Did you know that in the UK there’s a centrally held fund that gets dolled out to writers whose books get borrowed from libraries? This is kind of a rolling royalty payment – for every time someone borrows your book, you get something like tuppence. But not if you’ve not registered.
“PLR was established by the Public Lending Right Act 1979 which gave British authors a legal right to receive payment for the free lending of their books by public libraries. Under the Act funding is provided by Central Government and payments are made to eligible authors in accordance with how often their books are lent out from a selected sample of UK public libraries.”
So this afternoon I went and registered Cold Granite with the nice people at Public Lending Rights And I know two pennies a time isn’t a massive amount, but it all adds up. Next stop a villa in Peebles for me!