What’s New This Spring? Revamped Large Print Standing Order Plans

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| By Bonnie Simcock |

Do you wish it were easier to maintain your collection with high-demand titles? A high-circulating large print collection of the latest bestsellers and buzzworthy books is just a subscription away!

What Are Standing Order Plans?

Built for convenience, standing order plan titles are shipped on a regular basis and arrive shelf-ready. Plus, plans are flexible, with no contracts required and monthly or quarterly shipping choices.

How Are Collections Curated?

Thorndike Press standing order plans offer librarians a simple and budget-friendly solution to save collection development time and get the latest large print titles. From romance to Western to nonfiction, we have standing order plans to fit your readers’ favorite genres.

For nearly forty years, the editors at Thorndike Press have helped libraries create dynamic large print collections using the same curation and collection development criteria librarians rely on. Our editors curate using trusted resources like Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The New York Times Book Review, Galley Chat, Goodreads, LibraryReads, and Indie Next picks, among others. We also publish many New York Times bestsellers in large print as close as possible to the standard edition release date.

Our goal is to find you the best selections of quality titles that include something for every reader. Large print is for everyone, and large print readers want to read what everyone else is reading—in a more accessible format!

Explore Revamped & New Plans

To help you find the perfect subscription to support your collection, we’re relaunching our most popular plans with new collection approaches and clearer names and descriptions. We’ve also developed a new standing order plan to help support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in your library.

Check out the revamped and new standing order plans below that will launch July 1, 2023.

Top-Shelf (formerly Basic) 

There’s nothing basic about this collection. Connect your readers to bestsellers, buzzy debuts, up-and-coming authors, nationally renowned book club picks, and books-to-screen. 

Authors include Nora Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke, James Lee Burke, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Robert Crais, J. A. Jance, Ruth Ware, Liane Moriarty, Catherine Coulter, John Sandford, and Nelson DeMille.

High-Octane (formerly Core) 

While core sounds more like a curriculum, this revamped plan will take readers on thrilling rides. Fill your shelves with high-octane reads, including our top picks in suspense, adventure, thriller, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, gothic, fantasy, and crime.

Authors include Robin Cook, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Louise Penny, Clive Cussler series, Tom Clancy series, Stuart Woods, John Scalzi, Robert Ludlum series, Heather Graham, and Terry Brooks.

Dynamic Drama (formerly Wheeler Hardcover) 

We’re trading in Wheeler for realer. Share untold stories, relationship reads, and insight into daily life with this collection of historical fiction, domestic suspense, romance, family life, realistic fiction, literary fiction, and similar genres.

Authors include J. D. Robb, Robyn Carr, Karen Kingsbury, Susan Mallery, Fern Michaels, Janet Dailey, Phaedra Patrick, Alexander McCall Smith, Diana Palmer, Christina Dodd, and Sally Hepworth.

NEW: Diverse Voices

Want to build a more inclusive collection and expand reading options for everyone in your community? This collection includes titles that represent Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and Latinx/Hispanic voices and experiences.

If you’re already actively diversifying your collection with our Black Voices standing order plan, we highly recommend this companion plan. Other titles with diverse content or from authors of color also regularly appear in other standing order plans. Please ask your sales consultant for a current list of offerings.

Ready to subscribe to fully developed large print collections? Contact your rep to get more information, ask questions, and choose the right plans for your community.

K. Lee Lerner

Meet the Author

Bonnie Simcock is the manager of acquisitions at Thorndike Press. She works with all the major publishing houses to put bestselling and well-loved titles into an accessible and comfortable format for all ages. She lives with her husband of 30 years in Maine, where they’ve survived putting one kid through high school with one still to go.

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