Find out how libraries and authors work together at this free event with Francesca Simon, Tom Holland and others
The Public Lending Right enables authors to receive payment from government each time their books are loaned through the public library system.
In a discussion led by Tom Holland, Chair of the PLR Advisory Committee, writer Francesca Simon (author of the Horrid Henry titles among many others) and Barbara Hayes, chair of International PLR and deputy CEO of ALCS, talk about the early days of fighting for the Right, what authors get from PLR and how it can keep pace with new technologies and ways of reading.
Public Lending Right (PLR) was established by Act of Parliament in 1979 and is the responsibility of the British Library. At February 2017 PLR is distributing £6 million to 22,202 authors at a Rate Per Loan of 7.82 pence.