In case you’re interested in knowing more about Thorndike Press, which turns many great Barbour books into large-print books, here’s some information from our contact at Thorndike, Hazel Rumney:
“Thorndike Press has been publishing large print books for over twenty-five years. In an effort to meet the needs of a large range of libraries, we have a variety of standing order plans. Standing orders can most simply be described as subscription plans, whereby we automatically ship books to libraries as soon as they are published. I acquire large print rights to several of these plans: Inspirational, Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Christian Mystery, Christian Historical Fiction, Christian Large Print (our softcover editions), Clean Reads and Health, Home & Learning.
Within each standing order plan, there are tiers so libraries can sign up for whichever tier suits their needs and budget: Christian Fiction is our largest tiered standing order and has 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 tiers; 2 being 2 titles shipped, 3 being 3 titles shipped, etc. Some of these tiers sell better than others. CF6 has the lowest standing order base and will sell 300 to 350 units.
I acquire 168 Christian fiction titles a year and many of these are Barbour titles. An added bonus for me is that Barbour is such a pleasure to work with! Laura Young makes acquisitions easy and smooth, and I can depend on her for a quick response, always a plus when I'm facing a deadline.”
Thanks for sharing with us, Hazel!