Founded in 2017, the company allows writers to build their own paid subscription businesses, taking a 10% cut of revenue (in addition to Stripe’s transaction fee for payments).
Most coverage of Substack has focused on the coterie of writers newslettering full-time who earn salaries rivaling mainstream jobs, but the chaos of the current media moment has widened the platform’s appeal.
In April, Nathan Baschez (writer of Divinations) and Dan Shipper (Superorganizers) together created a third Substack called Everything, a bundle allowing subscribers to sign up for both of their newsletters.
A recent newsletter with two political scoops garnered 72 new paid subscribers in one day, Legum said.
"We've historically been an advertising-led business media company," Smith said at the Digiday Publishing Summit.
There’s a documentary about crime-solving writer Michelle McNamara, a series based on a manga comic about a warrior nun (yes, really!), and of course the Schuyler sisters, Angelica and Eliza, from Hamilton.
This six-part documentary series follows the remarkable story of the late writer Michelle McNamara and her investigation into The Golden State Killer, who terrorized California for years in the mid- 1970s and 1980s.
Ars Technica describes the new Netflix series Warrior Nun as “if Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion” and that’s kind of enough to pique my interest if we’re being honest: “mystical portals to heaven (and/or hell)?
Check.” Based on the manga comic series “Warrior Nun Areala,” the show focuses on a young girl who fights the forces of evil on behalf of the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword.