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.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.