Launch of the week

This growing newspaper dedicated to English football action away from the Premier League looks to continue its impressive sales trajectory, putting more money into independents’ tills.

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The Football League Paper

On sale 4 August

Frequency weekly  

Price £1.50 

Distributor Reach

Display with The Non-League Paper, Football Grounds: A Fans’ Guide


With the new football season kicking off this weekend – for everyone, bar the Premier League – The Football League Paper is back with previews, analysis and predictions, looking to build on its impressive sales figures last season. 

With 2% growth in circulation during the 2018-19 season, this is one of the few growing titles out there, and 40% of its sales come from independent retailers, despite only 11,000 stocking it. It offers fans of football outside the Premier League extensive coverage for all 72 Football League clubs with news, features and gossip plus comprehensive match reports throughout the season.


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Match of the Day

On sale out now

Frequency weekly

Price £3.50

Distributor Frontline

Display with Match, Shoot

– The UK’s biggest-selling football magazine is building up to the start of the season with this special issue. Parts one and two are out now. 

 – The issue comes with league previews, transfer gossip, cartoons, quizzes, posters, skills, tips and competitions, plus a set of collectable league ladders and team tabs.

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CBeebies Animals 

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £3.75

Distributor Frontline

Display with Breathe

– This is a new magazine for three-to-five-year-olds. Based around CBeebies characters, it’s full of activities, puzzles and games.
– The magazine comes with stickers and contains themes including pets, jungle friends, island adventure, on the ice and ocean world.

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Puzzle It! 

On sale out now

Frequency one shot

Price £3.99

Distributor Seymour

Display with Quiz Kids, Quizzler

– This one shot is the only pet-themed puzzle magazine on the market and was released to coincide with the summer holidays. 

– Aimed at kids, Puzzle It! features more than 100 animal puzzles, comes with an erasable pen and features the latest craze – llamas.

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The World of Dinosaur Roar

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £3.99

Distributor Seymour

Display with Andy’s Amazing Adventures

– This is the only dinosaur magazine for preschoolers. It includes content created in association with London’s Natural History Museum.

– The launch issue contains educational features and comes with a collectable dinosaur toy

Radio-Times

Radio Times

On sale out now

Frequency weekly

Price £3

Distributor Frontline

Display with TV Choice, TV Times

– The Radio Times is one of the UK’s bestselling magazines across all categories and continues to perform against its rivals in a tough market.  

– It is the oldest magazine of its type in the UK, and its coverage of TV and radio helps keep readers up to date on news, entertainment, sport and culture.

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The Non-League Paper

On sale 4 August

Frequency weekly 

Price £1.50

Distributor Reach

Display with The Football League Paper, Football Grounds: A Fans’ Guide.

 – The Non-League Paper sells more than one million newsstand copies a year. This is the first copy of the new season, with new editions every Sunday.

– It is the only paper that covers non-league football from the National League down to grass roots.

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Tattoo ideas

On sale out now

Frequency quarterly 

Price £4.40

Distributor Seymour


Specialist choice

Ray Monelle,

Everyday Orchard News, Weston-Super-Mare

Who buys it?

With tattoos becoming more popular and commonplace, a broad range of customers have started picking it up.    

How do you display it?

It has a striking cover, so I place it with my other more artistically designed titles.


My week in magazines

There is a genuine passion for news and mags

On the hottest day of the year so far, I had the pleasure of travelling down to Yeovil in Somerset to attend my first NFRN district council meeting. I had already been in communication with some of the members in the south west, a district that has had a busy few months on the news and magazines front, but it was my first opportunity to meet some of the retailers that betterRetailing looks to support.

As I had hoped, meeting the group of retailers proved to be a really valuable experience and one that I know will help further develop my understanding of the sector. 

What was immediately clear to me was the genuine passion they felt for not only their own stores, but also the entire independent retail sector. It was this passion that shone through when discussing news and magazines in particular.

News and magazines have long been a staple for independent retailers, and while I try to keep retailers updated on the latest developments in the industry, it was great for me to discover more about the bigger picture surrounding the sector. Trends and circulation figures don’t always tell the whole story, and retailers know better than anyone which titles their customers read and why they read them.

In the south west, they have faced difficulties with late deliveries and reruns in the recent past, but the desire of retailers to keep selling newspapers and magazines every day was nothing but encouraging. 

They want to continue offering the same service they have provided to their community for a number of years, and to the standard that their customers have come to expect. It is this very attitude that keeps the news and magazines sector thriving.

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