I discovered earlier in my teens in the most magical, favorite place in the whole world – the library – that large print books made it easier for me to read even if I didn’t have any sight issues. Only later did I hear all sorts of strange stereotypes about who read the large print editions – mainly the elderly or those with partial or major sight loss.
When a few of my readers asked about if or when my books would be made available in large print I set aside the time and energy to have all four of my currently published books made available in 18pt. font. I had planned to get them published in large print for all my library reading fans but got busy with the next project and writing adventures.
Now was the time to go for it and help millions of people (of all ages) to enjoy my novels at the larger font size of 18pt. rather than the 14 or 16pt that many publishers offer.
Large Print Not Only for Older Readers!
Did you know that it’s not only the older people who prefer to read large print books? Romance and Young Adult novels are among the very popular genres that are read by all ages for various reasons. Yes, it’s unfortunate that such disabilities as partial or major sight loss can hinder or stop the immense pleasure of reading books. But the print versions I prefer are the ones with larger font points – such as 18pt. size, as the reader can enjoy the experience many of us take for granted.
Living Life with All Our Senses
My creative soul recharges when surrounded by colors, scents, sounds and tastes, and as an avid artist I appreciate every opportunity in nature and in life to be grateful for all our senses!
It may be an unfair or pessimistic question but which of your senses can you imagine not missing as much as the others? Forget about the deterioration of smell, taste or sight that comes with age; which would you be unable to live without?
It’s more about genuinely being present in our lives and taking the time to really enjoy everything that brings us joy. Now in my mid-fifties I’m always conscious of taking every opportunity to enjoy life and its gifts on a regular basis.
As one of the more intelligent species, humans manage pretty well despite various hindrances. I have partial hearing loss and I adore listening to any type of music, and I may sometimes need more spices in my foods these days, but my sight is what I value and enjoy so much.
Some Myths Dispelled:
Heavy and clunky books, and can be too Expensive and available only in hardcover.
Large Print editions have narrow choices of certain qualities and age group genres.
Not true on all the above points.
Many people are under the erroneous impression that large print books are too heavy and bulky. May be the hardcover tomes that are large to begin with may be clunky. But I was pleasantly gratified to see that my books were still extremely portable and attractive even in the large print versions. I much prefer the paperbacks to the hard cover books.
Yes, I have worn glasses since my mid thirties, and in my mid fifties I enjoy large print books because it’s so much more pleasurable to read without my eyes getting too tired.
But more than that, I love knowing that I’m able to offer a choice of great quality novels to readers who may not have been able to read my books otherwise. Many librarians really appreciate the authors who make their books available in large print for the masses.
You or Someone You Know and Love Read Large Print Books? Read these Great Gloria Silk books
If you or someone you know/love have any level of partial sight and prefer to read real books rather than ebooks (which many of my readers say gives them headaches or even motion sickness when using the magnifying facilities), then see below for the details of my books published in 18pt. font!
Also, see at the bottom of the page an entertaining and insightful post I read which I’d like to share with you at the end of this post, about more Old Fashioned Myths Busted about large print popularity and accessibility:
Order from your library or get them from Amazon, Google, Kobo, Barnes & Noble or iTunes:
First and Only Destiny (Large Print Edition):
Do you believe in love at first sight? First love has never been more intense, heartbreaking, and oh so
worth it! Shy artist Lia cannot resist gorgeous genius, Devraj. Sparks fly and their fa
milies and friends try to break them apart.
Second Destiny (Large Print Edition):
Nineteen years ago, the older generation broke star crossed lovers Lia and Devraj apart. Now, the younger generation reunites them. Lia’s world turns upside down again when minutes after she demands a divorce from her cheating husband, Devraj is at her door. Will Lia again choose duty over the desires of her heart?
From Geek To Greek Billionaire (Large Print Edition):
In this expanded and enhanced novel meet billionaire Alexander Kyriakou Anderson and his first love, Olivia Moore. Set against the sunny backdrops of Wrightsville Beach and gorgeous Santorini, Greece, their sweet yet sexy romance is about first love and second chances. They both fear rejection despite their growing love for each other. Can the present heal the wounds of the past and make them stronger together, or will their secrets destroy both their lives?”…Ms. Silk’s uplifting stories pull you in and make you fall in love…” Elizabeth Lennox, Bestselling Romance Author
Buy Now: Large Print ISBN 9781989229019 –
4) Nobody’s Baby But Mine (Large Print Edition):
After 5 years of yearning for a baby, happily married Rachel realizes she’s become desperate. Can she and her ever-patient husband find their way back into each other’s hearts after tasting temptation and facing devastating news? And how strong is love in the face of reality? And where does her sexy ex-lover come into all this?
“Gripping, romantic, sensuous and astute.” ?
“New women’s fiction that touches all of our emotions, fulfills our yearnings, and opens up new possibilities.”
Here’s an entertaining and insightful post I read which I share with you about more Old Fashioned Myths Busted about large print popularity and accessibility: