Cornwall Writing Group

An online writing group for writers in Cornwall

Why Authors want their books in libraries

Apart from earning a royalty on any book bought by the library, authors also receive a small amount of money every time someone borrows their book from a public library.

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) pay out money received through the Public Lending Right to their members. All you need to do is register, pay a small fee for lifetime membership (deducted from their first payment to you) and let them know which books and contributions to books, magazines and other works you have had published. They will work out the rest and pay you your share twice a year.

Library books are also a great way for potential readers to discover you, start following you and buy your future books.

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