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.
Basic PCIP Data Catalogingour signature service
- 1 PCIP data block
- No MARC records are included in this service
- No listings in WorldCat
- Our most affordable package
Full Service CatalogingSingle Record
- 1 PCIP data block
- 1 MARC record, for print or ebook
- 1 listing in WorldCat
- Our most popular package
Full Service CatalogingDouble Record
- 1 PCIP data block
- 2 MARC records: one each for print & ebook
- 2 linked listings in WorldCat
- Our next-level service
Full Service CatalogingTriple Record
- 1 PCIP data block
- 3 MARC records: one each for print, ebook & audiobook
- 3 linked listings in WorldCat
- Our premier value
Audiobook Add-OnNEW Service
- 1 audiobook MARC record
- Separate listing, linked to other formats (if records exist for them)
- Only for adding on to our PCIP packages
- Also available as a standalone MARC service
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.
As a smaller publisher, we rely on Five Rainbows Cataloging Service for our PCIP data, and their product quality and customer service are consistently top notch. Recently we had an issue arise on our end well after our PCIP data had been created, and Five Rainbows could not have been more helpful or accommodating in making the changes. I highly recommend Five Rainbows to anyone in need of cataloging services.Riley O’Neal
We have been very satisfied with the PCIP service provided by Five Rainbows and can count on them to deliver quality work, on-time, at competitive prices. We are a regular client and happy to recommend Five Rainbows to others!Jeff Young, PhD
Five Rainbows Services has become our only source for Cataloging-in-Publication data over the last several years. Their prices, accuracy and turnaround are superior to any other vendor we’ve used. They’ve saved us hundreds of dollars and countless hours. I can’t imagine taking our business anywhere else.David Collins
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PCIP data?
PCIP stands for Publisher’s Cataloging-in-Publication data. PCIP data is a block of specialized information that appears on the copyright page of a book. It’s modeled after the Library of Congress’s Cataloging-in-Publication program, which provides bibliographic records (aka cataloging data) for books prior to publication. Publishers and authors not eligible for LC’s CIP program may obtain PCIP data for their books from non-LC vendors.
A bibliographic record is like the driver’s license for your book. It provides the vital statistics that identify and describe your book to help librarians catalog it, which helps readers find your book in a library catalog. The bibliographic record for a book includes data such as the title and subtitle, author’s name, ISBN(s), multiple types of subject headings, LC and Dewey Decimal call numbers, and more.
CIP data is a bibliographic record created before a book is published, and PCIP refers to any CIP data not created by the Library of Congress.
How long will it take to get my PCIP data?
When you place your order, we will provide a guaranteed delivery date for your PCIP data. Because delivery times vary depending on our current workload, there is no “normal” time frame. We generally schedule order 7-10 business days out, but this varies based on our current workload.
If you absolutely must have your PCIP by a specific date, please contact us first to make sure we can accommodate your schedule. Please don’t place an order if you need it on a specific date, unless you’ve already received the go-ahead from us.
Should I send you my whole book?
No, it’s not necessary. To provide the fastest possible service, we catalog your book using the information you provide on our PCIP order form. We rely on you to transcribe the title, subtitle, and author information exactly as it appears on your book’s title page so that the information in the PCIP data will match the information found on the title page, per cataloging guidelines.
Because we don’t examine the entire book, the description you provide to us is vital for ensuring accurate cataloging. We’re not looking for marketing copy or the description found on the back cover of your book. What we need is a brief explanation of the book’s content, including significant concepts or plot elements. This information remains confidential and is used only to aid in proper cataloging of your book.
Can you create PCIP data for my book if I don’t have an LCCN yet?
Absolutely. We will insert [LCCN] in the appropriate position as a placeholder. It’s then up to you to replace that with your actual LCCN when you receive it. Please note that we can’t assign an LCCN to your book; only the Library of Congress may do that.
Will I be able to review my PCIP data after it’s finished?
Yes. You will have two business days after receipt of your PCIP data to review it and request error corrections. We will gladly fix any errors made on our part; however, an additional fee may be incurred if you ask us to correct any other errors or if you want us to research questions about the subject headings and/or call numbers chosen for your book. In either case, completing the work may require extra time to complete, as we must fit the work into our existing schedule.
My book has already been published. Can I still get PCIP data?
If you are updating your book’s interior, you may order PCIP data and add it to your book’s copyright page. If you’re not updating the book, we suggest you order one of our MARC record packages instead, which gets your book into WorldCat and SkyRiver.