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  • It is important that ebooks be sold without DRM
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Oct 2023
    > https://standardebooks.org/

    Standard Ebooks is seriously impressive. One of my favorite sources of books in the public domain.

    I’d also add in addition to this excellent list of DRM-free ebooks, it’s always worth looking into borrowing a book from the library via Libby/Overdrive.

    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Oct 2023
  • The Project Gutenberg Open Audiobook Collection
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Sep 2023
    Standard Ebooks has the ability to filter books bu reading level.

    That seems much better for people trying to learn English.


    They carefully curate and copy-edit their books, and go for quality over quantity. I think that is probably the right choice. We already have free access to an effectively infinite amount of mediocre content on the internet.

  • Kindle AND books?
    2 projects | /r/books | 11 Jul 2023
    I use my kindle for reading all of the free classics on Project Gutenberg and Standard EBooks. I also buy the occasional short story collection on Amazon and use my kindle for those. I always have a physical book, kindle book and audiobook going all at the same time. Physical book is main book and for heavier or more serious reads whereas audiobooks are my popcorn books and fun stuff. Kindle is everything in between - use it for travelling and reading in the dark (putting kids to bed and reading in bed next to wife).
  • Reddit seems to have forgotten why websites provide a free API
    8 projects | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 9 Jun 2023
    And lastly, consider your target. For example, I used to have a little scrapping tool for StandardEbooks. They're a small, little-known project. I have no idea how their stack looks like, but I assume they didn't have supercomputers running that site, at least back in the day. These guys do lots of thankless job to give away quality products for free. So you're damned right I checked their robots.txt before doing it (delightful, by the way), and limited that scrapper to one request at a time. Even put a waiter between dowloads, just to be extra nice. And not like I will ever download hundreds of books at a time (I mostly used it to automate downloading the EPUB and KEPUB version for my Kobo for one book; yes, several hours of work to save me a click...), but I promised myself I would never do massive bulk downloads, as that's a bennefit for their paying Patrons.
  • Is there anyway to extract the first page of an epub as image so I can use it in lf previewer
    5 projects | /r/commandline | 27 Apr 2023
    Standard Ebooks, as part of its mission of creating quality ebooks, ensures that there's an art-based cover image, but from having been on the relevant mailing list for a while, people regularly have challenges finding appropriate art that can be legally used.
  • Want to donate to OSS. Where should it go? Multiple small donations, or a few larger donations? Who do you donate to?
    5 projects | /r/linux | 27 Apr 2023
    I also support a few podcasts and other non-software projects like Standard eBooks as well as some humanitarian and disaster relief projects. For now I'm lucky that I am working a stable job, so I want to try to donate more!
  • Kindle avantaje&dezavantaje
    2 projects | /r/RecomandariCarti_RO | 18 Apr 2023
  • What free things online should everyone take advantage of in 2023?
    5 projects | /r/AskReddit | 10 Apr 2023
    Standard Ebooks is a website that publishes free and open-source ebooks remastered for modern ereaders! Each book even gets its own specially chosen classic art cover :)
  • Is it worth getting a Kobo if I don't intend on buying any books?
    3 projects | /r/kobo | 28 Mar 2023
    I've been very pleased with the selection of free classics available at standardebooks.org. They have them available in Kobo format, which means no need to reformat.
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