I'm moving my "Unprecedented" newsletter from Substack to the non-profit Ghost platform
What that means for you: You’ll be getting emails from a new “ghost.io” address
Just a quick note to let you know that I’m in the process of moving this “Unprecedented” newsletter from Substack to Ghost. Which means you will soon be receiving this email from a new address (likely ending with @unprecedented.ghost.io).
The final straw that inspired my leap to Ghost was the recent news that Substack’s VC-investor Andreessen-Horowitz is courting more investment from Saudi Arabia.
As I said in my latest post, Ghost is open-source and run by a non-profit.
As one of my 182 paid subscribers (or as one of my original 24 “comp” subscribers"), the migration should (theoretically) be seamless to you.
However, I’m not 100% sure that if you subscribed at discount that you will see that same discount when the time comes to renew. (If a promised discount fails to materialize, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your support!
As you can see from the image at the top, being one of my paid subscribers puts you in an elite group.
Since I launched at the start of 2020—and especially since I took down the paywall at the start of the pandemic—nearly 5,000 people have subscribed to Unprecedented, 96% of whom are either free or comped.
Your support as a paid subscriber has helped me keep this newsletter going for 3+ years and it is now helping fund my switch to Ghost.
Because I will need Ghost to support all my subscribers, I have enlisted the Ghost Pro “concierge” service to help with that (cost = $720/year).
And to keep things as seamless as possible for my readers, I’ve also invested $59 in the 3rd-party “Substation” newsletter theme so the newsletter will still look as Substack-like as possible. (In case you want to help subsidize this switch any further, I also have a “tip jar” at Buy Me a Coffee.)
The move may happen soon and all my past articles will make the leap to Ghost, but I’m not sure that comments will.
I hope you will continue reading, commenting and sharing when I reappear at my new location.