An Unmade update - more subscribers, more listeners, more jetlag
In the latest update for subscribers, we offer the inside track on the ups and downs of a media launch
Welcome to Unmade, written on what I would hesitantly describe as a springlike day in the UK, while you were sleeping on Wednesday morning.
Happy National Artichoke Hearts day.
Today’s writing soundtrack: Kate Bush - The Whole Story.
Today’s edition is for subscribers to Unmade’s paying tier. Everyone else will hit a paywall a little further down.
I promised when we launched Unmade last August that I would keep you up to date on our progress. It would be a wasted opportunity to run a publishing experiment in the media world and not share the journey.
It’s time for our first update of 2022. I’ll be sharing numbers on our progress with subscribers to our main email, and to the paid tier. I’ll also be offering some data on how our podcast is progressing.
Before we get to the paywall, I’ll also mention that we’ve just introduced a seven day free trial for those who want try before committing.
If you do choose to subscribe to Unmade, you’ll get more than the warm feelings of supporting independent journalism. You’ll also get access to subscriber-only analysis, subscriber-only podcast episodes and discounted access to future Unmade live events. We also have a further subscriber-only initiative which we will share soon.
So how are we travelling since our last update on November 29?
Overall, we’re going quite well. We’ve got twice the overall number of subscribers we had then, and about a third more paying readers. We’ve also doubled our staff. Now there are two of us.