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Q: Who owns the copyright to the content posted on TheSyndicatedNews?
A: The copyright remains with the author, the buyers only purchase the right to use the article one time, in one publication only.

Q: What commission do you charge?
A: 15%, the lowest commission in the industry.

Q: Is there a monthly fee?
A: There’s no monthly fee for buyers. After a 30 days free trial, sellers pay a nominal monthly membership fee of $4.95 and can cancel the account at any time. The monthly fee helps us maintain and promote a system, and to discourage pollution of our marketplace by users who don’t have sellable content.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of articles I may upload?
A: Sellers can upload up to ten articles per month at no extra charge. There’s a nominal fee of $1.00 per article above this number. This is designed to offset the editorial review costs and to discourage pollution of our marketplace by blog entries or other content which is not likely to be purchased.

Q: How are my articles protected against copyright infringement?
A: Practically all major news media make their content freely accessible on the Internet. One can easily copy articles posted by Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other publications. While some small fly-by-night publications violate copyright laws by reprinting such information without permission, reputable news media do pay for copyright. Violation of copyright laws exposes companies to harsh civil and criminal penalties.

Q: Who owns TheSyndicatedNews?
A: TheSyndicatedNews is a private company owned by successful entrepreneur Alex Konanykhin (see

Q: What length and subjects do you prefer?
A: TheSyndicatedNews is a marketplace for the syndicated content. Writers determine what kinds of articles are likely to be of interest to the news media.

Q: Do you approve articles for publications?
A: Sellers may upload any articles suitable for syndication with the news media. We are committed to maintaining high quality of content on our marketplace and our editors may remove any uploads which, in their opinion, violate Terms of Service or not likely to be licensed by the news media. We also reserve the right to cancel an account of a seller who uploads content not suitable for syndication.

Q: Will you proofread the articles I upload?
A: Sellers have to upload well-written and proofread content. If the article contains multiple spelling or grammar errors, our editors may remove it or correct the errors and $5 processing fee will apply.

Q: Do you have any pricing guidelines?
A: We recommend setting the licensing fee at the level where it is competitive with other type of content. For instance, if you set your price at $30 and the average fee for commissioning a similar article is $150, the publisher is more likely to prefer to run your story, than if you set your price at $200. Remember that it’s a better business practice to syndicate an article to 300 publications at $30 ($9,000 sales) rather than to make a single sale at $200.

Q: Many sellers have zero or negligible sales volume. Why?
A: While we expect TheSyndicatedNews to grow to the largest marketplace of the syndicated content, we just launched our service. You came here at just the right time to benefit from our launch-related promotion of a free trial.

Q: How can your marketplace allow for authors to make more money while publishers pay less? It sounds too good to be true.
A: We remove inefficiencies of the prevailing news media business model where writers could only sell articles to one or a few publications using their personal contacts. At TheSyndicatedNews, writers can make their article available to thousands of media outlets, benefiting from high sales volume while publications benefit from the reduced content cost.

Q: I own a newspaper. Can I sell “evergreen” articles from my archives via TheSyndicatedNews?
A: Yes.
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