Night School by Lee Child (Bantam Press) was the most borrowed library book of 2017/18, according to new statistics.
With volunteer-run community libraries on the rise, the Society of Authors (SoA) has called for them to finally be included in the Public Lending Right... Read more
Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train (Transworld) is the UK's most often loaned library book of 2016/17, according to the latest Public Lending Right... Read more
The Public Lending Right (PLR) will be extended to cover e-books and e-audiobooks borrowed from libraries from 1st July.
The British Library Board has recommended that the Public Lending Right (PLR) rate be increased to 8.2p per loan in 2018.
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
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
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
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
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