  22. Michael Ham

  23. Carey Handfield

  24. Richard Healey

  25. Curtis Hendzell

  26. John Jarvis

  27. Jared Joslin

  28. Bruce Keith

  29. Leonard Kirke

  30. Eric Korhonen

  31. Theodore Kostylev

  32. Brendan LeFebvre

  33. Matthew & Monica Levine

  34. Lance Linimon

  35. James Luke

  36. Patrick Greeley Mahoney

  37. Merlin Mann

  38. Jeff McFadden

  39. Judith Moore

  40. Sandeep Movva

  41. Ozan Ocal

  42. Andrew Roach

  43. David Romani

  44. Rollin Salsbery

  45. Brandon Sowers

  46. Aaron & Kaci Sudbrink

  47. Mark Swenson

  48. Edward Throckmorton

  49. Ted van der Togt

  50. Joshua Tompkins

  51. Robyn Weimer

  52. Nathan West

  53. Blake Westerdahl

  54. Patrick Weyer

  55. Jasper Bernard Weyers

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