Based on my conversations with retailers in the last few days, 2018 seems to have got off to positive start for a lot of you on the magazine side. The high number of partwork launches are proving a hit so far for a lot of you, and it will be interesting to see which one emerges as a frontrunner for the year ahead.

Sadly, this will my last column for RN as I am moving on to a new opportunity, and I would like to thank all of you for sharing your incredible passion and expertise on the magazine category with me. It has been a privilege to provide you with the insight to help you make the best decisions for your store every week and I know I am leaving you in great hands with the RN team, who will continue to bring you the information you need to bring every success to your magazine category.

Opportunity – Six Nations
With the 2018 Six Nations getting under way, it will be worth promoting all titles associated with the sport as fans seek to boost their knowledge and make their predictions for the season. Look out for specials, like this month’s Six Nations focused edition of Rugby World