PLR – an extra source of income
If you’ve had a book published in the UK, you should also sign up for Public Lending Right (PLR). It collects money for the loan of your books in libraries.
You can find out more at www.bl.uk/plr, by calling +44 (0)1937 546030, or you can write to:
Public Lending Right – British Library
PO Box 751
Other collecting societies
If you are a Director as well as a writer you may wish to consider joining Directors UK which pays the primary Director of film or television programme for the exploitation of their work.
Contracts and vetting
You may need advice about the details of your contract. This is where your agent, if you have one, comes in. Or you could contact one of the writers’ unions or associations listed below for specialist legal advice.