One Useful Thing: Standard Ebooks

Free, beautifully designed public domain ebooks.

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Standard Ebooks are lovingly produced new editions of public domain ebooks, expertly edited and designed by a talented team of volunteers.

Even better: Standard Ebooks are readable on any ebook device or with any ebook app. I’ve read several in the Kindle and Apple Books apps for iPad and iPhone. They’re a joy to read.

I’ve particularly enjoyed their selection of classic Science Fiction novels from the likes of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Andre Norton. The entire catalog is a lot of fun to browse.

You can volunteer to help Standard Ebooks produce even more beautiful public domain ebooks.

“Any skill level, from simple proofreading to complete ebook production, is welcome. We’re here to help!”

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Keith Monaghan writes the One Useful Thing newsletter and is a researcher who works with creative teams on projects for companies like Nike, The CW Network and Upworthy. He can be reached at or follow him on Twitter @keithmonaghan