Magazine-related websites

This page links to websites about magazines, magazine publishers, design and related information in the UK and internationally. It is organised into:
  • UK sources of information
  • Magazine blogs
  • Digital publishing platforms
  • Consultancies, printers, agencies and software
  • International sources
  • Careers and training
  • To buy magazines and subscriptions
  • Collecting magazines
  • Books and book publishers (separate page)
  • UK sources of magazine information 

  • ABC Audit Bureau of Circulations. Sales figures
  • Advertising Archives images; buying & selling; magazine valuation
  • Advertising Standards Authority for complaints
  • Content Marketing Association New name for the Association of Publishing Agencies (contract publishers)
  • Archives of magazines and newspapers online (subscriptions)
  • Artifact/Intute academic portal sites for creative industries (no longer updated)
  • Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (ANMW) represents Smiths News, Menzies Distribution and Dawson News
  • UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP)
  • Asians in Media online media and current affairs
  • Bear Alley covers the work of illustrators on comics, magazines and books. Named after the passage that runs up the side of Fleetway House on Farringdon St, home to the once mighty Amalgamated Press (now part of IPC)
  • Bonzo and George Studdy all about the illustrator and his once universally-known creation by Richard Fitzpatrick
  • BRAD data on publications (subscription)
  • British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME)
  • British Library for history of papers, comics and magazines
  • BUBL publishing portal for academics (http://bubl.ac.uk/link/linksearch.cfm closed)
  • Cengage runs historical subscription archives for newspapers and magazines, including Illustrated London News, Picture Post, the Economist and the Times
  • Centre for Ephemera Studies at the University of Reading holds archive of Maurice Rickards
  • Computer magazine history by David Viner
  • Cover Browser 255,882 images focusing on comics
  • Creative Review monthly design magazine
  • The Drum marketing and media magazine
  • Economist archive (1843-2003) subscription-based fascimile pages
  • Editorial Design Organisation holds regular events
  • Ephemera Society founded in 1975 by Maurice Rickards, who worked as a magazine illustrator and designer, for example on Man About Town
  • Exact Editions - samples and subs for 60+ digital magazines
  • Full Table Chris Mullen set up his own site when a university took his pages down (which is how Magforum started too!). This link goes to the magazines menu - but expect to get lost (and engaged)
  • Guardian media section on Mondays
  • Guardian seelection from archives back to 1899
  • History of Advertising Trust marketing archive
  • Independent media section on Mondays
  • Intute arts & humanities gateway for academics
  • John Sandilands - celebrating the writer's work, particularly for the legendary Nova, by Liz Hodgkinson
  • Journalism.co.uk
  • Journalism Studies academic journal
  • Journalists and journalism page for schools
  • Magazine indexes by Phil Stephensen-Payne
  • Magculture.com design blog by Jeremy Leslie
  • Magforum blog - Magforum spin-off
  • Mary Evans picture library -holds many collections, including Illustrated London News and Sketch and Men Only pin-up illustrator David Wright
  • MCS portal for study of media and communication
  • Mediatel databases for subscribers
  • Media Week trade paper has searchable archive
  • Media UK covers magazines andnewspapers
  • National Federation of Retail Newsagents  
  • NRS National Readership Survey of magazines
  • Old Classic Car collecting motoring magazines
  • Oxford Brookes University list of publishing resources (Magforum: 'Excellent magazine publishing resource'!)
  • OZ magazine front covers
  • PPA Periodical Publishers Association, trade body
  • Press Gazette weekly trade paper for journalists
  • Retail Newsagent weekly trade magazine
  • Roy Greenslade journalism blog at the Guardian
  • Smallzone for independent comics. Has magazine, Incoming
  • St Bride printing library on London's Fleet St
  • Stadium index of Strand magazine
  • Sun Printers history by Shirley Greenman and Peter Greenhill
  • Tim Holmes' Magblog
  • Typographic Hub Headed up by Caroline Archer at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; also host to the Baskerville Society
  • Twiggy's website showing 100+ covers since 1966
  • Vinmag Archive holds 250,000 magazines, among other ephemera. Picture agency and research work undertaken
  • Winning Competitions tips on how to enter
  • Women's Library is moving to the LSE in 2013
  • Zinio publishes titles in digital format
  • Magazine blogs  

  • Exact Editions digital magazines blog
  • Gale newspaper and magazine archives
  • Idio digital magazines blog
  • Magblog by Cardiff academic Tim Holmes
  • Magculture.com design focus from John Brown's Jeremy Leslie
  • Magforum's own blog
  • Mr Magazine from the US
  • Digital magazine publishing platforms 

  • Ceros digital magazines and interactive publications
  • Exact Editions digital magazines blog
  • Idio 'personalised publishing platform'
  • Nxtbook Media digital magazines
  • Texterity digital publishing and mobile
  • Zinio digital magazines and books
  • Zmags digital publishing software
  • Magazine consultancies, printers, agencies and software  

  • Capella Interactive media planning and buying agency
  • Cue Ball consultancy
  • Idio
  • Jellyfish search engine marketing for mags
  • Magazine Marketing Company represents 200 UK magazines
  • Pira International technical consultancy
  • Pressmart digital magazine software
  • Publishing Software Co for advertising sales, reader replies, subscription management, etc
  • Times Printers specialise in big runs in Singapore
  • Web Windows buys advertising space online for clients
  • Wessenden consultancy
  • International sources

  • Advertising Age US trade title
  • AEJMC US association for journalism education
  • American Journalism Review
  • American Society of Magazine Editors
  • Art Gallery Worldwide art-related website
  • Collecting books and magazines (Australia)
  • Columbia Journalism Review - Who Owns What
  • EMPA represents 36,000 European titles
  • Esquire cover gallery
  • FIPP represents 50,000 titles in 37 countries
  • Folio: trade title for US magazines
  • French comic books, bandes dessinées
  • IFABC International federation of sales auditing
  • Irish media information
  • JEA journalism education in Australia and South Pacific
  • Jean Snow on design and pop culture in Tokyo
  • KwMap keyword network for Magforum
  • Magatopia free magazines online
  • Magazine Art in US titles - extensive illustrations and good links
  • Magazine Boy links to thousands of titles
  • History of US magazine covers by Gerald Grow
  • Magazine Launch covers the details of launching a title
  • Magazine World quarterly magazine of the FIPP
  • Media columns in US papers:
  • Media groups profiled by Caslon Analytics in Australia
  • Metal Hurlant covers and catalogue
  • MPA Magazine Publishers of America
  • MPA Magazine Publishers of Australia
  • Mr Magazine US news from Mississippi university
  • NMCA international cover archive
  • New Zealand papers and periodicals at National Library
  • Norman Saunders US pulp men's magazines illustrator
  • Pixelyn's covers collection [closed] - see Web Archive
  • The Pulp Zone [closed] - see Web Archive
  • Time magazine has a free archive
  • Vinmag Archive holds 250,000 magazines, among other ephemera. Picture agency and research work undertaken
  • Walkleys magazine on Australian media
  • Women's magazines in China project at Heidelberg University
  • World Newspapers and magazines
  • Magazine careers and training

  • Cardiff School of Journalism
  • City University (London) journalism courses
  • Inddtraining for training on Adobe InDesign
  • Kingston University postgraduate magazine journalism
  • London College of Communication (was LCP)
  • Oxford Centre for Publishing (Oxford Brookes University)
  • PMA training group in London
  • PPA magazine careers and training
  • Winchester University magazine journalism degree
  • To buy magazines and subscriptions 

  • I luv Mags run by Linda Tresham in Canada
  • Magazine Cafe run by magazine distributor Comag
  • Magazine Land subscriptions to 1600 US magazines
  • Magazinesubscription.co.uk for UK titles
  • Mags UK for IPC and Haymarket titles
  • Magshop for subscription discounts on Australian magazines
  • Magsite lists subscription offers
  • News Stand offers 3000 subscriptions. Founded in 1996
  • Tilleys vintage magazines 
  • Vintage Magazine Co stock goes back a century
  • Vinmag Archive holds 250,000 magazines, along with newspapers, films and posters
  • Collecting magazines - see also Collecting Magazines page  

  • 26 Pigs to buy and sell mags and comics
  • ABE Books sells vintage mags - use 'magazine' in keyword
  • Aviation magazine dealers : four listed in UK
  • Book and Magazine Collector : monthly magazine from Diamond Publishing
  • The Book Palace specialises in British comics as well as books
  • Black Cat Bookshop in Leicester for comics/memorabilia
  • Collecting books and magazines (Australia)
  • Crazy About Magazines for celebrity titles
  • E-Bay auction site
  • Everything Collectible sells autographed magazines
  • I luv magazines trading website in US
  • Magazine Collector Club US message board and trading post. Guidance on terms such as 'mint' and 'fair'
  • PopMagzUK for Smash Hits, Record Mirror, etc
  • Vintage Carriage Trust 10,000 railway magazines for sale
  • The Magazine Man hosts advertising
  • Vinmag Archive holds 250,000 magazines, along with newspapers, films and posters

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