Malissa Jones - fat to anorexic

Syndication news from Featureworld…

When people sell a story via sister site Featureworld, they often imagine it will just be sold in the UK. But in fact, Featureworld sells stories all over the world. And we thought it would be interesting for people to know where stories go! Here, we bring you a few of this last month’s sales around the globe…

MALISSA JONES

Malissa Jones - fat to anorexic
Malissa's story continues to sell around the world...

The story of how Malissa Jones went from being Britain’s fattest teen to anorexic has already appeared in a huge variety of magazines and newspapers in the UK – and she has also appeared on TV. Malissa’s story continues to sell and this month alone, Malissa has completed filming for one of Brazil’s biggest TV channels and her story has also just been sold to France’s major TV broadcaster Canal+.

Read more about Malissa Jones

KATY BASSETT

Katy’s story about how she became anorexic when she was pregnant has appeared in a number of magazines in the UK and on MailOnline. She has also appeared on UK TV. Now, Katy will shortly be filming with Japan’s largest TV station for a special documentary they are making.

Read more about Katy Bassett

WE ARE THE LARGEST FAMILY OF ALBINOS

The Parvez family hit the headlines because they are believed to be the biggest family of albinos in the world. Their incredible story appeared in The Sun newspaper and on ITV This Morning. They are now in talks with documentary makers to do further filming for a major UK TV channel and have just completed some filming. Meanwhile their story has just been sold to New Zealand where it will be appearing in a national women’s magazine.

Read more about the Parvez family

MISS MINI PRINCESS UK

Since their story appeared via Featureworld on the front page of the Daily Mail, the organisers of this US style beauty pageant for little girls have received over 100 requests worldwide for further publicity. Interest has come from the States to magazines closer to home and every major news channel in the UK has shown interest.

Read more about Miss Mini Princess UK

* Featureworld policy is not to use syndication agencies to place our stories abroad. This is because they often charge an extraordinary 40% commission – this not only eats into our profits but also the profits of our interviewees. We now work with our own press photographers to ensure a complete package of words and photos can be provided. We always pay interviewees when their stories are sold abroad and are proud that we are able to give them so many opportunities to earn so much more money from their stories.

* If you are an Editor or TV Producer and would like to run a Featureworld story in your magazine, newspaper or on TV then contact us for details: alison@featureworld.co.uk or jon@featureworld.co.uk

* If you are a potential interviewee and have a story suitable for worldwide media, why not let Featureworld put together a package of words and photos for you? Contact Featureworld.

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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