Stephen — this is downright negligent by Medium, toward publication admins. I and other writers have lobbied for some time now for a kind of profit-sharing, as I outlined in this post back in November of last year.
Meg , cc Medium Staff , moving-scale profit sharing!
My 2 cents: Let publications set the payout ratio they prefer. Let Medium handle the payout logistics.
Publications are a vital part of this ecosystem, they provide tremendous added value in terms of branding, curation, promotion of rising star talent …
Medium Staff — you guys built an amazing community here, you really need to take the extra step and integrate moving-scale profit-sharing into the platform, to share the love with these hard-working admins … maybe you’re already working on this, in which case, never mind! : )