Tap into Our Fully Developed Collections

Navigating the challenges brought on by the pandemic has most likely stretched your budget and your personnel. Thorndike Press standing order plans offer a simple solution for both. You enjoy special savings on orders that ship monthly or quarterly depending on the plan you choose. Library staff saves valuable collection development time. The orders ship for free and are delivered fully processed—just unpack and shelf.

Whether it’s romance, Christian fiction, history, adventure, Black voices, or a host of other popular genres, standing order plans offer something for everyone. Better yet, there’s no keeping your readers in suspense (unless they want to be). Since the books are delivered on a regular basis, the next title in the series will follow.

You can start or stop a standing order plan at any time. There’s no contract, no lock-in, and a 100% guarantee on all books.

  • Bestselling Plans

    Basic

    96 titles annually | $2,496

    This plan offers your large print readers access to the most popular blockbuster bestsellers, award winners, and up-and-coming authors. Most are simultaneous publications. Authors in this plan include Stuart Woods, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, and John Sanford.

     

    Christian Fiction

    48 titles | $1,173

    Christian fiction is a popular genre with a range of readers. These titles are engaging, well written, and   wholesome—with Christian themes and messages that appeal to all ages. Contains many of the top bestselling authors as well as a blend of Christian subgenres, such as mystery, historical fiction, and romance.

     

    Core

    96 titles | $2,496

    Aimed at pleasing a wide readership, this plan includes many New York Times bestsellers, award-winning titles, and works by highly acclaimed authors. Many are simultaneous publications. Includes authors like Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, Mary Balogh, Steve Berry, and Robert B. Parker series titles (written by various authors).

     

    Mystery

    72 titles | $1,745

    The mystery genre remains a perennial favorite and is often the most popular genre in a library. Titles in this plan incorporate a mix of all the mystery subgenres, such as classic whodunits, police procedurals, cozies, true crime, and hard-boiled fiction.

     

    Wheeler Hardcover

    60 titles | $1,623

    This is one of our most popular plans for large print readers seeking favorite New York Times bestsellers and top- circulating genre authors. Many are simultaneous publications. The blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your collection. Featured authors include Clive Cussler, Karen Kingsbury, Susan Mallery, Bill O’Reilly, and Kelley Armstrong.

     

    Young Adult

    24 titles | $459

    Teens who struggle with reading can benefit from a larger font size. Changing up the format they read may be enough to keep them from feeling frustrated and quitting. This plan offers the best of young adult literature, and is designed for grades 8–12, ages 14 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.

  • Hardcover Plans

    Amish Fiction

    36 titles | $846

    Amish fiction has long been a popular choice among large print readers. These stories celebrate a simpler way of life, sweet romances, strong faith, family bonds, and community spirit. Titles are G rated and wholesome, with storylines for evangelical and secular audiences.

     

    Basic

    96 titles annually | $2,496

    This plan offers your large print readers access to the most popular blockbuster bestsellers, award winners, and up-and-coming authors. Most are simultaneous publications. Authors in this plan include Stuart Woods, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, and John Sanford.

     

    Black Voices

    36 titles | $864

    Captures the most-beloved work by bestselling, award-winning, and popular Black writers. The collection focuses on titles about relationships and experiences through the ages, told in a mixture of genres.

     

    Biographies and Memoirs

    24 titles | $612

    This plan includes bestselling and well-reviewed titles by and about musicians; politicians; TV and film celebrities; authors; and inspiring, real-life figures who embrace the fabric of American life.

     

    Christian Fiction

    48 titles | $1,173

    Christian fiction is a popular genre with a range of readers. These titles are engaging, well-written, and wholesome—with Christian themes and messages that appeal to all ages. Contains many of the top bestselling authors as well as a blend of Christian subgenres, such as mystery, historical fiction, and romance.

     

    Christian Romance

    36 titles | $828

    This plan is a mix of engaging, clean romances appropriate for all ages. These are well-written, compelling romances, with a Christian message that will delight fans of the genre.

     

    Clean Reads

    36 titles | $846

    General fiction, family life, intriguing mystery, and romance titles. Entertaining, wholesome stories without graphic violence, explicit sexuality, or strong profanity. Content you’d be comfortable sharing with your grandparents. Great for outreach programs!

     

    Core

    96 titles | $2,496

    Aimed at pleasing a wide readership, this plan includes many New York Times bestsellers, award-winning titles, and works by highly acclaimed authors. Many are simultaneous publications. Includes authors like Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, Mary Balogh, Steve Berry, and Robert B. Parker series titles (written by various authors).

     

    Distribution

    36–144 titles | $807–$3594

    As a special service to our customers, we distribute other publishers’ large print titles through our catalog. This subscription contains a mix of both hardcover and softcover titles from publishers like Random House, HarperCollins, HarperLuxe, and Hachette Book Group. Duplicate titles are not included in any other standing order plan. Multiple plan options are available to fit any budget.

     

    Editor’s Choice

    96 titles | $2,906

    Automatically receive the hottest new titles in large print. Our editors search our bestselling plans to find the new titles most likely to show up on your reserve list. Most titles are simultaneous publications.

     

    Hardcover Genre Plan

    36 titles | $950

    One mystery‚ one romance‚ and one Western title are selected by our editors as the best from our existing hardcover plans.

     

    Hardcover Westerns

    48 titles | $1,047

    The best of the New and Old West. This plan contains traditional Westerns by the best-known, award-winning authors in the genre, including Larry D. Sweazy, William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone, Johnny D. Boggs, and John D. Nesbitt. 

     

    History Fact and Fiction

    24 titles | $612

    This plan features bestselling and popular, event-based narrative nonfiction and historical fiction, with an emphasis on time periods and historical figures popular with large print readers. World War II, Civil War, and early American eras will be included, as well as content that shares previously untold perspectives and shines a light on unsung heroes.

     

    Mystery

    72 titles | $1,745

    The mystery genre remains a perennial favorite and is often the most popular genre in a library. Titles in this plan incorporate a mix of all the mystery subgenres, such as classic whodunits, police procedurals, cozies, true crime, and hard-boiled fiction.

     

    Nonfiction

    36 titles | $900

    This plan features bestselling and popular narrative nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction subgenres, including biographies and memoirs, current events, popular culture, history, and more.

     

    Publisher’s Showcase

    24 titles | $648

    Publisher’s Showcase consists of a selection from our top-selling plans, including Basic and Core. Picks include top authors; book club discussion-worthy titles; and entertaining, buzzy debuts.

     

    Romance

    48 titles | $1,170

    Romance at its best, with titles from every popular subgenre. In styles from chaste to explicit, this subscription offers selections for every romance reader. It includes New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mary Jo Putney, Jodi Thomas, Christine Feehan, Shelley Shepard Gray, Elizabeth Hoyt, Suzanne Enoch, and Jane Feather.

     

    Thriller, Adventure and Suspense

    36 titles | $927

    This plan includes some of the most-sought-after and high-circulating titles of the moment, for pulse-pounding, adventurous reads where heroes face down villainy against overwhelming odds. It’s perfect for a wide range of readers.

     

    Wheeler Hardcover

    60 titles | $1,623

    This is one of our most popular plans for large print readers seeking favorite New York Times bestsellers and top- circulating genre authors. Many are simultaneous publications. The blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your collection. Featured authors include Clive Cussler, Karen Kingsbury, Susan Mallery, Bill O’Reilly, and Kelley Armstrong.

  • Softcover Plans

    Paperback Bestsellers

    48 titles | $540

    The top New York Times bestsellers and bestselling authors in a durable softcover format.

     

    Softcover Cozy Mysteries

    48 titles | $972

    These quick reads are lighthearted in tone and involve amateur sleuths. They feature lovable characters and amusing dialogue, with no graphic sex or profanity. The plan contains a lot of the sought-after series mysteries, like the Mrs. Jeffries series, pet sleuth series, recipe mysteries, and others.

     

    Softcover Romance and Women’s Fiction

    36 titles | $711

    This plan offers a touch of humor and heart. It features a mix of lighter-fare women’s fiction, romance, and general fiction—perfect for those who enjoy escapist reads. It includes bestselling, well-known authors and strong new voices in fiction.

     

    Softcover Westerns

    36 titles | $711

    Features classic Western writers and introduces new and up-and-coming authors in the genre. Sure to please Western fans, authors include Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone, and Louis L’Amour. 

  • Librarian’s Choice Plan

    Choose your own adventure! Select titles from across all of our imprints: Thorndike Press, Wheeler Publishing Large Print Press, and Five Star Publishing. This plan is perfect for your readers’ and libraries’ unique needs, with the option to obtain multiple copies of the same title. Select from one of three program options—all include free shipping and handling. Available plans:

    • Program 1: 25–47 books at a 15% discount
    • Program 2: 48–99 books at an 18% discount
    • Program 3: 100+ books at a 20% discount

    Title commitment to be completed within one year of plan establishment.

  • Youth Plans

    Middle Reader

    28 titles | $483

    Ease the transition from easy reader books to chapter books with large print copies of today’s bestselling middle-grade authors and beloved characters. Interfile with the standard print edition and see which option kids reach for—you may be surprised! Titles in this plan are appropriate for grades 3–8, ages 9­­–14. They ship seasonally.

     

    Young Adult

    24 titles | $459

    Teens who struggle with reading can benefit from a larger font size. Changing up the format they read may be just enough to keep them from feeling frustrated and quitting. This plan offers the best of young adult literature, and is designed for grades 8–12, ages 14 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.

     

    Youth Deluxe Plan

    152 titles | $2,666

    This plan combines the Middle Reader and Young Adult plans and provides additional titles appropriate for grades 3–12. Building out your youth collection is an easy way to offer an equitable format to readers of all ages. This plan features the newest releases; the majority will arrive in fall, just in time for back to school.

Ready to start a plan or have more questions? We’re here to help. Complete the form below, and your large print sales consultant will be in touch shortly.