Over the weekend, a particular “Newsletter Guide” launched on Product Hunt and caught our eye. Yes, this newsletter is about to get very meta.
The Newsletter Guide is a collaboration between email gurus Yellow Brim, The Shorenstein Center and Lenfest Institute. It's not an intro-level newsletter course, but more of a “201”-level toolkit of resources, strategies and open-source templates for people who run newsletters to collaborate on.
The idea behind the project is to reduce the technical strain behind making a newsletter, and allowing editors to focus more on editorial. Some things the Newsletter Guide covers:
And soooo much more.
The Newsletter Guide comes alongside an uptick in products that make it superrr easy for people to launch newsletters without much hassle. Here are a few:
💌 Substack gives writers a CMS built for publishing paid newsletters
💌 Revue helps you quickly spin up a personal newsletter
💌 Email Newsletter Checklist helps you send error-free emails
💌 Good Bits lets you create newsletters from the best links on the web
💌 Send Check It helps you write better email subjects
💌 EmailDrips is like Dribbble for email drip campaigns
Speaking of email, last week's top product was an email unsubscription service focused on privacy.
Leave Me Alone connects to your Gmail account and lets you see all your newsletters, subscriptions and spam in one place. Then, you can unsubscribe from whatever you want in a single click. 👏