Blink and you won’t miss it
Whenever I highlight a recently published Project Gutenberg book, I try and do so on its artistic merits.
For the naysayers though who feel that PG’s way of the plain text file is just plain wrong, and who think we should produce richly marked-up ebooks, savour this: Distributed Proofreaders project #6000 contains 6495 internal hyperlinks. Yes, you read that right, our volunteers have produced a tome with 6,495 distinct hyperlinks. Although I bet the The Journal of Sir Walter Scott is a valuable book for other reasons too.
According to my reckoning, DP now produces over 75% of its ebooks in both plain text and HTML formats.