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.
Issue #51 — Avoiding over-reliance on any one platform or revenue stream
Welcome to Issue #51 and thanks for being a member of Publisher Weekly. You’re part of a growing community of over 620+ people who care deeply about the future of publishing. Here’s your weekly roundup of the most important news, stories and ideas!💯 Top picksPinkNews’ Benjamin Cohen: We'll
Issue #50 — Paywall blockers & what publishers should do to prepare for changing technology
Happy Sunday and welcome to the 50th issue of Publisher Weekly – with the most important stories and ideas about independent publishing delivered to your inbox every week.Here’s your latest insights for the future of digital publishing! 💯 Top picksPaywall blockers: how publishers should prepare for this changing technologyAs subscription
Issue #49 — Bootstrapping a media company gives you focus
Welcome back to Publisher Weekly and thanks for being a subscriber. We enjoy consuming all of the latest stories and handpicking them for this newsletter, with a focus on emerging business models in the media and publishing. Let us know what you're enjoying and what you'd like to see more
Issue #48 — We launched a paywall. It worked! Mostly.
Happy Sunday and welcome back to your roundup of the most important stories in digital publishing. There’s been lots of interesting things going on (again) including controversy at The Correspondent, how writers are leveraging paid newsletters - and as always - the latest insights & news about paywalls and
Issue #47 — How small businesses can regain power via the internet
It feels like we say this every week… but it’s been a pretty exciting week in the publishing news. From big shifts in podcasting subscriptions the launch of Luminary, to more hot takes about how to utilise data to improve journalism, and a new paywall idea for Patron-funded subscriptions.
Issue #46 — The winners and losers of the subscription frenzy
Hey readers 👋 happy Easter Sunday! Here's your round-up of stories in publishing that are worth a click, including a new membership offering from HuffPost, new grants for news startups and what journalism will do when we have 5G connectivity. Enjoy!Get in touch – We'd love to hear from you if
Issue #45 — 23 videos from the International Journalism Festival 2019
Happy Sunday and welcome to our new subscribers! It’s been a busy week, with Reuters Institute releasing hours of footage from the International Journalism Festival, discussions about “subscription hostages”, the urgent need for slower news and YouTube making moves towards more traditional content. Stay ahead with the latest news
Issue #44 — Lifetime membership value: What is participation worth & how should we measure it?
Welcome to issue #44 with your weekly top stories in publishing. This week we’re diving into lifetime value for memberships, audience engagement, evergreen newsletters and much more.We hope you’re enjoying this newsletter as much as we enjoy curating it — hit reply to let us know what you’
Issue #43 — The week when Apple announced new subscription services
Welcome back to your weekly roundup of publishing news. This past week was pretty exciting, after an Apple announcement with a twist on Monday left us with plenty of articles circulating about their big push into subscription business models. We’ve included a roundup of those stories, as well as
Issue #42 — New subscription publications & lessons from Scandinavian publishers
Happy Sunday to all our subscribers and welcome to those of you who are new around here 👋 In this weeks roundup of the biggest stories in digital publishing we’re weighing in on subscription fatigue, local and community news, video strategy and whether calendars could be the next great publishing
Issue #41 — Are you developing your paywall strategy for acquisition or retention?
A warm welcome to this weeks curated report of the top stories in publishing. In this issue we’re taking a look at a variety of different paywall strategies, thoughts from industry leaders about the difficulties they’re currently facing, how to measure success without focusing on vanity metrics such
Issue #40 — Industry experts weigh in on new business models for journalism
Welcome back to your weekly digest of the latest news in publishing. This week we’re taking a look at how dynamic paywalls have increased subscription conversation rates, how to diversify your business models, new jobs in the media at WSJ and that time BuzzFeed printed a newspaper!Want to