Facebook has launched its all-new venture – BULLETIN – a standalone programme for paid as well as free newsletter and podcasts. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the platform in a live Facebook audio room on Tuesday.
As per reports Facebook has been working on this new venture for quite some time and have spent months recruiting renowned journalists and writers from different categories ranging from sports to politics. Facebook has reportedly been paying them to bring their readers to the new platform. The names include well-known writers like Malcolm Gladwell, author Mitch Albom and organizational psychologist Adam Grant and very well have plans to expand the program to partner with more writers.
In the live audio room launch event, Zuckerberg said, “The goal here is to support millions of people doing creative work”. He said that the company look forward to providing an avenue for more and more independent writers to discover the uses of their voice and make money. “The goal here is to support millions of people doing creative work,” he added
Facebook has also said that they won’t be charging any sort of commission or cut from the subscription fees and the writers are free to choose their own rates for their services. The writers will own their content and email subscribers list so the writers would be able to move to other platforms as and when they wish, thus providing them freedom