Andrew Sullivan announced Wednesday, via Twitter, that his soon-to-be-self-published blog has just passed $500,000 in pre-subscription sales . The announcement comes less than a month after Sullivan--whose recent homes include the Daily Beast, The Atlantic, and Time--disclosed that he was turning his popular The Dish blog into a profit-generating independent business .
The new, independent The Dish is pre-selling subscriptions for $19.95 and uses metering technology from startup Tinypass . In 2011, Fast Company explored the psychology behind the New York Times' firewall .
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