With the advance of the electronic reader the large print edition has fallen out of favour. And its clear to see why, large print books could be very large and heavy, bulky unwieldy and expensive to buy. Even if you decided to overcome these issues not every book was published in a large print format and it was often the preserve of western and romances. Somewhat stereotyping the demographic that needed large print.
The e-reader arrived and suddenly the issue physical dimensions disappeared. Issues of cost and availability disappeared. Overnight, you simply purchased the title you wanted and adjusted the font size until it was legible.
e-reader or print?
But e-readers aren’t for everyone.
Which is why The Quantum Curators and the Fabergé Egg is available in large print. We have gone to lengths to ensure that the book is not too heavy or too large to hold comfortably. We considered the paper quality and the size and style of font used, picking a sans serif font, Arial 20pt, and printing on plain white paper.
I’m certain that large print readers want more than westerns and romances. Why not an action adventure Sci-Fi story?
In every way we have tried to make this accessible. However, the price may prove a sticking point. At £14.99 it may be beyond the pockets from some who are trying out a new author.
Libraries to the rescue
Happily there is a solution. The wonderful public library service. We have lodged this title with library supplies so all that anyone needs do is go to their local library and request that their library service buy a copy.
Do this for yourself by all means but know that you will also be doing it for everyone else in your community. For everyone that wants something new to read in the large print section!
And it’s not just large print
And of course we have made the standard size print book available to the library services. Just go in and request it. By doing this you don’t just support me, I get a few pennies for every borrow, but you support your local library. The more you use them, the better their chances of staying open. Libraries in the UK are facing a shameful cut to services, they are the very epitome of a civilised society and they need our support. (I could go on at length but it will just get ranty, so I’ll stop here).
Get in touch
I’d love to hear your opinions on this as well as your success in getting it ordered. Send me a photo of the book out in the wild. or of course you could always buy your own copy if you don’t like sharing.