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Lending rights title claims closing soon

Australian book publishers or creators—including self-publishers—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries through the public and educational lending right (PLR and ELR) schemes.

Title claims for the 2018-2019 program, for books published between 2012 and 2017, need to be lodged by 31 March 2018.

Payment is based on the estimated number of copies of the book held in public and/or educational lending libraries

Claims can be made through the Lending Rights Australia portal, which allows applicants to submit title claims, update their personal address and banking details, view lending rights payment history details, and register as a new claimant for PLR and ELR.

For more information about the program visit the Australian Government department of Communication and the Arts website.


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