Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Support authors - sign the PLR petition

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced plans to reduce Public Lending Right funding. The PLR is the right for authors, illustrators, photographers, translators and editors to receive payment for the loans of their books by public libraries. More than 23,000 people are entitled to receive payment under this scheme, and for many the annual PLR payment is an important part of their income. PLR is particularly valuable to those people who receive little or no royalty on book sales — their books are more often borrowed from libraries than bought in shops. Please spare a minute to sign the petition.

1 comment:

Terry Finley said...

I thought that was the purpose
of libraries.