UK Revenue Direct is the surest way for publishers and authors to protect their rights, and collect revenue for the use of their works in the UK.
Sarah Faulder, Chief Executive,
Publishers' Licensing Services
PLS has long been a trusted partner to publishers in the UK and around the world. Their UK Revenue Direct program holds promise to bridge a gap in licensing revenues for US university presses, and our member presses should explore this service.
Peter Berkery, Executive Director,
Association of University Presses
Leading publishers who have already signed up
Revenues distributed to publishers are net of the deductions listed below, so that publishers have no further obligations to pay other rights holders with respect to revenues received from PLS:
administration charge payable to CLA: 11% (or NLA: 20% in the case of magazine publishers) and
the shares payable to authors and visual artists as determined by an independent rights valuation in December 2015 (the Collective Contributors’ Shares). See our Distribution Charter for full details.
administration charge payable to PLS: 6%
ALCS is the UK collective management organisation for authors. It represents a global membership of over 96,000 authors in more than 115 countries. ALCS has 10,000+ members in the USA where it works with the Authors Guild and Authors Registry as well as agents.
Established by publishers for publishers, PLS provides collective rights management in respect of print and digital copying, and distributes resulting licensing revenue to publishers. Other rights management services provided by PLS include permissions clearance. PLS is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1981 and owned by the industry.
£36.1m distributable to publishers from collective licensing (2017/2018)