PLR forms and leaflets

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You can apply for both the UK and Irish PLR schemes through the UK PLR office using our dual registration forms.

Forms and leaflets can be requested in other languages, large print and braille from the PLR office. Please contact us for further information.

You will need to print the forms before completion and then post to the PLR office as we require an original signature to add the information to the PLR register.

Alternatively, if you are applying for the UK PLR scheme, you may apply online.

If you require any further advice or help, contact the PLR office where a member of PLR's Author Services team will be pleased to assist.

Information Leaflet (further information on both the UK and Irish PLR schemes)

New Application for Registration (guidance notes and form for new applicants to register for UK PLR only, Irish PLR only or for both schemes)

Additional Book Registration (guidance notes and form to register additional books for UK PLR only, Irish PLR only or for both schemes)

Book Details Continuation Sheet (to be used with a relevant PLR application form)

Application to Synchronise UK and Irish PLR Details (form to synchronise personal and book data so that details are the same for the UK and Irish PLR schemes)

Information Leaflet - UK and Irish Assignment and Posthumous Registration (to be read in conjunction with PLR's assignment and posthumous forms)

Guide to Completing Your Will (guidance notes for dealing with Public Lending Right in your Will)

Application for Assignment (Transfer on Death) (guidance notes and form to assign books registered for UK PLR only, Irish PLR only or both schemes)

Application for Assignment (Gift or Sale) (guidance notes and form to assign books registered for UK PLR only, Irish PLR only or both schemes)

First Application for Posthumous Registration (guidance notes and form to register for both the UK and Irish PLR schemes)

Subsequent Application for Posthumous Registration (guidance notes and form to register for both the UK and Irish PLR schemes)

Application to Renounce Registered Interests (form for removing some or all of your titles from the PLR Register either temporarily or permanently - for UK PLR only, Irish PLR only or both schemes)

Amending UK or International Bank Details (form for registered authors to advise PLR of amendments to bank details)

Declaration and Supporting Documents (form which new UK online applicants are required to complete to support their first online application to register for PLR)

Registration service (UK & Irish PLR)

How to apply for PLR, information on eligibility and payments

Applying for PLR

How to apply for UK and Irish PLR and advice on eligibility, including frequently asked questions

Registration of non-print material

Advice on registration and eligibility of non-print material (audio-books, ebooks, e-audio books)

PLR payments

Advice on PLR payments including payment dates, amending details, statements, income tax, VAT, collecting societies

Assigning / Renouncing PLR

How to assign PLR rights (gift/sale or transfer on death) or remove interests from the register

Posthumous applications

Information on making first time and subsequent posthumous applications (following transfer of PLR to new owner)

PLR news stories

Advisory Committee for PLR - new member

3 December 2018

Writer and translator Daniel Hahn appointed to the PLR Advisory Committee

Most borrowed authors and books in UK libraries

27 July 2018

The latest annual data shows the most borrowed authors and books in UK public libraries during 2016-17

Advisory Committee for PLR - new member

11 June 2018

Writer and illustrator Alexis Deacon appointed to the PLR Advisory Committee

Update on remote ebook lending and UK PLR

8 June 2018

Registration extended to include remote loans of ebooks and e-audio books

More news stories

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.