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ID
cx3
Title
"Library Book Royalties: Easing an Author's Financial Problems."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
680
Publisher
Times
Publication Year
1969
Document Types
Full-text Online
Eads, Additions to
Letters
Topics
Literary Life

One of many letters responding to an article in the Times by Michael Holroyd called "Oh Lord, Miss Lee, how long?" on the failed history of attempts to introduce a Public Lending Right scheme to remunerate authors for library usage of their works (February 15, 1969, p. 17). Bates's letter is the first under the headline "Library Book Royalties: Easing an Author's Financial Problems," although his letter itself is untitled; he considers it "scandalous" that the proposal has been "pigeon-holed" and thus delayed. In the Times (February 21, 1969, p. 9).