Standard eBooks builds upon Project Gutenberg to offer a better reading experience

2021.05.14 12:54

Project Gutenberg has always been a commendable literary initiative that ensured the classic titles of yore lived 

on in the digital age. While that is great, the eBooks lack consistent typography. Cover art leaves something to be 

disired, in addiiton to many typos, that can mar the reading experience considerably. 


It is here that the Standard eBooks come into the picture. As the name suggests, the Standard eBook refers to 

a set of guidelines that each of their eBooks is required to comply with. What that means is each of the books 

taken from Project Gutenberg re subjected to a laid-down procedure for publishing.


That includes formatting and typesetting with the help of a ‘professional-grade style manual.’ Also, each book is 

proofread with corrections made wherever necessary. It is only after this that a new digital edition of the book is 

created using the latest e-reader and browser technologies. This ensures each of the Standard ebooks thus 

created is compatible with almost all known e-reader devices currently in vogue.


The new format ensures all of the eBooks thus published have consistent typography, besides having a nice looking 

cover as well. Also, of course, all of the eBook that Standard eBooks offer comes free with no DRM obligations. 

Such eBooks also allow for hyphenation and popup footnotes. The eBooks will also support high-resolution 

graphics that are scalable. The eBooks support tables of contents too.


Also, if all of the above sounds interesting, one can also be part of the Standard eBooks project and chip 

in whatever help you can. That includes making donations too as they need money to procure relevant equipment 

as well as running the servers.


May 11, 2021 By Sovan Mandal