Useful Information

About us is Future Publishing Limited's online magazine store, where you will find a widest selection of special interest magazines. Future Publishing Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Future plc.

Founded in the UK in 1985, Future plc today publishes over 100 special-interest consumer magazines worldwide. We are the world's leading publisher of video games magazines and the fifth largest magazine publisher in the UK.

We employ over 1,000 people in offices in the UK and US. Almost 100 international editions of our magazines are also published in 30 other countries across the world. For further information visit Future PLC

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Contact Us

In most cases, you'll find the answer to your question through our help section. If not...

contact us via email:

contact us via mail:  Future Publishing
           10 Waterside Way
           NN4 7XD
           United Kingdom

contact us via telephoneUK: 0344 848 2852 International: +44 344 848 2852

           UK Calls: Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, other networks and mobiles may vary

Phone lines are open (GMT):

  • Monday-Friday 0800-2130
  • Saturday 0800-1600
  • Sunday 1000-1600 (Christmas period only)

When contacting us, please make sure that you include the name of the magazine you are enquiring about to enable us to deal with your enquiry more promptly; if you are a subscriber, please also include your full name, address and subscription number, if you know it, which will also help us answer your query quicker.

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Secure Online Payment

Rest assured all your details are safe with us. All transactions are performed on a secure web server.

All information you provide is encrypted (scrambled) using the industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology provided by DigiCert. So when you submit an order online, nothing can be read as it travels down the secure line. Your details are then applied to our subscription system, which resides in a completely separate, unlinked area, away from our internet pages.

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Magazine subscriptions and the environment

How Green Is My Subscription?

We’re committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment. Please help us by
recycling your magazine when you’ve finished with it.


We promise that no rainforests are cut down to make our magazines!

Instead, we use paper that comes from fully sustainable sources. The trees we use for our paper are planted, harvested and replanted, just like a crop of potatoes!

We also make sure we use paper suppliers who have been certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wherever possible. Read more about their work here.

We’re proud to say that not only have we had our FSC certification since 2003 but we were one of the very first UK publishers to do so.


100% oxy-biodegradable packaging!

Our magazines are wrapped in plastic to keep them in tip top condition. But it’s no ordinary plastic - it's 100% oxo-biodegradable which means it will gradually disintegrate in a landfill site, leaving no harmful residues.

No Pollutants

No more bleach!

In the bad old days paper was bleached with chlorine to make it white, which produced a harmful bi-product, dioxin. We’re happy to say that today our paper is made white using Totally Chlorine-Free Bleaching (TCF) methods.

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What do you do with my personal information?

We will use your personal details to process your order. The online subscription forms will ask if you would like to receive special offers or new products/services that may be of interest from Future Publishing and from other carefully selected companies. If you prefer to receive no further information apart from your subscription details, you may select this option.

You may also email us at:

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Where is your privacy policy?

View our privacy policy.

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Where can I see your terms and conditions?

View our terms and conditions.

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Work for us!

Browse our current vacancies if you're interested in working for Future Publishing.

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Affiliate Programme

Become an affiliate and make more revenue from your website!

Join the affiliate programme and you can start earning commission by selling our magazines.

Sign-up at Affiliate Window to join the affiliate programme.

Why should I join your affiliate programme?

Increase your site’s profitability: You’ll earn money for every magazine subscription or single issue sold directly through your actions

Improve stickiness: Promote special offers to appeal to your visitors.

No risk: Quick and easy to join. To gain verification, you’ll need to deposit £5 from your credit/debit card, but this will be refunded with your first payment.

Hassle-free for you: Subscription payment processing, postage, and customer service are all managed by us.

Trusted partners: Affiliate Window is a market-leading online affiliate network, and is owned by Future Publishing, a publisher of over 60 special-interest magazines in the UK.

What support will I receive?

Our programme is quick and easy to join, and you need very little technical expertise to get started.

You can pick up text links, ads, and a product feed for from the Affiliate Window network. You’ll also get 30-day cookies, so even if a visitor doesn’t order on their first visit, then you’ll earn commission if they return.

We’ll keep you informed of any promotions, bonus offers, and incentives. All our magazine subscriptions are discounted from newsstand cover prices, and prices include postage and packaging. You’ll also find free gifts available on selected magazines to help you sell subscriptions to your visitors.

But how much will I be paid? And when?

You’ll receive fortnightly payment direct from Affiliate Window. At anytime you’ll be able to login to Affiliate Window and check how much you’re earning.

The affiliate programme is tiered, to reward our affiliates with higher sales volumes. Earn a competitive basic commission of £5 for every subscription, with the opportunity to earn more if you sell more!

We also offer 12% commission for every single issue, bookazine or merchandise sale.

So how do I join?

Simply sign-up here to join the affiliate programme! If you have any questions or feedback, please contact

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