HOW THE PLR PAYMENTS ARE CALCULATED
PLR payments are calculated using a payment scale.
Titles registered with the PLR program are divided into four categories, based on the number of years they have been registered with the program. For any title found in the PLR’s library sampling, the payment is calculated based on the following scale:
| Number of Years Title
Registered with PLR
|*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||60% of Hit Rate|
*N.B. This scale applies to authors claiming 100% of a PLR payment.
Each year, the PLR’s budget determines the value of the hit rate, the maximum and minimum amounts an author may receive.
The date of publication, edition or reprint of a book, which has never been taken into account by the PLR to date, is not a consideration in calculating the PLR payment. ISBNs of subsequent editions of a title are added to the PLR's database annually if found in the Library and Archives Canada's catalogue.
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.
Your Title Earning Summary reflects the four payment categories, indicating in which of these your title falls.