librarian with thirteen+ years library experience (including one year
as a full-time cataloger); M.S.L.S. 1996; owner of a small press.
high quality CIP data blocks to the independent publishing community at
a reasonable price. See an example here.
When? Two weeks maximum
turnaround, typically no more than a week.
How? Check out the CIP Service link for details.
How much? $60 per block
Why? Because independent
publishers deserve good service, high quality, and a reasonable
provide a CIP block on the copyright page of a book, they are helping
librarians enter information about the book into the library's on-line
catalog (OPAC). A CIP block includes information like the title, the
author, and the subject headings that librarians and library patrons
use when looking up the book.
well-chosen subject headings will help library patrons find your book. That's what I provide.
A CIP block can also
put your book on library shelves more quickly. A book with no CIP data
often goes on the bottom of the librarian's to-do pile, sometimes
staying there for months.