About two years ago (let's say age 46), and I swear it happened over night, I could not longer read without glasses. I didn't even have glasses. I've since gotten them and wear them to work, but not to read. Virtually every book I've read in the past two years has been a large print book. (!!!) My favorite place to read is the gym while I'm on the elliptical. I could, of course, wear glasses a the gym but that's one more thing to deal with at a place I don't like to deal with at all. So...I read (almost) exclusively large print books.
It is true that some authors are the large print sort and some are not. Some genius writers that have 20 books to their credits have decided (or the publishers have) that large print is not their thing. And then to my delight, a new writer pops up and yes, they do large print.
With the emergence of smart phones, tablets and such, there is less of a need for large print. And I'm only speaking here of the need for those that are able to read a tablet; there may be cases where a paper large-print is needed. I hope they're here forever although that makes me a dinosaur. And, yes, I do have my iPad and my smart phone and that's how I read the authors who won't come to the large print side with me. (However, I'll read the book I'm dying to, and not all the others in their series.)
But my conclusion is that though I'll never be able to make any accurate summary, I know my "favorites" are true loves, but would it be different and more varied if my eyes didn't tank? Probably.
- Ratio 1:1, the content is enlarged on a single (1) portrait page and the common typological size is 18 points.
- Ratio 1:2, the content is enlarged on two (2) landscape page and the common typological size is 18 points.
- Custom ratios, the content is enlarged on multiple landscape pages and the common typological size is 28 points.