Magazine launches & events 1997

Magazines listed by cover date with most recent at top. Also with alphabetic links to magazines on the right. Launches in other years.

Total Internet

December. Rapide £3.95; 132 pages. Editor: Chris Marke 
With free web design book



November/December. Alliance International Media. £2.75; 132 pages. Editor: Justin Evans
'The magazine that makes your heart beat faster'. Cover showed Angelica from TV series Baywatch
Men's magazines case study


Line Dance Party

November. Link House; £4.95; 52 pages. Editor: 'Big' Jim Readman. With CD



November. Spiro Group. £2.25. 132 pages. Editor: Deborah Bee.
Cutting-edge fashion title. Editorial back cover. Matt varnish 
Women's glossies profiled


Internet Works

November. Future. £2.99; 108 pages. Editor: Marcus Austin
With CD-Rom in slip-on half cover. Internet sector splitting into niches: work; hobby; men's
Future profile


Family Life

November. BBC Worldwide. £1.95; 132 pages. Editor: Anita Bevan
'At last! A magazine for every aspect of your life'
BBC Magazines profile


The Modern Review

October. Modern Media, London. £2.95; 92 pages. Editor: Charlotte Raven/ Julie Burchill. Art direction: (Simon) Esterson (Mike) Lackersteen
Cover photo by Rankin

Wagadon's Frank Magazine   


October. Wagadon. £2.70. Editor Tina Gaudoin
A4 sample distributed with Observer. Closed at end of 1999. Wagadon taken over by Emap in early 2000
Wagadon profile
Women's glossies profiled



October. Cover Publishing, £2.50; 132 pages. Editors: Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger
Unusual size between A5 and A4



October. £2; 100 pages. Editor: Kirsty Robinson
'Attitude with intelligence' for women
Women's glossies profiled


Good Health

October. Redwood/BBC Enterprises; £1.30; 100 pages. Editor: Janette Marshall
Stapled. Summer health poster. Carried BBC logo in coloured bar across the top of the cover, as did other BBC launches
BBC Magazines profile

Conde Nast Traveller first issue cover   


October. Conde Nast. £2.70. 248 pages. Editor: Sarah Miller.
Policy of not accepting free trips, to ensure editorial independence.
Conde Nast profile


Music – 5th year

September. BBC. £3.75
Silver cover. With Yehudi Menuhin CD and postcards
BBC Magazines profile


Good Food redesign with Good Living strap-on

BBC Magazines profile


Melody Maker CD-Rom

6 September. IPC
With free CD-Rom
IPC profile



Autumn. £3. Editor: Carrie Booth
Women's magazine with music theme and music CD   
Women's glossies profiled

Cult TV Lady Penelope Thunderbirds
Lady Penelope from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds TV series on the cover of the first issue of Cult TV

Cult TV

October. Future; £2.75; 84 pages. Editor: Karen Levell
With TV test cards to cut out and B5 posters of the X-Files and Emma Peel from the Avengers. 'For a cooler kind of couch potato'
Future profile



June. IPC; £1.50 (special); 164 pages. Editor: Allan Jones
Music and movie magazine. House ads for Loaded spin-off Eat Soup and Mountain Bike Rider
IPC profile


Movie Plus

May. Inside Publications. £2.40; 100 pages. Editor: Carole Childs


Best – 500th issue

13 May. Gruner & Jahr.
Celebrated with gold ink on cover="box">
Gruner & Jahr profile
Women's weeklies case study


The Box

April/May. Haymarket, £1 (£1.95), 132 pages. Editor: Paul Simpson
Paul Whitehouse on the cover
Haymarket profile


MBR (Mountan Bike Rider)

April. IPC; £1.50 special price (£2.95); 156 pages
With video
IPC profile



April. Xtreme Publications; £2.50; 124 pages. Editor: Jerome Smail
'For men who live on the edge'. Email addresses given for staff


Garden Answers

With small spade as cover mount



March. Hair & Beauty Ltd, £1.95, 100 pages. Editor: Deidre Forbes
'New attitude' 'Girls behaving badly' 'Naughty ways to send him to Sexual heaven'
Women's weeklies case study

Total Film first issue cover   

Total Film




Top-shelf men's magazine with CD-Rom
Men's magazines case study


Film & TV Week

January. IPC. 40p (trial price), 82 pages. Editor: Peter Genower
Attempt to expand on TV & Satellite Week formula
IPC profile


Internet Business

January. Internet Business World; £2.95; 100 pages. Editor: Tim Wilson
Richard Branson shown on the cover


Computer Success

Part work with CD-Rom