Large as Life by Publishers Weekly

April 5, 2011 19:19 by Bradi

" The words "large-print publishing" may never conjure visions of high-profile auctions with houses battling over million-dollar deals that set the heart pounding and the eyes gleaming, but most publishers in the category say that's just fine. In fact, the relative stability of the large-print format has traditionally been a major selling point in a tumultuous industry," begins Publishers Weekly’s article on large print, titled Large as Life. Numerous librarians and publishers a... Read More...

Oprah Book Club Picks Available in Large Print, Braille, and DAISY

January 4, 2011 20:37 by Bradi

For Immediate Release


Bradi Grebien-Samkow:


Oprah Book Club Picks Available in Large Print

Sydney, Australia, January 4, 2011—Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, recently chosen for Oprah’s Book Club, are now available from ReadHowYouWant in fives sizes of EasyRead® large print. Readers can choose t... Read More...

Big News for Ebooks

December 7, 2010 18:25 by Bradi
This has already been a big week for ebooks! Two new sales channels offer opportunities for indie booksellers to sell ebooks online. And for readers to buy them!

“Independent bookstores sell online easily, creatively, and affordably with IndieCommerce, ABA’s ecommerce program…offers solutions tailored to meet the unique concerns of indie bookstores…helps bookstores achieve online sales and realize marketing opportunities via a customizable, all-in-one package.” To learn more about Indi... Read More...

Vargas Llosa is awarded nobel prize in literature!

October 7, 2010 17:59 by Bradi
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Stevie Wonder Fights for the Blind's Reading Rights

September 22, 2010 00:11 by Bradi

From GalleyCat

By Maryann Yin on Sep 21, 2010 12:33 PM

Pop and R&B singer Stevie Wonder stood before the UN's 184-nation World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) asking for global copyright restrictions to be modified. Wonder said, "Please work it out. Or I'll have to write a song about what you didn't do."

Wonder advocates on behalf of a community totaling 300 millio... Read More...

eBook Readers Compared

June 30, 2010 18:17 by Bradi
Here's a link to an overview of the accessibility benefits and obstacles of a selection of eBook readers, aimed at giving readers a useful starting point when deciding to purchase an eBook reader.

Cookbooks in Large Print and Accessible Formats

June 30, 2010 00:48 by Bradi

For Immediate Release


Bradi Grebien-Samkow:



Never Too Many Cookbooks in the Kitchen!

New Cookbooks Available in Large Print and Accessible Formats 

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RHYW at ALA 2010 in DC

June 26, 2010 22:43 by Bradi
If you are at ALA this weekend, stop by and visit me, Bradi, at booth 3017. I will be here until Sunday afternoon. Pick up fliers on our large print and accessible formats, sign up for our newsletter, and get information on our new Library Donation Project (free large print books for libraries!). DC is hot, but I am having a wonderful time talking with all the friendly librarians. Check out Twitter and Facebook for more updates. Read More...

American Libraries Association Guide in Accessible Formats

June 21, 2010 19:18 by Bradi

The American Libraries Association annual conference starts this Friday in Washington DC.

ALA's annual conference includes over 300 educational programs covering a variety of hot topics, committee meetings, a large exhibit hall (RHYW will be at booth #3017), and a variety of receptions and other events.

To download the ALA Guide in large print--16pt to 24pt--braille, and DAISY, click here http://www.combinedbook.... Read More...

"Seeing the Big Picture" article features ReadHowYouWant

May 10, 2010 16:14 by Bradi

"Picture a reader of a large-print book. Many associations would be perfectly resonable based on the category's historical customer base...But as baby boomers continue to age, the makeup of the audience for books with larger, easier-to-read type is diversifying, and so are its tastes..." opens the new Publishers Weekly article titled, "Seeing the Big Picture."

The article goes on to discuss how new technologies are also changing the large print publishing industry. One change... Read More...