Archive for January, 2010

PLR Payments and Statements – February 26 Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
All registered authors will receive an acknowledgement of registration in the next few days.
If you are resident outside the Republic of Ireland you should also receive, coque huawei nova coque samsung a5 coque iphone 4 coque samsung a70 coque iphone 5 coque samsung a50 in the same envelope, coque iphone 6 coque huawei p8 coque huawei nova coque huawei p8 a notice asking you to tell us how you wish to be payed if you are due a payment for 2009.
There are two choices
Option 1: You may receive a payment through your collecting society – you will be liable for any fees deducted by the collecting society.
Option 2: You may receive a payment by Euro cheque – you will be liable for the bank charges.

The PLR Office has been busy processing payments for PLR Year 2009.

Cheques and statements to authors resident in Ireland were posted on 30th December 2009.

Cheques and statements to authors resident in the UK and other countries were posted on February 26th 2010.

ALCS made Irish PLR payments to authors who chose to be paid via ALCS on February 15th, 2010. Authors will receive their statements from ALCS at the start of March.

Please note that statements are only being sent to authors who are receiving a payment. Please note that statements will only list books that were registered prior to October 9th, 2009. Books registered after that date will be included for PLR year 2010.

December: Borrowing Habits of a Nation

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from December 2009.

Most Borrowed Titles in December 2009

1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric/Road Safety Authority

2. Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín

3. The lost symbol – Dan Brown

4. Happy ever after? – Patricia Scanlan

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

6. The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne

7. The brightest star in the sky – Marian Keyes

8. The perfect man – Sheila O’Flanagan

9. Gone Tomorrow – Lee Child

10. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

The Official Driver Theory Test continues its dominance as our nation’s most borrowed item, clinching top spot for the tenth time this year.

Most Borrowed Authors in December 2009

1. Francesca Simon

2. Jacqueline Wilson

3. James Patterson

4. Stephenie Meyer

5. J.K. Rowling

6. Roald Dahl

7. Patricia Scanlan

8. Michael Morpurgo

9. Maeve Binchy

10. Michael Connelly

The enduring appeal of Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series continues unabated with her topping the list of Most Borrowed Author for the twelfth successive month.

The girl with the dragon tattoo at No. 7

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from January 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in January 2010

1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric/Road Safety Authority

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

3. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

4. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

5. Once in a lifetime – Cathy Kelly

6. Coming Home – Patricia Scanlan

7. The girl with the dragon tattoo – Stieg Larsson

8. The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne

9. Happy ever after – Patricia Scanlan

10. The return journey – Maeve Binchy

The Official Driver Theory Test continues its dominance as our nation’s most borrowed item, with the other interesting aspects being Patricia Scanlan’s two entries in the Top 10 and Stieg Larsson’s popularity being reflected by the appearance of ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’ at Number 7.

Most Borrowed Authors in January 2010

1. Francesca Simon

2. Jacqueline Wilson

3. J.K. Rowling

4. James Patterson

5. Stephenie Meyer

6. Maeve Binchy

7. Patricia Scanlan

8. Roald Dahl

9. Roger Hargreaves

10. Michael Morpurgo

The enduring appeal of Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series continues unabated with her topping the list of Most Borrowed Author for the thirteenth successive month.

July: Impac Award Winner 2010 ‘The Twin’ in No. 1 position

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from July 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in July 2010

1. The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker

2. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd

3. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

5. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

7. Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter – Francesca Simon

8. Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb – Francesca Simon

9. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

10. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

The influence of the International IMPAC Dublin literary Award is reflected in the winning 2010 selection of Gerbrand Bakker’s ‘The Twin’ being placed in the No. 1 spot.

The remainder of the list is comprised of regular Children’s Literature heavyweights such as Francesca Simon and J.K. Rowling, the consistently popular Official Driver Theory Test while popular and literary fiction is represented through the works of Dan Brown, Colm Toibin, Stieg Larsson and Stephenie Meyer.

Most Borrowed Authors in July 2010

1. Francesca Simon

2. Jacqueline Wilson

3. Stephenie Meyer

4. Daisy Meadows

5. James Patterson

6. Stieg Larsson

7. J.K. Rowling

8. Roger Hargreaves

9. Jeff Kinney

10. Gerbrand Bakker

Once again, children’s authors dominate the list of most borrowed authors for July 2010 with interest in Francesca Simon’s ‘Horrid Henry’ showing few signs of waning, as the claims the No. 1 spot once again with Jacqueline Wilson and Daisy Meadows highly placed at No. 2 and No. 4 respectively.

June: Borrowing Habits of a Nation

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The ‘most borrowed statistics’ are compiled by the PLR Office from data provided by library services around the country. The Top 10 National List of Most Borrowed Titles and Authors below is compiled using the Top 100 titles from each of the public library authorities. The data below are from June 2010.

Most Borrowed Titles in June 2010

    1. Official Driver Theory Test – Prometric Ireland Ltd
    2. The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker
    3. The lost symbol – Dan Brown
    4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
    5. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin
    6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
    7. Little Darlings – Jacqueline Wilson
    8. Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
    9. The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
    10. Worst Case – James Patterson

June sees the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winning debut novel ‘The Twin’ by Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker rise to No. 2 in our Top Ten. The popularity of the ‘Milennium Trilogy’ by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, is reflected in our Top Ten as two of the trilogy hold No. 4 and No. 9 positions. Irish writing is well represented by Wexford author Colm Toibin at No. 5 whilst Dubliner Colum McCann holds the No. 8 position with ‘Let the Great World Spin’ which won the prestigious National Book Award for Fiction 2009 in the US.

Most Borrowed Authors in June 2010

    1. Francesca Simon
    2. Jacqueline Wilson
    3. James Patterson
    4. Stieg Larsson
    5. Daisy Meadows
    6. Roger Hargreaves
    7. J.K. Rowling
    8. Jodi Picoult
    9. Stephenie Meyer
    10. Roald Dahl

Children’s authors dominate the June Top Ten with Ms Simon and Ms Wilson occupying the No. 1 and 2 spots respectively. Other children’s luminaries such as Daisy Meadows feature at No. 5 whilst perennial favourite Roald Dahl occupies the No. 10 position. Crime writers James Patterson & Stieg Larsson at No.