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PrePub Book Link

In the fall of 2018, the Library of Congress will launch PrePub Book Link, an updated pre-publication tool for the book publishing community. PrePub Book Link brings the Library’s Cataloging in Publication (CIP) and Preassigned Control Number (PCN) programs together in a unified, easy-to-use web-based tool.

We’ve listened to your feedback and worked hard to design a program that improves your experience and makes your workflow easier, whether you’re an author or a publisher. Here’s some of the functionality you’ll find in the new Library of Congress PrePub Book Link:

CIP publishers will use a self-service portal to:

  • create and manage user accounts for single and multiple publishers and imprints.
  • attach galleys as Microsoft Word or PDF documents.
  • upload ONIX metadata to prepopulate CIP application data.
  • submit change requests more efficiently.

The CIP Program will provide user information for PrePub Book Link to ease the transition to this powerful new tool. Look forward to more updates and information.