If you are a book publisher or creator—author, editor, illustrator, translator or compiler—you may be eligible for a payment under the Public Lending Right and Educational Lending Right programs.
Public Lending Right (PLR) and Educational Lending Right (ELR) are Australian Government cultural programs which make payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers in recognition that income is lost through the free multiple use of their books in public and educational lending libraries. PLR and ELR also support the enrichment of Australian culture by encouraging the growth and development of Australian writing.
The closing date to submit title claims for the 2016–17 lending rights programs is 31 March 2016. Make sure to register and apply by this date as late claims cannot be accepted.
Title claims for books published between 2010 and 2015 are now being accepted.
For more information, please refer to this website.