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Subject: Question about large-print books
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 1:09 PM ET
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OK, so I discovered that one of the books on my shelf is large print. It's labeled that way and the print is definitely larger than a regular release (IOW, I'm sure it's the LP version).

But the text still doesn't look that much larger to me. Anybody happen to know approximately what font size a large-print book is supposed to have?



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Date Posted: 5/9/2008 1:25 PM ET
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"Large print" font can be as small as 12 point, which isn't all that large.  It can vary widely by publisher, though -- some have standards of 16 or 18 point, but it isn't consistent. 

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 1:35 PM ET
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Jane, I just ran across the same thing.  I bought a cookbook at Goodwill that I thought of using in a swap, and come to find out, it's large print.  I have NO idea why I didn't notice that it had the huge 16-point font... but didn't realize it was large print until I turned to the page that said "We hope you enjoy this large print book".  Whoops!  Anyway, does your book have a page like this?  Mine actually stated that it is 16-point font there.  Maybe check the back of the book as well, to see if it says anything along those lines.  Good luck!

Lesley

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 2:29 PM ET
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There's nothing wrong with posting Large Print books.

 

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 2:37 PM ET
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Oh, I wasn't concerned about posting it! It just seemed at a glance that this book really wasn't much of an improvement over the standard release! (I'm going to go have a closer look at the book tonight.)

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 2:45 PM ET
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I agree there is nothing wrong with posting large print books- my concern was that there is probably not as much of a demand for them as regular print books.  I posted the one I got, but I don't know how many people are out there searching for large print cookbooks, and I wasn't really looking for books to post, so now I have one more that will probably sit on my shelf for who knows how long.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 3:50 PM ET
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You know, maybe we should start a thread in the Bazaar specifically for LP books. I remember that people who are looking for LP books often have a hard time because they're not necessarily LP sometimes (shared ISBN). Then when we have a book that we're sure is LP, we could add to that thread.

But I have to read my LP book first before I can post it, LOL!

ETA: I just started an Advertise Your Large-Print Books Here! thread.



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Date Posted: 5/9/2008 5:14 PM ET
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Now *that* just might give me reason to go to the Book Bazaar (which I normally avoid as much as I can)   I don't have any large-print books currently, but as my vision slowly deteriorates, I think they would be very helpful to me.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 5:22 PM ET
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Nickie, be sure to put it in your "watched threads" list and check it often! I added it to my sig and made an announcement in CMT. I'm hoping it'll get enough of a response that it'll keep going on its own!