Spotlight Seminar

Selling your books to libraries is a great idea! But there’s some publishing prep work you need to do to make your book attractive to acquisition librarians.

Join this candid conversation with Pat McCurdy-Crescimano of The Donohue Group to learn what you need to do and how to do it.


The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) is a woman-owned company of professional librarians based in Windsor, CT. We have served the library and publishing communities since 1984, garnering a reputation for professionalism, creativity, and individualized attention to client needs. We began our PCIP (Publisher’s Cataloging-In-Publication) program many years ago to serve the needs of small and independent presses and self-publishing authors that were shut out of the Library of Congress CIP program, and we have an established track record in providing high-quality cataloging to the publishing community.

Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno is VP, Manager of Business Development and Manager of the PCIP program for DGI. She has decades of experience in working in libraries of all sizes and types and at all levels. Joining DGI in 2005, Pat rose from part-time cataloger to PCIP manager and then VP/manager of business development. She handles several cataloging clients for DGI in addition to her work with PCIP clients (PCIP is still her favorite!). Pat has a bachelor’s degree in Russian language from Boston College, and a Master’s of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University.

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