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Or anyway, that's the plan.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Money going begging...

Do all you published authors out there know about Public Lending Right? Of course you do. It's a little present from the government which we authors whose books are in public libraries recive every February, and very welcome it is, too. But if by any chance you're not registered, do it now via www.plr.uk.com. It's been estimated that PLR take-up in the UK is well under 100%. Even if you have only one book in the system, it's still worth registering.

As of this year, UK authors are entitled to receive Irish PLR via www.plr.ie/. But don't get too excited. My Irish PLR this year bought me a new M&S teeshirt, not a Prada handbag!

Published authors can also claim revenue from ALCS, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society, to which Society of Authors members have free membership. The links you need are www.alcs.co.uk and www.societyofauthors.org.

I save up half of my payments in a special account. They pay for Christmas! Well, that's the theory. But, like most piggy banks, the account sometimes gets raided...

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