1. Simply You


On sale out now
Frequency monthly
Price £1.90
Distributor Frontline
Display with Take a Break, That’s Life, Woman’s Weekly

Bauer Media’s true-life magazines Take a Break and That’s Life were both in the top 10 of best-selling magazines in 2017, and they’re about to get a sister publication. Simply You is a lifestyle magazine aimed at women aged over 40, and features a mix of real-life stories, high-street buys, and advice on topics such as health and making savings.

The magazine will be published monthly as part of a quarter-year trial to establish the title in the marketplace. Make sure to position it front and centre to take advantage of the newest entry in this genre.

2. L.O.L. Surprise!


On sale 16 May
Frequency four-weekly
Price £4.99
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Frozen, My Little Pony, Shopkins

• The third issue of this children’s magazine includes extra pages of activities and a free tiara and sash.

• It also includes Panini’s L.O.L. Surprise! sticker album and sticker packet, available here one day before the album officially launches.

3. Land Rover Owner International


On sale 16 May
Frequency monthly
Price £4.60
Distributor Frontline
Display with 4X4, Total Off-Road, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road

• Land Rover Owner International celebrates 20 years of the Land Rover Discovery 2 with articles and buying guides about the famously versatile all-terrainer.

• The issue also includes road-trip features, car comparisons and a free Land Rover lanyard.

4. World of Pets


On sale 16 May
Frequency three times a year
Price £5.99
Distributor Intermedia
Display with Your Cat, Your Dog, Cat World, Small Furry Pets

• This pet-focused magazine has news, stories about the world of house animals and several sections of pet advice.

• This issue covers topics such as moving home with pets and the issue of animal compatibility when dating another pet-owner.

5. Trail


On sale 17 May
Frequency monthly
Price £4.60
Distributor Frontline
Display with Country Walking, Camping, Climber

• This hiking magazines includes an analysis of the country’s best routes, equipment reviews and tips for trail aficionados.

• This issue includes suggestions for summer solstice hikes and a feature on the UK’s second highest mountain, Ben Macdui, and a free spork.

6. The Phoenix


On sale 12 May
Frequency weekly
Price £3.25
Distributor Intermedia
Display with Horrible Histories, Okido, Amazing

• This weekly mag is aimed at children aged six to 12 years old, and aims to stimulate their minds with facts and stories.

• This week’s issue includes comic storylines, puzzles and drawing tips for anything from robots to crocodiles.

7. National Geographic


On sale out now
Frequency monthly
Price £5.99
Distributor Seymour
Display with Smithsonian, Archaeology, Discover

• This famous magazine has a new look and high-quality paper to accompany its revamped content showcasing stunning photography and features.

• This issue includes a three-month competition which offers a family of four the chance to win a trip to the Galápagos Islands worth more than £25,000.

8. Ride


On sale 16 May
Frequency monthly 
Price £4.30
Distributor Frontline
Display with MCN, What Bike?, Bike, Classic Bike

• With a focus on classic retro bikes, this motoring magazine runs tests to prepare riders for the summer season.

• This issue includes the first-ever riders’ supplement, with advice and introductions for readers who have just bought their first bikes.

9. Toy Solider & Model Figure


On sale 11 May 
Frequency eight times a year 
Price £5.99
Distributor Intermedia
Display with Toy Soldier Collector, Military Modelcraft International

• This glossy collection magazine is focused on toy soldiers and model figures, featuring photos and articles about all areas of the hobby.

• This issue includes a chance to win a miniat-ure Confederate Parrott Rifle from manufacturer W Britain.

Specialist choice:
Meryl Williams, Pike’s Newsagents, Porthmadog


Title Narrow Gauge World
On sale out now 
Frequency monthly 
Price £4.75
Distributor Warners Group

Who buys it?
Railway enthusiasts, both regular customers and visitors to the area who come to events organised by the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway.
How do you display it?
We sell a range of about 20 railway magazines displayed in a block in the centre of our main shelves at eye level. We add a clip-on shelf during the summer to attract the attention of tourists.