Facebook adds writers to its new newsletter platform


Facebook added over 30 more content creators to Bulletin, its new newsletter platform.

If you missed the memo, Facebook launched Bulletin in June to help independent writers monetize. Facebook said it’s aiming to help content creators “build sustainable independent businesses on their own terms.”

Bulletin lives outside of Facebook on its own website, and all writers get a standalone website bearing their brand. Writers can add their chosen publication name, logo and color palette.

Users can customize their content with multimedia capabilities and different styling options. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg said writers will eventually be able to complement their writing with podcasts and audio rooms.

Some content on Bulletin is free but writers also have the option to create subscription-only content, and they can offer their subscribers exclusive perks, such as access to dedicated Facebook groups and special badges.

Writers get to set their subscriptions rates, and Facebook isn’t taking a cut of the money—at least not initially.

Currently, Bulletin is in beta and writers can’t sign up to launch newsletters.

The platform launched with a small test group of writers that Facebook handpicked. Now, the company has added another handpicked group. According to TechCrunch Puerto Richan journalist Maria Celeste is among them bringing the first Spanish language newsletter to the platform.

Bulletin said it’s starting out primarily with US creators. So far, there are only two non-US writers on board. However, readers worldwide have access to the platform, and Bulletin said it’ll boost the number of international content creators when it’s out of beta.

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