“People who think history is boring and irrelevant may have been asleep since 2019.” So says former history professor and journalist Annette Laing, who is ready to take you by the hand on an adventure through time, whether you like it or not.
A Substack combines a blog, newsletter, payment system, and customer support team — all integrated seamlessly with a simple interface. We handle the admin, billing, and tech so you can focus on your best work.
“I can still remember standing in the kitchen in March 2020 and watching the first $1.00 I made come through,
from sharing my own research. A year later and it’s now my full-time ‘job’.”
– Conor Mac, Investment Talk
What is a Substack?
Substack helps anyone set up a blog and email newsletter. No tech knowledge is required. Without ads and algorithms to get in the way, you can sustain a direct relationship with your readers and retain full control over your creative work.
Do I need to pay for Substack?
It’s free to get started on Substack. If you turn on paid subscriptions, Substack will keep a 10% cut of revenues for operating costs like development and customer support. There are no hidden fees and we only make money when writers do.
Do I own what I publish on Substack?
You will always own your content and your relationships with your subscribers. We make it easy to import and export your archive, email list, and payments information to and from other platforms.