What you read matters

What you write has value. We believe there’s never been a better time for writers to make money directly from readers who trust them. We’re here to help.

Subscription publishing made simple

Substack’s mission is to make it simple to start publications that make money from subscriptions. We provide web and newsletter publishing tools that are purpose-built for paid subscriptions. You don’t need tech skills to get started. Just sign up, connect your bank account, and get to work.

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Substack powers independent
subscription publications

“If you’re a writer or editor, you don’t want to deal with tech or admin hassles for your publications. You just want a nice, clean interface that makes it easy to charge money. That’s what Substack provides.”

On Substack is our own publication. We publish news and commentary relevant to subscription publishing and offer advice on how to run your own subscription publication. Subscribe for $1 a month.

What’s in the box?


Choose which articles to make subscriber-only with the click of a button.

Powerful publishing

Publish to the web and email simultaneously with our beautiful content management system.

Elegant design

Produce publications that look great and load fast on any browser and any device.

Secure payments

We use Stripe to make payments easy and secure for publishers and subscribers.

Do you want to start a subscription
based publication?

Are you an expert in a niche? Can you build a strong following for your work? You could start a sustainable business around your subscription publication.

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