What's New at Extra Large Print,
Extra Large Print Books.
We are excited to announce that we have added another 90 books to our Library and they will be available for download before Christmas. The list is too long to enter here, but we urge you to use the Library Button to see all the new titles listed.
A representative sample of the new books includes: 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs; Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami; Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris; Flood by Stephen Baxter; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; the entire Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling; John Adams by David McCullough; Life of Pi by Yann Martel; Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy; Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; The Racketeer by John Grisham; The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick; The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom; Winter of the World by Ken Follet.
In addition there are a number of old favorites appearing for the first time in extra large print: After the Funeral by Agatha Christie; Canterbury Tales Retold by Peter Ackroyd; Congo by Michael hrichton; Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon; Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; Jaws by Peter Benchley; Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry; Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; Rabbit, Run by John Updike; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; The Spinoza of Market Street by Isaac B. Singer; The World According to Garp by John Irving.
Many people who have looked at My Personal History have asked for a version which is much shorter in length and that is adapted for use in an emergency or when the writer is no longer in a position to take part in healthcare decisions. We have responded with new software: Putting Things in Order.
This is another PDF that can be filled in on a computer screen and/or printed out. It contains sections on your medical history, information on your financial affairs, who to contact in an emergency and your thoughts about the kind of medical treatment you want and what you would like to happen at end of life. The section on finances describes the location of accounts or policies, but deliberately doesn’t include your Social Security number or account numbers. – just enough information for someone to locate your accounts.
The purchase price for Putting Things In Order is $5.95. You can download a sample copy of the software or purchase it by visiting the Putting Things in Order page.
Many of our readers are getting older and have requested a way to record their own experiences and life history and pass the information on to their children and friends. We have responded with My Personal History. It is software that makes it possible to record the important things in your life. And those personal things that may not be earthshaking, but are still important to your family.
The software encourages you to explore many different topics. You will be able to add factual information, but also your reaction to people and places and experiences. The system gets you started, you respond in your own way.
If you select the My Personal History button you will be able to see a Table of Contents, that shows you some of the topics you may want to explore. Of course, you are always free to take your own direction. The sample pages show you how it all works.
My Personal History is a PDF file which you can copy, print and fill in on your computer screen. You can print it out first, fill it in in handwriting to organize your thoughts and then enter the information on screen. You can always correct or change your entries. When you are satisfied with what you have written you print out any sections in any order you wish. There's even a section where other people can add to what you've written.
As a PDF, My Personal History uses the free Adobe Reader that everyone already has on her computer. There's no need to get any other software. After you download the software you can start right away to use it. There's no need to buy or install anything else.
There are 230 pages of content in the file, but you are free to select those you want to fill out and print. So if you served in the armed forces or were raised by a single parent you will find an appropriate section. If not, just skip sections that don't apply to you. When you are all done, print those section you want and assemble them in any order. (We have left a wide margin so you can bind the pages into a permanent record) OR, you can copy the entire file and distribute it to you friends and relatives. OR, you can just print out the section that covers what to do in a medical emergency or at the end of life.
The cost? $9.95. Select the Buy Now button on the My Personal History page and you can purchase the system using Paypal or major credit cards. Then the system will be downloaded to your computer. There's no fancy installation procedure. Just start enjoying the system.
You might also think about giving the My Personal History software to your children, relatives or friends to describe their own lives or working on your history with them.
We have been busy revising our website to make it easier to find particular large print books. Click the LIBRARY button and you can select a book by title or category and you can search the entire database for any word in a book description, or an author'sname.
We are very excited to announce that we have added another 200 books that can be downloaded from our website. The titles include books from Arthur Clarke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philippa Gregory, Jack London, Carl Sagan, Shakespeare, Dickens, Gabriel G. Marquez, C.S. Lewis, P.D. James, Sue Grafton and Thomas Wolfe.
Our library now includes over 100 Science Fiction stories from which to choose as well as many new best sellers. Just as important, we have lowered the prices for all our books so they are at least 50% lower than what others are charging - if the same book is even available in large print. (These include many of the classics read in schools.) There are now over 100 books costing $.99.
Of course, we welcome suggestions for the names of books that we should consider re-formatting in large print.
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We just finished reformatting 28 more books to be added to our library and they are now available for downloading on www.ebookmall.com. Among the authors are Carl Bernstein, Toni Morrison, Arthur Clarke, Ken Follet, Robert Heinlein and Sue Grafton.
Here's a complete list of the titles and authors: All the President's Men,Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward;For Whom the Bells Toll, Ernest Hemingway; Beloved, Toni Morrison;Children of Dune, Frank Herbert;The City and the Stars, Arthur C. Clarke; Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel; Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin;Earthlight, Arthur C. Clarke; Fall of Giants, Ken Follett; The Galaxy Primes, E.E.(Doc) Smith; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Steig Larsson; The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck; The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne; House Rules, Jodi Picoult; The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini; The Last Days of Pompeii, Edward Bulwer-Lytton;Fritz Leiber Times Four, Fritz Leiber; Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez;The Man Who Knew Too Much, G.K. Chesterton; Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro; 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke; 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke;The Puppet Masters, Robert A. Heinlein; Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card; Three Soldiers, John Dos Pasos; Time Enough For Love, Robert A. Heinlein; The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger;U is for Undertow, Sue Grafton;Wild Seed, Octavia Butler.
We're starting to get responses to our Reader Survey. If you haven't already responded, please do. Your input helps us plan what books and formats to offer. (Don't forget - you get a free book by responding.
We've added another 23 books to the Woolf library. All are available in PDF format in 18 and 28 point type and in ASCII for screen readers.
Among the authors are: Michael Chabon, Philip Roth, Michael Chrichton, Carl Sagan, Judy Blume, Joe Haldeman, Steig Larsson, Orson Scott Card, Margaret Atwood, Ken Follett and C.S. Lewis.
The new books are: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon: American Pastoral - Philip Roth; The Andromeda Strain - Michael Chrichton; Children of the Night - Mercedes Lackey; Contact - Carl Sagan; Dawn O'Hara - Edna Ferber; A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge; Forever - Judy Blume; The Forever War - Joe Haldeman; The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson; A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe; The Known World - Edward P. Jones; Marie Antoinette and Her Son - Louise Muhlbach; The Memory of Earth - Orson Scott Card; Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood; Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis; The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett; Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke; The Road - Cormack McCarthy; The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orezy; Songs of the Distant Earth - Arthur C. Clarke; You Can't Go Home Again - Thomas Wolfe.
We invite your comments on our choice of books and suggestions for other books we might reformat in extra large print.
This month we've added 21 books to our library. We now have the complete collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories. We noticed a demand for science fiction so additional new offerings include: The Door Into Summer and Glory Road by Robert Heinlein; The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood; A Journey into the Interior of the Earth and In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne;Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card;and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
We hope you will continue to let us know what books you'd like to see in large print.
We continue to add new books to our library, and now have a new feature which enables people to get books and publications that can't be comfortably downloaded: These are books with many pages and a large file size. Unless specifically noted, the books are in PDF and ASCII format and are on a CD. You can get an order form to send to us by going to the Shopping Page. We will mail the CD by first class mail. Go to the shopping page for a full description of these publications. Type sizes are indicated so you can see what size will appear on the screen or in print without making any change. One can always reduce the size of the type on the screen.
The new publications on a CD are:
Aging, Eye Diseases and Diabetes, a collection of government publications; 661 pages in 18 point type, 1234 pages in 28 point.
The Bible, King James Version. In 28 and 48 point type. 29MB.
The Book of Mormon, an Authorized Version in 18 and 28 point type. 9.5MB.
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking in 18 and 28 point type. 24 MB including illustrations.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley in 28 and 48 point type. 4MB.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. All seven of the novels in 18 and 28 point type. 30 MB.
Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 28 and 48 point type. 14 MB.
Eagle Publications Collection. The CD contains 138 Government Publications in 18 and 28 point type. 158 MB of information on 20 different topics.
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison in 28 and 48 point type. 12 MB.
The Merck Manual of Health and Aging by the Merck Pharmaceutical Company. This is over 2600 pages of authoritative information for older people and those who care for them. From a perspective of how aging affects the body with specific information of the major health events facing seniors. The work is in 20 point type, is fully searchable and the 60 chapters are all accessed from linked menus. Contains 14MB.
One Faith, One Lord by Rev. Msgr. John F. Barry. The fundamental beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith in 28 point type. 23 MB. U.S.
Supreme Court Opinions. This is a collection of 83 of the most significant opinions from 1803 to 2000. 22,000 pages in 18 and 28 point type. Full text of Official Opinions including footnotes. Fully searchable. 29MB.
We want to note the addition of Dolores Martinez to our Board of Directors. Dolores is a social worker working with women and children in the Los Angeles South Bay.
We've added three new publications to our library:
The California Statutory Will and Statutory Advance Health Care Directive. These are forms which can be completed on-screen and printed or printed and filled out with a pen or typewriter. We don't pretend to be a law firm, but we have reformatted the exact text of these forms and enlarged them to 18 point type. They are easier to read and fill out than conventional forms that cost much more. You only need the Adobe Reader to be able to fill out the forms on screen. You download one file and get two forms with instructions for each.
We've also added two packages of information about diabetes. One package contains information about treatment, complications, maintenance and living with diabetes. The other package has information about food and diet for diabetics including the new food pyramid for diabetics. Another part of this package is a cookbook with over 100 recipes formulated specially for diabetics and each recipe comes with extensive dietary information.
Our newest publication is The Book of Mormon. This version has been completely reviewed and authorized by the LDS Church. It includes an 18 and 28 point font size, an ASCII version for screen readers and separate versions for viewing and printing. We can supply it on a CD or it can be downloaded from www.ebookmall.com. At that website request The Book of Mormon in Extra Large Print.
We are happy to report our collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest HMOs. We prepared a large print version of pre- operative and post-operative instructions for patients about to undergo cardiac catherization. Very often patients are given instructions in a type size too small to comfortably read. Now Kaiser will reproduce and distribute our version of the instructions. We will be actively seeking to promote the use of patient instructions in large print in other situations.
We've added three new publications: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel T. Coleridge.
November - 2011
We now have over 200 publications which were issued by the U.S. government. They come from agencies as varied as the Securities and Exchange Commission, National Institutes of Health, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security. They cover topics from stain removal, diet, investing and there is a major emphasis oh health and diseases. The publications are all listed on this website and on www.ebookmall.com. If you go to eBookMall, search for Extra Large Print and then a key word or words.
September - 2011
We are happy to announce that we have added a new catagory of publications to our library: U.S. Supreme Court Opinions.
There are 21 new groupings of opinions ranging from Jurisdiction to Discrimination, as well as a group of landmark opinions goingback to Marbury v. Madison. There is also a master collection of 83 opinions going back to Marbury v. Madison and coming up to year 2000. The new publications are listed under "Supreme Court Opinions".
You can choose to order a CD with the opinions from this website or go to www.eBookMall.com and download the publications. They are slightly less expensive on eBookMall because you save the cost of handling and mailing.
All the new publications are in our Enhanced Letter Format (ELF). Whether you choose a CD or a download, you will receive three versions of each opinion. One version is in 18 point type, another in 28 point type, and a third in ASCII format. The large type versions are in tagged PDF format and may be read with the free Adobe Reader. The opinions may be copied and printed without restriction. All opinions are accessed from a main menu and are fully searchable. All footnotes are included; U.S. Reports page numbers are also included.
We hope you will find this a useful addition to our library of extra large print books and documents.
May - 2011
Almost all our books are now available for downloading from a website, www.ebookmall.com. This site is worth looking at because it lists over 100,000 books that can be downloaded. All our books can be downloaded from the site except for copyrighted material for which the user has to fill out a form confirming that they are visually impaired. Our traditional method of distribution, on CDs, is still available on our site, but for those who can’t wait to read a book can go to www.ebookmall.com . A link is provided directly to eBookMall from our site.
When you download you will receive the same content as on our CDs: 28 and 48 point versions in PDF format for viewing and printing and an ASCII version for screen readers. The description of each book will tell you how big the file to be downloaded is so you can judge how long it will take. The price for a book is exactly the same as on our site, but you save the cost of shipping of the CD. A tip for quickly searching for one of our books: enter Extra Large Print in the search area and only our books will be displayed.
March - 2011
We are proud to say we now have available the official "9-11 Commission Report". This is the definitive government report on what happened before, during and after September 11, 2001. We have not changed a word and include all illustrations. - But our version is the only one we know of specifically prepared for the visually impaired.
The original hard copy is 567 pages long with over 100 pages in pretty small type. Our CD has a version in 28 point type for viewing and another for printing. Our print version is 3300 pages long, but one can use the view version to read the book. When you finish reading a page, just click to move to the next page. There's never any scrolling. In addition, the CD contains a PDF version in "normal" size type and an ASCII version for screen readers.
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