BESTSELLING AUTHORS, TOP PUBLISHERS AND RNIB LAUNCH PILOT SCHEME TO MAKE LARGE PRINT BOOKS AVAILABLE ON UK HIGH STREETS
Launching today, 2 April, in London a list of 53 great reads appealing to a wide audience will be available in Large Print for the first time in bookshops nationwide, including 7 new ‘lead’ titles from bestselling authors Clive Cussler, Nicholas Drayson, Len Goodman, Cathy Kelly, Karin Slaughter, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Barbara Vine.
Many people would struggle to read the top sentence of this release. Many people struggle to read their favourite books simply because this ‘standard’ font size is too small. Supported by publishers and authors alike, FOCUS is set to change all that.
Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comments, “I am very pleased and honoured to be part of such a fantastic initiative to get Large Print books available on the high street. I welcome a scheme which allows everybody, regardless of age or 20-20 vision, the same access to a wider variety of literature.”
The books will look exactly the same on the shelf as their standard font counterparts. The cover and content is exactly the same; it is only the font that is larger – 16 point rather than the standard 10 point.
All the books are published in a trade paperback format and are priced £12.99 when the standard trade edition is in paperback or £16.99 when the standard trade edition is in hardback.