Launch of the week

Key Publishing’s rail modelling magazine focuses its lastest annual on railway enthusiasts. Take advantage of loyal model collectors by stocking this comprehensive workshop manual

The Hornby Magazine Locomotive Manual: Express steam

On sale out now 

Frequency annual

Price £6.99

Distributor Seymour

Display with Model Rail, Model Rail, British Railway Modelling


It’s an awkward time for rail in Britain, with endless headaches caused by the new timetables and the heat of the capital’s Underground network. However, enthusiasts still love trains like they have done since the 1800s, and Key Publishing’s latest rail magazine is aimed at those fans in particular who like to collect and assemble model trains. 

The Hornby Magazine Locomotive Manual: Express Steam is a guide showing modellers how to maintain and upgrade their locomotives.

This is the first in a series of workshop manuals, so be sure to stock it to capitalise on dedicated train collectors.

This week in My week in magazines we take a look at how print still holds trust in the modern world

Trebuchet

On sale 15 August

Frequency quarterly

Price £11

Distributor Intermedia

Display with Monocle, Asthetica, Creative Review

  • This art magazine focuses on a specific creative field in each issue, exploring the expertise, vision, and partnerships that create the contemporary creative world.
  • The autumn issue focuses on the body as an abstract concept, from the physical body in nude photos to “rich bodies of data” that catalogue changes in the world of art.

Chelsea FC

On sale 15 August

Frequency monthly

Price £3.25

Distributor Intermedia

Display with Everton Magazine, Liverpool FC Magazine, Inside United

  • The official publication of Chelsea FC brings together the latest news, gossip and match details from Stamford Bridge.
  • This issue focuses on the start of the Premier League, as well as details of current players and predictions for the season.

Mother & Baby

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £3.99

Distributor Frontline

Display with Baby, Smallish, Gurgle

  • A parenthood magazine aimed at pregnant women and mothers, Mother & Baby includes tips, guides and features about everything baby-related, from taking care of them to what to do when they finally go to sleep.
  • The September issue comes with two free nappies, alongside an article revealing the secrets of newborn contentment.

New Humanist

On sale 16 August

Frequency quarterly

Price £4.95

Distributor Intermedia

Display with Prospect, Index on Censorship, Philosophy Now, Literary Review

  • Often containing complicated and controversial topics on religion and science, this magazine is the only regular title devoted to humanism.
  • This issue analyses climate change from a humanist perspective, and includes essays on posthumanism and the many meanings of truth

The Great Outdoors

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £4.60

Distributor Seymour

Display with Trail, Country Walking, Bushcraft Survival Skills

  • Focused on backpacking and hillwalking for nearly 40 years, TGO includes gear reviews, articles and features for anyone interested in trekking in the wild.
  • This issue chronicles routes through Snowdon’s mountains and islands, and includes a 36-page supplement about the Scandinavian outdoors.

Match of the day

On sale out now

Frequency weekly

Price £3.50

Distributor Frontline

Display with FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes, Football Grounds: A Fans’ Guide

  • This football magazine is celebrating the start of the football season with a special foil-bagged issue.
  • The latest edition features league previews, transfer gossip, quizzes, posters, skills tips and includes free league ladder collectables.

Mini World 

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £4.99

Distributor Marketforce

Display with Jaguar World, Performance Mini,Mini Magazine

  • A specialist magazine aimed at enthusiasts of the Mini brand, this monthly title focuses on old and classic car models instead of the contemporary versions.
  • September’s issue looks at four classic cars of the past five decades, and includes a list of essential tech tips and advice to keep the car in good shape.

Today’s Golfer

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £4.80

Distributor Frontline

Display with Golf Monthly, Golf World

  • This special issue of Today’s Golfer focuses on technological gear reviews, from the most popular mail-order golf balls to Ping’s brand-new i500 and i250 irons.
  • The magazine also includes a £30 voucher for clothing brand Peter Millar and a 48-page Today’s Golfer Awards Supplement.

Taproot

On sale out now 

Frequency quarterly

Price £6.95

Distributor Seymour


Specialist Choice

Mark Ansell 

Liskeard News, Cornwall

Who buys it?

Both men and women in their 50s, with an interest in gardening or wellbeing. 

How do you display it?

Although it’s classified as a garden title, it doesn’t seem to fit in a single category. We display a couple of copies in the garden, wellbeing and crafting sections.

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Marcello Perricone, magazines reporter

My week in magazines

Print still holds trust in the modern world 

Magazines are serious business. Not just for those of us who work in and around them, but also to the world as a whole. According to 2018’s Edelman Trust Barometer, 84% of the public still trust print media, versus 56% who trust in digital and only 20% who trust in social media. For all the internet’s ubiquity, physical magazines have a long history and influence that give them an enduring place in today’s society. 

It’s no surprise, then, that publications often attract important individuals as collaborators. In the last month alone, comic book writer Mark Millar MBE was a guest editor for Beano’s 80-year celebrations, while athlete Sir Mo Farah assumed guest editorial duties in Runner’s World’s 25th anniversary. These high-profile partnerships help push publications into the spotlight and convert readers who may not be aware of a title beforehand.

Guest editors also tend to generate extra sales for retailers, as their special covers draw attention from passersby. Print still has a gravitas and authority that digital publications lack, and there’s no better way to flaunt that than with a premium, shiny attractive cover at the front of your display.