We have a similar thing in Canada that applies to Canadian authors.
There's also some sort of royalty for photocopies.
At 11:25 PM 23/11/2008, you wrote:
>Here in the UK we have a scheme called Public Lending Right, through
>which authors, who have signed up to the scheme, get payments based
>on the loans of their books. Not great but handy sums.
>It is based on lending figures from a selection of libraries which
>are changed at frequent intervals, so can be a bit hit or miss for
>less popular authors who may not be bought by every library. Not sure
>if overseas authors are allowed to participate. If you want to know
>more, PLR's website is www.plr.uk.com/
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sonny <sforstater@...> wrote:
>> good news/bad news. i can no longer afford books. i use the
>library. my library is pretty good (philadelphia), but there are and
>will be more cutbacks by the government.
>> they have just a handful of the HCC's
>> do authors get any money when people take out books from the
>library or just whatever from the copies the library purchases?
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