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.


  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.

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  2. Michael Barrineau

  3. Chris Brooks

  4. Derrick Burns

  5. Matthew Chan

  6. Andrew Clunis

  7. Mark Cohen

  8. Maxwell Collins-Shenfield

  9. Liza Daly

  10. Mahdi Dibaiee

  11. Christian Eager

  12. Alec Feather

  13. Wilhelm Fitzpatrick

  14. Mac Foster

  15. Michael Ham

  16. Carey Handfield

  17. Richard Healey

  18. Curtis Hendzell

  19. Stephen Heywood

  20. David Howell

  21. John Jarvis

  22. Jared Joslin

  23. Monica & Matthew Levine

  24. Lance Linimon

  25. James Luke

  26. Patrick Greeley Mahoney

  27. Ozan Ocal

  28. Andrew Roach

  29. Brandon Sowers

  30. Joshua Tompkins

  31. Ted van der Togt

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