Following the announcement that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport plans to reduce Public Lending Right (PLR) funding, I have initiated a 10 Downing Street e-petition to protest at the cuts.
Public Lending Right is the right for authors, illustrators, photographers, translators and editors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries. More than 23,000 people are entitled to receive payment under this scheme, and for many the annual PLR payment is an important part of their income. PLR is particularly valuable to those people who receive little or no royalty on book sales - their books are more often borrowed from libraries than bought in shops.
Please spare a minute to sign the petition. Click the following link (or paste it into your browser window) and add your name.
Please do not delete this email. Instead, forward it to as wide a group of people as you can. It is in everyone's best interests to support the work of Britain's creative talent.
Thank you for your time.
Apologies (again!) for being a lazy Blogger, but I figured it was easier to just paste a copy of the above email I've been forwarded. Please take the time to sign the petition.--Sue
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
UK Government PLR Petition
Posted by Susan Rix