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.

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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. Ann Bartyzel

  5. André Beaupré

  6. Jeremy Bordeleau

  7. Shane Boyar

  8. Keith Bradner

  9. Chris Brooks

  10. Benjamin Bunnell

  11. Derrick Burns

  12. Robert Carreon

  13. Ryan Casey

  14. Matthew Chan

  15. Andrew Clunis

  16. Mark Cohen

  17. Maxwell Collins-Shenfield

  18. Liza Daly

  19. In memory of Georgia Dawson

  20. Mahdi Dibaiee

  21. Benjamin Dirgo

  22. Robert Ditzel

  23. Jeffrey Dlouhy

  24. Christian Eager

  25. Kaleb Elwert

  26. Will Fitzgerald

  27. Wilhelm Fitzpatrick

  28. Mac Foster

  29. Vilgot Fredenberg

  30. Christopher Gateley

  31. Walter Giesbrecht

  32. Joshua Go

  33. Alan Gou

  34. Joe Gracyk

  35. Christopher G. Crosby Gugic

  36. Michael Ham

  37. Carey Handfield

  38. Richard Healey

  39. Curtis Hendzell

  40. Carlton Henson

  41. John Jarvis

  42. Jared Joslin

  43. Bruce Keith

  44. Leonard Kirke

  45. Eric Korhonen

  46. Theodore Kostylev

  47. Lukáš Kucharczyk

  48. Cody Laurent

  49. Brendan LeFebvre

  50. Matthew & Monica Levine

  51. Lance Linimon

  52. Kate Lucas

  53. James Luke

  54. Patrick Greeley Mahoney

  55. Merlin Mann

  56. Jeff McFadden

  57. Graham McIntire

  58. Aaron Miller

  59. Craig Mod

  60. Judith Moore

  61. Sandeep Movva

  62. Lowell Nelson

  63. Ozan Ocal

  64. Aaron Potts

  65. Andrew Roach

  66. David Romani

  67. Rollin Salsbery

  68. Russ Shanahan

  69. Edward Shelley

  70. William Sked

  71. Zach Smith

  72. Mark Solocinski

  73. Brandon Sowers

  74. Deanna Stanley

  75. Aaron & Kaci Sudbrink

  76. Mark Swenson

  77. Edward Throckmorton

  78. Ted van der Togt

  79. Joshua Tompkins

  80. Joel Trammell

  81. Winston Troughton

  82. Austin V

  83. Jeffrey Vogelsang

  84. Gilbert Wat

  85. Nicole Watts

  86. Robyn Weimer

  87. Nathan West

  88. Blake Westerdahl

  89. Patrick Weyer

  90. Jasper Bernard Weyers

  91. Breck Yunits

  92. Vlad Zaharia

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