1. Planet Rock


On sale out now
Frequency bi-monthly
Price £5
Distributor Frontline
Display with Classic Rock, Mojo, Uncut

In less than a year, Planet Rock has made a name for itself with special covers and in-depth features covering music giants, and it is truly ascending the Stairway to Heaven with a mammoth Led Zeppelin special marking the band’s 50th – yes, 50th – anniversary. It proudly claims to be the first music magazine to celebrate Led Zep’s golden jubilee, and has four special covers, embossed with gold and black, featuring each of the band members’ distinctive logos. The quartet of covers are also designed to be put together to create an image of the band’s airship logo. Inside, there is a 22-page feature on the iconic rockers.

2. Empire


On sale 22 February
Frequency monthly
Price £4.80
Distributor Frontline
Display with Total Film, Little White Lies, Starburst

• Arguably the world’s most famous director, Steven Spielberg has come on board as guest editor of the long-running film magazine ahead of the launch of his latest blockbuster Ready Player One.

• The magazine features five separate covers highlighting classics from the man who it says “changed cinema forever”.

3. The Essential Doctor Who


On sale 22 February
Frequency irregular
Price £9.99
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Doctor Who Magazine, Sci Fi Now, Starburst

• The latest Doctor Who bookazine takes in the spectrum of science and technology presented throughout the programme’s 55-year history. 

• The cover features one of the character’s most popular incarnations, David Tennant, and there is a complete guide to the Sonic Screwdriver.

4. Pets2Collect


On sale 23 February
Frequency monthly
Price £3.65
Distributor Seymour
Display with Animals & You, Cuddles

• The latest issue of the magazine for young fans of cats, dogs, furry friends and lots of cute pets comes with nine free gifts and a whole raft of free stickers.  

• Free gifts also include toy puppies and a kennel plus a blind-bagged mystery puppy.

5. Starburst


On sale out now
Frequency monthly 
Price £4.99
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Sci-fi Now, SFX, Empire

• With Tomb Raider and Ready Player One on the way, sci-fi and cult specialist Starburst is celebrating video games in the movies, looking at the best and the worst of the genre.

• Alongside previews of those movies, there is news of the next Pacific Rim tale. 

6. Infinity


On sale out now
Frequency every six weeks
Price £3.99
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Sci-fi Now

• A relatively recent addition to the sci-fi sector, Infinity covers new and classic examples from the genre, taking in both feature films and TV programmes.  

• Infinity celebrates the 40th anniversary of the launch of legendary homegrown TV series Blake’s 7.

7. Racing Ahead


On sale 22 February
Frequency monthly 
Price £3.29
Distributor Inter-Media
Display with Racing Post, Racing & Football Outlook

Britain's legendary Routemaster bus has had a partwork makeover from Hachette with this new model featuring accurate details, working parts and lighting. Endorsed by TFL, the publisher describes the collection as “the ultimate celebration of a classic design”. It features pre-painted parts and no requirement for glue or modelling expertise, because the parts can be assembled with the screws and screwdriver supplied – meaning even newcomers to the world of partworks could be tempted to try their hand.

8. Dollshouse World


On sale 22 February
Frequency monthly
Price £4.99
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Dolls House & Miniature Scene

• Dolls House was the first magazine dedicated
to the world of dolls houses. 

• Now past the 300-issue mark and nearly 30 years old, it features projects for enthusiasts to get their teeth stuck into as well as big features on the miniature world.

9. Bushcraft & Survival Skills


On sale 22 February
Frequency bi-monthly
Price £5.95
Distributor Marketforce
Display with Outdoor Fitness, Trek Mountain, Trail

• The first and only British magazine dedicated solely to bushcraft and survival skills. 

• Publisher Intermedia says interest in this sector has never been as high as it is now.

Specialist choice: The Simple Things


Chosen by Kamal Sisodia, WHSmith Local, Coalville, Leicestershire

On sale 28 February 
Frequency monthly 
Price £4.99
Distributor Marketforce

Who buys it?
Mindfulness is a growing category. It’s come out of women’s magazines and is spreading into the teen realm, too.

How do you display it?
It sits near the women’s magazines, but now there are a few magazines, we can give it its own section. It really helps when you can put them all together because it gives it a lift. You have to keep an eye on one-shots for this area, too. They’re good to add – but you also need to keep an eye on the returns.