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Issue #75 — Figuring out why to go paid

Hey 👋 welcome back to your weekly roundup of the most important stories and ideas in publishing. We've featured some interesting takes on the reasons to go paid, micro-memberships an interesting podcast and not one but two free courses. Enjoy!

Issue #74 — Paths to subscription & why people pay for news

Welcome to our newest subscribers – it’s great to have you here! ICYMI we did a special edition last week announcing membership & subscriptions at Ghost. To catch up, here’s the most important stories and ideas in independent publishing from the past two weeks. Enjoy!

Issue #73 (Special Edition) — Announcing memberships & subscriptions in Ghost

Hey there! We’re doing a special edition of the Publisher Weekly newsletter this week — it’s a little different.

Issue #72 — How much revenue thousands of indie creators make each month

This week, your summary of the biggest ideas in publishing is packed full of interesting stories and resources about curating email newsletters, reader loyalty, how to foster a culture of listening and much more!

Issue #71 — How much money can be made with premium newsletters

The biggest stories in digital publishing this week include behind-the-scenes insights from independent publishers, understanding the unit economics of content and a toolkit for keeping your digital presence safe and sane, plus much more!

Issue #70 — Site performance matters for publishers who want healthy conversions

Welcome back 👋 This weeks issue features tips for publishers about site performance, new research about audience engagement, peer support initiatives for journalism and more. Enjoy! 💯 Top picksSlow sites have a negative impact on revenue: Why publishers opt for faster, leaner websitesHaving solid site performance is increasingly important for bringing organic

Issue #69 — Loyalty is membership's North Star

Welcome back to your latest roundup of the biggest stories and ideas in independent publishing. Last week’s issue had lots of content about creating better newsletters and this weeks is full of interesting ideas about podcasts. Plus: the latest research about metrics in memberships, what happens when newspapers disappear

Issue #68 — The right strategy to monetise your content through reader revenue

Happy Sunday & welcome back. Here’s your curated list of the most important stories and ideas in digital publishing this week! Thanks for supporting Publisher Weekly ❤️ Remember you can submit articles or get in touch with us directly to let us know what you'd like to see in future

Issue #67 — User revenue is now a growth engine

Happy Sunday & welcome back to your subscription of the most important stories in digital publishing. It’s been such a busy news week that we had a hard time picking out the best reads 🙃 Get in touch 📫 Let us know what you’d like to see here by writing

Issue #66 — Q&A with the VP of subscription growth at the NYT

Welcome back to your weekly update of the most important stories and news in publishing. This week we’ve got insights about the Facebook news tab, new services from Patreon and how The Telegraph are using Instagram and Snapchat to find new subscribers. Enjoy! Thanks for supporting the community – We're

Issue #65 — Members changed our lives for the better

Welcome to your weekly issue with all of the latest and greatest stories and ideas about digital publishing. Let’s chat! 📫 Hit reply to let us know why you’re interested in the future of publishing, or give us some feedback for the newsletter!💯 Top picks“At 7,000 members

Issue #64 — How to use paid acquisition to grow your email subscribers

Happy Sunday! Here’s all of the latest important stories and ideas in digital publishing. If you’re enjoying this newsletter we’d appreciate it if you’d recommend us to a friend or colleague who might enjoy it too or share on Twitter 👉 💯 Top picksHow to use

Issue #63 — Tighten up that paywall!

Happy Sunday! Here’s your top stories in publishing and the latest ideas about modern business models. As always, thanks for supporting the newsletter and for helping to build this community. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future issues, hit reply 📫 💯 Top picksTighten up that paywall! (And some

Issue #62 — The four visitors to your site, and how to hook them

Welcome back! This weeks thoughtful takes on the future of publishing includes lots of news about emerging business models and a free downloadable resource in our top pick of the week. For those of you who have joined this community in the past few weeks, here’s a brief reminder

Issue #61 — Email is important for publishers. So is retention!

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the most important stories in independent publishing. It was a busy news week, so this issue is packed full of great content. Thanks for being a part of the community – don’t forget you can submit articles & access a curated resources list of

Issue #60 — Partnership, membership, and social justice

Issue #59 — Substack gets $15.3 million in VC funding

This weeks curation of the most important news in publishing includes funding announcements from Substack, more evidence that micro-payments aren’t working out, and some thoughtful articles about trust and diversity. Enjoy! Thanks for supporting our newsletter ❤️ We’d love to hear more about what you’re here for and

Issue #58 — 14 steps to create better journalism and boost revenue

Welcome back to your weekly update with all of the most important stories in digital publishing curated for a growing community of people who are deeply interested in the future of publishing. A warm welcome to all of our latest new subscribers! If you have questions or feedback about the

Issue #57 — Monetisation for news is tough, but not impossible

Hi everyone, welcome back to your weekly issue of the top stories in digital publishing and the media 🗞️ Got a suggestion for us? Hit reply, we’d love to hear more about what you’re working on, and what you’d like to see in future issues.💯 Top picksMonetisation of

Issue #56 — Turning user-level data in to a churn reduction strategy

This week's issue is full of churn-reduction ideas and unusual distribution channels to get more people reading your content.

Issue #55 — Send better emails, grow local subscribers & produce less content

Welcome back to your weekly curation of the most important stories in digital publishing. There’s a lot of interesting links in this week’s edition. Don’t worry, you can always look back and reference past issues, or find that one article you meant to send to your colleague

Issue #54 — Modelling subscription success with Piano and Tortoise

Welcome back. It’s been a busy week in the digital publishing news, so we’ve included all of the top reads in this weeks extra roundup for you to peruse at your leisure. Enjoy! 💯 Top picksModelling subscription success with Piano and Tortoise [Podcast]This conversational episode of Media Voices

Issue #53 — Lessons from a year behind a paywall

In this week’s roundup of the latest news in publishing, we’ve pulled together some interesting podcast episodes about reader revenue, lots of technology news from the likes of Apple, YouTube and Facebook and a hot take on the difference between influencers and creators! Enjoy 👉 💯 Top picks“300% increase

Issue #52 — Moving 5,000 articles away from Medium

Welcome to issue 52, marking a full year since we launched this newsletter – a curation of the most important news, stories and ideas in digital publishing.It’s been a fascinating year, with many publishers moving away from failing revenue streams and towards emerging business models: subscriptions, memberships and paywalls.

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Anders Norén
Received a good first issue of the Publisher Weekly newsletter from @TryGhost to read with my morning coffee. I recommend you give it a try:
5:07 AM - 4 Jun 2018
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Andy McIlwain
Publisher Weekly - Issue #29… via @revue (Further props to @TryGhost for the newsletter. 90% of the curated stories make their way into my Pocket list. 👍)
5:42 PM - 16 Dec 2018 from Toronto, Ontario
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Jijo Sunny
Thanks for the votes! I recommend this newsletter by @TryGhost (@JohnONolan) for thoughtful takes on publishing, subscription biz and future of creators:
4:38 PM - 8 Jul 2018
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