The plr program
As per the Public Lending Right’s website, the average payment for eligible authors in 2020-2021 was $4,500. Even if your book is purchased by only one library, consider applying! Registration is due May 1 of each year for results and payout the following February.
What is the PLR Program?
How to get your books into the library?
Check your local library's website of call them. I called the Calgary Public Library’s hotline and asked if they would consider adding my book, Spark, to their collection. After the call, the library sent me an email outlining the questions I need to answer in order to be considered. I answered the questions and that was it. I didn’t hear back from the library but when I checked the library’s catalogue a week later, they’ve ordered 2 copies of my book. I was very thrilled and grateful.
If you live in Calgary and would like to read my book, Spark, you can borrow it from the Calgary Public Library shortly: Spark | Calgary Public Library | BiblioCommons