To Peter Osnos Platform Subscribers
A Note of explanation and Thanks
With the start of the new year, paid subscribers are being asked to renew, as I’ve heard from several people asking why and whether they should.
So, here is how the the Substack system for this newsletter works. Peter Osnos Platform is free. Gratis. No charge. Every new subscriber receives, as I was told they would, a smile of satisfaction and a piece every two weeks or so, on Tuesday morning..
There is a paid option and it may seem to some that its takes precedence. It does not. All revenue from paid subscriptions, after the Substack fee, is deducted goes to two-non-profits my wife, Susan, and I support.
The Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF)
Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
Again to underscore the point, a paid subscription to Platform, is in effect a contribution to these organizations and is entirely optional.
Whenever I am asked these days what I do now, after my decades at PublicAffairs have ended and it carries on successfully at Hachette Book Group, I answer: Read, Write and Pontificate, Substack is where the pontification happens.
All the best. Peter