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I’m taking a little pause after an especially hectic December and the holidays…and 2020 in general. One task I took on before the end of the year was moving my newsletter to Substack.

 

If you’d like to subscribe to my new newsletter, you can do so using the signup form above or here. Once you sign up, you’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription, which you’ll need to respond to. If you don’t get the opt-in email, check your spam folder. (If you change your mind at a later date and wish to unsubscribe, there’s an option to do so at the end of every newsletter.)

The newsletter comes out monthly and will continue to be free, however there’s now also a premium (paid) option that will offer additional content to subscribers, including recipes, subscriber-only discussion forums, Q+As, and maybe even videos, in the future. If you sign up in January, you’ll get 20% off the annual subscription price. When you enter your email address in the form above, you can choose from one of the three options: Free, paid (monthly), and paid annually, which you can choose there.

If you’re already a subscriber to my newsletter, you are already on the list and should still be getting the newsletter regularly. (And thanks for subscribing!) If you signed up to get the newsletter over the past month or so and didn’t get it, you may have signed up during the transition so you can enter your email address above. If you’re already signed up, it’ll let you know that you’re in!

 

 


24 comments

    • John Heckendorn

    David, just to clarify, does this mean you’re deprecating this blog/site and moving your online presence to the Substack newsletter? Or will both co-exist? Cheers!

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      The blog will remain the same, but I changed my newsletter platform which allows me to add additional content for readers (mentioned above) who would like to subscribe but the regular newsletter is free, as it’s always been.

    • Julia K

    It would be helpful to know the subscriptions costs. Thanks.

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      You can click on the link in the post and it should show you the free option as well as the paid one. If it doesn’t, let me know what you see and I can see about fixing it.

    • Tomese

    I’d like to subscribe to the premium newsletter, but don’t find where I do that.

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      If you enter your email address, it should give you three options. One is free and other two are premium (paid monthly or annually) – if you don’t see it, let me know.

        • Felice

        I did not get anything with the options.

      • Felice

      Same here. I’d like to subscribe to the premium content but don’t see where to do that (or what the cost is).

    • Francine Pender

    I also do not see the cost of the subscription.

    • David
    David Lebovitz

    Felice, Francine, Tomese: If you don’t see that option you can click here.

    • Jessica V.

    The 3 options are not presented when you initially subscribe to the newsletter. However, once you’ve subscribed and confirmed your email address you are able to view the different subscription options and upgrade by clicking on the subscribe button from within the newsletter itself.
    It would still be nice to show these initially, which I think is what was intended, but I wanted to share how you can do so now.

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      Thanks for letting me know! I can’t see that (since I’m already a subscriber) so I’ve asked Substack how to fix it and will implement it once I hear back. Appreciate your letting me know. xxx david

    • Joycelyn

    No offence but I honestly don’t understand why you can’t just tell us how much the paid subscriptions cost without us having to click on the link you say to click on especially since that hasn’t worked very well. I signed up for your regular newsletter ages ago which I absolutely love, but being on a very fixed income now, I can’t really afford to pay much for a subscription I’d be banned from if I don’t pay for it.

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      Sorry it’s been a problem for you. I didn’t want to mention the price because comments are archived and people refer back to them months (and years) later and due to the high number of comments, I can’t go back and edit them all. The current price is $30/year and there is a 20% discount if people subscribe during the month of January 2021 (about $2/month). After that the price will go up. Note that the newsletter price may change in the future.

      As mentioned, the regular newsletter will go out as normal and will continue to be free, as it has since before 2008.

    • Joycelyn

    Thanks for clearing that up, David. I’ll probably just stick to your regular newsletter even though the others do sound so tempting.

    • Brenda

    David, will you have a PayPal option?

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      Substack doesn’t use PayPal, just Stripe.

    • mumbie xx

    David, how do you stay So Slim..? you look fantastic in that photo… wow and with such delicious recipes !

    • Chris

    Hi David,
    Your newsletter has been my favorite, but the new format has flashing and moving ads, which I loathe. I have a hard enough time reading on a screen as it is. What is the alternative? I think it’s unfortunate that you’ve gone in that direction. I really loved the basic format from before. So much these days is just empty flash and glitz, which your style has avoided. With ads constantly flashing in our faces, it was nice (and calm) to not have that. I won’t be able to continue reading your blog this way. Does the subscription knock out the ads? Seems like it would be a fair exchange.

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      There are no ads in my newsletter. Substack doesn’t allow them, which is part of their philosophy (paid subscriptions so no ads) but both the paid and free newsletters have no advertising in them. If you are seeing ads in the newsletter, please take a screen shot and send a message to me through my contact form and I’ll follow up and ask for the screenshot. It may have something to do with your browser as they can insert ads on mobile devices, so perhaps try reading it on a different device or using a different browser.

    • Juanita

    I recently made the Swedish oatmeal sandwich cookies you wrote about in l’Appart. Wonderful! And so easy. I thought I’d skip the choc next time and include booze soaked raisins so yeah they won’t be sandwiches but hopefully still be yummy

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      I love those cookies from L’Appart too! I can’t make them very often, otherwise I’ll eat the whole batch ; )

    • Louise Otto

    Hi David,
    I have been a subscriber since the onset and I love receiving all your wonderful recipes etc. However once I started my subscription I am no longer receiving your monthly newsletter :) I have been relying on my 84 year old mom to forward me hers! Hoping you can help me out here. Thanks

      • David
      David Lebovitz

      I checked and saw that you subscribed as of November 2020 and the newsletters are getting sent to the email attached to your comment. You may want to check your spam folder (or trash) to make sure they aren’t going in there. (There is an auto-reply that requests subscribers check in there to make sure they’re not going in there too.) If you do find them in there, make sure to use the filter on your email service to make sure they always go into your Inbox.

      Substack has a way for subscribers to check to see if the newsletters are being sent to them here. If you still aren’t getting them let me know. Thanks!

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