All plans include unlimited stories, unlimited storage & unlimited users.
Let us host your site, or publish to your own infrastructure with a Shorthandx plan.
Plans are offered on an annual basis only, with monthly and annual billing options. Two months free when billed annually.
Starting is easy! Sign up for free right now, and create as many stories as you like. Contact us during your trial period to switch onto a paid plan to enable publishing, or let us know that Shorthand isn't right for you and we'll deactivate your account.
A site is simply the location, usually identified by a domain (e.g., example.com) or subdomain (e.g., my.example.com) where your audience reads your stories. All plans can be expanded by configuring more sites at an additional cost.
That’s up to you.
Here at Shorthand we believe in an open and diverse web. Our aim is to help you create unique, compelling reading experiences for your audience on your website. With that in mind, we offer several publishing options.
Second, you can export the story via our story API, enabling you to automate the story export workflow. This approach is often chosen by customers who have integrated Shorthand with their existing CMS.
Third, if you'd rather, we can host your story on our servers, under a domain or subdomain of your choosing.
Finally, we offer an embed code enabling you to launch the story from a page in your CMS or elsewhere.
We support credit card payments for all customers, and this is the only acceptable payment method for customers on monthly billing. For customers on annual billing who spend a minimum of US$5,000 or equivalent per year, we also support ACH (US only), and bank transfers. Please note that we do not accept cheques (or checks!).
If you're on a Shorthandx plan, simply ensure you've published and/or exported all your stories, then ask us to deactivate or delete your account.
Get in touch with us by clicking the button below, and we'll be happy to help you find the plan that's right for you.
Unfortunately, we don't currently have an automated method for migrating Social stories to Shorthand. Social is a completely separate platform. However, for customers who'd like to recreate their Social stories in Shorthand, we can enable URL redirection from your old stories to your new stories. Note that any Social user who has published one or more Social stories prior to July 1, 2018 qualifies for one year of Prelude for free. We also offer discounts on our other paid plans to Social users. Please get in touch using the button below.