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Publishing has been one of the many industries bludgeoned by the pandemic, which shuttered many publications that had already been on life support prior to Covid-19. But the winners on this year’s Publishing Hot List quickly adapted to unprecedented conditions, evaporating revenue streams and rapidly evolving consumption patterns to create some of their finest work ever. Here are the 2020 Hot List winners in publishing:
Publishing Executives of the Year
Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best, Jairaj Sethi, Substack
Last year, Substack’s only employees were its three co-founders: Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best and Jairaj Sethi.