First, thank you so much for being a member and part of our TPM community.
Today is the last day to purchase tickets for a very special event we’re putting together on the evening of October 10th in New York City. If you’re in the greater New York area or will be that evening, I hope you can join us. It will be an evening of conversation and community with food and an open bar as we discuss the future of the Democratic party during and after the Trump era.
Among our guests will be Leah Greenberg, co-founder of Indivisible; Waleed Shahid, the communications director of Justice Democrats and a veteran of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon and and Bernie Sanders campaigns; Aditi Juneja of the Resistance Manual and Protect Democracy; and Lara Putnam, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh and one of the leading academics studying activism in the Trump era.
We’ll have food and an open bar at an intimate space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood not far from TPM headquarters. This event is exclusively for TPM members and their family and friends. It will be an illuminating, thought-provoking evening of discussion and a great opportunity to meet the TPM staff and fellow TPM members.
You can purchase tickets here. As a member you will also have received an email yesterday evening with links and details about the event. We can’t wait to see you.
I wanted to give you a quick update on our Prime AF special offer. Again, this is our offer for current Prime subscribers to try out Prime Ad Free (AF) for two weeks at no charge and with no obligation. So far a bit fewer than 2,000 of you have expressed interest in trying it out. Thanks! We hope to launch the special trial later this month. If you’ve told us you’re interested we will notify you by email as soon as it’s ready.
If you’d like to be notified (again, zero obligation) just click the read more for instructions.
A couple weeks ago I told you about an offer we’re going to be making to existing Prime subscribers later this month and also a request, one that is very important to the future of TPM. If you didn’t get a chance to read my note then I would greatly appreciate if you could take a few moments read what we’re doing and why it’s very important to the future of TPM.
I want to share with you an offer we’re going to be making to existing Prime subscribers later this month and also a request, one that is very important to the future of TPM. I’d be greatly obliged if you’d give me just a few moments to explain what we’re doing and why it’s very important to the future of TPM.
If you’re a Prime subscriber, remember: this page and every page at TPM could be 100% ad free. You can even get rid of that annoying “around the web” nonsense under the article pages. You can upgrade to Prime AF with literally two clicks. Click and click. Done! You don’t even have to take out your credit card. Like 30 seconds and you’ll never see an ad on TPM again, all while supporting our team’s crackerjack independent journalism. Just click right here.
If you’re reading this post on the TPM front page, you must be a Prime member. It’s not behind our Prime paywall. It doesn’t even show up on the site unless you’re a Prime member who is logged into the site.
What’s the point?
I don’t imagine we’d use this very often. But the main issue is that as we’ve steadily built our number of Prime subscribers – now at just shy of 29,000 members – we’ve realized that it’s probably annoying to hear pitches to join Prime when you’re already a member. So this system let’s me have some posts show only to non-members and others only to members. All of which is to say that you won’t have to see anywhere near as many of those Prime pitch posts. I still may occasionally do one that everyone sees if we hit some big milestone or something else that might be relevant to current members. But mostly not.
This will also make it possible for me to share news about relevant updates to Prime or news that for whatever reason is only relevant to members.