Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes Ltd has made available an accessible large print edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the screenplay edition.
The specialist edition is the second title published in the dyslexic readers’ format, following the 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 features a glossary of detailed film terms as well as the original illustrations from the paperback and is priced at £19.50.
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 according to the British Dyslexia Association. 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.
Dominic White, head of publishing and commerce at W F Howes Ltd, said: “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.”
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Little, Brown) was published in November and has sold 237,601 copies for £2.1m via Nielsen BookScan.