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The Business of Content

Apr 20, 2022

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David Kushner had the kind of mainstream success that most writers dream of. His writing regularly appeared in glossy print magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone. Several of his books became national bestsellers. And his work has even been adapted into multiple TV shows and movies. 


But in 2021, David decided to bypass legacy media entirely and start publishing his work to a Substack newsletter. What drove him to do this? In our discussion, David explained how the changing norms over IP rights and his own desire to experiment with serialized storytelling motivated him to make the move.