Public Lending Right Committee, Annual report 2011-12
Annual report 2011–12
Public Lending Right Committee—Annual report 2011–12 (PDF 2.6 MB)
- Copyright and details
- Letter to Minister from Chair
- Public Lending Right scheme
- Public Lending Right Committee membership
- Administration of the scheme
- How the scheme operates
- New claimants
- New claims registered
- New books registered
- Library survey
- Program expenses
- Freedom of Information
- Educational Lending Right
- Lending Rights Online
- E-books in the 21st Century: a Canadian Perspective
- Appendix 1: PLR—100 highest scoring books 2009–10 to 2011–12
- Appendix 2: PLR—100 highest scoring books 1974–75 to 2011–12
- Appendix 3: Range of payments by number of claimants 2011–12
- Appendix 4: Range of payments by amount of payment ($) 2011–12
- Appendix 5: Largest payments to creators 2011–12 (listed alphabetically)
- Appendix 6: Largest payments to publishers 2011–12 (listed alphabetically)
- Appendix 7: ELR 100 highest scoring books 2010–11 to 2011–12
- Summary of reporting requirements
© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/) licence.
The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website (accessible using the links provided) as is the full legal code for the CC BY 3.0 AU licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/legalcode).
The document must be attributed as the Public Lending Right Committee Annual Report 2011–12, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.
Authorised and published by the Australian Government.
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Literature and Music Section www.arts.gov.au/literature/lending_rights.
The Hon Simon Crean MP
Minister for the Arts
Canberra ACT 2600
I am pleased to submit this report in accordance with Section 19 of the Public Lending Right Act 1985.
The report covers the 2011–12 financial year and is the twenty-fifth annual report of the Public Lending Right Committee, since the Act came into effect.
Since the scheme commenced in 1974, Public Lending Right (PLR) has provided a significant contribution to the encouragement of Australian writing and publishing. The payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers provide them with a measure of recompense for their books being available in public lending libraries.
The Educational Lending Right (ELR) program, established in 2000–01, provides recompense for works available in educational libraries and is now funded on an ongoing basis. The schemes continue to support the literary sector's diversity, indicating the importance with which the Australian Government and society in general view creators and publishers and their contributions to the enrichment of Australian culture. Australia remains one of the few countries which recognise lending from both public and educational libraries.
The Lending Rights Online database facilitates creators and publishers to manage their contact and banking details, submit title claims and view their payment history online, 24 hours a day. Since the introduction of this service an increasing number of creators and publishers have engaged with it and the convenience it offers to them.
PLR payments totalling $9.227 million were made to 9030 eligible creators and publishers in the 2011–12 financial year. These payments were made in June 2012. In addition, $11.018 million was approved under the ELR scheme to 11 163 eligible creators and publishers.
PLR and ELR continue to provide significant support and benefits to publishers, authors, illustrators and other creators. In this report respected librarian Mr Paul Whitney, has generously contributed an article entitled E-books in the 21st Century: a Canadian Perspective.
On behalf of the committee I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by the Office for the Arts, the libraries that assist in the annual surveys, the committee members and the many others involved in the operation of the PLR and ELR schemes.
Public Lending Right Committee
27 September 2012
Public Lending Right (PLR) is a scheme established by the Australian Government to make payments to eligible creators and publishers on the basis that income is lost from the availability of their books in public lending libraries.
The scheme also aims to enrich Australian culture by encouraging the growth and development of Australian writing and publishing.
The Public Lending Right Act 1985 (the Act) provides that the Minister may 'approve or modify a scheme for and in relation to the making of payments to persons in respect of books.' For the purposes of the Act, a PLR Committee is appointed by the Minister to administer the PLR scheme.
The current Public Lending Right scheme was gazetted on 12 June 1997. It was modified on 13 April 2012 (Modification No. 1 of 2012) to reflect payment rates approved by the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Simon Crean MP, for eligible claimants in 2011–12.
Ms Evelyn Woodberry (NSW)
Appointed 19 March 2007 for a three-year term. Reappointed 4 March 2010 for a three-year term.
Mr Matthew Reilly (NSW)
Appointed 12 April 2008 for a three-year term. Reappointed 2 May 2011 for a three-year term. Resigned effective 23 May 2012.
Ms Alice Pung (VIC)
Appointed 27 February 2009 for a three-year term. Reappointed 16 February 2012 for a three-year term. Resigned effective 23 May 2012.
Mr Michael Heyward (VIC)
Appointed 2 May 2011 for a three-year term.
Ms Christine Mackenzie (VIC)
Appointed 7 December 2008 for a three-year term. Reappointed 16 February 2012 for a three-year term.
Ms Christine Foster (ACT)
Appointed 30 August 2004 for an indefinite period.
Mr Peter Treyde (ACT)
Appointed 7 December 2008 for an indefinite period.
While the PLR Committee administers the scheme, its day-to-day operation is undertaken by staff in the Creative Industries and Sector Development Branch in the Office for the Arts, of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (the department), under delegation from the committee.
The Committee wishes to record its appreciation for the support provided by the department.
Australian creators and publishers are invited to submit claims for their books to the department. PLR payments to eligible creators and publishers are determined by the number of copies of their books estimated to be held in public lending libraries in Australia.
This information is extrapolated from an annual survey of the books held in a sample of public lending libraries selected by a statistical consultant. If the survey results indicate that 50 or more copies of an eligible book are held in public libraries across Australia, a payment may be made.
Books are surveyed annually for two consecutive financial years following the year of publication. If, in the second year, a book is still held in sufficient numbers in public lending libraries, it will be resurveyed every three years. Books scoring less than 50 copies in the second or subsequent surveys are dropped from the survey cycle.
The following eligibility criteria apply to the PLR and ELR programs:
- Eligible creators must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
- Eligible creators (maximum of five per book) may include authors, editors, illustrators, translators or compilers.
- Eligible publishers may include publishers whose business consists wholly or substantially of the publication of books and who regularly* publish in Australia, self-publishing creators and non-profit organisations that publish to further their aims and objectives (*at least one new book or revised edition in the preceding three-year period).
More information about how the scheme operates can be obtained from the department's Lending Rights team or from the Lending Rights website: www.arts.gov.au/literature/lending_rights.
During 2011–12, 669 new claimants registered for the program.
Table 1 illustrates the number of new claimants registered by program year since 1985, when PLR was first automated.
Number of new claimants registered by program year
|Year||Number of new claimants|
The number of new claims registered for the 2011–12 program was 9236.
Table 2 illustrates the number of new claims registered by program year since 1985, when PLR was first automated.
Number of new claims registered by program year
The number of new books registered for the 2011–12 program was 4062.
Table 3 illustrates the number of new books registered by program year, since 1985 when PLR was first automated.
Number of new books registered by program year
|Year||Number of books|
A statistical consultant engaged by the department has designed sampling and survey procedures for the collection of data on public library book stocks and the subsequent estimation of copies held for payment purposes.
The total book stock of eligible Australian public libraries registered in the PLR database for 2011–12 was 36,070,422. Individual public libraries with a book stock of less than 15,000 are not selected for survey.
For the 2011–12 PLR survey 25 libraries were selected to participate. These libraries held 40.98 per cent of the total book stock of all Australian public libraries. They included catalogues of public libraries administered by four state governments and 21 regional library networks with book stock figures ranging from 48,521 to 2,716,713.
The PLR library survey was conducted manually in three of the 25 libraries surveyed, using a printed list of titles comprising brief catalogue records. Participating libraries checked this list against their holdings and indicated how many copies of each book they held. This year 22 libraries were surveyed using an automated matching program.
Appendix 1 lists the 100 highest scoring books: 2009–10 survey to 2011–12 survey.
Appendix 2 lists the 100 highest scoring books: 1974–75 survey to 2011–12 survey.
The PLR Committee recommended to the Minister for the Arts an increase in the PLR payment rate in-line with the annual increase in the funding allocation for the scheme in 2011–12. The rate of payment was approved by the Minister on 13 April 2012.
The rate per copy of each eligible book was $1.86 for creators and 46.5 cents for publishers compared with $1.76 and 44 cents in 2010–11.
The committee approved annual payments of $9,227,505.81 for 2011–12, to be distributed to 9030 claimants of which 8658 were creators (4342 females and 4316 males) and 372 were publishers. Payments were made in June 2012.
Appendix 3 lists the range of payments by number of claimants.
Appendix 4 lists the range of payments by amount of payment.
Appendix 5 lists the largest payments to creators.
Appendix 6 lists the largest payments to publishers.
The following administrative/operational costs were incurred in the annual operation of the PLR scheme:
- advertising and promotion
- committee expenses and allowances
- computer costs (software support and development, supplies)
- payments to libraries and library system vendors for participation in the annual survey
- production and distribution of the manual checklist of titles
- processing of library survey data, and
- production and distribution of claimant advice letters.
Other operational costs, including salaries of departmental officers, were met from departmental funds.
PLR expenditure for the 2011–12 program*
|Annual payments approved||$9,227,505.81|
|Adjusting/deferred payments made for previous programs||1425.69|
|Previous program commitments||NIL|
* This information has not been audited. Audit details concerning the financial and staffing matters relating to the administration of the PLR scheme are published in the consolidated financial statements in the annual report of the department.
During the 2011–12 financial year no requests were received pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Educational Lending Right (ELR) is an Australian Government cultural program administered by the Office for the Arts in the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. Introduced in 2000–01, Australia remains the only country with a comprehensive ELR scheme.
In the 2011–12 financial year the ELR scheme made payments totalling $11.018 million to 11,163 claimants of whom 10,753 were creators (5452 females and 5301 males) and 410 were publishers whose books are held in educational libraries, including school, TAFE and university libraries. In addition to the new claims registered in Table 2, an additional 655 ELR-only claims were registered in 2011–12 (606 creator claims; 49 publisher claims) resulting in an additional 241 ELR-only books registered in this program year. ELR payments were made in June 2012.
Appendix 7 lists the 100 highest scoring books: 2010–11 survey to 2011–12 ELR survey.
The Lending Rights Online (LRO) service provides claimants with convenient access to:
- register as creators or publishers
- submit title claims for books
- update their contact and banking details, and
- view their payment history.
Following the distribution of payment advice letters in May 2012, many claimants utilised this service to update contact and payment details online.
The online system will continue to develop services to provide claimants with convenient access to Lending Rights information and services at any time.
To contribute to the discussion about Lending Rights schemes, the Public Lending Right Committee has invited Canadian colleague Mr Paul Whitney to contribute to the 2011–12 Annual report. Mr Whitney is a respected librarian recently retired from the Vancouver City Library who served on the Canadian PLR Commission and Executive for eight years and who has an extensive knowledge of Lending Rights schemes internationally. He has generously contributed an article entitled 'E-books in the 21st Century: a Canadian Perspective'.
It is a remarkable time for trade book publishing. Unlike music, the book has been largely immune from format changes. In terms of the physical object, for 575 years mass market paperbacks constituted the only format change for books and it was hardly a revolution. With the advent of the personal computer and the Internet, scholarly publishing was quick to adapt to digital dissemination in supplying content to their customers which were almost exclusively academic and research libraries. Digital distribution has been slow to arrive in the world of trade publishing for several reasons, including fears of being the latest content industry to be threatened by piracy and the inherent differences in the nature of written text and how it is used and the real (and imagined) marketing challenges this presents for eBooks.
This reticence to exploit digital formats eroded quickly in the USA when Amazon introduced the Kindle in late 2007. While eBook title availability and sales have been increasing in other developed countries including Australia, the US market for trade eBooks continues to be by far the largest in the world. Reliable and inclusive US data from the Association of American Publishers shows that eBook net sales revenue doubled from 2010 to 2011 and that in 2011 the eBook format was the highest net revenue generator in adult fiction sales. While by no means spelling the end of the printed trade book, this latter statistic is a dramatic indicator of the pace of change in US publishing and reading habits in a scant 4 years and there is no reason to believe such statistics will not be replicated in other developed countries over time.
What does this mean for public lending right? Several issues strike me as significant:
Failure to incorporate some form of PLR compensation for eBooks in library collections will lead to the gradual erosion of author and publisher payments and a diminishing of the overall relevance of PLR.
The large majority of eBooks produced by publishers available today also exists in print form. A number of PLR programmes base compensation on the presence of a title in a library collection without differentiating among the separate editions of the same work. Assuming that eBooks are treated as another edition of the print version, the eligibility of eBooks will not significantly increase PLR payments in these programmes as most titles will also be present in collections in print form. Other PLR programmes, such as Australia's, base compensation on the number of copies of all editions of a work in library collections. Expanding these programmes to include ebooks would therefore increase the number of library items attracting payment. This may change over time as both the publishing of eBook-only titles increases and print editions disappear from the shelves through wear, loss or discarding due to lack of use. It is hard to justify that a title which is only available in electronic form to a library user should not be eligible for PLR.
Some business models for the sale of eBooks to libraries may weaken the rationale for PLR.
There is no consensus as yet on what constitutes a fair price for a library to pay for an eBook, on the use restrictions on applied to the eBook (e.g. one user at a time, a limit on total loans, etc.) or on which eBooks in what configurations will be made available when in their publishing cycle. A purchase model which is favoured by some publishers and libraries is the licencing of aggregated collections of eBooks for time specific periods. If the sole rationale for PLR is as compensation for lost retail sales, this may be undermined if the works generate library payment (and author royalties) on an ongoing basis through licence renewals. This concern is lessened by the extent that PLR is treated as a cultural support programme. The selling of aggregated collections of eBooks by publishers lessens the role of the librarian as a “curator” selecting individual titles for the library collection. One potential result of this approach may be increased conformity among library collections and library collections containing titles which would not have been selected if they were considered individually.
The eBook format will require changes to eligibility criteria for both individual titles and publishers.
There is a range of complex issues which arise when considering the inclusion of eBooks in PLR, including considering physical parameters such as page length and print run with digital content and addressing the increased role of other creators who may be involved with producing an eBook given their potential for incorporating audio and video components. Self published eBooks are proliferating and corporate entities including distributors such as Amazon are originating eBook titles meaning that a PLR programme such as Australia's will have to revisit how to define eligible publishers.
Setting aside these logistical and philosophical challenges, there is an imperative to modernize PLR to acknowledge the emerging digital publishing reality. Failure to do so will result in its declining relevance over time as a cultural support programme. The Canadian PLR Commission has accepted the principle that eBooks should be incorporated in their programme and has now commenced addressing the complex implementation issues. I am pleased to see that the Australian Government is also responding to this changing environment by considering modernization of its PLR scheme to take account of matters such as eBooks.
The table below lists the top 100 books held in public lending libraries for the last three years.
It is based on the results of the three most recent PLR surveys conducted during 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2011–12.
|1||Reilly, Matthew||The five greatest warriors|
|2||Marsden, John||Tomorrow, when the war began|
|3||Li, Cunxin||Mao's last dancer|
|4||Reilly, Matthew||The six sacred stones|
|5||Tsiolkas, Christos||The slap|
|8||Morrissey, Di||The silent country|
|10||Courtenay, Bryce||The story of Danny Dunn|
|11||Morrissey, Di||The plantation|
|12||McInerney, Monica||Those Faraday girls|
|13||Fox, Mem||Where is the green sheep?|
|14||Fox, Mem||Possum magic|
|16||Bruce, Jill B||Flags and emblems of Australia|
|18||Brooks, Geraldine||People of the book|
|19||Grenville, Kate||The secret river|
|20||Courtenay, Bryce||Fishing for stars|
|21||Courtenay, Bryce||The Persimmon tree|
|22||Allen, Pamela||Grandpa and Thomas and the green umbrella|
|23||French, Jackie||Pete the sheep|
|24||Allen, Pamela||Who sank the boat?|
|25||Morrissey, Di||The valley|
|26||McInerney, Monica||At home with the Templetons|
|27||Garner, Helen||The spare room|
|28||Morrissey, Di||The islands|
|29||Reilly, Matthew||Seven ancient wonders|
|30||Do, Anh||The happiest refugee: the extraordinary true story of a boy's journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia's best-loved comedians|
|32||Machin, Susan||I went walking|
|33||Griffiths, Andy||The cat on the mat is flat|
|34||Bruce, Jill B||Prime ministers of Australia|
|36||Zusak, Markus||The book thief|
|37||Marchetta, Melina||Looking for Alibrandi|
|38||Allen, Pamela||Shhh! little mouse|
|39||Biddulph, Steve||Raising boys: why boys are different, and how to help them become happy and well-balanced men|
|40||Allen, Pamela||Grandpa and Thomas|
|41||Grenville, Kate||The lieutenant|
|42||Marsden, John||The dead of the night|
|43||Byrski, Liz||Trip of a lifetime|
|44||Marsden, John||The night is for hunting|
|45||Marsden, John||Darkness, be my friend|
|46||Griffiths, Andy||Treasure fever!|
|47||French, Jackie||Diary of a wombat|
|48||King, Stephen Michael||Mutt dog!|
|49||Marsden, John||The other side of dawn|
|50||Wild, Margaret||Lucy Goosey|
|51||Marsden, John||The third day, the frost|
|52||Morton, Kate||The forgotten garden|
|53||Gleeson, Libby||Amy and Louis|
|54||Fox, Mem||Hello baby!|
|55||Griffiths, Andy||Bumageddon: the final pongflict|
|56||Fox, Mem||The magic hat|
|57||Adelaide, Debra||The household guide to dying|
|58||Fox, Kathryn||Skin and bone|
|59||Fox, Mem||Time for bed|
|60||Marsden, John||Burning for revenge|
|62||Griffiths, Andy||What bumosaur is that? an illustrated guide to prehistoric bumosaur life|
|63||Graham, Bob||The trouble with dogs|
|64||Ormerod, Jan||Lizzie nonsense|
|65||Fox, Mem||A giraffe in the bath|
|66||Griffiths, Andy||Just shocking!|
|67||Watts, Frances||Kisses for daddy|
|68||Gleitzman, Morris||Tickled onions and other funny stories|
|70||Costain, Meredith||Doodledum dancing|
|71||Metzenthen, David||The rainbirds|
|72||Silvey, Craig||Jasper Jones: a novel|
|73||Griffiths, Andy||Just disgusting!|
|74||Jennings, Paul||How Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it|
|75||Graham, Bob||How to heal a broken wing|
|76||Rodda, Emily||The wizard of Rondo|
|77||Griffiths, Andy||The day my bum went psycho|
|78||Reilly, Matthew||Hover car racer|
|79||Watts, Frances||Parsley Rabbit's book about books|
|80||Fox, Mem||Wombat divine|
|81||Graham, Bob||Tales from the waterhole|
|82||Lester, Alison||Are we there yet? a journey around Australia|
|83||Whatley, Bruce||Little white dogs can't jump|
|84||Fox, Lee||Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair|
|85||Allen, Pamela||The potato people|
|86||Gleeson, Libby||Cuddle time|
|88||Griffiths, Andy||The big fat cow that goes kapow|
|89||Clement, Rod||Feathers for Phoebe|
|90||Allen, Pamela||Mr McGee and the biting flea|
|91||Blabey, Aaron||Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley|
|92||Treasure, Rachael||The rouseabout|
|95||Baker, Jeannie||Mirror = Mira't|
|96||Rodda, Emily||The key to Rondo|
|97||Robotham, Michael||The night ferry|
|99||Gleitzman, Morris||Doubting Thomas|
|100||Treasure, Rachael||The cattleman's daughter|
Note: The listing of a title does not imply that the author has submitted a claim.
This table lists in order the top 100 books held in public lending libraries over the last 37 years.
It is based on the results of the annual surveys conducted since the PLR scheme began in 1974.
|1||Courtenay, Bryce||Tommo and Hawk|
|2||Courtenay, Bryce||The potato factory: a novel|
|3||Jennings, Paul||Unbelievable! More surprising stories|
|4||McCullough, Colleen||The thorn birds|
|5||Jennings, Paul||Quirky tails: more oddball stories|
|6||Jennings, Paul||Uncanny! even more surprising stories|
|7||McCullough, Colleen||An indecent obsession|
|9||Courtenay, Bryce||Solomon's song|
|10||Jennings, Paul||Unmentionable! more amazing stories|
|11||Marsden, John||The night is for hunting|
|13||Fox, Mem||Possum magic|
|14||Base, Graeme||The eleventh hour: a curious mystery|
|15||Jennings, Paul||Unreal! Eight surprising stories|
|16||Marsden, John||So much to tell you-|
|17||McInerney, Monica||Those Faraday girls|
|18||Jennings, Paul||The paw thing|
|19||Henderson, Sara||The strength in us all|
|20||Reilly, Matthew||The six sacred stones|
|21||Jennings, Paul||Undone! more mad endings|
|22||Park, Ruth||The harp in the south|
|23||Jennings, Paul||Unbearable: more bizarre stories|
|24||Jennings, Paul||Round the twist|
|25||Courtenay, Bryce||Four fires|
|26||Courtenay, Bryce||Matthew Flinders' cat|
|28||Grenville, Kate||The secret river|
|29||Marsden, John||The other side of dawn|
|30||Facey, A B||A fortunate life|
|31||Courtenay, Bryce||Brother fish|
|32||Courtenay, Bryce||Smoky Joe's cafe|
|33||Jennings, Paul||Uncovered! weird weird|
|34||Reilly, Matthew||The five greatest warriors|
|35||Fox, Kathryn||Skin and bone|
|36||Courtenay, Bryce||The Persimmon tree|
|37||Marsden, John||Tomorrow, when the war began|
|38||Li, Cunxin||Mao's last dancer|
|39||Courtenay, Bryce||The power of one|
|40||Henderson, Sara||From strength to strength: an autobiography|
|41||Gleitzman, Morris||Blabber mouth|
|42||Tsiolkas, Christos||The slap|
|43||Fox, Mem||Where is the green sheep?|
|44||Park, Ruth||Playing Beatie Bow|
|45||Winton, Tim||Dirt music|
|46||Jennings, Paul||The gizmo|
|47||Brooks, Geraldine||People of the book|
|50||McCullough, Colleen||A Creed for the third millenium|
|52||Morrissey, Di||The silent country|
|53||Reilly, Matthew||Seven ancient wonders|
|54||McCullough, Colleen||The ladies of Missalonghi|
|55||Marsden, John||Burning for revenge|
|56||Bruce, Jill B||Flags and emblems of Australia|
|57||Morrissey, Di||The valley|
|59||Baker, Jeannie||The story of Rosy Dock|
|60||Morrissey, Di||Barra Creek|
|61||Morgan, Sally||My place|
|62||Carey, Peter||Oscar and Lucinda|
|63||Marchetta, Melina||Looking for Alibrandi|
|65||Jennings, Paul||The cabbage patch fib|
|66||Jennings, Paul||The gizmo again|
|69||Morrissey, Di||The songmaster|
|70||Courtenay, Bryce||Fishing for stars|
|71||Courtenay, Bryce||The story of Danny Dunn|
|72||Morrissey, Di||The plantation|
|73||Keneally, Thomas||Schindler's ark|
|74||Morrissey, Di||The reef|
|75||Watts, Frances||Kisses for daddy|
|77||McCullough, Colleen||The first man in Rome|
|78||Marsden, John||Darkness, be my friend|
|79||Drury, Susan||Bandits on horseback|
|80||Crew, Gary||Strange objects: a novel|
|82||Allen, Pamela||Mr McGee and the biting flea|
|83||Allen, Pamela||The potato people|
|84||Winton, Tim||The riders|
|85||Klein, Robin||Penny Pollard's diary|
|86||Treasure, Rachael||The rouseabout|
|87||Graham, Bob||Crusher is coming!|
|88||Klein, Robin||Hating Alison Ashley|
|89||Lindsay, Joan||Picnic at Hanging Rock|
|91||Vaughan, Marcia K||Wombat stew|
|92||Jennings, Paul||Round the twist: featuring Pink bow tie and Nails|
|93||French, Jackie||Pete the sheep|
|94||Reilly, Matthew||Area 7|
|95||Allen, Pamela||Who sank the boat?|
|96||Watts, Frances||Parsley Rabbit's book about books|
|97||Jennings, Paul||Grandad's gifts|
|98||Jennings, Paul||The cabbage patch war|
|99||Wright, Peter||Spycatcher, the candid autobiography of a senior intelligence officer|
|$20 000–$24 999||15||1||16|
|$1 0000–$1 999||866,281.38||25,791.43||164||892,072.81|
|$2 0000–$ 2999||544,317.09||42,090.42||153||586,407.51|
|$3 0000–$3 999||461,002.16||20,793.22||638||481,795.38|
|$4 0000–$4 999||349,917.06||14,060.32||241||363,977.38|
|$5 0000–$5 999||280,057.64||21,865.23||139||301,922.87|
|$6 0000–$6 999||217,895.10||38,751.54||81||256,646.64|
|$7 000 0–$7 999||209,585.65||15,023.77||55||224,609.42|
|$8 000–$8 999||153,877.77||16,510.05||40||170,387.82|
|$9 0000–$9 999||160,845.47||0.00||30||160,845.47|
|$10 0000–$10 999||167,947.30||41,548.41||20||209,495.71|
|$11 0000–$11 999||170,798.46||11,250.67||17||182,049.13|
|$12 0000–$12 999||137,680.38||25,685.41||20||163365.79|
|$13 0000–$13 999||80,090.67||0.00||16||80,090.67|
|$14 0000–$14 999||114,916.50||28,594.37||13||143,510.87|
|$15 0000–$15 999||77,378.61||15,786.69||6||93165.30|
|$16 0000–$16 999||114,988.18||0.00||10||114,988.18|
|$17 0000–$17 999||17,813.22||17,740.00||6||35,553.22|
|$18 0000–$18 999||91,903.25||0.00||7||91,903.25|
|$19 0000–$19 999||19,784.26||0.00||2||19784.26|
|$20 0000–$24 999||331,796.58||20,045.26||5||351,841.84|
|$25 0000–$29 999||220,613.32||0.00||1||220,613.32|
|$30 0000–$39 999||104,771.90||136,056.25||16||240,828.15|
|$40 0000–$49 999||130,554.33||179,032.58||8||309,586.91|
|$50 0000–$59 999||168,314.00||57,574.13||7||225,888.13|
|$60 0000–$69 999||0.00||69,125.60||7||69,125.60|
|$70 0000–$79 999||71,006.31||0.00||4||71,006.31|
|$80 0000–$89 999||0.00||87,475.06||1||87,475.06|
|$90 0000–$99 999||0.00||93,392.83||1||93,392.83|
|$100 0000–$109 999||0.00||106,622.60||1||106,622.60|
|$110 0000–119 999||0.00||0.00||1||0.00|
|120 0000–129 999||0.00||0.00||1||0.00|
|$130 0000–$139 999||0.00||135,598.28||1||135,598.28|
|$140 0000–$149 999||0.00||145994.27||1||145,994.27|
|Above $150 000||161546.58||239520.15||2||401,066.73|
Grand total: $9,227,505.81 paid to 9030 claimants
|Allen, Pamela||Griffiths, Andy||Nicholson, John|
|Arena, Felice||Guile, Melanie||Niland, Deborah|
|Badger, Hilary||Harris, Christine||Nix, Garth|
|Baker, Jeannie||Hartnett, Sonia||Nunn, Judy|
|Ball, Duncan||Harvey, Roland||Ormerod, Jan|
|Barlow, Alexis||Hathorn, Elizabeth||Panckridge, Michael|
|Base, Graeme||Healey, Justin||Park, Louise|
|Brasch, Nicolas||Healey, Kaye||Pearson, Jane|
|Brodie, Scott||Heffernan, John||Pelusey, Jane|
|Carey, Peter||Hetherington, Keith||Pelusey, Michael|
|Carmody, Isobelle||Hill, Marji||Prior, Natalie|
|Chapman, Garry||Hirsch, Odo||Pryor, Kimberley|
|Clark, Margaret||Hobbs, Leigh||Pryor, Michael|
|Collins, Paul||Jacobs, Sherry-Anne||Pyers, Greg|
|Coombe, Eleanor||James, Ann||Reilly, Matthew|
|Corris, Peter||Jennings, Paul||Rippin, Sally|
|Costain, Meredith||Jinks, Catherine||Rowe, Jeannette|
|Courtenay, Bryce||Kelleher, Victor||Rowe, Jeannette|
|Crew, Gary||Keneally, Thomas||Rubinstein, Gillian|
|Daddo, Andrew||Kettle, Philip||Shaw, Patricia|
|D'ath, Justin||King, Stephen Michael||Simons, Moya|
|De kretser, Theonne||Klein, Robin||Smith, Craig|
|Denton, Terry||Lester, Alison||Thomas, Ron|
|Disher, Garry||Lord, Gabrielle||Thompson, Colin|
|Dubosarsky, Ursula||Marsden, John||Thompson, Lisa|
|Fienberg, Anna||Masson, Sophie||Walker, Anna|
|Fox, Mem||McAuley, Rowan||Warneke, Sara|
|French, Jackie||McClish, Bruce||Watt, Peter|
|Gamble, Kim||McInerney, Monica||Whatley, Bruce|
|Gleeson, Libby||McIntosh, Fiona||Wild, Margaret|
|Gleitzman, Morris||Metzenthen, David||Wilkinson, Carole|
|Gott, Robert||Moloney, James||Winton, Tim|
|Graham, Robert||Morrissey, David|
|Greenwood, Kerry||Morrissey, Di|
|Acer Press||Harpercollins Religious Melbourne||Pinedale Press|
|Allan Cornwell P/L||Hybrid Publishers P/L||Pluto Press Australia|
|Allen and Unwin P/L||Hyland House Publishing||Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education|
|Australian Fishing Network||Indij Readers Limited||Publishing and Data|
|Black Ink Press||Interactive Publications P/L||Rachael Bermingham|
|Blake Publishing||John Wiley and Sons Wrightbooks P/L||Random House Australia P/L|
|Bloomings Books P/L||John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd||Rockpool Publishing|
|Borghesi and Adam Publishers Pty Ltd||Jojo Publishing||Rosenberg Publishing P/L|
|Brolga Publishing P/L||Koala Books||Sally Milner Publishing P/L|
|Cambridge University Press||Lemonfizz Media||Scholastic Australia P/L|
|Cengage Learning||Library Of Australian History||Schwartz Publishing (Black Inc)|
|Central Queensland Uni Press||Little Hills Press P/L||Science Press|
|Choice Books||Lonely Planet Publications||Scribe Publications P/L|
|Cora Num||Macmillan Education Australia||Sid Harta Publishers|
|Crown Castleton Publishers||Magabala Books||Simon and Schuster (Aust) P/L|
|Currency Press P/L||Manna Trading Pty Ltd||Spinifex Press|
|Duffy and Snellgrove||Margaret Hamilton Books P/L||The Spinney Press|
|Earth Garden Publishing||Mcgraw-Hill Australia P/L||Steve Parish Publishing|
|East Street Publications||Melbourne University Publishing Ltd||Thames and Hudson (Australia)|
|Era Publications||Michelle anderson Publishing P/L||The Text Publishing Company|
|Explore Australia Publishing Pty Ltd||Murdoch Books||Tracy Marsh Publications|
|The Federation Press P/L||Murray David Publishing/M2d Publishing||Trekaway P/L Ta Envirobook|
|Finch Publishing||New Frontier Publishing Pty Ltd||University Of Nsw Press|
|The Five Mile Press P/L||New Holland Publishers P/L||University Of Qld Press|
|Five Senses Education P/L||Off The Shelf Publishing||Uwa Publishing|
|Flannel Flower Press||Omnibus Books||Wakefield Press P/L|
|Floradale Publications||Oxford Uni Press (Academic)||Walker Books Aust P/L|
|Fremantle Press||Oxford Uni Press (Education)||Windy Hollow Books|
|The Ghr Press P/L||Oxford Uni Press (Trade)||Woodslane P/L|
|Giramondo Publishing Company||Pan Macmillan Australia P/L||Word Weavers Press|
|Greater Glider Productions||Pascal Press||Working Title Press|
|Hachette Livre Australia P/L||Pearson Education Australia P/L (Schools)|
|Hardie Grant Books||Pearson Education Australia P/L (Tertiary)|
|Harpercollins Publishers||Pease Training International|
This table represents the 100 highest scoring books from the results of the survey of books held in educational lending libraries for the 2011–12 ELR program.
|1||Fox, Mem||Possum magic|
|2||Klein, Robin||Hating Alison Ashley|
|3||Baker, Jeannie||Where the forest meets the sea|
|4||Marsden, John||Tomorrow, when the war began|
|5||Rodda, Emily||The forests of silence|
|6||Gleitzman, Morris||Two weeks with the Queen|
|7||Gleitzman, Morris||Misery guts|
|8||Gleitzman, Morris||Boy overboard|
|9||Rodda, Emily||Finders keepers|
|10||Fox, Mem||Hattie and the fox|
|11||Gleitzman, Morris||Blabber mouth|
|12||Griffiths, Andy||Just annoying|
|13||Park, Ruth||Playing Beatie Bow|
|14||Jennings, Paul||The cabbage patch fib|
|15||Fox, Mem||Shoes from Grandpa|
|16||Griffiths, Andy||Just crazy!|
|17||Jennings, Paul||Round the twist|
|18||Rodda, Emily||Rowan and the travellers|
|19||Rodda, Emily||Dread Mountain|
|20||Griffiths, Andy||Just stupid!|
|21||Rodda, Emily||The Shifting Sands|
|23||Rodda, Emily||City of the rats|
|24||Fox, Mem||Time for bed|
|25||Meeks, Arone Raymond||Enora and the black crane|
|26||Fox, Mem||Wombat divine|
|27||Klein, Robin||Penny Pollard's diary|
|29||Adams, Jeanie||Pigs and honey|
|30||Rodda, Emily||Cavern of the fear|
|31||Rodda, Emily||Rowan of Rin|
|32||Matthews, P E||The sea dog|
|33||Matthews, P E||A year on our farm|
|34||Vaughan, Marcia K||Wombat stew|
|35||Gleitzman, Morris||Girl underground|
|37||Rodda, Emily||Return to Del|
|38||Jennings, Paul||Uncanny! even more surprising stories|
|39||McDonald, Meme||My Girragundji|
|40||Gleitzman, Morris||Sticky beak|
|41||Base, Graeme||The eleventh hour: a curious mystery|
|42||Knowles, Sheena||Edward the emu|
|43||Rodda, Emily||Dragon's nest|
|44||Jennings, Paul||The gizmo again|
|45||Jennings, Paul||Unbelievable! More surprising stories|
|46||Wagner, Jenny||John Brown, Rose and the midnight cat|
|47||Jennings, Paul||Unbearable: more bizarre stories|
|48||Gleitzman, Morris||Toad rage|
|49||Jennings, Paul||Unmentionable! more amazing stories|
|50||Graham, Bob||Greetings from Sandy Beach|
|51||Fox, Mem||Koala Lou|
|52||Lester, Alison||Magic beach|
|53||Walker, Kate||Elephant's lunch|
|54||Disher, Garry||The bamboo flute|
|55||Norrington, Leonie||The Barrumbi kids|
|56||Bruce, Jill B||Prime ministers of Australia|
|58||Griffiths, Andy||Just tricking|
|59||Brian, Janeen||Duck down|
|60||Jennings, Paul||The gizmo|
|61||Rodda, Emily||Fuzz the famous fly|
|62||Griffiths, Andy||The cat on the mat is flat|
|63||Hilton, Nette||The web|
|64||Jennings, Paul||The cabbage patch war|
|65||Rodda, Emily||Pigs might fly|
|66||Winton, Tim||Lockie Leonard, human torpedo|
|68||Griffiths, Andy||Just shocking!|
|69||Freeman, Pamela||Victor's quest|
|70||Thiele, Colin||The monster fish|
|71||French, Jackie||Daughter of the regiment|
|73||Jennings, Paul||Sink the Gizmo|
|74||Baker, Jeannie||The story of Rosy Dock|
|75||Wild, Margaret||My dearest dinosaur|
|77||Forrestal, Elaine||Someone like me|
|78||Honey, Elizabeth||Don't pat the wombat!|
|79||Base, Graeme||TruckDogs: a novel in four bites|
|80||Jennings, Paul||Singenpoo strikes again|
|81||Gleitzman, Morris||Toad heaven|
|82||Rodda, Emily||The best-kept secret|
|83||Wagner, Jenny||The bunyip of Berkeley's Creek|
|84||Rodda, Emily||Rowan of the Bukshah|
|85||Winton, Tim||The Bugalugs bum thief|
|86||Fox, Mem||Sail away: the ballad of Skip and Nell|
|87||Simons, Moya||Monkey talk|
|88||Fox, Mem||Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge|
|89||Gleeson, Libby||Amy and Louis|
|90||Tan, Shaun||The lost thing|
|91||Maxwell, Cynthia||Wild things|
|92||Klein, Robin||Halfway across the galaxy and turn left|
|95||Marsden, John||So much to tell you-|
|96||Gleitzman, Morris||Teacher's pet|
|97||French, Jackie||Somewhere around the corner|
|98||Fox, Mem||Where is the green sheep?|
|99||Allen, Pamela||Alexander's outing|
|100||Marsden, John||The dead of the night|
Public Lending Right Act 1985
Minister for the Arts
Page 9 and Annual Report of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Office for the Arts 2011–12
PLR has no subsidiaries.
Lending Right Administrator
Phone 02 6210 2868
Freedom of Information
Phone 1800 672 842
GPO Box 3241
Canberra ACT 2601
Canberra ACT 2601