Dan Lewis

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Now I Know is  a free daily email newsletter where I share fascinating facts and the stories behind them. Readers have learned that Abraham Lincoln created the secret service – on the day he was shot, that carrots used to be purple, how turkey (the bird/food) got its name, and a whole lot more.

I've been writing Now I Know since June of 2010.  I publish every weekday, and when people ask me how I do it, I tell them the same thing: it's a lot of work, but it's worth it. I love to share all the interesting things I learn about, and I now have a great way to do it.

I spend dozens of hours each month -- okay, maybe each week -- researching, writing, and setting up the emails that I've been sending out for free for years. It's important to me that the newsletter be a free experience because the whole point is to share.  I've been fortunate enough to write a couple of books and find some great organizations who have published some of my articles over the years, which is great -- I get to reach more and more people, and get paid for it. 

But as you probably know, ads aren't really a great way to sustain projects like this. Plus, I'd like to do more with Now I Know, but ads are increasingly more of a crutch than a springboard.

So I'm trying this. Please give what you can but there's no need to -- I'm going to keep writing (there will just be ads!) even if this doesn't work. There's no obligation and there never will be -- the Now I Know newsletter will always be free, and hopefully, always be interesting, too.
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Now I Know is  a free daily email newsletter where I share fascinating facts and the stories behind them. Readers have learned that Abraham Lincoln created the secret service – on the day he was shot, that carrots used to be purple, how turkey (the bird/food) got its name, and a whole lot more.

I've been writing Now I Know since June of 2010.  I publish every weekday, and when people ask me how I do it, I tell them the same thing: it's a lot of work, but it's worth it. I love to share all the interesting things I learn about, and I now have a great way to do it.

I spend dozens of hours each month -- okay, maybe each week -- researching, writing, and setting up the emails that I've been sending out for free for years. It's important to me that the newsletter be a free experience because the whole point is to share.  I've been fortunate enough to write a couple of books and find some great organizations who have published some of my articles over the years, which is great -- I get to reach more and more people, and get paid for it. 

But as you probably know, ads aren't really a great way to sustain projects like this. Plus, I'd like to do more with Now I Know, but ads are increasingly more of a crutch than a springboard.

So I'm trying this. Please give what you can but there's no need to -- I'm going to keep writing (there will just be ads!) even if this doesn't work. There's no obligation and there never will be -- the Now I Know newsletter will always be free, and hopefully, always be interesting, too.

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A Big Thank You!
Support me at this level and you'll get my thanks. Well, you would have had it anyway, because I'm big on thank yous. But this is a special thank you. At 20 issues a month (and I send closer to 22), this is 5 cents an issue.


Pledge $2 or more per month
A REALLY BIG THANK YOU!
Support me at this level and you'll get an even bigger thank you! It's twice as big as the $1 one -- that's why it's in ALL CAPS. Well, you would have had it anyway, because I'm big on thank yous. But this is a special thank you. Doubly special. (I stole this idea from Crash Course's Patreon, by the way. They're awesome.)

At 20 issues a month, this is 10 cents an issue.
Pledge $5 or more per month
AN EVEN BIGGER THANK YOU!
One thank you, but times five. I don't know how to make it any bigger in a description, so let's call it a premium Thank You.

At 20 issues a month, this is 25 cents an issue.
Pledge $10 or more per month
AN EVEN BIGGER BIG THANK YOU!

Now we're just getting to a ridiculous amount of thanks. There are no words to describe it.

At 20 issues a month, this is 50 cents an issue.
Pledge $30 or more per month
only 37 left
THIS IS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF THANKS ONE CAN OFFER. AND IT IS LIMITED EDITION!

It is, also, here for the "Decoy Effect."