Don’t tell anyone, but I think the economics work for Medium too. And us. Win-win-win. I could see the Membership going up to $10 once there are 100 publications. But getting all smart readers in one place makes for a lot of great opportunities and a pretty giant budget.
Also, I’m just realizing my economics are so good. We are writing about information we already have. It’s high quality journalism that’s really expensive because they have to go get all this information from scratch. Of course, using subject matter experts as amateur writers has it’s own editing challenges.