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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2012/02/03 - Future Publishing, the special interest media group and leading publisher of craft content, has just unveiled a new bookazine designed to be the go-to-guide for crafters looking to unlock the potential of the internet - Futureplc.com. LSE: FUTR
The 132 page bookazine, titled Craft & Click: The Essential Guide to Crafting Online, is on sale now priced at £7.99 and covers everything from how to get started to the most exciting websites around.
Published under The Making Spot brand, Future’s complete online resource for crafters, the bookazine features some exciting ideas about how to turn your craft idea into a business reality.
With the economy still looking gloomy, readers will find useful advice on how to make money from craft hobbies and use websites such as Etsy and Folksy to buy and sell products. There’s also advice on how to manage secure payments, legal issues to consider and ideas about using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr to promote products.
Other hot topics include the top picks of the best craft blogs and websites for each craft discipline, plus profiles of how successful crafters have established their careers online.
Future’s market leading craft portfolio includes titles such as Mollie Makes and Simply Knitting, whilst its flagship craft website The Making Spot is a hub for online crafting community.
Zoe Williams, Editor of Craft & Click and The Making Spot, says: “The internet has revolutionised the way in which crafters communicate and find inspiration, so we wanted to provide a useful resource for crafters looking to make the most of the online sites available. In this bookazine we’ve combined our digital expertise with the best content from the web to make a one-stop-shop for everyone from beginners through to experienced internet crafters.”
Stuart Anderton, Group Publishing Director of Future’s craft portfolio, says: “Future has been a leader in the craft market for over 20 years and we’re always devising new ways for consumers to access our expert content. With the launch of The Making Spot and Mollie Makes in 2011, our content is now a core focal point for the online crafting community and people seeking inspiration online.”
Craft & Click: The Essential Guide to Crafting Online is available in stores now priced at £7.99 or can be downloaded as a digital edition on Newsstand for the reduced price of £4.99.
For more information please contact Amy Bullen, Communications Executive on 01225 732269 or amy.bullen[.]futurenet.com.
About Future’s Craft portfolio
Future has been publishing craft magazines for 20 years and currently holds number one positions in both the cross stitching and knitting markets. The Hobbies & Craft group has almost 70,000 loyal subscribers across the portfolio and we’re the only UK publisher to have two knitting titles. Every year, we distribute in excess of a million copies of our Hobbies and Crafts magazines to more than 40 countries as far afield as Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Chile. Our leading craft portfolio includes titles such as Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Cross Stitcher, PaperCraft Inspirations and the brand new Mollie Makes as well as leading genealogy title Your Family Tree.
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Automotive and Crafts. Our biggest-selling products include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, musicradar.com and techradar.com (the UK’s number one consumer technology website). Future sells 2.5 million magazines each month; we attract more than 36 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.