19 December 2016

­­­PRESS RELEASE

 

W.F.Howes Unleashes Fantastic Beasts in Dyslexic Large Print

 

In brief:

  • W. F. Howes publish dyslexic readers’ Large Print edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, following on from huge success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Features include specialist fonts, typesetting, paper and layout based on research from the British Dyslexia Association and the University of South Wales
  • Officially endorsed by British Dyslexia Association
  • Available now across all channels – Consumer (Amazon), library and trade

 

Leicester UK, 19th December 2016 – W. F. Howes Ltd, the UK’s leading publisher of Audiobooks and Large Print, today announces the availability of the accessible Large Print edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the screenplay edition of the blockbuster film starring Eddie Redmayne.

The specialist edition is the second title published in the dyslexic readers’ format, following the runaway bestselling script-book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Both accessible Large Print editions were formatted according to guidelines based on research from the British Dyslexia Association and the University of South Wales.

The book can be ordered now for consumers on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fantastic-Beasts-Where-Find-Them/dp/1510054588 and for libraries through the W.F.Howes website: https://www.wfhowes.co.uk/title-details/9781510054585.

The book is the ideal companion to the blockbuster film, with fans able to purchase this collectable edition of the screenplay, written and adapted by J.K. Rowling, and re-read all of their favourite lines from Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). The book also features a glossary of detailed film terms to bring readers closer to the production as well as the original illustrations from the paperback, featuring all of the most popular beasts including the naughty niffler!

The editions created by W.F.Howes are specifically designed for readers who require larger font and cater for readers with dyslexia and dyspraxia, which is around 15% of the UK population (Source: British Dyslexia Association, www.bdadyslexia.org.uk). The edition is also suitable for readers with other difficulties impacting the ability to track words including Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury and Cerebral Palsy.

The accessible format is available now for consumers to order from Amazon.co.uk, and for libraries directly from W.F.Howes. Trade editions for booksellers are available through Gardners Books.

 

Dominic White, Head of Publishing and Commerce, W. F. Howes Ltd:

“We’ve had a huge response to the first ever Dyslexia format we created for J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it is exciting to build on it with the next instalment, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Accessibility should be a key consideration in publishing and this is an example of how we can open up a new and important audience.”

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About W. F. Howes Ltd:

W. F. Howes Ltd, a subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services and large print publisher, releasing around 60 new unabridged audiobooks every month under a number of imprints including Clipper, Jammer, Avid, Lamplight, Nudged, Jammer Teen and Whole Story Audiobooks. The publisher’s digital arm provides eAudiobook and eBook lending to the library market through the OneClickdigital platform, alongside several other platforms specialising in same-day newspapers and magazines, adult learning and language tutorial programs. For more information, visit www.wfhowes.co.uk and www.wholestoryaudio.co.uk or email info@wfhowes.co.uk.

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