Standard Ebooks: Classics for people finicky about typos and formatting


Ereaders like the 7.8″ Aura One can be finicky about formatting, and crappy ePubs can slow down tasks such as the selection of text for annotation.

With public domain titles I’ve enjoyed the best luck with editions from Feedbooks (public domain section here).

If you’re really, really persnickety about formatting, typos and other details, however, another choice might be Standards Ebook. It offers ePub, AZW3, and pure ePub3 along with instructions for using them.

Standard “takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style guide, lightly modernizes them, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to take advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.”

Alas, Standard offers a fraction of the number of titles that Feed does—only around 70. But  it’s still worth checking out, and you might even want to volunteer and produce a book…

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