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Friday, November 4, 2016

Is your book in a French library?

From the Authors Guild

If your books are available in French libraries, you may now be able to receive compensation for it. SOFIA, a government-authorized French organization that distributes money collected pursuant to the public lending right and for private digital copying, has opened its doors to American authors. Proceeds from the lending right and from private copying are split equally between author and publisher. In the case of works that have been translated into French, the author’s share is split between author and translator.

In order to receive funds, you must be a member of SOFIA. There is no annual subscription fee, but members pay a one-time sum of 38 euros, which you can either pay immediately or authorize SOFIA to deduct from your payments. All book authors, regardless of the type of work published, can subscribe to SOFIA provided that they have published at least one book through a publisher and have signed a publishing contract. This membership application and brochure produced by SOFIA contain more detailed information. You can also find more information on the SOFIA website

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