newsletters

Lewis DVorkin: 'Wait and See' on Indie Newsletters, Social Audio

If anyone truly understands the power of indie influence, it's got to be Lewis DVorkin. Lewis was the editor who transformed Forbes into a home for hundreds of independent contributors. Before that, in 2008, he launched the indie publishing platform True/Slant -- a decade before Substack appeared on the radar.

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'The Midas Touch,' A New Forbes Newsletter, Launches Mar. 7

[SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes:] Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad has announced the launch of a new weekly newsletter called “The Midas Touch,” debuting Sun. Mar. 7. Alex shared with us rich detail on the newsletter’s focus -- “the world of VC and startup fundraising” -- and on how PR pros can pitch stories.

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In Development: An Indie Newsletter from Kevin Delaney

You probably are inundated with new weekly newsletters to evaluate and pitch, but you might want to keep an eye out for this one -- even though it remains in private beta. The as-yet unnamed newsletter (it might be called "Reset") is produced by New York Times senior editor (and former Quartz EIC) Kevin Delaney...

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David Strom on Pitching Newsletters

​As someone who has been writing an almost-weekly Web Informant email newsletter since 1995, Sam asked me to comment on the current state of the art. It seems as if newsletters are having a new lease on life. Up until last summer, I wrote one of the Inside.com newsletters on IT security...

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Substack: Influence Worth Hunting For

Add Substack to the list of platforms frustrating to PR -- Product Hunt, Stack Overflow, Reddit, Quora -- that command attention but aren't pitchable like publications. Founded in 2017, Substack is a publishing platform for indie newsletter authors. It's cool and we'll get into why, but Substack's web site is more or less a metaphorical black box.

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99 Newsletters To Read and Pitch

Are there more than 99 newsletters out there? Of course. But these 99 -- as presented in our fresh Google Doc -- are the ones that will matter most to you. We link to them, describe them, assess frequency and whether they're pitchable. Contributing editor Lindsay Ciulla delivered awesome research.

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