Author Standing Order Revision
September 26, 2016
Becky and I have tweaked the Author Standing Order, adding several authors and reducing somewhat the initial quantities designated for us. We began noticing this year that some of the old favorites’ newest works generate holds in the area of 1:2 or 1:3 rather than anything close to 1:5. A recent Beverly Lewis order of 30 copies (The Atonement) came in and only about half went out to fill holds in the first place. As a result, we have pulled back on many of these orders for the end of this year and continuing into next year. This way we are hoping to have more fiction funds dedicated to backfilling popular series and getting plenty of copies of those new surprise sleeper titles, like Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall and Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10, to name just two examples. Leanne has posted the new list to the intranet.