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Standing Orders

Standing Order Descriptions*

Our editors take the guesswork out of title selection. Using the same collection development criteria that librarians use — such as Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and the New York Times Book Review — they look for well-reviewed and award-winning titles for your Standing Order Plans. Large Print readers want to read what everyone else is reading, and we publish the most New York Times bestsellers available in Large Print, as close as possible to the regular print publication date.

Historical Fiction is one of the most enduring and popular genres with readers. In recent survey results Thorndike Press customers have indicated they are looking for a wider selection of historical fiction titles to choose from. Feedback included that customers wanted a historical fiction selection that included works from the following sub-genres: literary, romance, adventure tales, mysteries, western, frontier fiction, historical/fictional biographies.

For Large Print reader’s historical fiction continues to be one of the most popular genres. Readers are drawn to the wealth of historical detail in these works that brings characters, events and historical settings to life and reflect the culture and its norms to life — all of which captivate readers as they illuminate historical events or persons.

This standing order offers 24 titles annually for $46.49 a month (price includes the 25% standing order discount).

Thorndike Press wouldn't be the leading Large Print publisher if it weren't for our staff. We are passionate about what we do — which is providing the best overall experience we can for our customers and readers. Additionally, at Thorndike Press we put the “V” in voracious when it comes to reading and loving books!

Over the coming months, check out our monthly catalogs to meet our staff and find out what we are reading and recommending!

Discover what titles your Large Print collection development peers are recommending and selecting! PEER PICKS is an exciting Standing Order that offers compelling titles (found only in this standing order) that have been hand selected by a Large Print collection developer.

Follow the Peer Picks selectors as they share their title slections, philosophy on large print titles, collection development, best practices and how they know something will be a bestseller, and some other tricks of the trade.

*Note: Have you already begun the Standing Order selection process?

If you began to sign up for a Standing Order program in the past but did not finish the process, we may still have that selection ready for you to complete.


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