Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Public lending rights


I'm sure no-one will have been as stupid as I've been, but just in case there are one or two other forgetful souls out there, do remember to let the PLR people know when you publish your next novel. I know, I know. Of course you have/will do. But I didn't, and have therefore lost nearly 6 months' PLR payments. Probably not big bucks, but what with the recession etc etc....

6 comments:

Matt Curran said...

Hi, Frances

It's a good point (I haven't done this yet - bugger!). I take it we just e-mail the PLR people and let them know?

(And there was me thinking the publisher handles this - too bloody complacent for my own good!)

Frances said...

Oh no, no, no, Matt. You have to fill in a form (what else?) and send documents (I haven't yet discovered which) and have your signature witnessed. As you say: bugger. But on a happier note, lots of luck for tomorrow. Enjoy your day!

Len Tyler said...

I think a lot of us may have been a bit slow on this. The starting point is to go to http://www.plr.uk.com/ and fill in your details on line. Then (as Frances says) you need to print off a form, get it witnessed and send it to the PLR people with a couple of utility bills to prove that you really exist. You tell them about your books as each is published - and sit back and wait for the PLR money to roll in.

ALCS is separate - see http://www.alcs.co.uk/Website%20Content/Home.aspx

David Isaak said...

For the edification of us colonials...what the heck are you guys talking about?

Ann Weisgarber said...

David, from what I gathered on the website, authors must live in the UK or in an EEA country to qualify for library royalities.

That rules out us Yanks. And thanks, Len, for passing on the site.

David Isaak said...

Library royalties? What an idea.