Become a Friend of DD

With a modest contribution of about $1.80/month you help keep DD going and get access to a range of Friends-only features.

Support with $22 per year

That’s 50 issues of Dense Discovery

Join as a friend now →

Feeling extra generous? Double your contribution.
Amount in USD, charged yearly, cancel any time.

Why should I pay?

Relying on advertising to keep small publishing projects going is becoming increasingly difficult. Most ad dollars are now spent on hyper-targeted, surveillance-based advertising by Google and Facebook. As a paying DD reader, you help me reduce the reliance on advertising while keeping the newsletter accessible to everyone.

What do I get?

DD Index
You’ll get access to the Dense Discovery Index: a searchable catalogue of all previous issues of DD. This is a great way to find forgotten items or simply browse your favourite categories. Here’s a little preview.

Friends discounts
Friends of DD find occasional discount codes in their newsletter. These are visible to Friends only and provide discounts on some of the books, magazines, art work, apps and other items featured in DD.

Publisher updates
You will also get an infrequent ‘behind-the-scenes’ update from me (Kai) about life as a full-time publisher.

So, no other perks?

No, at least not for now. There is no additional, regular content for paying members.

Becoming a Friend of DD is based on the idea that DD’s most enthusiastic readers are willing to pay a small fee in order to keep DD fully accessible and free for everyone else. It depends on the generosity of those who feel strongly about avoiding paid-only access to content – a model inspired by Tim Carmody’s Unlocking the Commons approach.

How do I manage or cancel my membership?

Easy. After signing up as a Friend of DD you will receive a link to a member portal where you can change the details of your subscription or cancel it any time. (Don’t worry, you won’t need to create an account.)

Can’t locate the email? Request a new link here.

That’s it?

Yep. If you have any questions, just send me an email.

Thanks for even considering becoming a Friend of DD! I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have readers like you. 💌

Kai, Publisher/Editor

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