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Issue #119 β€” The high privacy cost of free websites & notes on membership

This week: More ideas about membership, more journalists carving their own path and more tips about building community and growing your newsletter. Enjoy this weeks reading/listening and feel free to forward to a friend! πŸ’― Top picksNotes on membershipLast week the Membership Puzzle Project shared a new guide on memberships.

Issue #118 β€” 3 years of membership research in one place

In this week's roundup you'll find examples of publishers exceeding subscriber numbers, a podcast about growing your newsletter as well as tips for how to write almost anything and how to setup successful paid campaigns. Enjoy your Sunday reading! πŸ’― Top picksThe Membership Handbook is hereThe Membership Puzzle Project have released

Issue #117 β€” Don't forget about community

β€Œ The latest stories, updates, and ideas for independent publishers, delivered every Sunday πŸ“« Β  Β  β€Œ Happy weekend and thanks for stopping by. In this week's issue, you can discover how to harness social media for your publication, how to build a community to sustain recurring revenue, and find out why the publishing industry

Issue #116 β€” Solo writers share their secrets

Happy Sunday everyone β€” if you're new here, welcome! This week we've got a new article on the Ghost blog, insights about pricing strategies and building a business, as well as this week's top tech tips and more! Don't forget, you can always revisit past issues on the website, and you

Issue #115 β€” How to improve your email newsletters

This week you're in for a treat with tons of stories, advice and free tools about email newsletters. Plus: How to deal with trolls and what makes fake news feel true? Enjoy your weekly curated articles! We'd love to hear from you! If you're new around here (or even if

Issue #114 β€” Launching memberships without a large audience

This week's issue includes a brand new post on the Ghost blog, growth stories from two publishers, a free report that you'll definitely want to check out, and the inevitable eclipse of print! πŸ’― Top picksYou don't need a huge audience to start a membership business"For as long as you

Issue #113 β€” The passion economy enables a new kind of entrepreneurship

Make sure you don't miss this week's top pick about how to write data-driven stories, and the following article about the passion economy. Also included: Instagram as a search engine, the New York Times has more digital revenue than ever β€” and Cosmopolitan liken their pricing model to chicken nuggets... πŸ’― Top

Issue #112 β€” How publishers can make digital media pay

Last week everyone was compiling lists of the best independently run newsletters, this week it's lists of ways publishers can make money! We've included the most comprehensive list as this weeks top pick, along with all the other stories we've been reading this week. Enjoy! πŸ’― Top picks231 ways publishers can

Issue #111 β€” The ad industry keeps losing traction & dozens of journalists build their own newsletters

This issue is packed full of interesting articles and podcast episodes. The TL:DR is, the ad industry continues to lose traction, more journalists than ever are choosing an independent path and publishers are finding new ways to drive revenue using free registration walls and first-party data. Enjoy this weeks

Issue #110 β€” The best newsletters on the internet

This week's issue includes articles about how diversified revenue streams are benefitting publishers, membership success stories, Spotify's new video podcast feature, why Google has donated almost $40million to more than 5,600 publishers worldwide. Thanks for supporting Publisher Weekly. See you next week! πŸ’― Top picks80 of the best single-operator newsletters

Issue #109 β€” The new growth channel: Newsletter referral programs

Happy Sunday! This week's issue includes insights into the latest strategies for paid newsletters and subscription publications, how quitting Facebook ads can actually be a good thing, how to understand your readers in a privacy driven world and much more. Enjoy your reading 😊 πŸ’― Top picks7 ways COVID has impacted subscription

Issue #108 β€” Passion communities are flourishing

This week we've got an interesting success story, why newsletters are surging, some free resources for publishers from Google, a webinar about being an independent journalist and more. We hope you enjoy this issue! πŸ’― Top picksNathan Tankus's newsletter subscribers don’t care about diplomasWith 450 subscribers generating $45,000 in

Issue #107 β€” Newsletters are the new homepage

This week's issue includes stories about the continued rise of email newsletters and subscriptions in publishing, as well as a guide about choosing the right analytics tools and much more! πŸ’― Top picksPublishers are seeing revenue bumps of up to 103% from email newsletters: β€œIt is the new homepage”A new

Issue #106 β€” How to forego venture capital with the membership model

Enjoy your regularly scheduled Sunday reading & listening with all of the top stories in publishing. There's articles covering how to address reader fatigue, content marketing tips, new podcast advertising tech, a new social network from Google and more! As always, hit reply to chat – tell us what you want

Issue #105 β€” The resurgence and importance of email newsletters

This week's issue is full of interesting reads about the importance of email, why people pay for online news, the latest reports and why publishers need to improve the personality of their digital products. Enjoy! By the way: We've made a few changes around here. All issues of Publisher Weekly

Issue #104 β€” How the internet has changed everything

Tune in for this week's curation of articles, including studies about how publishers are fine-tuning their paywalls, a round up of subscription growth from the past 3 months from a new Zuora report and why publishers are fearful of Amazon commission cuts. Enjoy! πŸ’― Top picksNever-ending Niches by Ben ThompsonThis week's

Issue #103 β€” Fighting churn with data

This weeks top stories in publishing includes discussions about how journalists are navigating protests, a podcast about what brands can learn from big publishers and examples of publishers who are successfully reducing churn. πŸ’― Top picks3 lessons from the latest news media innovation winnersReal life examples of success from a variety

Issue #102 β€” Free tools to upgrade your membership analytics

This week's curated list of the most important stories in publishing is short and sweet. Make sure you don't miss the top pick with great advice about analytics for membership businesses. πŸ’― Top picksUpgrade your analytics and build a data-powered membership programHow do you inform data-driven decisions for your membership business?

Issue #101 β€” Using data for effective subscription marketing

Welcome, Sunday subscribers and thanks for joining to all of our newcomers this past week.

Issue #100 β€” The importance of diverse revenue streams

Welcome to the 100th issue of Publisher Weekly! πŸŽ‰

Issue #99 β€” 8 steps to strengthen your newsletter strategy

Welcome to the latest roundup of the biggest stories about independent publishing.

Issue #98 β€” Huge growth in subscriptions for digital news and media

Hi and welcome to all the newest subscribers. We’re seeing lots of new people joining these past few weeks πŸ™Œ

Issue #97 β€” Designing a platform for indie writers who want to monetise their content

Welcome to our new subscribers this week - thanks for joining the community. Hope you enjoy this weeks curation of the most important stories in independent publishing.

Issue #96 β€” What you can learn from the top 8 paywall models

Welcome to our newest subscribers πŸ‘‹πŸΌ This weeks issue is packed full of interesting stories about revenue models, YouTubers and booming subscription rates during a global crisis. It was difficult to feature just one article as a top pick!

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Anders NorΓ©n
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. πŸ‘)
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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