Richard Nash Interview: Bringing Together Writers and Readers

I had the pleasure of speaking with Richard Nash, who gave us a behind the scenes look at what he has been building for publishers, writers and readers. We cover the following topics:

  • How he and his team have developed the Cursor platform to “power the world’s next 50,000 publishers.”
  • The ways his new publishing venture Red Lemonade is trying to help writers find readers.
  • That the economics of content on the web has become “broad and shallow” because that is what people know how to monetize via ads. We dig into long-form reading online, and the “deep and narrow web” with texts of 100,000 words.
  • Social reading: its value and limits.
  • How reading and writing have been arbitrarily separated from each other, and that they should not be. That our capacity to create is now equal to our capacity to consume.
  • Reasons why the traditional publishing system has failed to serve some writers, and how we have an opportunity to change that.
  • That the definition of ‘publisher’ is changing. It is no longer about the act of supplying bookstores with product. The part that matters is those who bring together like-minded writers and readers.
  • How to bring together and serve a community online.
  • And many other topics!

You can watch the full interview by clicking the play button below:

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Thanks so much to Richard for taking the time to chat!