Through the Public Lending Right (PLR) program, Canadian authors whose works are distributed through the library system may be entitled to receive some compensation. Find out more in our article: PLR Registration 2016. Then watch for upcoming application period which generally runs Feb – May (enrollment period dates vary slightly each year – check the PLR site for current deadline date). If you’re already registered, be sure to keep them updated on your contact information.
It may take a multi-contact approach to have the libraries ordering – let services companies know about your book, go into libraries and offer to come in and do a reading on the weekend or over March Break/summer break (when they have children’s programs) and/or give them a compelling reason to order your book (i.e. ‘on scanning your catalogue I noticed there weren’t many (or recent, etc.) titles covering the topic of my book…’).
And you may even make a little money!
Public libraries generally order through library services providers, such as:
- Coutts Library Services, Address: 6900 Kinsmen Crt, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7E7 | Phone:(905) 356-6382
- S & B Books Ltd, Address: 3085 Universal Dr, Mississauga, ON L4X 2E2 | Phone:(905) 629-5055
- Library Bound Inc, Address: 100 Bathurst Dr, Waterloo, ON N2V 1V6 | Phone:(519) 885-3233
Kathleen Gauer, author of High In the Sky, has her books in libraries world-wide. Read more about Kathleen’s success in the library system.0