JKR among authors to receive public library bonus

Several popular authors, including JK Rowling, will be receiving cheques from the state of Ireland because of their popularity in libraries. As The Times Online reports:

Binchy said many bestselling authors donate their cheques to charity but they remain an important incentive. “It’s only fair that if hundreds of people borrow your book, you get paid,” she said. “It’s especially important for those who don’t get huge sales. When you see that PLR written on an envelope your heart soars because it’s never bad news. It’s confirmation people are reading your books.”