Register titles, editions or formats

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Register new print and e-book titles

To add new titles, editions or formats to your file, you must use the blue File Update form we mailed to you on Friday, February 15th and send it to us before May 1. If you did not receive a File Update form by March 27, contact us at plr@canadacouncil.ca.

Titles are eligible for payments for 25 years from the date of registration. The formats or editions of a book already registered are used for library searches, but do not change the length of time a title is registered.

A publication subsequent to the 25 year registration period may be submitted to the Program as a new book. It must have a new ISBN.

To register a new title:

  1. Check the eligibility of your book and contribution
  2. Calculate the percentage share of your contribution
  3. Complete the File Update form we mailed to you in February
  4. Include the required support materials per the File Update form
  5. Mail the File update form with the required support materials for all the titles you are registering before May 1.

If you have more than 3 new titles, formats or editions to register you will need to:

  1. Photocopy the File Update form we mailed to you, or
  2. Download the Registration form and complete page 4 (for print and e-book titles) as needed. It must accompany the File Update form we mailed to you.

To add new formats or editions for your existing titles:

  1. Complete the File Update form we mailed to you and enter the ISBNs for new formats or editions of your existing titles.
  2. Mail the File Update form to us before May 1.

Register audiobooks

To add audiobooks to your file, complete the Audiobook Registration form below. It must accompany the blue File Update form we mailed to you in February. Send your completed form to us before May 1. If you did not receive a File Update form by March 27, contact us at plr@canadacouncil.ca.

To register audiobooks:

  1. Check the eligibility of your audiobook and contribution
  2. Calculate the percentage share of your contribution
  3. Complete the Audiobook Registration form
  4. Include the required support materials per the Audiobook Registration form
  5. Mail the File update form and the Audiobook Registration form with the required support materials for all the titles you are registering before May 1

Please note: The PLR Program requires a valid ISBN in order to search for an audiobook in a public library collection. Audiobooks created for Amazon’s proprietary Audible system and that have an ASIN in place of an ISBN are not eligible for registration. These titles are not currently available through Canadian public libraries.

Audiobook Registration Form

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Notice of File Closure

All registered titles, including editions that correspond to the initial PLR claim for a work, are retired following 25 years. You will receive notice of the closure of your file when all titles in your file have reached 25 years and will be retired from the Program.

Reactivating your file

In the event that a new edition of your book is published AFTER the 25-year limit and that it has a new ISBN, you may register it as a new publication and we will re-activate your file.

You may also register any new work that has been published within the past five year period and that has not previously been submitted to PLR.

To reactivate your file by registering a new work or publication:

  1. Download and complete the Registration form
  2. Mail the completed Registration form with the required support materials before May 1