PLR – remote loans of ebooks and e-audio-books

Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right for authors to receive payment for the loans of their books by public libraries.

On 7th June 2018 The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that following a three week consultation period, proposed PLR Scheme changes have been approved and laid before Parliament. As a result from 1 July 2018 remote loans of ebooks and e-audio-books from public libraries will be collected, and first payments will be made in February 2020.

Further information can be found regarding the Consultation at Gov.UK .

Remote ebook and e-audio-book loans will receive the same PLR rate per loan as print titles and audio titles and the terms for receiving PLR will also remain the same.

Illustrators and authors can register ebooks and e-audio-books for UK PLR, but loans will not generate any PLR earnings yet.

Kindle and Amazon Audible editions cannot be registered as they are published using ASINs.

21st June 2018

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