November 19, 2020

80 Best Email Newsletters. Period. Updated for 2020


If you’re looking to fill your inbox with the very best email newsletters relevant to your interests then breath a sigh of relief because your search is over.

We’ve compiled and curated a list of 80 which meet the standards of even our harshest critic (me).

Having subscribed and read each and every one that made it onto our list, you can be sure it has the Learnerbly seal of approval. 

Look below, find the categories that interest you and get subscribing!

Our newsletter categories are as follows:

  • Human Resources
  • Learning & Micro-Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology 
  • Product
  • Wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Design
  • Stock-Money-Finance
  • Culture & Social
  • News
  • Writing-Reading-Publishing

Human Resources (HR)

If I’ve learned anything in my time at Learnerbly with our people person Marie as well as working largely with those in that space, it’s that HR departments want to know how they can do more for their people. These newsletters will help you do just that.

Disruptive HR

This is a name you want popping into your inbox if you work in the field of HR and/or People space. They’re a two-person consulting company that go into workplaces and help HR departments improve their practices. Their newsletter is good whether you’re working for a large corporation or a smaller startup. Each newsletter is different but some things you can expect are podcast updates, blog links and thoughtful insights into the why and how HR needs disrupting.

Training Industry

Best email newsletter in HR

What I love about this newsletter is that you can choose three topics that you’re most interested in. We’re all about curated content here and to know that the Training Industry newsletter is curated for each subscriber brings joy to our Learnerbly hearts. It’s quite a rigorous sign-up but don’t let that deter you, the information they will bring you on a regular basis is well worth it.

Learnerbly

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t throw our own newsletter into the mix. The Learnerbly newsletter keeps you informed on the Learning and Development landscape. You’ll be updated every time a blog goes live (don’t worry, we won’t spam you). We publish tips on building learning cultures, how L&D is beneficial to companies and a host of expert interviews from industry experts plus so much more. It’s the best one on the list but hey, I might be biased. 🤷‍♀️ If newsletters aren’t for you, be sure to keep tabs on our blog here. 

Make Work Better

Work is changing, there’s no denying it. Make Work Better is a newsletter that tries to make sure it’s changing for the better. If you want that for your people then you should subscribe. I love that they keep an archive so once you’ve signed up, you can access all of their prior newsletters through the site. Whether you want to read about what we’re losing from the office or how culture may or may not be shaped by the communication tools we use, this newsletter’s got it. 

People Insight

People Insight is a monthly newsletter and focuses on things around pulse surveys, employee engagement, culture and wellbeing. It’s important and useful for people personnel in the current times where we’ve shifted to remote working during and post-pandemic. 

Micro-learning & Learning

This wouldn’t be a Learnerbly article if there wasn’t something specifically talking about learning. It’s what we do, ya know? Anyway, this section is a bit of a catch-all because learning isn’t topic-specific but rest assured if you receive these newsletters, you’ll always have something interesting to take away. 

The Prepared

A slightly intimidating name (it's not about doomsday preppers, I promise!) for an endlessly interesting weekly newsletter. The Prepared covers the world of mechanical engineering, manufacturing and logistics which means everything from links to books about knots to one of my favourite articles on Cathedrals. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

History Extra

It’s a bit niche but for lovers of history, and in particular British history, this History Extra newsletter hits the spot. It shares articles from experts and touches on more than just the Tudors, though they certainly feature (and are a personal favourite of mine). It’s not just articles either, they share podcasts that you can listen to while you get on with other things. Personally, I listen to those while on my daily walks. Their weekly appearance in my inbox is a nice break from our current reality and I relish it. 

A learning a day

Do you easily get overwhelmed when a newsletter feels overcrowded with information? A learning a day doesn’t do that. It delivers one learning per newsletter. That’s it. I love that type of simplicity. (Yes, I recognise the irony of me giving you 80 newsletters in one blog right now.) The writer behind the newsletter shares reflections and learnings he engages with. Sometimes they’re 3 paragraphs, sometimes they’re 3 lines of text. 

HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory

If you've met me, you'll know that I did Anthropology for undergrad. Some of my tutors back then were involved with HAU magazine, which is one of the most approachable and open academic journals. Their newsletter helps me keep up with the latest research in that field. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Aeon

I’m addicted to Aeon articles and the newsletter makes sure I get my daily dose. The team at Aeon explore things related to philosophy, culture and history but sometimes it seems like no discipline is out of bounds. It’s not surface-level stuff, they deep dive into really interesting topics.

Software Engineering (+ React)

From what I can tell, Software Engineers love a good newsletter. I’m judging that on two things. One, the Learnerbly team had many to contribute and two, there are a ton out there to choose from. Software engineering also has many subcategories and while this section isn’t exhaustive, I’m pretty confident you’ll find what you’re after. 

Hacker Noon

The Hacker Noon website is pretty intense with it’s 90s Nintendo vibe but it seems like the sort of thing software engineers would love navigating. For their newsletter, they curate the top tech stories and deliver them to your inbox in an easy to read way. It’s daily and pulls from the brains of their 12k+ tech writers. That’s a lot of tech lovers writing for tech lovers. 

React Status

React Status brings you links and tutorials for React and React Native. If you know what those things are then you should subscribe. I only learned once I signed up following on from a colleagues recommendation that this was a MUST for this blog. An odd bonus for me is that it comes out on Wednesday. A nice mid-week info dump so that you aren’t totally bombarded on Monday. 

React Newsletter by Ui.dev

At Learnerbly, we’re most familiar with React which is why you’ll find those are the newsletters our engineer team subscribes to. This is one of them. What I love about React Newsletter is that they break down theirs into articles, tutorials, sponsors, and projects. You can take or leave whatever tickles your fancy. 

React Digest

Weekly and concise, React Digest gives you everything you want without overburdening you with information. With five new and interesting stories in each issue, you can read one every day of the workweek as the perfect break between tasks. 

Labnotes

A newsletter on the weekend? Yup. Mix things up a little with Labnotes where a guy pops into your inbox with things regarding software design, people management and various other dev things. He has lots of fun images and always keeps it lighthearted with a bit of humour. 

Frontend Focus

I love the flow of this newsletter. They don’t hide anything from you (they use bright yellow highlighters to let you know when something is sponsored, and they have a section dedicated to jobs so even if you’re not looking, you sort of ARE looking and can keep an eye on the market you work in). Towards the end they have a list of upcoming events, mostly virtual these days, so you can mark your calendar and stay on top of it all. 

Technology

With every new generation, technology plays a bigger and more prevalent role. To stay on top of the developments that will be affecting us is no small feat but it is an important one. It’s also fun (and sometimes scary!) to see the things that people are coming up with. If this is your thing, check out below the best newsletters for both current and future technology.

Prof Galloway — No Mercy / No Malice

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the economy and tech companies (WeWork, Uber, Softbank, etc), and Scott Galloway is one of the few people to call that out and bring clarity to the confusion. It’s a testament to his analysis that I read him every week when there are plenty of newsletters that fill my inbox, but this one never gets skipped. Subscribe to it here. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is a partner at the well-known VC firm a16z, and his newsletter each week runs down the most-important tech news with his comments (along with fascinating diversions).

As you might expect, Evans is soft on the tech industry, but his point of view is always illuminating and gives an insight into what the smartest people in tech are thinking about. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

TL;DR

Familiar with the acronym? Good. TL;DR or ‘too long; didn’t read’ is a newsletter that does what its name suggests. You can expect the low down of tech stories daily so that you get the gist without having to dedicate too much time diving into the nitty-gritty. 

Trucks | Future of Transportation

A very wonkish look at transportation. If you want the latest news about self-driving cars, scooters and Tesla, you’ll find it here

Sifted

Focused on Europe, Sifted brings you their newsletter 3x a week. That might seem excessive but in the start-up world things can move quickly and you’ll want to stay on top of things. The best part of these newsletters is that they don’t just supply links to articles but also give you upcoming events and job opportunities. 

Import AI

Come for cutting edge talk about datasets, GANs, TPUs, NLPs and Arxiv papers, and stay for the short-form fiction about potential AI futures at the end of each newsletter.

dConstruct from Clearleft

I was turned onto this newsletter after interviewing Andy Budd, who runs Clearleft. It's infrequent but continues the thoughtful and focused insights from our interview with him — as well as alerting me to their excellent events and conferences. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

CB Insights

CB Insights brings you… you guessed it, insights. The news they deliver is intended to equip you with the knowledge to shape YOUR future of work. It’s not all tech and work-related news, they do bring in the world outside of our 9-5s when relevant and interesting. 

Product

Product encompasses so much. A product needs to be managed, invented, developed. It needs to have product-market fit. It needs to become irresistible. There are many moving parts in product and many different roles to deliver it. These newsletters are a compilation that addresses those moving parts and will put something great in the inboxes of product people. 

Product Buff

Whether managing product, building product or marketing product, the Product Buff newsletter is something that you want in your inbox. The content of this newsletter spans the entire product management process and makes for an interesting read too. What I love about it is that it pulls from thought pieces and industry interviews for a breadth of varied content.

The Looking Glass

Putting the product in productivity, this newsletter focuses on making the most of your product-related job. I love the energy of the person behind The Looking Glass, Julie Zhuo. She puts herself into every newsletter. The content is broken down into three main sections: product & design, leadership & team, and personal growth. 

Product Habits

Building a product is no easy feat. Building a product that people love and feel they can’t live without is even harder. Product Habits is a great newsletter to inspire and provide you with information that makes the job just a little easier so that you can build a great product, faster. I really love the insight they provide from other product people and the blogs they create such as ‘Why you shouldn’t ignore your competitors’.

Product Hunt

Product people can benefit from studying other products. This newsletter keeps you abreast of all the products out there that people are loving and using. Take inspiration, see what works and what doesn’t. It’s a product person must-have.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing takes many forms. It can be a yoga practice, meditation, therapy, a daily routine, a good meal, anything that makes you feel well. This roundup of newsletters encompasses many forms of wellbeing to account for all the ways we seek it. As we potentially head back into a lockdown and face months of uncertainty, I can’t help but feel like we should all be subscribing to wellbeing newsletters. 

Psyche

If the name doesn’t give it away, Psyche is primarily about mental health. It comes from the people behind Aeon. What I love about this newsletter is that it pulls on so many different and interesting disciplines including those that go beyond psychology including, history, anthropology, philosophy and more. For reference, they have an article about how children decide moral issues based on logic rather than emotion. This newsletter will challenge what you know and introduce you to new ways of understanding yourself and others, all with the aim of improving your wellbeing. 

Yoga with Adrian

On a yoga journey? 🧘Adrian is the yogi you want guiding you. She offers tips for all levels. What I like about Adrian and her newsletter is that she’s not toooo zen, if you know what I mean?

Going Zero Waste

What’s good for the planet is good for you. The idea of going zero waste is intimidating but the community behind this newsletter aims to equip you with the information you need to do what might seem like the impossible. When you confirm your subscription you also download a Crash Course in going zero waste. These people want you to succeed. Personally, I love when being a good human is made simple with actionable steps. If you do, too then hit the link and subscribe. 

Soulful Insights

It’s not just a newsletter with news around the wellness world, it poses thoughtful reflections and insights from experts. It’s short and digestible, you don’t even need to follow the links in the newsletter to get the value it brings. 

Daily Stoic

Change your frame of mind by adopting the practices of dead philosophers. The Daily Stoic is a book and newsletter by Ryan Holiday that aims to kick-off each day with a lesson from Stoicism. It captures reflections, insights and meditations from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and more famous Stoic philosophers. It’s daily but never more than about 500 words. 

Aha Parenting

Not your traditional wellness newsletter, this one’s for the parents out there who don’t want to pull their hair out while working from home during COVID (and every other time). It comes from the mind of Dr Laura Markham who has even been interviewed by the likes of Natalie Portman for her expertise on child-rearing. I don’t have kids yet, but when I do I know where I’ll be going for much-needed advice and reassurances. 

Well + Good

If you go to their website you’ll see a list of wellness-related topics. Those topics shape the content that gets supplied in the newsletter. The information is streamlined to you with a visually appealing photo and a headline that tells you all you need to know about what’s inside each link. 


Productivity

In our day and age, people are on what seems to be a never-ending search to be more productive. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, I’ll leave up to you. Productivity hacks can be really helpful to balance or work and home lives and to see peak performance at work. It could allow you to work on a passion project outside of work, it could mean you have more time to do things that you enjoy, and it could mean a feeling of fulfilment if you’re the type that loves to tick off your to-do list. Here are the newsletters you should read to reach your prime productivity level.

Tech Productivity

I don’t know what it’s like to be techy but I am familiar with the desire to be more efficient and to get things done. This newsletter’s specific target of tech people makes the reader feel seen and understood in a way that a generic productivity newsletter can’t.

Solving Procrastination

Everyone I know who procrastinates (that’s literally everyone I know), wishes they didn’t. That’s why this newsletter, Solving Procrastination, is so great. It equips you with articles that are heavily based on research so you can be sure they have more substance behind them than what you’ll find being touted by random influencers on Instagram. 

Management Tip of the Day by HBR

This newsletter isn’t just for managerial roles, it’s for everybody because we all manage something, even if that something is ourselves. It’s daily, if you hadn’t guessed that already by the title.

99u

Creative people love to get in their own way when it comes to actually creating. 99u is the newsletter that helps you not do that. As a writer, I know how hard it is to start and finish something, so this newsletter has actually been a lifesaver recently as I work from home and write for and outside of work. If you do anything creative or want to be more creative then subscribe. You won’t regret it. 

Tim Ferris’ 5 Bullet Friday

Most people have heard of Tim Ferris’ newsletter. He pops up every Friday (duh) with 5 things that have caught his eye that week. Before I signed up, I definitely expected it to be overrated but I was proved wrong. I look forward to it on a Friday and read it just ahead of signing off for the weekend. It’s honestly a newsletter that fits into many categories but I find he has many tips on how to elevate yourself in work and in life. 

Mind & Machine

Fortnightly and powerful this newsletter evaluates how we can empower our minds to be more productive. It’s based on science and talks about how to level up the brain as if it were a machine that can be tweaked for optimal performance. It’s interesting to think of our minds in this way and to learn how much control we can exert over things we think are out of our control.


Sales and Marketing

When it comes to sales and marketing, there’s an element of trying new things and seeing if they work. It’s about being creative with the tools we have available. Staying on top of the relevant newsletters can help us do that. The newsletters below are about how to frame our minds when selling, how to use our language and how to use the tools that make a powerful marketer. 

Hubspot

If you’re not familiar with Hubspot you’re probably in the wrong category of newsletters. Just kidding, maybe you’re new to sales and marketing. Regardless of where you’re at in your journey, you can benefit from this newsletter. It delivers the ultimate tips and tricks across the marketing, sales and even customer service sectors. When you go to subscribe you can choose what content you want delivered. 

Animalz

Brilliant newsletter — AWFUL name 🤦‍♀️. There's a lot of fluff (putting it nicely) out there about content marketing, but Animalz is just about the only trustworthy source I've found. Their newsletter helped me really understand the role of content marketing, and even as that has changed, I continue to read it for the writing tips and links. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Marketing Week

One would think because of the name, Marketing week’s newsletter would be weekly. Wrong. It’s daily and packed with the news that their team feels is the most important for fellow marketers. 

Marketing Brew

Familiar with the morning brew? This newsletter is them but with a special focus on the world of marketing and advertising. It’s relatively new, having only been launched earlier this year but it brings with it the same authority and reliability the rest of the brew cohort musters. Who doesn’t love a good brew in the morning?

Startup Core Strengths

Matt Lerner’s, Startup Core Strengths newsletter is for those looking for growth as a company. He packs his newsletter with only one thing a week so that you can make the most of it. You can subscribe to either receive information catered to ‘startup marketer stuff’, ‘startup founder stuff’ or ‘big company marketer stuff’. It’s good stuff, I promise.

Chips and Dip

This newsletter is the brainchild of a brand obsessed girl named Emily Singer. The chips section is bite-size information while the dips are more of a deep dive. I love the visual as much as I love the actual eating of chips and dip (honestly, both in American and British terms). It dials in on anything that fits within and crosses between tech, eCommerce and branding. It’s great for both general going-ons in those industries as well as getting Emily’s thoughts on them. 


Design

Want interesting news about the world of design in a way that makes your eyes happy? These are your go-to’s. It’s that simple. 

Typewolf

Similarly to Animalz, with Typewolf not 100% on the name, but I love this newsletter all the same. It begins with a roundup of typography and type design news, and if you understand the difference between those two terms you should sign up right now. Afterwards, it highlights some of the most beautiful typography-focused web design around.

10 Things

Run by the people from the design agency Your Majesty in the Netherlands, 10 things is … well, you may have guessed from the title 😉. It's succinct, biweekly and has a great mix of content. My only knock is that the email design could be much better, particularly coming from a design agency.- Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Cargo

Cargo's website builder is a great way to spin up beautiful creative websites really quickly, and their … intriguing web design is a clue about where their newsletter goes. The Cargo community is insanely talented, and the newsletter curates the best creative output each week, along with occasional mixes, a weekly tarot card reading (yep!), and slightly bizarre short-form fiction. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

The Brand Identity

To keep up on graphic and consumer design, our Product and Marketing Executive, Guy, reads the newsletter of The Brand Identity. It's a weekly collection of beautiful things, helping him keep up on trends and get design inspiration.

Meanwhile

You may be surprised to learn that book cover design is a thriving industry, and this newsletter gives me an insight into what those designers care about, read and get inspiration from. I've found everything from articles about impossible logos and Biscuit packaging through it. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Craig Mod (2 in 1)

Craig Mod actually runs a couple of newsletters — Ridgeline & Roden — which always confuses me a bit, but I love his creative output all the same. He has a very distinctive and confident artistic voice around web design and photography, and I am completely in tune with his dedication to walking. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

Canva

Canva is for the novices in my experience. It’s where I go to pretend I know anything about graphic design. The newsletter is for those of us who use Canva and want all of the tips and tricks to continue to convince the world we’re so good at design, we can do it in our sleep.

Stock - Money - Finance

Cue Pink Floyd because this category is talking money. Regardless of the band’s satirical view, money matters in business and in life. Keep up with all things dollars, pounds and euros by subscribing to these newsletters. Even if your role doesn’t pertain to finance you probably wouldn’t mind a growing bank account, am I right?

Freetrade’s Weekend Read

I have to admit that I signed up to FreeTrade when they became a client of ours (👋!!), and while I love the app, their newsletter might be the sneaky-best things they do. It's very straightforward — they do a deep-dive on one company (available to trade on FreeTrade obv 😉) each weekend, so it's an excellent way to learn more about the companies that operate in the Stock Market for a newbie like me.

I will teach you to be rich

Arguably, this newsletter could fit within many categories but the title swayed me to place it under finance. Ramit Sethi is well known for his practical tips and tactics and in this newsletter he gives resources for investing, negotiation and selling yourself and your business. 

Oversharing

A weekly newsletter focused on the sharing economy, this reads like a wittily written analyst's report on the most cutting-edge startups in business. It maintains a remarkable balance between exposing the ridiculous financial underpinning of some of those businesses and recognising that aspects of what they do are both innovative and very popular.

Finimize

If you're looking to stay informed and improve your general finance knowledge, you’ll love this newsletter as much as I do. There’s three options you can subscribe to Global, American or European. Bonus! When you sign up there’s a Friends Gif waiting for you on the other side.

Agora Financial

This is 4 newsletters in 1 and they tackle different elements of finance so you can pick and choose the ones most relevant to you. There’s The Daily Reckoning, The Daily Edge, Technology Profits Daily and The Rude Awakening. I recommend the last one. It gives you hard-hitting commentary on opportunities you can take in the market. 

Cultural & Social

Newsletters to make you a better human, to keep you in the know and to give you things to do when you’re not working. I’ll let them speak for themselves:

A Woman to Know

I don't quite buy into the idea of filter bubbles, but I think it's important to deliberately expose yourself to information that's outside your comfort zone. This newsletter focuses on the stories of women in history and educates me about the experiences of people who are often passed over in popular culture. - Guy Reading, Learnerbly Product and Marketing Executive (and I double approve - Melissa).

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings is first and foremost a community. They have meetups and events that do find their way into their newsletter (when we’re not in the throes of a global pandemic). It doesn’t stop there, though. The newsletter is actually a collection of inspiring talks from chapters, jobs up for grabs and more generally interesting things from across the web. Creativity is the theme and it works as promised, bringing a bit of creative thinking to your early mornings. 

Anti-racism daily

2020 has been rough, to put it mildly but one good thing that’s come from it is our growing intolerance of racism. If you want the anti-racism movement to last beyond this year so that actual change occurs on a greater level then subscribing to this newsletter is a must. Anti-racism daily brings you news and actionable tasks to further your impact and actively be anti-racist in your day to day life. 

Studio D

I keep expecting Studio D RadioDurans to appear in a Bond film, as I can't really tell what they do beyond mysterious & discreet ethnographic consulting.

Their newsletter reflects that work — if you're the kind of person who has heard of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region and knew pre-2020 that Wuhan was famous for its punk scene, then you will love this newsletter. - Guy Reading, Learnerbly Product and Marketing Executive

National Geographic

I used to love the National Geographic magazines. They have the best covers and always drew my little girl eyes in the doctor’s office waiting room (okay, I was a bit of a nerd). Now, I love getting their newsletter. You do have to be at least 16 years old to subscribe, but I think we’re all good on that front, right?

The Block - Everpress

Honesty hour, Everpress is way too cool for me. They’re mission is to change the way clothes are made and unleash individual creativity so that it overshadows commercial creativity. Their blog is the source of their newsletter and focuses on sustainability, London subcultures and exploring questions like, ‘Do you need social media?’. It’s both thought-provoking long reads and practical updates on what tee shirts they have available. It’s definitely one you’ll look forward to reading.

Adultish

Adulting is hard. Adultish makes it easier. I love this newsletter for its relatability and actual tips that make life easier to navigate as a 20 something. That said, I don’t think we ever get used to being an adult so it’s definitely a newsletter for anybody who feels the daily struggle of doing things that are considered the ‘responsible’ thing. 

Natural History Museum - London

Did you know the Natural History Museum had a monthly newsletter? You’ll never miss a temporary exhibition again and you’ll know the next time they change the giant skeletal animal that hangs from the ceiling. 

Visiting museums is a favourite pastime of mine and I love knowing what’s coming up so I can plan my visits and make time to see things that otherwise might not cross my radar. I recommend looking to see if your favourite museums have a newsletter. I included this one because I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the Natural History Museum in London.  

Roaming to Relish

There’s only one place you should go when planning your travels with the hopes of taking away a valuable history lesson and that’s Roaming to Relish. It’s pretty infrequent but when the newsletter lands in your inbox it’s always a pleasant surprise. Subscribe to it here.

London Review of Looks

I have to admit, I signed up based on the strength of the name. But what kept me reading is the friendliness and London-y-ness of the newsletter. It's not really about anything except the observations of the woman who writes it — and those observations are fascinating. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

News

2020 has been a wild ride and it’s not over yet. Being informed is crucial when there’s a world pandemic, economic downturns, environmental turmoil and American democracy hangs by a thread. Whether you like the news quick and straightforward, with a bit of sass or you spend hours pouring over each headline, there’s a newsletter in here for you.

The Morning Brew

I know a lot of people who are subscribed to this newsletter. That’s a testament to its value. It starts with a stock market breakdown (truly, I skip this section but probably shouldn’t) and continues with sections that are relevant to our current state and different every day such as COVID, Media, Agriculture, etc. I love how easy it is to read and that it brings me information I otherwise might not come across.

It goes without saying, you should consume this newsletter with a cup of coffee (or tea!) in hand.  

Numlock News

Numlock is an eclectic daily selection of headlines, loosely organised around tech and data. There's always one surprising insight each day, and it's extremely well- (and amusingly) written. Paying for the annual subscription opens up deeper insights each weekend.

The Daily Skimm

It felt like every girl at my university subscribed to this newsletter. The Daily Skimm provides the biggest news in a streamlined way. They do the reading of the sources and main headlines so that you don’t have to. They link the original sources so that you can dig deeper where you want to and so that you don’t need to be spoon-fed your own key takeaways and ideas. 

The Betches Sup Daily Newsletter

Warning! This one is a bit political but The Betches Sup is one of my favourites and it must be shared.

They bring the news to you in the form of a daily newsletter. It’s America-centric and very millennial so you’ve been forewarned, but if you want a rundown of the goings-on in the good ol’ US of A, sent as if from a no-nonsense, well-informed left-leaning best friend, well then this is the newsletter of your dreams. 

Next Draft

Dave Pell oozes into his newsletter with anecdotes and wit. It’s not all about him, it’s about the state of the world, but it’s his personal touch that keeps me coming back for more. Next Draft is broken into 10 sections and captures what you didn’t see. It’s a definite must-read.

Marginally Compelling

There's a lot of disinformation around Coronavirus right now, particularly from modellers. Regularly, the media will report on studies which are falsifiable through common sense.

This Twitter feed and associated newsletter is one of the only trustworthy sources I've found for information around the ‘Rona that is genuine, non-partisan and humble. - Guy Reading, Product and Marketing Executive

The Hustle

One of my favourite newsletters has got to be The Hustle. Its content is sometimes random but it’s always interesting. A story I remember fondly is one explaining why professional landscapers cutting grass was going viral on Tik Tok. Like I said, random! This one targets millennials and aims to both entertain and inform. 


Publishing - Writing - Reading

Writer? Reader? Both? Wannabe published author?

Well, well, well, have I got the newsletters for you. These keep you up to date on writing tips, books you’ll love and the ins and outs of the publishing industry. What more could you want? Oh, free books? Hmm, I think one of them does that too.

Off the Shelf

This newsletter covers all genres, in fact, when I was writing this I got their email about travel memoirs, something I probably wouldn’t look at otherwise but I’m here for it. I love that each one (at least for as long as I’ve been subscribed) is topical and relevant to what’s going on in the world. No, I don't mean there are novels being shared that are about COVID-19, though I think it’s only a matter of time before publishers start putting out books by authors who use this time as inspiration. What I do mean is that they make sense as to what people may be looking for in the midst of all this chaos including stories to soothe your anxiety. 

Girls Night In

More than just a newsletter, Girls Night In is more like a book club. They share what they’re reading and what you should be too. Going browsing in the bookstore is still pretty unheard of thanks to COVID-19 and if you’re the type, like me, that enjoys finding books that way then Girls Night In might be the newsletter for you. As you click through your newsletters you can pretend you’ve stumbled across good books just as you would if they were on the shelf. 

Reedsy 

This newsletter is for the writers. Reedsy provides tips and tricks to the art itself but also to the art of getting published. As a writer myself and one with a background in publishing, I can say that they offer practical advice to help you on your way through each stage of the publishing process. It’s daily but you never feel overwhelmed by their presence in your inbox. 

Penguin Connect

A monthly newsletter from one of the big 5 publishers in the UK, Penguin Connect is the creation of Penguin-Random House, a logo I’m sure you’re familiar with. This newsletter brings you news of their recommended reads. But a fair and obvious warning, they’re a bit biased and keen for sales. 

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So, there you have it! 80 newsletters that hold value and offer only the best.

This list was compiled based on the recommendations and research of the Learnerbly team. Every newsletter was subscribed to and vetted for the value it offered. 

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