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Subject: LARGE PRINT and LARGER PRINT - Difference?
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 9:28 PM ET
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I know that LARGE PRINT has to be a certain size, and that I understand, but is LARGER PRINT smaller or the same size?  That I don't know, and some books here at PBS are listed as Large Print, but the cover of the book lists them as Larger Print, therefore, don't know if this qualifies as Large Print or not.  Thanks. Pat

Date Posted: 12/13/2013 9:42 PM ET
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Larger just means larger, though it can be as big a Large Print it can be anywhere between the normal up to it. Maybe the listing you are looking at is by a publisher known to use the correct font size in their Larger line of books or someone confirmed the font size. I personally don't know how to tell at a glance if it is the right size, do you have another Large Print book in the house to compare it too?

Date Posted: 12/13/2013 10:25 PM ET
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Larger print is smaller, maybe a 14 point font?  Large Print has a specific size requirement.  I think it is 16 point font or larger?  I know this issue has been discussed in the Large Print forum.  

If I recall, this varies depending on the publisher.  I've mainly seen the Larger Print in genre fiction paperbacks.  

Yes, this has been discussed by the data edit teams.


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Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:31 AM ET
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This is a change to my previous instructions .  

The PBS Team has advised us the that the Larger Print books are NOT to be designated  as Large Print. 

Only true Large Print books are to have that designation.  

Books marked as Larger Print are just that; larger than the standard print size, but not large enough to meet industry standards for Large Print.

So, any listings that you edit for Larger Print books should have (Larger Print) in the title field, but should not have the Large Print check-box marked in the Data Edit screen. 

Most of the books that show Larger Print on the cover are Harlequin or a Harlequin imprint (Steeple Hill, etc.).  However, all books published by HarperLuxe are also Larger Print.



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Date Posted: 12/13/2013 11:02 PM ET
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Thanks - the book I have is Larger Print on cover of book, but Large Print listing at PBS and does have the Large Print box marked.  I'll go in and submit an edit.  Pat

Date Posted: 12/14/2013 2:21 PM ET
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It was changed.  Pat