A newsletter is circulated to to authors registered with the UK PLR scheme and is enclosed with their annual statement of PLR earnings. It includes information regarding the previous year’s PLR operation and its costs, details of any recent or forthcoming rule changes plus a useful summary of important PLR dates and deadlines. The latest newsletters can be found here.UK newsletter (January 2018)
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UK PLR statements were released on 17 January and over 22,000 authors will receive a payment in February 2018
Update on the PLR review and planned changes to the service
What you said when the Head of Operations North at the British Library asked for your views on proposed improvements to PLR
PLR case studies
…“The financial support is invaluable – translators don’t always get a royalty so PLR is really precious. Equally important is the symbolic recognition of our stake in a book. While it is taken for granted that an author has a stake in a book it is not always remembered that a translator does too.”…
Daniel Hahn, translator and writer, registered for PLR on the publication of his first translation. He values highly the existence of the built-in PLR share to which all translators are entitled. Having translated 35 books and written several others since 2007, Daniel outlined his career as a translator and how he works.
…“I expected pennies and I got pounds! Quite a few more than I had expected. How many times in somebodies life do you get something for nothing?”…
Audio-book narrator Jeff Harding, registered for his PLR share in an astonishing 658 audio books when the extension of UK PLR to non-print material was first introduced in July 2014. He currently has over 700 titles registered. Jeff describes the skills of narration and explains what PLR means to him.
…Tracy Chevalier, Alexis Deacon and S F Said tells us why it is important that contributors register for PLR, how easy it is to apply and the value of PLR to them.…
Watch our short video in which authors Tracy Chevalier and S F Said and writer / illustrator Alexis Deacon talk about why eligible contributors should register for payment through the government-funded PLR scheme.