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Publishers' Cataloging-In-Publication

Since 1996, Cassidy Cataloguing Services has been providing Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication, or PCIP, for publishers whose books may not qualify for the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication program. The information included on these bibliographic records is incredibly helpful for booksellers, librarians, and authors alike. With a PCIP, it is guaranteed that a book will be shelved in a proper location and can easily be found in a catalog.

Our expert catalogers will create a PCIP block according to the most current rules. Each PCIP will include:

  • Library of Congress call number

  • Dewey classification number

  • Library of Congress subject headings


  • Summary on fiction books

and all of the information necessary for making it easier for booksellers and librarians to process, shelve, and/or sell each book.

PCIPs at Cassidy Cataloguing Services are created in under a week (or faster if a rush is necessary) and at a very reasonable investment. In addition to fast turnaround time, we upload the bibliographic record to OCLC WorldCat and SkyRiver, two of the largest bibliographic utilities in the world, at no additional charge.


Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) is the service provided by the Library of Congress. Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication (PCIP) is the identical service provided by cataloging professionals using the same resources as the Library of Congress. Our experts will create your block with identical information.

Non-Fiction Books

  • Please include your table of contents in the form

  • BISAC codes may be added

  • Your PCIP block will contain the following imprint:

Publisher's Cataloging-in-Publication

(Provided by Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.)

Fiction Books

  • Please include a summary of your book in the form.

  • Your PCIP block will contain the following imprint:

Publisher's Cataloging-in-Publication

(Provided by Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.)

The examples below will illustrate just how much information goes into this little block, assisting a librarian or bookseller to shelve appropriately based on subjects, summary, and other information.

Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication example

Fiction Sample

Publishers' Cataloging-in-Publication example

Non-Fiction Sample

Value-Added Services

  • In addition to basic PCIP information, we add as many subjects as are appropriate to generate hits when a researcher is searching in a catalog.

  • PCIP bibliographic records will also be uploaded to two of the world's largest bibliographic databases - OCLC WorldCat and SkyRiver. Inclusion in these massive bibliographic databases ensures that the librarian or bookseller will be able to easily and correctly enter your material into their catalog for discoverability. Records are uploaded by the third of each month and records should be available in the individual bibliographic utilities by two weeks following.

  • New to PCIP? Our expert catalogers are happy to explain all of the necessary steps to get you started or answer any questions you may have about the process.

  • We provide excellent quality with very fast turn-around time (under a week) at a very reasonable investment price.

Order a PCIP

If you are ready to place your PCIP order, click the button below the Title Page and Verso examples for our online form.

  • Book's title page and verso in PDF, JPG, or GIF format. If you don't have a digital version immediately, you can scan and fax to 973-586-3201 or email to with your book title in the subject.


The following is required information:


Book's title page and verso/draft copyright page (see examples above) in PDF, JPG, or GIF format. If you don't have a digital version, please fax to 973-586-3201 or email with your book title in the subject.

The following will be asked on the form:

  • Title​

  • Authors

  • City/State of Publication

  • Publisher

  • ISBN

  • Edition

  • Audience

  • Brief Summary

  • Your Name

  • Company Name

  • Address

  • Email Address

  • Phone Number

  • Title Page (see above for example)

  • Verso/draft copyright page (see above for example)

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