Tagged: PLR

Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks

The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include e-books and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose... Read more

EU e-book ruling means change to PLR, says SoA

The Society of Authors has welcomed the European Court's ruling on e-lending, which it argues removes “the final barrier” to applying Public Lending Right (PLR)... Read more

Irish library payments fall €100,000

Authors received €200,000 (£180,026) in Irish Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) payments in 2015, €100,000 (£90,013) less than the figure paid in 2014, according to the Irish Examiner.... Read more

Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation

More than 20,000 authors are to receive a share of the £264,000 payout from libraries body Public Lending Right following an error in the calculation... Read more

PLR rate to increase by 1p next year

The British Library Board has proposed an increase in Public Lending Right (PLR) payment made to authors next year, following a decrease in the estimated... Read more

Politicians vie for author votes at lively hustings

Copyright, fair contracts for authors, and libraries were among the points addressed by politicians at a hustings hosted by the Society of Authors (SoA) and... Read more

Authors call for PLR to be applied to remote e-loans

Authors have called for Public Lending Right (PLR) to be extended to all e-book loans from libraries. PLR is paid to an author each time... Read more

Patterson most borrowed author but loan numbers fall

James Patterson remains the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the eighth year running, according to data released today (13th February) by the Public... Read more

Authors receive their PLR statements

More than 22,000 authors will be receiving a total of just over £6m from library loans made from July 2013 to June 2014. Public lending... Read more

PLR Twitter campaign sees 70 new authors sign up

A Twitter campaign to encourage more authors to sign up to Public Lending Right has been successful, according to Tracy Chevalier. Seventy authors registered for... Read more

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