Gale Products Support The Great American Read

| By Traci Cothran & Catherine DiMercurio | These last few months, PBS created a whole campaign and shows around The Great American Read. They selected 100 books and asked viewers to note which novel impacted them the most, culminating in the announcement of the #1 “Great American Read.” Finalists were announced, building anticipation for … Read more

Thorndike Press and Five Star Publishing Now on Edelweiss+

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press offers the largest collection of best-selling books in large print, and Five Star Publishing publishes award-winning western and frontier fiction titles. We’re excited to announce that both publishers are now on Edelweiss+, making it easier for librarians to stay on top of new and upcoming titles and stay … Read more

“The Hate U Give” Featured in Novels for Students, Volume 59

| By Traci Cothran | There are a bazillion novels published each year, and every once in a while, one of them is truly magical.  That’s the case with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  This debut novel is extraordinary in so many ways – amazing writing, relatable characters – most especially because it … Read more

Updates to My Account – Amended 11/06/18

| By Gale Staff |

Enhancements to improve your immediate online ordering experience are underway. We will be communicating additional enhancements as they roll out in a phased approach.

November 6 Update

Although critical issues have been resolved,

  • Wish List pricing and the ability to move items to the shopping cart have temporarily been suspended through November 12, 2018, as our development team works to improve functionality. To inquire about pricing or purchase items in your Wish List during this time, please download your Wish List and send to your Library Sales Consultant with your desired direction.
  • Slowness and intermittent errors have been reported by a handful of customers. The development team is actively working to optimize backend processing to improve performance. These issues are difficult to duplicate, so if you are able to share with Gale Customer Service, it would be most appreciated.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued patience.

As of July 1, you will notice:

  • Quick and accurate invoice association
  • Streamlined checkout
  • A new look and feel with Gale branding. Please note, when you are in your Thorndike Press My Account, the Thorndike Press logo will be visible. If you do not see the Thorndike Press logo, you are in the Gale catalog.

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Larger Print Offers Bigger Advantages for Striving Readers

| By Gale Staff | Reading does not come naturally or easily to a striving reader, which the industry defines as a young reader who is not reading at an age-appropriate grade level. It may be that they want to read but find it difficult or frustrating; they may deprioritize reading for competing activities; they … Read more

Readers are Raving Over New Five Star Western Titles

| By Gale Staff | Readers are already raving over Five Star’s two new Western titles recently added to their award-winning lineup. From bestselling authors to Booklist, the reviews are in—be among the first to take a look: Flight of the Hawk: The River: A Novel of the American West, Book One by W. Michael … Read more

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Pilots Book Group Sponsored by Thorndike Press

| By Meg Donaldson, originally published in the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Newsletter | Books and Bites started out as a pilot book group at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library sponsored by Thorndike Press, a large print publisher. The group meets at St. Andrew’s Village as a way to broaden the Library’s reach. After just a few … Read more

Striving Readers Can Succeed with Large Print

| By Gale Staff |

When it comes to print, size really does matter.  A larger font boosts decoding, fluency, and comprehension for young readers. Once these skills are strengthened, students once frustrated by reading, learning the English language, or struggling with developmental delays, such as ADD/ADHD or dyslexia, gain confidence to become enthusiastic, lifelong readers.

Making Reading More Accessible
Thorndike Press, a world leader in large print publishing, has supported older adults and the visually impaired since 1980, but the 16-point helps middle readers and young adults too, as it is proven to:

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Gwinnett County Public Library Lands Finalist Position in Spark Prize

Nestled just North of Atlanta, the Gwinnett County Public Library has always been dedicated to enriching the lives of those in their community from children to adults and beyond. For reluctant or struggling readers, GCPL is a strong advocate of large print books, stating “the larger font and increased white space can help to improve … Read more