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  • Artifact/Intute academic portal sites for creative industries (no longer updated)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)
  • Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management. UK PR landscape
  • Guardian media section on Mondays
  • Guardian selection from archives back to 1899
  • History of Advertising Trust marketing archive
  • Independent media section on Mondays
  • 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 archived 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
  • Print v digital. Debate resources at New York City College of Technology
  • 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
  • Star Wars vintage magazines 1500 indexed titles
  • Stadium index of Strand magazine
  • Sun Printers history by Shirley Greenman and Peter Greenhill
  • Tim Holmes' Magblog at Cardiff university
  • Typographic Hub Headed up by Caroline Archer at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; also host to the Baskerville Society
  • Twiggy fan website
  • 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 at the London School of Economics
  • Zinio publishes titles in digital format
  • Magazine blogs  

  • Exact Editions digital magazines blog
  • Gale newspaper and magazine archives
  • 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 

  • Exact Editions digital magazines blog
  • Nxtbook Media digital magazines
  • Texterity digital publishing and mobile
  • Zinio digital magazines and books
  • Zmags digital publishing software
  • Magazine consultancies, printers, agencies and software  

  • Cue Ball consultancy
  • Jellyfish search engine marketing for mags
  • Pensord magazine printing
  • Smithers Pira 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 media research 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
  • 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
  • Jean Snow on design and pop culture in Tokyo
  • Magatopia free magazines online
  • Magazine Art in US titles - extensive illustrations and good links
  • History of US magazine covers by Gerald Grow
  • Magazine Launch covers the details of launching a title
  • 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
  • New Zealand papers and periodicals at National Library
  • Norman Saunders US pulp men's magazines illustrator
  • Paperboy links to publications worldwide
  • Pixelyn's covers collection [closed] - see Web Archive
  • The Pulp Zone [closed] - see Web Archive
  • Time magazine has 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
  • Falmouth University. Professional writing research portal
  • Inddtraining for training on Adobe InDesign
  • Kingston University postgraduate magazine journalism
  • London College of Communication (was LCP)
  • Oxford Centre for Publishing (Oxford Brookes University). Publishing reading list
  • PMA training group in London
  • PPA magazine careers and training
  • Winchester University magazine journalism degree
  • To buy magazines and subscriptions 

  • Beatchapter for music magazines, sunday magazines & underground press
  • 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 Time Inc UK 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 Collecting Magazines page  


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