| 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 ahead of their patrons’ requests!
For librarians who are not familiar with Edelweiss+, it’s a collection development online platform to discover, research, and request titles. (In other words, Edelweiss+ is a librarian’s best friend!) Librarians can save time creating wholesale orders by conveniently collecting titles from any publisher and sending one purchase order to the wholesaler of their choice. They can also stay connected with the latest trends and network with other book professionals to share discoveries – and what’s most exciting – Edelweiss+ is free to use.
Ready to learn more? Here’s how libraries can put Edelweiss+ to work for them.
Never miss a new Thorndike or Five Star Title!
Edelweiss+ has the most complete title information anywhere. Librarians can find catalogs from major publishers and discover frontline titles – far in advance of release dates. Simply browse catalog by catalog to see what’s coming out, search for a specific publisher, or narrow the search to an interest. Finding Thorndike Press and Five Star titles is simple – our latest catalogs are available right here.
Be a part of the buzz
Communicate directly with publishers and strike up conversations with other librarians and book professionals to make decisions and manage purchase orders with confidence. Edelweiss+ users can even share discoveries and findings through email or add reviews on GoodReads and LibraryReads to help fellow book professionals out.
Develop Collections with Ease
As communities change and libraries evolve, librarians are charged with juggling and mastering an increased variety of new roles. Finding ways to save time and improve collection development can be a significant help to both librarians and their patrons. Edelweiss+ makes developing a library’s collection MUCH easier because everything the library needs is in one place. Publishers’ catalogs, reviews, trends and the ability to purchase titles from wholesalers are all readily available.