“The single best decision I made was to start my newsletter on Substack. Substack is the platform that has evolved the most and helps writers grow the most. Revue, Ghost, Mailchimp, and ConvertKit all fall short in one or more areas.“
– Gergely Orosz, Top Technology publisher on Substack
A world-class reading and listening experience
Substack’s simple system lets you publish to the web, email, and our app simultaneously so you can find new readers and always reach your existing audience.
We make it easy to start a subscription podcast. Share episodes to Substack subscribers and to all the major podcast players with one click.
Upload or record videos directly into a Substack post. Make videos available to everyone or only paid subscribers.
On Substack, you’re not publishing into a void. Comments and community threads connect you and your subscribers directly.
“Substack’s tools are the simplest, best-looking blog creation tools I've come across and I've tried them all.“
– Jefferson Graham, former USA Today columnist
All that Ghost offers, and more
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.
How will my subscribers’ experience change when I move to Substack?
Your subscribers shouldn’t notice any major changes, just improvements. Once you have imported your email list, archive, and payment information from Ghost to Substack, you can simply resume publishing as normal. In your first Substack post, be sure to let your readers know that they can now read your publication in the Substack mobile app.
I also publish videos and podcasts. Does Substack support that?
Yes. We make it easy to start a subscription podcast. You can share episodes to Substack subscribers and to all the major podcast players with one click. You can also upload or record videos directly into a Substack post, and make those videos available to everyone or only paid subscribers.
“The Substack platform is a dream!“
– E. Jean Carroll, Columnist at Elle for 27 years
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