Future division wins publishing rights for three contract titles

Future’s contract publishing division has won three contracts, including a 750,000 circulation customer magazine for the PC World chain.

Future’s contract publishing division has won three contracts,

including a 750,000 circulation customer magazine for the PC World

chain.



The 68-page title, a first for the computer retail giant, will be

available to all customers in its 63 stores from July.



It contains 16 pages of ads from PC World’s suppliers, including Sony

and Intel.



The advertisements were sold by business development manager Sean

Collings and group commercial manager Duncan Ferguson.



Future already produces a 32-page consumer guide to digital cameras and

camcorders for PC World.



In another win, Future is to produce a 68-page quarterly customer

magazine for Inmarsat, the satellite communications company.



The magazine will be sent to Inmarsat’s 25,000 business clients.



And Gem Distribution, the software wholesaler, has contracted Future to

produce a monthly product guide for 20,000 retailers. The title will be

called The Future In-Store.



The wins follow the news that Future is to publish a magazine for German

software company eJay, aimed at dance music enthusiasts (Media Business,

May 22).



Following his appointment in November, contract head James Pembroke has

been expanding the division aggressively. To assist him, he has poached

Glen Kieran as publisher from Citrus Publishing.



A sales person to support Collings is being sought.