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UK authors should have an had email today from UK PLR alerting them to the fact that they can automatically transfer all their book details over to the new Irish PLR system, to which they may be entitled to payments for borrowings from public libraries in Ireland. The process is simple and involves logging into your online account and pressing the “I agree” button at the end of the message which automatically appears on logging in.
There is only two weeks to do this, after which you would have to register directly with the Irish PLR system. I googled a few libraries in Ireland and found a number had editions of my books so fingers crossed there should be a few pounds (or will it be euros) coming my way from across the Irish sea in the future.
Especially in tough times like these, any opportunity for authors to increase their earnings is welcome news and so do take the opportunity to register for Irish PLR while it’s a ten second process.
One benefit of being an author is Public Lending Right. This year over 23,000 UK authors will be paid from the Public Lending Right fund for library loans on their books. Today is statement day and after confidently predicting to my husband my PLR last week I’m glad to see its within a fifty pounds of my estimate. Should’ve gone to Ladbrokes.
Registering for PLR is free and you can do it online. If you are a published author and you are not registered for PLR you’re missing out on money SO DO IT NOW.
I have a group on Facebook called I love the Public Lending Right if you’d like to join and help spread the word and campaign to protect PLR funding for authors.