Dyslexic Friendly Books for Adults
Books on the Hill is passionate about helping people who have dyslexia, or have any difficulty with reading, to access the joy of good fiction. There are great books out now for children with dyslexia, with specialist publishers like Barrington Stokes and mainstream publishers such as Bloomsbury doing their part. However, there are sadly few books for adults with Dyslexia.
This is where BOTH Publishing comes in. As bookseller who is also dyslexic, I feel this needs to be changed. This has inspired us at Books on the Hill, working with local author and member of North Bristol Writers Group, Chrissy Harrison, to become a publisher ourselves.
Books on the Hill publishing will be dedicated to bringing the very best stories to anyone who has difficulty reading, focusing on dyslexic friendly formatting. We believe that anyone who enjoys books will also enjoy our books, as we seek to work with some of the best authors in the country.
So what is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning difference that primarily affects reading and writing skills. However, it doesn’t only affect these skills. Dyslexia is actually about information processing. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills.
What do we mean my dyslexic friendly ?
Cream paper rather than white.
A sans-serif font, or a specific dyslexic friendly one.
Extended spacing between paragraphs, sentences and words.
We are very aware that every dyslexic reader is different and so we’re keen to get feedback on our formatting. If you’re a dyslexic reader, or struggle with reading, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Download this PDF of fonts to get started.
As indicated by our name, BOTH Publishing, these stories are also for anyone to enjoy as a quick read on a train, bus or in the sunshine on a park bench.
Books on the Hill publishing is dedicated to bringing the very best stories to anyone who has difficulty reading, focusing dyslexic friendly formatting. We believe that anyone who enjoys books will also enjoy our books, as we seek to work with some of the best authors in the country.
Is an award winning British fantasy and science fiction author. He is best known for his series Shadows of the Apt, and for his novel Children of Time.
Adrian Tchaikovsky received the following literary awards and nominations:
2016: Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time (winner)
2017: British Fantasy Award – Best Fantasy Novel for "The Tiger and the Wolf" (winner)
Is a bestselling British fantasy, horror and thriller writer. His published work includes novels and numerous short stories in magazines and anthologies, established franchises, such as Star Wars, Stargate, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Fireborn, Risen, Warhammer, and Pathfinder.
Steven aas a runner-up for the British Fantasy Award in 2000 and again in 2010.
He won the Best Young Adult Original Novel for the 2009 Scribe Awards.
Is the author of more than thirty books, most of them in the fantasy and science fiction genres, for both adult and young readers. His books have been published in more than 20 countries. His journalism has appeared in 'The Guardian', 'The Independent', 'The Times', 'Film Monthly', 'Films & Filming', 'Movie', 'Rock Power', 'SFX', 'Sight & Sound' and some seventy other publications.
Stan was shortlisted for the 2001 British Fantasy Award.
In 2007 he received Le'Fantastique Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Literature, presented at the Trolls & Legendes Festival in Mons.