Episode 239 – Public Lending Right for Authors

In this solo episode Mark talks about Public Lending Right programs.

Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right of authors and other rightsholders to receive payment for the free public use of their works in libraries. PLR has been in existence since the 1940s and is currently available for authors in more than 30 countries around the world.

Prior to the main content, shares a personal update that includes Writers for Ukraine: The Million Word Challenge, and a word about this episode’s sponsor.

You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at

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The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 

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