Haymarket launches consumer internet magazine

- Haymarket Magazines is launching its first consumer magazine about the Internet with the net, which hits the news-stands in June.

- Haymarket Magazines is launching its first consumer magazine about the Internet with the net, which hits the news-stands in June.

Haymarket, which publishes consumer magazines such as Stuff and FourFourTwo as well as Campaign, is targeting the net at readers who are interested in the Internet but are not obsessed by it. The magazine will direct readers to the best websites so they can maximise their use of the Internet.

Mark Payton, group editor of the net, explained: "We've set out to create a grown-up magazine that makes using the Internet easy, rewarding and fun. The net is a clear, concise but entertaining Internet magazine that - at last - will let readers find what they want on the Internet without having to battle with search engines."

There will be three main sections to the net which will include news and features, a step-by-step guide to the Internet and listings pages for the best websites, indexed by subject area. Tim McCann, former editor of What's Online, will edit the magazine.

The first issue, which will be out on 18 June, will have an introductory price of £1.99, going up to £2.99 for the following months. The net will have a print run of over 200,000 for its first issue.



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