Magazine DIGEST

Michael Heseltine has stepped in to spearhead the ongoing campaign
against plans to shake up the way newspapers and magazines are
distributed in Britain. The OFT has issued draft advice stating that
the current system is anti-competitive and newsagents should be free to
seek better wholesale deals, but publishers have warned this could
result in thousands of small newsagents closing and niche titles
folding. Publishing groups, including Lord Heseltine’s Haymarket, will
be meeting with the OFT this week to make final representations.

Ahead
Media’s Anyway, “the first international lifestyle and travel
magazine”, aims to present the most interesting places in the world
from the perspective of local insiders. The bi-monthly title will be
launched in Europe, Asia and the USA and will be sold at designer
hotels, airports and train stations.

Emap’s Improve Your Coarse
Fishing, Britain’s biggest-selling angling magazine, has been revamped
to include more information for anglers fishing in commercial waters,
as well as “a better balance between carp and non-carp fishing content”.

ABTA
Magazine, from Absolute Publishing, the free title for the Association
of British Travel Agents, is relaunching in a new format to focus on a
mix of news analysis, destination reports, company profiles and
work-related issues.

Sight & Sound, the magazine of the
British Film Institute, has unveiled a redesign intended to raise the
title’s profile and attract more advertisers.

Caribbean Eye
Travel Planner, from Monde House, is an annual title published in
September aimed at both Caribbean enthusiasts and newcomers. Subjects
include sports, cruises, eco-tourism, property and carnivals, and
includes profiles of the 35 islands in the region.

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