Producing Books For Adults With Dyslexia
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We have been successful in our Kickstarter. We will publish 8 amazing books on the 12th of June.
Thank you everyone who has supported us. In partiular everyone who supported the kickstarter. Here is the start of our Wall of Heroes. As we send through the rewards, we keep adding to the wall, untill all the rewards are sent.
Nicholas Castro, Matt Knepper, Thomas Michael, A.E. Bross, John "Millionwordman" Dodd, E Ingham, Seph Gallistel, Kat M., Sarah Wallace, Daniel Officer, Donna Scott, Mike Nicholson, T Messingham, Kyle Matsumura, Tricia G, Cheryl Morgan, Paul Henderson, NHB,Deirdre O'Leary, Aedan Lake, Marianne McDonald, Charlotte Emms, Peter sutton, Julian White, Clare Dornan, Jasmine Cole, Richard Tamblyn, Kristina ,Raimund Karl, Anna Grant, Alexandra Barnes, Sara Scott, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Yo'Av Dar, F.A.B. Fantastic Alternative Brains,Camille Lofters, Bristolcon, Clare Schmitt, Henrik Sörensen, Stephanie Vincent, Kate Macdonald, Kevlin Henney, Amy Maleiß, Sarah Ash, EmmabBooks.com, Natalie.
We at Books on the Hill would like to share our new diversity project: 'Open Dyslexic.’
We have created a new publisher BOTH Press to do this. We are passionate about helping people who have dyslexia, or have any difficulty with reading, to access the joy of good fiction. We aim to make exciting good quality fiction accessible to those not currently provided for by today’s traditional mass book market. furthermore we wanted to create a tool for our fellow booksellers to help those customers who deal with dyslexic and have difficulty reading. We are working with talented and award winning authors to publish titles of dyslexic friendly books for adults. I am a bookseller, and passionate about books and reading. But this was not always the case, I am dyslexic myself, and struggled to read until 13, and so now I am passionate about helping anyone who has difficulty reading.
This lack of book for adults is about to change! We have been successful in our Kickstarter and are set to publish 8 amazing books on the 12th of June. You can find them for preorder on our BOTH Press shop page. Click an author it will take you straight to their book!
Dyslexia is a learning difference that primarily affects reading and writing skills. The NHS estimates that up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK have some form of dyslexia, while other dyslexic organisations believe 1 in 5 and more than 2 million people in the UK are severely affected Dyslexia does not stop someone from achieving. There are many people who are successful and are dyslexic. Famous actors, such as Orlando Bloom; Entrepreneurs like Theo Paphitis, and many, many more, including myself. All of who believe dyslexia has helped them to be where they are now. dyslexia, as I can attest to, does not go away. You don’t grow out of it.
Watch my interview with Steven Savile, one of our award winning authors,
Books on the Hill is Alistair Sims. He is the manager and commander-in-chief of the bookshop (though his partner, Chloe and his mother, Joanne, who set up the bookshop with him, may disagree with this description ). Alistair is dyslexic and has a PhD in history and archaelogy. He struggled to read until he was 13 and is passionate about helping anyone who has difficulty reading. He is the driving force behind BOTH Press and has been involved in every step in this project, from finding award winning authors to contribute, the cover design, and the road to publication, including setting up for distribution.
Books on the Hill are collaborating with Chrissey Harrison, who is also an local author and member of North Bristol Writers Group. Chressey and Alistair have designed the bookcovers together, with Chrissey creating the finshed product we now look on at awe with. Nearly all the design work has been done by Chrissey, and she is also in charge of the printing process, typesetting and lialsing with the printer. We are so proud and appreciative to be working with her.
Special mention must go to Harrison Gates, who runs Nine Worthy, and who has dedicated his time and expertise to produce our print catalogue for us free of cost.
Joanne Hall is an author, editor and formerly the Chair of BristolCon, Bristol’s premier (and only) science fiction and fantasy convention. We must give a huge thank you to Jo for proof reading the stories free of cost.
Vicky Brewster has edited all the new stories by the authors. She specialises in editing and beta reading long-form fiction, although she also has experience in short-form fiction, non-fiction and academic work. Vicky is a great editor, with her skills honed by years spent writing for the commercial market, and postgraduate academic study of both English Literature and Creative Writing. She has also completed several course with SFEP on editing and proofreading.