Founding, Growing, and Evolving ‘The Millions’

March 13, 2019

It’s been more than a decade since C. Max Magee started The Millions, then a modest DIY website hosted on Blogspot. Since then, it’s grown to staff more than 30 writers and editors and reach millions of readers. In a post that reflects on online publishing’s evolution in the context of The Millions, Magee takes stock of the past 15-plus years and all the lessons he learned founding and growing this website. “A reason that The Millions didn’t die way back then,” he writes, “is that, as it evolved, I discovered my strength was not so much as a writer but as an editor, a discoverer and an inspirer of talent and as a publisher, always looking for the next worthwhile partnership, the next revenue stream, the next tweak or optimization that would enable the project to keep growing.” Here’s to the next decade!

Photo credit: Photo by Neal Strydom on Unsplash

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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