Scoopt, the picture agency specialising in amateur mobile phone photography, is expanding into text syndication.
ScooptWords is currently taking on bloggers who want to sell their copy to print publications, and expects to launch the service by the end of June.
The agency will act as a one-stopshop for editors looking for specialist blog content and will act as a payment
agency selling one-time territorial rights on the bloggers’ behalf. Scoopt will take a 50 percent commission on initial sales and 25 percent on subsequent sales.
“We want to present editors of specialist publications and newspaper sections with the best bloggers and the best content being blogged in their specific interest area on an aggregated, searchable site,” said ScooptWords managing editor Graham Holliday, an occasional freelance contributor to Press Gazette.
Holliday says the service will target commissioning editors on newspapers and trade publications around the world.
“It’s not UK-centric. We are targeting bloggers from everywhere,” he said.
Scoopt is also working with Nightcap Syndication, a site that showcases work by bloggers with a track-record of selling material commercially.