Basic PCIP Data

Our most affordable package, for clients who need only a PCIP block to print on their book's copyright page.

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Full Service Cataloging

Our best value, for clients who want their books uploaded to WorldCat & SkyRiver in addition to obtaining PCIP data.

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MARC Original Cataloging

For clients who want their books listed in WorldCat & SkyRiver, but either never obtained PCIP data or didn't order it from Five Rainbows.

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MARC Upgrade

For those who purchased PCIP data from us, we offer the option to add a MARC record later, even after publication.

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Audiobook Cataloging

Purchase as a standalone, or add value to your MARC package with our new audiobook cataloging service & get your audiobook listed in WorldCat & SkyRiver.

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Our Packages and Pricing

We offer you the freedom to choose which level of service you need, instead of boxing you into a preset package. Need something different? We can create a personalized package just for you. Contact us to discuss your needs.

 

MARC Original Cataloging

Double Record
$79
  • 2 MARC records, for print & ebook
  • Created in accordance with the current MARC standard
  • Uploaded to WorldCat & SkyRiver
  • 2 linked listings in WorldCat
  • For clients who did not purchase PCIP data from us
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MARC Update Cataloging

Single Record
$19
  • 1 MARC record, for either print or ebook
  • Created in acccordance with the current MARC standard
  • Uploaded to WorldCat & SkyRiver
  • 1 combined listing in WorldCat
  • Based on PCIP data previously purchased from us
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MARC Update Cataloging

Double Record
$29
  • 2 MARC records, for print & ebook
  • Created in acccordance with the current MARC standard
  • Uploaded to WorldCat & SkyRiver
  • 2 linked listings in WorldCat
  • Based on PCIP data previously purchased from us
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Audiobook Add-On Cataloging

NEW service
$19
  • 1 audiobook MARC record
  • Uploaded to WorldCat & SkyRiver
  • Separate listing, linked to other formats
  • Only for adding on to our other packages
  • Also available as a standalone MARC service
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Why do our clients keep coming back?

After a decade in business, we’ve met many wonderful people. Here’s what they say about us.

What Five Rainbows Services provides for independent book publishers and production houses like ours a way to compete in the mainstream media world on our own terms — something that is extremely important to our company as we grow and brand our products. Their service is efficient and affordable, and their staff really seems to get what we are doing. Companies like this matter.

Amy Hills Halberda

Literary Manager, Art Cannot Be Damaged Inc.

We’ve used Five Rainbows for several of our titles. They are always courteous, professional, well-priced, and the turnaround can’t be beat!

Jeremiah Blanchard

Needle Rat Press

I want to thank you for the prompt and gracious service. I appreciated your patience with my questions, and your clear and accurate replies.

Mary N. Wessling, PhD, ELS

Lnaguage Matters Santa Cruz

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a MARC record?

MARC records are computer files (MARC stands for MAchine-Readable Cataloging). A MARC record is cataloging data presented in a specific electronic format designed for library computer systems. Each record contains the same data found in a PCIP block, plus additional information not found in PCIP blocks. Some of the data is there strictly for computers to read, but most of it provides information to help librarians and readers alike.

A MARC record includes the data found in a PCIP block, but it also incorporates additional information. The extra data includes list prices, types of illustrations, fiction genres, target audiences, summaries, and more.

Because MARC records are designed to be read by computers, not humans, they look like gobbledygook to most people. Every MARC record must be coded in accordance with the Library of Congress’s MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (over 700 pages long), OCLC’s specific requirements for WorldCat records, and the brand-new Resource Description & Access standard (over 1100 pages long). For ebook MARC records, we follow LC’s special guidelines for electronic resource records, known as the Provider-Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide.

Much of the coding in a MARC record exists strictly for use by library computers; it contains alphanumeric codes that mean nothing to anyone who has never hand-coded a MARC record. Fortunately, at Five Rainbows we speak MARC-ese fluently — so you don’t have to!

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is the largest online library catalog in the world. Librarians can download the records to their local library catalog or use the information to decide whether to buy the book for their library’s collection.

Readers may also view the records in WorldCat and click links to find the book in a library or buy it from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. WorldCat listings also include Goodreads reviews, if available. Click here to view a WorldCat record and see the “Find a Copy in the Library” and “Buy It” links. (You may need to enter a zip code to see the library links.)

Only authorized vendors may upload MARC records to WorldCat.

What is SkyRiver?

SkyRiver is a catalog similar to WorldCat, though unlike WorldCat, SkyRiver has no public website. Librarians can download SkyRiver records to their local library catalog or use the information to decide whether to buy the book for their library’s collection.

Only authorized vendors may upload MARC records to SkyRiver.

Is there a difference between a WorldCat/SkyRiver record and a MARC record?

No. The records uploaded to WorldCat and SkyRiver are MARC records; there’s no difference. We upload the exact same records to each catalog.

Will you send me the MARC record after it’s finished?

No. You need special software to view a MARC record, and unless you have the specialized knowledge required to interpret a MARC record, it will make very little sense to you anyway. Seeing the record would likely raise more questions than it would answer. Your MARC record will include the same basic information as your PCIP data. Most of the additional information required for a WorldCat record is computer code, not plain English.

How do I know if I need both print and e-book MARC records?

The decision is entirely up to you. Read all the MARC record information on our website and then decide whether two records are best for your book, or if a single combined record will suffice. We can’t make this decision for you — it’s completely at your discretion.