Cataloging in Publication data, or CIP, is information typically found on the verso of the title page of a book (the copyright page). Librarians use this information when entering the book into their online catalogs.
In order for me to provide you with a CIP block, please fill out the following form as completely as possible and submit it via e-mail (copy the form on this page into the body of your e-mail), or print it out and send it to my address (198 Sylvester Rd., Florence, MA 01062) along with a check for $70 (returning customers) or $85 if you are a first-time customer; or pay via PayPal (see bottom for PayPal link.)
With this form, you will also need to submit the following (via e-mail or the post):
- THE TITLE PAGE
- the verso (the copyright page)
- back cover copy
- the first chapter of the book
(These last 2 requests are so I will know what the book is about. Formatting is not important and it can be a draft. If you have a synopsis or summary that will do as well.)
If you are submitting a work of fiction, instead of the first chapter of the book, you will need to include a one-page synopsis, summarizing the major events and plot points, including setting, main characters and/or their ethnicities (if relevant), geographical location of the book, and any genre information. This synopsis will be used to provide appropriate subject headings.
If submitting a work for children, include the entire text (if a picture book; middle grade and YA require summary information only.) Works for children must also include a synopsis of 25 words or less. This will be exactly copied into the CIP data block, so edit carefully. This synopsis is NOT marketing material and should accurately and succinctly cover the basics.
CIP Application (copy and paste into a Word doc or pdf or into the body of an email)
Title, subtitle, author(s), editor(s), illustrator(s) in the exact order they appear on the title page:
Full name of author(s), illustrator(s), editor(s) and others listed on title page, in this order: last name, first name, middle name, and year of birth:
Has author published any other works? If so, list:
Is there an audiobook for this title? If so, full name of audiobook narrator in this order: last name, first name, middle name, and year of birth.
Series title (if any):
Number (if any) of this title in series:
ISBN(s). Please include ALL ISBNs associated with this title:
LCCN (to apply for an LCCN please visit Prepub Book Link ; a video explaining the process can be found here):
Does the book contain bibliographical references (a bibliography? footnotes? A list of sources?) YES/NO
Does the book contain an Index? YES/NO
Name of publisher:
Location (city/state) of publisher:
Year of publication:
Is this a new edition, 1st edition, revised edition, etc. of the book?
If yes, how will it appear on the title page?
Categorize the work: fiction, poetry, juvenile (meaning a book written specifically for children), (auto)biography, textbook, other?
If juvenile, what is the age or grade range?
Lists subject(s) of book, including specific geographic areas and/or time periods, if relevant. This will be converted into the appropriate subject headings. More information is better than less. This is a very important part of the CIP data block.
BISAC Subject headings (for a complete list, click here). DO NOT SEND THE CODES. Copy the actual words.
DID YOU SEND THE TITLE PAGE?
DID YOU SEND A SUMMARY?
DID YOU FILL OUT THE FORM COMPLETELY?
HAVE YOU PAID?
Your Contact Information:
HOW TO PAY: send a check for $70 (if a returning customer) or $85 (if new) to:
198 Sylvester Rd.
Florence, MA 01062
PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD:
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org