The Project Gutenberg FAQ - V-3

V.3. How do I produce a text?

There are acres of words in this FAQ about that, but it all boils down to 4 simple steps:

  1. Get an eligible book--pre-1923, or one of the exceptions. Pull it from your attic, borrow it from a library or a friend, buy it in your local bookstore, in a flea-market or on-line. We don't care which.
  2. Send us a copy or the front and back of the title page so we can file proof of copyright clearance.
  3. Copy the text from the book into a computer text file. We don't care whether you type it, scan it, voice-dictate it, or think of some totally new way to do it. Just get it into a file.
  4. Send us the computer text file.

That's all there is to it!