Standing Order Plans

Whether you’re a large, small, or mid-size library, Thorndike Press Standing Order Plans deliver the titles your readers expect on a regular basis, shipped monthly or quarterly. You’ll enjoy special savings and the convenience of fully processed orders (just unpack and shelf), no contract, no lock-in, and a 100% guarantee on all 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.

Available Standing Order Plans

We offer plans to fit every library’s budgets. For more information or to start a program or plan, contact your large print Sales Consultant.

Basic Standing Order Plan
The #1 standing order plan in libraries today! 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. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,496.

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. This subscription contains a mix of both hardcover and softcover titles. Receive about 320 hardcovers/softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $6,677.

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.

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.

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. 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 60 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,623.


Didn't find a Standing Order Plan(s) that fit your library's needs? Want more control over title selection? Still want a discount? We have a solution!

Librarian's Choice Programs

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, offers 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.
  • Choice Program 2: Minimum of 48 books at an 18% discount with free shipping & handling.
  • Choice Program 3: Minimum of 100 books at a 20% discount with free shipping & handling.