Registration service (UK & Irish PLR)
How to apply for UK and Irish PLR and advice on eligibility, including frequently asked questions
Application forms with guidance notes and information leaflets can be found here
Advice on registration and eligibility of non-print material (audio-books, ebooks, e-audio books)
Advice on PLR payments including payment dates, amending details, statements, income tax, VAT, collecting societies
How to assign PLR rights (gift/sale or transfer on death) or remove interests from the register
PLR news stories
Writer and translator Daniel Hahn appointed to the PLR Advisory Committee
The latest annual data shows the most borrowed authors and books in UK public libraries during 2016-17
Writer and illustrator Alexis Deacon appointed to the PLR Advisory Committee
Registration extended to include remote loans of ebooks and e-audio books
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.