For Immediate Release
Bradi Grebien-Samkow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Large Print and Accessible Book Publisher ReadHowYouWant Partners with Independent Publishers Group and IPG Digital to Create Books for Visually Impaired Readers
Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2010—Digital publishing innovator ReadHowYouWant (www.readhowyouwant.com) has begun partnering with Independent Publishers Group (www.ipgbook.com) and IPG Digital—IPG’s digital service offering—to create accessible formats of the group’s bestselling titles. The Sydney start-up’s award-winning conversion technology will repurpose the books into high-quality alternative formats, including 16 to 24 point EasyRead® large print, braille, e-books, synthesized audio MP3, and DAISY—a talking book format that produces audio along with the written text. The new editions will be available at www.readhowyouwant.com on or near the time of publication and should be a welcome response to the growing demand from the disability community for accessible format books.
All of Independent Publishers Group client publishers will be given the opportunity to publish in these additional formats with ReadHowYouWant.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with so many outstanding publishers distributed by Independent Publishers Group to make their content accessible and expand the range of content available, while allowing readers to choose the format that is right for them,” said Christopher Stephen, Founder of ReadHowYouWant.
ReadHowYouWant’s library of over 4,500 books includes classics and recent bestsellers, including You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay, Practicing the Power of Now and Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra, Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, and Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh.
ReadHowYouWant’s goals are to make reading easier and more enjoyable by delivering formats that suit the reader, and to give people with reading difficulties access to books in the formats of their choice at an affordable price, and as soon as the book is published. For more information, visit www.readhowyouwant.com.
ReadHowYouWant Pty Ltd and its R&D parent company, Accessible Publishing Systems Pty Ltd are both Sydney, Australia-based privately held companies founded in 2004 by electronic publishing pioneers Christopher Stephen and Greg Duncan. When Chris’s sister, who suffers from MS, developed difficulty reading, they began experimenting to determine whether people with reading difficulties could benefit from changing the text format.
After more than four years of testing, ReadHowYouWant has successfully developed award-winning conversion technology that reformats existing books into the widest selection of on-demand, alternative format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability. The company’s goals are to make reading easier and more enjoyable by delivering formats that suit the reader and to give people with reading difficulties access to books in the formats of their choice—at an affordable price, and as soon as the book is published. For more information visit www.readhowyouwant.com.