Tell us about the books you’ve written, edited or translated,  including contributions to books such as chapters, essays and poems.

To help us ensure you get all the money due to you, keep us updated with information on all your published books – including different editions of the same book. We know this information isn’t always easy to come by but any help you can give us to identify which works you’ve written helps us administer your payments efficiently.

Adding contributions

When you’re entering a work in your online account, simply add the book that your contribution appears in and we’ll do the rest. When we’re allocating payments we’ll look at each title and check that we’ve got the contributions correct, so you don’t need to specify the details.

What qualifies for payment?
  • All published works with an ISBN (published in any country).
  • Any chapters, essays, short stories or poems that have been published in an anthology, with an ISBN.
  • Books can have been published at any time; there are no date restrictions.

ISBNs starting 979

These are eligible for payment from ALCS but you can’t currently enter them through our website. We’re working on this, but in the meantime if you’re an existing member please send them over to and we’ll add them to your account for you as soon as we can.

If you are trying to join, please use a book with an ISBN starting 978 or a different work type to sign up if you are able to, or you can download a paper application form

What doesn’t qualify?
  • Maps and charts.
  • Printed music (including the words).
  • Individual works where the copyright owner has stipulated that it may not be copied under a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence.


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