Public Lending Right for Smart Self-publishers April 13, 2017 By: R.G. Johnston 0 Public Lending Right (PLR) is a type of compensation for loss sales, due to an author’s title(s) available in a public library, or a government arts support program—depending where you live. If your book appears in the sampled library branches, you’ll receive a payment. Smart self-publishers know the importance of setting up multiple sources of book revenue. In Canada, it’s through the Canada Council for the Arts. Check your country’s payment structure and eligibility criteria. The PLR International website has a directory of countries with PLR Schemes in Development and a country list of Established PLR Schemes; select your country and click the Contact Details link, at the top left of the window. Clicking on the “website” link—in the new window—will take you to your country’s PLR website. In Canada, the author must apply within the application period: February 15 to May 1, of each year. Download a PDF registration form and fill in your title information; sign the declaration and mail it to the program. Check your country for specific instructions to apply. It’s a smart way to market and earn income—passively. Remember to register your title with Cataloguing in Publication, so librarians can pre-order your title, or buy it. PLR and CIP programs work in combination with each other; registering your title with CIP and registering with a PLR program could be a sale, as well as an annual payment. Canada’s PLR program accepts e-books; check out the Commission’s web page for full eligibility details. Canada’s registration deadline is in 3 weeks—as of this post. DIY Reading for Smart Self-publishers Get an ISBN for your books and E-books (in Canada) Zooming Marquees and Backgrounds The Smart way to create a Book cover with Ingram’s® Cover Template Generator Related Tag: Cataloguing in print CIP e-books library novel PLR pre-press Public Lending Right self-publishers smart Previous post CMYK the Smart way Next post Create your Book cover using Indie images R.G. Johnston Books are a big part of my life and I can't remember a time when they weren't. At seven years-old, I thought I could tackle an adult subject; a book about a secret agent, who goes around introducing himself as one. A secret agent revealing who he is wouldn't last to the end of a novel. But the story was no longer important, because the real story was my love of writing; like the secret agent, who disclosed himself as one, I revealed my writer to me. In 2007, I self-published my first book, Vinland: The Beginning; it won a bronze medal (IPPY Awards). A second book followed in 2011, Vinland Ragnarök: Twi'light of the Gods and my recent book, Undead at Groom Lake, in 2014. I live in Eastern Ontario, Canada and on the internet at, http://www.rgjohnston.com, Facebook and Twitter. Related articles Read more > Create your Book cover using Indie images Read more > 3 Do it yourself Actionable Book marketing to-dos per day Read more > Advertise before you Arrive the Smart Way Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.