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Encyclopedia > Future Publishing
Future Publishing
Image:Future Publishing.gif
Type Plc
Founded Chris Anderson, 1985
Headquarters Bath, UK
Key people Stevie Spring,
Industry Magazine Publishing
Employees 1500+
Website http://www.futureplc.com/

Future Publishing (FTSE:FUTR) is a magazine publishing company based in Bath, UK. Future Publishing employs more than 1,500 people worldwide, and is one of the largest publishing houses in the UK. It is responsible for publishing over 150 magazines, in the UK, US, France and Italy. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Image File history File links Future_Publishing. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ... This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... For other uses, see Bath (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...

Contents

History

Future Publishing was created in 1985 by out-of-work computer journalist Chris Anderson, working with two colleagues from his house in Somerton, Somerset, England. It began with the publication of Amstrad Action magazine whose success led to the publication of further titles, including 8000 Plus (for the Amstrad PCW) and PC Plus (for PCs). [1] The lively style of writing and incisive, impartial reviews proved very popular, and the company expanded, moving to Bath in summer 1987. The company - by now two to three dozen employees - was a very early adopter of desktop publishing. The company rapidly expanded over the course of the next ten years, specialising in computing and gaming magazines. During the 1990s it launched many successful and influential titles such as the cerebral games magazine Edge, guide to "Tomorrow's Technology Today" T3 (since evolved into a lifestyle technology magazine) internet title .net and computer design bible Computer Arts. Another long-standing success is multiformat gaming title GamesMaster - launched to accompany the TV series of the same name, but going on to outlast it by many years, and remaining the UK's best-selling multiformat games title. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Somerton is a village in Somerset, England (until recently it was defined as a town, but has lost its magistrates court). ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Amstrad Action was a monthly magazine, published in the United Kingdom, which catered to owners of home computers from the Amstrad CPC range. ... The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrads versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. ... PC Plus is a British computer magazine. ... One of the first PCs from IBM - the IBM PC model 5150. ... Edge is a multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future Publishing in the United Kingdom. ... T3 or T-3 is used for various purposes as a designation, abbreviation or identifier: T3 is a type of telecommunications service, see T-carrier T3 is the IATA airline designator for a UK domestic airline Eastern Airways In endocrinology, see Triiodothyronine. ... .net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internets Domain Name System. ... GamesMaster was a British show, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first-ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games. ...


Future enjoyed considerable success by developing specialist magazines targeted at enthusiasts, with both the writers and readers sharing the same commitment and deep knowledge of the subject matter. This approach hit its zenith with cult gaming title Amiga Power, a magazine that cheerfully attacked its own advertisers and other magazines within Future. Regrettably, if unsurprisingly, this style was not duplicated in other titles, but the company has remained focused on producing specialist titles for narrow audience segments. Amiga Power (or AP for short) was a monthly magazine about Amiga computer games. ...


Founder Chris Anderson sold his majority stake in the company in 1994, moving to San Francisco to develop GP Publications, a small US magazine company bought by Future in 1993. Future was bought by Pearson New Entertainment Europe. Several successful titles were launched in the following years including Total Film and Playstation: The Official Magazine - the company's biggest success story, becoming the third best-selling men's magazine in the UK - but Pearson struggled to achieve its goals and in 1998 was put up for sale. The company at that time comprised of Future and French publisher Edicorp, both of which were acquired in a management buyout by the Future board. Chris Anderson backed the buyout and returned as non-executive chairman. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The company expanded rapidly, opening offices or buying existing companies in Germany, Italy, Poland and Japan. It entered the US market with the purchase of Imagine Media - the renamed company Anderson developed when he first left Future.


Due to its specialisation in computing and internet titles, the company was an enthusiastic adopter of internet publishing during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, launching numerous websites based around its magazine titles and online-focused magazines such as Internet Works the phenomenally successful Business 2.0, and the world's first email magazine Future Gamer. Buoyed by its association with the internet and computing, the company floated on the Stock Exchange in 2000 and the share price rocketed to around £9. The success did not last, with share price and profits crashing as the dot-com bubble burst. The company avoided bankruptcy by a rights issue, large-scale redunancies, the sale of Business 2.0 to AOL Time Warner and the sale or closure of its offices in Germany, Poland and Japan. Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... cover Business 2. ... History Future Gamer was an online Computer and video games e-zine launched by Future Publishing in 1998 with Andy Smith as the editor. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


Following several years of consolidation, Future embarked on a new and ambitious expansion campaign in 2003, acquiring established companies and individual magazines in the UK, France, and the US including PC Zone, Revolver, and Pregnancy and Baby. The company also launched into the children's market with new licensed magazines for the JETIX television channel, and the official Duel Masters magazine based on the popular trading card game. In 2005 Future bought 38 titles from Highbury House, including Fast Car magazine, after the Competition Commission blocked an attempt to buy the company outright, citing a potential monopoly in games magazines. PC Zone (founded in 1993) was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. ... This article treats about history of the brand Jetix and the brand in the United States. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Duel Masters (デュエルマスターズ Dyueru Masutāzu) is a franchise based on a manga, an anime and a trading card game. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fast Car is a popular song by the American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. ... The Competition Commission is an independent body responsible for investigating mergers, market shares and conditions and the regulation of UK companies. ...


The company has specialised in producing officially-licenced titles, producing the official Nintendo magazine in the UK and Italy, the official Playstation magazine in the UK and US, and holding a worldwide licence to produce official magazines for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows XP and Windows Vista from Microsoft. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Since the 2000 crash, the company has halted international expansion in favour of licencing its magazine content to local publishers in international territories. It is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of licenced content.


The integration of some of the more recently acquired titles has not been as successful as Future may have wanted, with the recent disposal of Spanish Homes magazine to Merricks and the closure in July of Wedding Day, which was acquired as part of the Beach Publishing acquisition in late 2004.


The current managing director is Robert Price, who took over from Colin Morrison (formerly MD and COO) in 2004. The current CEO is Stevie Spring who took over from Greg Ingham in 2006. The corporate motto is currently Media with Passion, and was previously Your Guarantee of Value. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ...


Key titles

Key magazine titles published by Future Publishing include:

Future Publishing also hold the official license for magazines from Microsoft, Sony, Disney and Nintendo to publish titles such as: Edge is a multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future Publishing in the United Kingdom. ... GamesMaster is a monthly multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future Publishing in the United Kingdom. ... ImagineFX is a digital art magazine that features workshops and interviews with artists from the sci-fi, fantasy, manga, anime, game and comic disciplines. ... Linux Format was the UKs first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. ... MacFormat is a UK-based computer magazine aimed at Mac users. ... // Magazine History Metalhammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the UK, and in Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland and Serbia And Montenegro by a different publisher. ... MBUK is a British mountain biking magazine - the name stands for Mountain Biking United Kingdom. ... .net is a monthly Internet magazine published in the UK by and published by Future Publishing. ... NGamer Magazine is a brand-new British magazine specialising in Nintendo created consoles; the first issue was released on July 13, 2006. ... PC Answers is a computer magazine published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing. ... PC Plus is a British computer magazine. ... PC Format is a computer magazine published in the United Kingdom and South Africa by Future Publishing. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled PC Gamer US and PC Gamer UK. (Discuss) PC Gamer US April 2005 cover covering Call of Duty 2 PC Gamer is a computer games magazine, founded in 1993. ... PC Zone (founded in 1993) was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. ... T3 is monthly magazine published by Future Publishing, focussing on new and hi-tech gadgets. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Total Guitar is a monthly magazine in the United Kingdom. ... Guitarist is a monthly magazine published by Future Publishing. ... SFX is a British science fiction magazine, published every four weeks. ... What Satellite and Digital TV is a satellite, terrestrial, cable and broadband television magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing. ... XBox World is a British Xbox and Xbox 360 magazine published by Future Publishing. ... Your Family Tree is a British magazine devoted to genealogy and family history subjects. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ...

  • Official Nintendo Magazine (UK)
  • Playstation: The Official Magazine (UK)
  • Xbox: The Official Magazine (US & UK)
  • Xbox360: The Official Magazine (US & UK)
  • Windows XP: The Official Magazine (France & UK)
  • Windows Vista: The Official Magazine To launch in 2007
  • Disney's Big Time (UK)
  • Disney Girl (UK)

April 2006 issue (Issue 2). ...

Key websites

Key online sites published by Future Publishing include:

.net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internets Domain Name System. ... Star Trek: The Next Generation is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. ... T3 or T-3 is used for various purposes as a designation, abbreviation or identifier: T3 is a type of telecommunications service, see T-carrier T3 is the IATA airline designator for a UK domestic airline Eastern Airways In endocrinology, see Triiodothyronine. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... A SiPix digital camera next to a matchbox to show scale. ...

Popular defunct titles

ST Format was a computer magazine in the UK covering the Atari ST during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Amiga Format was a British computer magazine for Amiga computers, published by Future Publishing. ... Amiga Power (or AP for short) was a monthly magazine about Amiga computer games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Your Sinclair magazine logo Your Sinclair Issue 1, January 1986 Your Sinclair or YS as it was affectionately known, was a British computer magazine for the Sinclair range of computers, specifically the ZX Spectrum. ...

References

  1. ^ Future Publishing - Company History (28). Retrieved on 2006-08-28.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ...

External links

  • Future Publishing official website
  • Future - Holding Company for Future Publishing UK, Future USA, Future Italy and Future France

  Results from FactBites:
 
Future Publishing - Media UK (287 words)
Future Publishing was originally one magazine - Amstrad Action, for the 8-bit CPC home computer with some coverage of the Amstrad PCW and PC - and run out of a garage in Bath in the mid 1980s.
For a time Future Publishing was part of the Pearson group.
An attempted takeover of Highbury House Publishing was abandoned in April 2005.
Future Publishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1024 words)
Future Publishing employs more than 1,500 people worldwide, and is one of the largest publishing houses in the UK.
Future enjoyed considerable success by developing specialist magazines targeted at enthusiasts, with both the writers and readers sharing the same commitment and deep knowledge of the subject matter.
Future Publishing also hold the official license for magazines from Microsoft, Sony, Disney and Nintendo to publish titles such as:
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