Thursday, 25 May 2017

Public Lending Rights for ebooks


Great news for readers and writers. Public Lending Right (PLR) has finally been extended to include ebooks.

This complements the legislation passed in the Digital Economy Act 2010 which extended PLR to audiobooks and on-site loans of ebooks.  This means that authors will receive PLR payments for remote loans of their ebooks.

The Digital Economy Act 2017 now completes the picture to ensure authors will receive their PLR payments for books and audiobooks, ebooks and e-audiobooks whether loaned in the library or remotely. With an increase in the number of loans of ebooks to around 4 MILLION this year this is not a moment too soon.

PLR will soon be updating their system for registering ebooks.  If you are an author and haven’t yet registered with PLR, you should to make sure you receive payments due to you.

PLR for ebooks and audio books loaned remotely will apply to loans made after 1 July 2018.  Payments are due to be paid in arrears in early 2020. The rate of payment remains the same as for physical loans 7.82p/loan with a cap of £6,600.

More information here http://www.alcs.co.uk/About-Us//News/News/2017/05-May/Public-Lending-Right-(PLR)-has-finally-been-extend.aspx

No comments:

Post a Comment