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#1 Patty

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:36 AM

I really want to buy a copy of the voices of scleroderma book #3 but was wondering if they are printed in large print. My eyes are getting worse all the time and I can no longer enjoy reading books unless they are larger print.
Thanks for any info on this!

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:16 AM

Hi Patty,

The Voices of Scleroderma book series are in about an 11 to 12 point, easy-to-read typeface, with excellent leading (space between lines, which also affects readability).

Also, it is a large collection of short stories and medical articles by world experts, so it is not like a novel that is read from start to finish in one sitting. I think you would find it quite readable, but it is not in the very large print for those who are near-blind.

If your vision is still in a correctable range, it may be time for new glasses. Also, magnifiers may help. I am an avid collector of magnifiers (I even have a whole drawer devoted to them) since they help me enjoy my hobbies and reading more, with less eye strain...and that's in addition to good trifocals. What I like about magnifiers is they are very cheap, and I can usually tell when I need to make an eye appointment by how many magnifiers I've bought in the preceeding months. blink.gif

I'm straying from the topic again <sigh>. You can purchase the wonderful Voices books straight from the ISN Secure Shops, if you'd like, for $25 including shipping. And Volume 3 is the best volume to get, if you can only get one.


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#3 Patty

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for such a quick reply Shelley!! I just put my order in for the 3rd book and 2 more braclets. Seems my cat loves the braclets as much as I do. He has eaten 3 so far!!

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:11 PM

Thank you, Patty. Your book and cat toys are in the mail. ;)
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:18 PM

I also have an assortment of magnifiers around the house. I have been threatening to get watchmaker's eyepiece. For me, the difficulty with reading is not so much the typeface, but the combination of uncorrectable monocular diplopia (vertical double vision) and the weight of the book itself. I am finding it so much easier to read things on screen than on paper. Have you consider doing an ebook version of the Voices books?
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#6 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:58 AM

Hi Jefa,

That's a good question! Yes, there is an e-book version of our book that can be made available for people who have ordered the book, when it is ordered directly from Booksurge or from us (but not from other distribution channels).

Patty, I'll send you a special link to download it. As soon as you have retrieved it, let me know (it is only for one user) so I can remove it from the server.
Warm Hugs,

Shelley Ensz
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