Hello All and Happy Thanksgiving!
Renata and I have decided to put our Thanksgiving post to good use (hopefully) letting you all know about a new venture on our part, Large Print Books.
Large Print Books, you say? That’s not very Thanksgiving-ish.
Well, no, but we do have a spin… We’re very thankful for so many things, but keeping it relevant to where we are, these things definitely include Jane Austen, Austen Authors, the authors of Austen Authors, our partnership (We’re both very, very thankful for that!), and, last but not least, our faculties. As in, that we both have the ability to read and write. Take it from me, a person who had great difficulty learning to read and write and went through years of special ed classes, reading and writing is not to be taken for granted.
On that note, we come back around to Large Print Books. We do realize, of course, that a lot of people read on eReaders and can, therefore, set their font size. But we also realize that some people like print books. In fact, some people read print books exclusively. That is, of course, fewer people than read on eReaders. By far. Fewer still are the number of people who read print books and enjoy or require large print. Fully aware of all that, we still forge ahead.
Why? Well, to be nice, really. Honestly, that’s why. Even with my somewhat archaic and exacting standards for print manuscripts (which have grown more so over time, so some of our early works may not meet them… I should really redo the print galleys for those… when I find the time…), it doesn’t take that long to format a set of large print galleys and adjust the cover to fit the new spine size. So, given the minimal time requirement, if we can make even a few readers happy, let them have a couple more books they can enjoy, it’s worth it to us.
Now, all that said, we’ve noticed it can be a bit tricky finding Large Print Books on Amazon, so we have some screen shots for you. As there are, actually, three ways to go about locating them, here’s method one:
Just type ‘large print books renata mcmann’ (or any of your favorite authors) into the search window.
And here’s method two:
Go to the page of an author you like and check their tabs. Amazon actually has a Large Print tab. Books can’t qualify to be there unless they have a font of at least 16 point. Ours are 18 point.
Finally, method three, the most complicated one:
On a book’s page, you’ll see something like ‘See all 3 formats and editions.’ Click that.
You’ll find the editions open for you to view, like you see below. Once you can see them, if there is a Large Print Option, there will be this little, tiny, almost unnoticeable greater than sign, like so >, next to the word Paperback. Click that greater than sign (not the word Paperback… the actual, little > because they like to make this easy on you)
Now, finally, you can see the Large Print version so you can select it and add it to your cart!
Now, aren’t you thankful that Amazon offers methods one and two so you don’t have to buy books via method three? We are!
Thank you all for coming to Austen Authors today. Renata and I have you have a wonderful day and, if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today, a fabulous Thanksgiving. Either way, may you have laughter, love and warmth!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
P.S. Click on a cover below to go to our Large Print Editions. If we don’t have more than these two out today, we will have more soon!