I’m not sure I want to sell my health story. Can I just call you to discuss the options open to me?
Yes, of course. Call us, or fill in the email form on the contact page, and we’ll take your though the whole process. We will discuss your story over the phone and we’ll let you know right away if we think we can sell it.

Would you sell my health story without my permission?
Absolutely not. We need your written permission to sell your story. Furthermore, you have to give us permission to sell your story a second or third time. Naturally we hope you will, since it means more money for you!

What kind of stories are you interested in?
In short, real-life stories with a health or medical angle. These can fall into five main categories: medical miracles, triumph over adversity, rare illnesses, diets and cosmetic surgery. For more details of the kind of stories we are looking for, see the homepage.

If you like my health story, what’s the next step?
If we haven’t already done so, we’ll speak on the telephone and discuss the options. We may need proof of your story through documentation or photographs. Once we are happy, we’ll ask you for permission to sell the story and we’ll start negotiating with our newspaper and magazine contacts.

Do I have to sign a contract?
You’ll have a contract with us, and some magazines and newspapers may ask you to sign one too. These just spell out what you will be paid and any period of exclusivity each newspaper or magazine may have on the story. We’ll do all the paperwork and ensure everything is fair and transparent.

Do you need my photograph?
It is very likely that the magazine or newspaper will want to come and take your picture, so you should only sell your health story if you are happy for that to happen.

Can I use a false name?
Unless there is a pressing legal reason to do so, the answer is usually no. But let us know if you have any particular concerns and we’ll see what we can do.

Can I decide which magazine or newspaper runs my health story?
We can usually discuss this. Sometimes a story benefits from being in a particular publication. There are other occasions where the story is best printed in several titles. Since the objective in most cases is to make you money, our principle aim is to get you the right price and maximise what you earn.

Can I read the article before it is published?
Yes, you can. We can read the article to you word-by-word over the telephone before it is published. Only when you are 100% happy will we allow it to be published – though the publication may edit the article as it sees fit.

How quickly will I get paid?
Payment is made after publication, so we’ll get payment to you as soon as we can.

Are there other companies selling health and medical stories to the press?
No. SellMyHealthStory.com is the only agency in the UK specialising in health and medical content. Our team is well known in the industry and we have an unrivalled reputation for supplying national newspapers and magazines with great health stories.

I’m still not sure if I have a good story and/or want to sell it. Want do I do?
Call us or send in the email form. Everything you tell us in confidential and nothing gets published without your say-so. You are under no obligation to use us, but we think you’ll appreciate our honest opinion and excellent service.

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