Public Lending Right

Public Lending Right (PLR) administers the right for authors to receive to payment from the government each time their books are borrowed from public libraries.

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)

The ALCS is a membership organisation that protects and promotes author's rights, and ensure they receive fair payment for the various uses of their work.


Booktrust is an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books.

The Royal Literary Fund

The Royal Literary Fund is a British benevolent fund for professional published authors in financial difficulties.