What Texts We Publish
Each e-text published on this site
must satisfy these requirements:
- It must be in the public domain or permission must have been
granted by the holder of the copyright to include it.
All books published in the United States before 1923 are
in the public domain, but other books may be also.
For more details see
Frequently Asked Questions
The On-Line Books Page site.
- The e-text must be based on a printed text. Bibliographic information
about the printed text, including author, title, publisher, place of publication, and
date of publication should be included in the About This Text
section of each e-text. Selection of an edition to transcribe should be made
carefully, according to Marc Demarest in his article
Preparation of Electronic Literary Texts.
- The printed text must be in English. The work may have originally been published in
English or it may have been translated into English from another language.
- The printed text on which the e-text is based must be deemed
to be a classic for children. Admittedly, this is a subjective
criterion, but when I see the same book mentioned
over and over again in the sources
I have come to know and trust, then I know the book is a classic.