August, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENT. A note to all my clients, future and past:
Effective immediately and through December, 2022: because of increase demand in CIP blocks as well as increased demand for my other business, I will ONLY create CIP data on Mondays and Tuesdays of the week. I will schedule folks in the order in which applications have been received! Thank you for your understanding!
Who? A librarian with sixteen years of library experience and provider of CIP data to independent publishers since 2002; M.S.L.S. 1996; owner of a small press.
What? Providing 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 a few days.
How? Check out the CIP Service link for details.
How much? $70 per block for returning clients; $85 per block for new
Why? Because independent publishers deserve good service, high quality, and a reasonable price.
When publishers 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. Complete and 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.
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org