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vivico1
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Re: Introduce Yourselves!


Lindor16 wrote:
Hi, this sounds to be a great group. I actually work for B&N and a an avid reader. I work to support my book habit. Robert had stopped in our store about a month ago and had talked with one of our managers and was nice enough to sign some copies of the book. I grabbed one soon as I heard the subject matter. I have a cousin who was born deaf, so the thought of what a change that would be with the new technology is very interesting to me. I have read through about half the book and am loving it. It is well written. It is done the way I enjoy books. There is a lot of facts in with a story to give it a human touch.


how cool lindor to get to meet him and get a signed copy. I am not an author chaser (not saying you are, you lucked into it at work lol) but i would love to get a signed copy from him on this one, I am just not in a town where he is going to be darn it! Its a great book!
Vivian
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Re: a braille Harry Potter

I didn't quite know where to put this. I hope it's of interest.


The braille edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was ready
the same day as the print edition. This is a BIG DEAL. It's almost unheard of to have the braille edition available at the same time as the print edition.

For some trivia regarding the braille edition: National Braille Press's
version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will run approximately
1,100 braille pages; be packaged in ten volumes standing more than a
foot high; occupy 15 inches of shelf space; and weigh approximately 12
pounds. To transcribe, proof, emboss, collate, and ship the braille
edition will take approximately three weeks.
Each book costs approximately $63 to produce, but National Braille Press
sells the book at a comparative price to the print edition.
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Re: a braille Harry Potter


psb wrote:
I didn't quite know where to put this. I hope it's of interest.


The braille edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was ready
the same day as the print edition. This is a BIG DEAL. It's almost unheard of to have the braille edition available at the same time as the print edition.

For some trivia regarding the braille edition: National Braille Press's
version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will run approximately
1,100 braille pages; be packaged in ten volumes standing more than a
foot high; occupy 15 inches of shelf space; and weigh approximately 12
pounds. To transcribe, proof, emboss, collate, and ship the braille
edition will take approximately three weeks.
Each book costs approximately $63 to produce, but National Braille Press
sells the book at a comparative price to the print edition.


WOW, that is totally amazing! How wonderful it is out at the same time and the kids can talk about it together before they hear about it all. Never thought about the size of or cost of a braille book either. Thank you so much for sharing. I want to do some more checking into books for the blind here. Very interesting info :smileywink:
Vivian
~Those who do not read are no better off than those who can not.~ Chinese proverb
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Re: a braille Harry Potter


vivico1 wrote:
WOW, that is totally amazing! How wonderful it is out at the same time and the kids can talk about it together before they hear about it all. Never thought about the size of or cost of a braille book either. Thank you so much for sharing. I want to do some more checking into books for the blind here. Very interesting info :smileywink:




That is amazing! It's great to hear that the timing and the cost are comparable to the print edition. I loved the book and everyone should get the chance to enjoy all books. I'll have to pass along the very interesting information you posted.
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