Standing Order Plans

Whether you’re a large, small, or mid-size library, Thorndike Press standing orders saves collection development time and stretches your budget — with discounts of 15‒40% and free shipping and handling.

  • We process all Large Print orders fully — all you do is unpack your books and put them on your shelves.
  • You can start or stop a standing order any time. No contract, no lock-in. And we offer a 100% guarantee on all our books.

Please note that not every title in a standing order ships in the month that it appears in our catalog. Some titles may ship early. Plans that include simultaneous publications ship those titles as soon as they become available — which can be at the same time or within three weeks of regular print publication. For example, your plan may offer 8 titles per month, but you may receive 10. For this reason, the prices below are annual estimates.

To learn which titles are scheduled for shipment each month visit our coming soon pages.

We offer more than 30 standing order plans to fit every library’s budgets. Additional pricing options may be available for the plans listed below. If you started the standing order process below but were not able to finish, the plan you selected may still be available.

For assistance or more information contact your Large Print sales consultant.


Librarian's Choice Plans

YOU choose the plan and YOU choose the titles!

Thorndike Press, Wheeler Publishing, Kennebec Large Print, Large Print Press and Five Star, imprints of Gale, a Cengage Company, offer a program that is perfect for you and your library with choice, variety, and the option to obtain multiple copies of the same title.

All Choice Programs span one full year from the date of your first order.

  • Choice Program 1: Minimum of 25 books at a 15% discount with free shipping & handling. Use promo code L2788 when placing your order.
  • Choice Program 2: Minimum of 48 books at an 18% discount with free shipping & handling. Use promo code L2789F when placing your order.
  • Choice Program 3: Minimum of 100 books at a 20% discount with free shipping & handling. Use promo code L2790 when placing your order.

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Available Standing Order Plans

African-American Standing Order Plan
A range of titles by and about African-Americans‚ including New York Times bestsellers‚ as well as other well-reviewed titles. The focus will be on the relationships and experiences of African-Americans and will offer a mixture of genres. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $864.

Basic Standing Order Plan
The #1 standing order plan in libraries today! This plan carries the best in large print: blockbuster bestsellers‚ award-winners‚ and well-reviewed current “buzz” books — with many are simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,496.

Bill’s Bookshelf Standing Order Plan
Curated by expert book-selector Bill Kelly (Adult Programming Manager at the Cuyahoga County Public Library), these selections will feature fiction and some nonfiction titles from a mix of bestselling, nationally known, and debut authors whose works will have a strong appeal to men (and other booklovers). Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.



Biography and Memoir Standing Order Plan
A Mix of bestselling and well-reviewed biographies and memoirs – including: historical biographies, celebrity biographies and memoirs, and inspiring narrative memoirs relating fascinating and compelling experiences of intriguing people. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $612.

Christian Fiction Standing Order Plan
This plan carries the best in large print Christian Fiction including many Christian Booksellers Association bestsellers and Christy Award winners. These books will appeal to a variety of readers. Dealing with life and all its issues in the context of Christian values‚ its editorial focus is well-written‚ compelling and entertaining fiction. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,173.

Christian Historical Fiction Standing Order Plan
Inspiring Christian historical fiction that appeals to all ages‚ featuring strong spiritual themes and all the elements of historical fiction that readers love. Its editorial focus is well-written‚ compelling and entertaining historical fiction. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $819.

Christian Mystery Standing Order Plan
Offers titles in all the popular mystery subgenres‚ consistent with the focus of our Christian Fiction standing order plan: well-written‚ compelling‚ and entertaining mysteries. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $549.

Christian Romance Standing Order Plan
These are good‚ clean romances that are appropriate for all ages. They are consistent with the focus of our Christian Fiction standing order plan: well-written‚ compelling and entertaining romances. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $828.

Christian Select Standing Order Plan
Our editors search the existing Christian Standing Order Plans to bring you the best titles from our list of award-winning Christian authors. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,238.

Clean Reads Standing Order Plan
A mix of appealing‚ wholesome general fiction‚ mystery and romance titles. These are stories without graphic violence‚ explicit sexuality or strong profanity. Entertaining stories‚ full of encouragement‚ warmth and humor that will delight readers! Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $837.

Core Standing Order Plan
This blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your bestseller collection. This is a perfect complement to the Basic Standing Order. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership‚ this plan includes New York Times bestsellers‚ award-winning titles‚ and works by highly acclaimed authors with many simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,496.

Distribution Standing Order Plan
As a special service to our customers‚ we distribute bestselling and popular large print titles from other publishers through our catalog. This offers the convenience of ordering from one source. Receive 208 hardcovers/softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $4,146.

Editor’s Choice Standing Order Plan
An economical‚ convenient way to automatically receive the hottest new titles in large print. Our editors search our top bestselling plans to find the new titles most likely to show up on your reserve list. Most titles are simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,906.

Genre Value Standing Order Plan
You receive one Mystery‚ one Romance‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best we have to offer from our existing hardcover plans. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $950.

Gentle Romance Standing Order Plan
Appropriate for all readers‚ and especially appealing for outreach programs, these are clean, heartwarming romances. Receive 16 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $372.

Harlequin Romance Standing Order Plan
Through an exclusive arrangement with the publisher‚ we offer the finest selection from the popular Harlequin Romance line in a library hardcover format. These lightweight hardcovers are perfect for outreach and homebound library services. Receive 60 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,305.

Inspirational Standing Order Plan
Our Inspirational Plan includes nonfiction titles that offer inspiration and encouragement in the face of disaster‚ traumatic life events and challenges. These are inspirational stories about people and their pets‚ and narratives about people helping other people. Receive 8 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $186.

Librarian’s Choice Plan(s)
You choose the plan best suited to your library’s needs and you choose the titles. Any title that we publish from any of our imprints counts towards your Librarian’s Choice commitment. 3 different programs to choose from.

Lifestyle Standing Order Plan
A collection of enlightening nonfiction titles that will appeal to today’s life-long learners. Titles will include a range of topics from how-to, financial advice, health issues, personal growth, and other high-interest topics focused on the lifestyle of today’s Large Print reader. Receive 16 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $393.

Literacy Bridge Standing Order Plan
This offers the best of middle reader and young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 7 through 12. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential. Receive 12 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $234.

Mystery Standing Order Plan
Selected from a mix of all the popular mystery subgenres — classic whodunits‚ hard-boiled‚ cozies‚ police procedurals‚ true crime‚ adventure/suspense —featuring many of the highly acclaimed and unique mystery titles popular with today’s readers. Receive 72 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,745.

Mystery Sampler Standing Order Plan
Designed to meet the needs of all your Mystery loving patrons‚ you receive one hardcover title from our Crime Scene Standing Order‚ one hardcover title from our Thriller Standing Order‚ and one softcover title from our Cozy Mystery Standing Order. Titles selected by our editors as the best we have to offer from these existing plans. Receive 36 hardcovers/softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $846.

Narrative and Popular Nonfiction Standing Order Plan
This standing order plan features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles included in this plan cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres – including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $900.

Paperback Bestsellers Standing Order Plan
Blockbuster bestsellers by today’s top authors released with the original publisher’s softcover edition. Receive 48 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $481.

Peer Picks Standing Order Plan
Each quarter we work with a new librarian from across the country and they select six titles that they’ve enjoyed and wish to recommend to their peers. If you would like to be a Peer Pick selector for Thorndike Press please contact Kara Kugelmeyer. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Perspectives: Historical Fiction and Beyond Standing Order Plan
Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Publisher’s Showcase Standing Order Plan
Titles chosen from existing plans by our Publisher‚ Jamie Knobloch, guaranteed to be a hit with your large print patrons. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $648.

Reviewers’ Choice Standing Order Plan
Titles selected are very well reviewed‚ receiving at least one starred review from one of the four major review journals — Library JournalBooklistPublishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Romance Standing Order Plan
This standing order offers bestselling and popular titles from every popular subgenre of romance‚ from chaste to explicit. You’ll find something for all your romance readers here. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,170.

Silhouette Romance Standing Order Plan
Through an exclusive arrangement with Harlequin Books, we offer the finest selection from the popular Silhouette Romance line in a library hardcover format. These lightweight hardcovers are perfect for outreach and homebound library services. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $783.

Superior Standing Order Plan
Offers a mixture of bestselling and well-reviewed titles across all the fiction genres in a softcover format. Includes popular authors and high-circulating titles. Receive 24 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $389.

Thriller Standing Order Plan
Thriller is a genre of fiction that is peaking in popularity and in the number and quality of titles available. In thrillers‚ a hero — sometimes reluctant — must find the resources to face down villainy against extraordinary odds! Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Western Standing Order Plan
Features the best of the New West and the Old West. A mixture of newly published contemporary and traditional Westerns by the best-known authors in the genre. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $1,047.

Wheeler Cozy Mystery Standing Order Plan
Quick reads that are lighthearted in tone involving amateur sleuths solving the crimes. They contain loveable characters and amusing dialogue without any graphic sex‚ violence‚ or profanity. Receive 48 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $972.

Wheeler Hardcover Standing Order Plan
Consists of a mix of top-circulating genres, this blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your bestseller collection. This is a perfect complement to the Basic and Core Standing Order. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership‚ this plan includes New York Times bestsellers‚ award-winning titles‚ and works by highly acclaimed authors‚ with many simultaneous publications. Receive 72 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,901.

Wheeler Western Standing Order Plan
Featuring classic Western writers and introducing new and exciting authors for all your Western fans in a softcover format. Receive 32 softcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $636.

Women’s Fiction Standing Order Plan
Contains stories for women about women — their relationships with family and friends, about how they overcome obstacles in their lives and discover the value of loving themselves. Selections consist of clean, wholesome reads and contain no graphic sex or violence. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.