What is PLR?
PLR stands for public lending rights. In short, it means that authors will be paid fairly when their work is lent through public libraries.
Should I apply?
Yes, if you would like to get paid.
Can my publisher do it for me?
No, it is strictly between library and author. Therefore, authors need to apply.
When should I apply?
We recommend applying the week after your publication day.
Here are some tips to filling out the form! These are our most asked questions:
What is my ISBN? Take a look on our website here, search your book in the search bar and when it pops up, you’ll see your ISBN and price etc. https://olympiapublishers.com/
What do I put in the percentage box? It is usually 100%, but this can change. We would recommend clicking here: https://www.bl.uk/plr/calculate-your-share
What edition would it be? First edition.
What identification should I provide? We recommend scanning your driving licence or Utility bill dated in the last 6 months.
Should I use my real name or pen name? If you use a pseudonym you should apply for PLR using your real name.
What if I have already published a book? Please pop us an email and we can provide you an additional book form.
Further enquiries should be directed to The PLR team at The British Library firstname.lastname@example.org