The hottest Digital Publishing Substack posts right now

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astrology for writers • 9512 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. There are Nazis on Substack, and the platform's founders shirk responsibility for content moderation.
  2. The issue of ethical consumerism is complex and challenging, with no pure choices under capitalism.
  3. Supporting marginalized artists may involve navigating difficult choices between audience support and distribution channels, like Substack.
Simon Owens's Media Newsletter • 1097 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Google traffic may not be as valuable as perceived, as it often results in low engagement and conversion rates.
  2. High-quality publishers can leverage brand recognition as a powerful tool to compete in search results dominated by AI-generated content.
  3. Building a strong personal brand in the Creator Economy can lead to burnout and lack of exit options, prompting some creators to launch companies separate from their personal brands.
Silver Bulletin • 325 implied HN points • 05 Oct 23
  1. Nate Silver discusses mixed feelings about Twitter's impact on democracy and tribalism.
  2. Twitter's latest changes, like removing headlines from external link previews, raise questions about its future utility.
  3. The potential consequences if the New York Times, with its high editorial standards, decides to quit Twitter and influence other publishers to follow suit.
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Steven’s Substack • 0 implied HN points • 26 Oct 23
  1. Generative search engines are changing how we consume information and threatening the traditional publisher advertising model.
  2. A new business model of programatic RAG royalties is seen as a solution to AI scraping, involving AI sharing revenue with content sources.
  3. Challenges in implementing a RAG royalty network include trust issues, measuring content value, and determining fair royalties for different publishers.