Public Lending Right (UK)

Stevie Turner

ARE YOU A PUBLISHED UK AUTHOR WITH YOUR BOOKS IN LIBRARIES?

Don’t forget to register for your Public Lending Right.  If your printed books and audio-books are borrowed from UK public libraries you may be eligible for payment through the government-funded Public Lending Right scheme. All you have to do is apply to the PLR office for registration and provide details of your books.  Writers, illustrators, photographers, editors, translators, narrators, producers and abridgers can apply.  Where there is more than one contributor to a book the PLR is shared.  Anyone resident in the UK or in any of the other countries within the European Economic Area can apply.  The amount payable is based on the estimated number of times registered books are borrowed nationally during the PLR year (1 July – 30 June).  Payments are made annually each February. (There were over 22,000 recipients in 2018…

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