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.

    Weijia Cheng Contact information for Weijia Cheng.

  2. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

    David Grigg Contact information for David Grigg.

  3. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

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

  4. A portrait of Vince Rice.

    Vince Rice Contact information for Vince Rice.

  5. A portrait of Emma Sweeney.

    Emma Sweeney Contact information for Emma Sweeney.

  6. A portrait of Robin Whittleton.

    Robin Whittleton Contact information for Robin Whittleton.

Corporate Sponsors

  1. 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. Ann Bartyzel

  5. Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen

  6. Richard Bolender

  7. Jeremy Bordeleau

  8. Shane Boyar

  9. Keith Bradner

  10. Chris Brooks

  11. Benjamin Bunnell

  12. Derrick Burns

  13. Robert Carreon

  14. Ryan Casey

  15. Matthew Chan

  16. Andrew Clunis

  17. Mark Cohen

  18. Maxwell Collins-Shenfield

  19. Liza Daly

  20. Sam Davy

  21. In memory of Georgia Dawson

  22. Mahdi Dibaiee

  23. Benjamin Dirgo

  24. Robert Ditzel

  25. Jeffrey Dlouhy

  26. Christian Eager

  27. Kaleb Elwert

  28. Will Fitzgerald

  29. Wilhelm Fitzpatrick

  30. Mac Foster

  31. Vilgot Fredenberg

  32. Joshua Garner

  33. Christopher Gateley

  34. Walter Giesbrecht

  35. John Giese

  36. Joshua Go

  37. Alan Gou

  38. Joe Gracyk

  39. Christopher G. Crosby Gugic

  40. Michael Ham

  41. Carey Handfield

  42. Richard Healey

  43. Curtis Hendzell

  44. Carlton Henson

  45. Jacob Hill

  46. John Jarvis

  47. Jared Joslin

  48. Bruce Keith

  49. Siddhartha Khanooja

  50. Leonard Kirke

  51. Eric Korhonen

  52. Theodore Kostylev

  53. Lukáš Kucharczyk

  54. Cody Laurent

  55. Brendan LeFebvre

  56. Matthew & Monica Levine

  57. Lance Linimon

  58. Kate Lucas

  59. James Luke

  60. Patrick Greeley Mahoney

  61. Merlin Mann

  62. Sean McCord

  63. Kevin McFadden

  64. Jeff McFadden

  65. Graham McIntire

  66. Aaron Miller

  67. Craig Mod

  68. Judith Moore

  69. Sandeep Movva

  70. Lowell Nelson

  71. Ozan Ocal

  72. Aaron Potts

  73. Andrew Roach

  74. David Romani

  75. Rollin Salsbery

  76. Russ Shanahan

  77. William Sked

  78. Zach Smith

  79. Mark Solocinski

  80. Brandon Sowers

  81. Deanna Stanley

  82. Aaron & Kaci Sudbrink

  83. Mark Swenson

  84. Edward Throckmorton

  85. Ted van der Togt

  86. Joshua Tompkins

  87. Joel Trammell

  88. Winston Troughton

  89. Austin V

  90. Jeffrey Vogelsang

  91. Gilbert Wat

  92. Nicole Watts

  93. Robyn Weimer

  94. Nathan West

  95. Blake Westerdahl

  96. Patrick Weyer

  97. Jasper Bernard Weyers

  98. Breck Yunits

  99. Vlad Zaharia

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