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We admit it. We're different. First off, we're a publishers cooperative, meaning the goal of the organization is to provide services to publishers, not to make a billion dollars. We are not funded by venture capitalists. Our bylaws prevent us from selling out to Big Tech. And if we make more money in a year than we need to run the company, we give members a dividend, like REI or a local grocery store co-op.
We believe the future of publishing is people paying to support the publications and writers they care about, and that those publications should keep as much as possible, not make billionaires even more money.
Our founding team has been building ethical publishing software for over 10 years, and our CEO Ryan Singel was a writer and editor at Wired for ten years previous to that. We know publishing and we care about making publishing software better.
1. Do you host websites?
Generally speaking, no. The majority of our clients choose Ghost(Pro) to host their site and send newsletters. If you are an enterprise client with very specific needs, we can host your site.
2. If I use Outpost, am I stuck with Outpost?
Absolutely not. We build our system so that you can leave anytime, with all your members, payment relationships, and as much data as we can provide.
3. If I join the co-op, do I have to go to meetings or do other members have a say in my site?
No. Outpost is a member services cooperative, not a worker cooperative. That means our job is to provide services at a lower price to our members. But there are no meetings, and your site is still your site.
4. I have a complicated project and want to integrate newsletters with our main system/build a custom theme/do something mind-bending. Can you help?
Absolutely. For instance, we built a custom solution, built on Ghost, for The Atlantic, with 9 paid subsriber-only newsletters, all synced with The Atlantic's existing subscription system. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about what you are looking to do.