HOW THE PLR PAYMENTS ARE CALCULATEDPLR payments are calculated using a payment scale as described below.
Titles registered with the PLR program are divided into four categories, based on the number of years they have been registered with the program.The date of publication, edition or reprint of a book, which has never been taken into account by the PLR, is not a consideration in calculating the PLR payment.
| Number of Years Title
Registered with the
|*Payment if Title Found|
|Category I: 0-5 years||Maximum Hit Rate|
|Category II: 6-10 years||80% of Hit Rate|
|Category III: 11-15 years||70% of Hit Rate|
|Category IV: 16+ years||50% of Hit Rate|
*N.B. This scale applies to authors claiming 100% of a PLR payment.
There is a $50 threshold set for a PLR payment. This means that only those registrants, whose library survey results amount to at least $50, qualify to receive a PLR payment.
N.B. Files of authors with whom we lose contact (undelivered mail, uncashed cheque) for 2 consecutive years are closed. When a file is reactivated, the original date of a title’s registration applies in determining the payment scale category.