Imagine Publishing

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Imagine Publishing
Private limited
Industry Magazine publishing
Founded 14 May 2005
Headquarters Bournemouth, UK
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Damian Butt
(Group Managing Director)
Aaron Asadi
(Publishing Director)
Marco Peroni
(UK Finance Director)
Jane Hawkins
(Production Director)
James Hanbury
Website Imagine Publishing

Imagine Publishing is a UK-based magazine publisher, which publishes a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines. It was founded on 14 May 2005 with private funds by Damian Butt, Steven Boyd and Mark Kendrick, all were former directors of Paragon Publishing, and launched with a core set of six gaming and creative computing titles.

In October 2005, it acquired the only retro games magazine Retro Gamer, after its original publisher, Live Publishing went bankrupt. Early in 2006, it further acquired the rights to publish a considerable number of titles including gamesTM, Play, PowerStation, X360, Digital Photographer and iCreate, from the old Paragon Publishing stable of magazines when owner Highbury House Communications went into liquidation, following Future Publishing's withdrawal of its offer to buy the company, due to threats of a monopoly-investigation by the United Kingdom Competition Commission.[1] [2] [3]

Imagine Publishing is a worldwide multimedia content producer and currently has a portfolio of over 20 regular print magazines, 25 websites, 30 mobile apps and over 130 bookazines and eBooks published worldwide within the four key markets – technology, photography, knowledge/science and videogames.

Key titles[edit]

Key magazine titles published by Imagine Publishing include:


  1. ^ "Imagine acquires 24 Highbury titles" (PDF). Imagine Publishing. Retrieved 2006-07-18. 
  2. ^ Daniel Farey-Jones (January 24, 2006). "Highbury magazines picked off after company's collapse". Media Bulletin (Haymarket). 
  3. ^ Will Harris (2005-04-18). "Future takeover derailed by Competition Commission". Inquire (VNU). 

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