Update on remote ebook lending and UK PLR

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Registration extended to include remote loans of ebooks and eaudio books

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Great News !

PLR is pleased to announce that following the three week consultation run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), for proposed technical amendments to the UK Public Lending Right (PLR) Scheme, the 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 the first PLR payments will be made in February 2020.

Further details can be found here 

In the meantime, authors can continue to register ebooks for UK PLR but loans will not generate any PLR earnings yet. 

Further information can be found under our FAQs on Registration of non-print material.

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