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Introducing… Gathered By Mollie Makes

A Brand New Weekly Digital Craft Title From Future

19/10/12 Future, the UK’s leading digital publisher, today unveils Gathered by Mollie Makes, a brand new international, fully interactive digital-only craft weekly.

On sale now through Apple’s Newsstand, Gathered by Mollie Makes, is an HD tablet-only craft magazine for gadget-savvy individuals who live and love handmade. Priced at just £1.49 for a single issue or £19.99 for an annual subscription, this weekly package is full of craft projects, videos, photo-galleries and all things craft. Gathered by Mollie Makes also features the team’s ‘Favourite Things’ every week, including the best books, blogs, videos and vintage finds of the last seven days. Every issue also includes free downloadable iPad wallpaper.

Gathered by Mollie Makes builds on the huge success of Mollie Makes, which launched last year as a monthly print magazine and tablet edition, as well as its thriving online community. Mollie Makes has redefined the craft sector in print, online and on the move – and instantly became the UK’s number one contemporary handmade brand.

The popularity of tablet-based devices is revolutionising publishing and Future is at the forefront of this. With over 70 titles on Apple’s Newsstand and over two million sales in the last year, Future is a world leader in tablet publishing. Future was recently named the Association of Online Publishers’ Digital Publisher For The Year for the second year in a row, as well as PPA Digital Consumer Publisher of the Year 2012.

Gathered by Mollie Makes is the ideal publication for stylish, keen crafters and trendsetters. Currently available on the iPad in over 150 countries, other devices will follow in future.

Sarah Gane, Digital Editor, says: “We’re so pleased to share Gathered by Mollie Makes with the international crafting community. It’s a must-read for creative types with a passion for contemporary craft. Every week we’ll feature three great projects, interviews with cool designer-makers and a roundup of our favourite things.”

Katherine Raderecht, Group Publisher, says: “Gathered by Mollie Makes extends a hugely successful brand and offers the craft community something totally new. Gathered by Mollie Makes responds to our audience’s desire for a curated weekly fix of crafting goodness and builds a new frequency opportunity to the Mollie Makes brand family.”

Gathered by Mollie Makes has been created using Future’s own interactive app creation software, FutureFolio by Future’s Creative Group, led by Tom Dennis and designed by Dave Montrose. FutureFolio is Apple-approved, market-leading software for creating digital products on the Newsstand – including the Creative Group’s new tablet-only brand, Photography Week. FutureFolio is available to license.

To download the Gathered by Mollie Makes container app, which will give you one free issue, click here.

The Gathered by Mollie Makes Facebook and Twitter community is already flourishing, and is sure to follow in the social media footsteps of Mollie Makes. Gathered by Mollie Makes, which goes on sale every Friday, is available to download from the Apple Newsstand.

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For more information about Gathered by Mollie Makes please contact:

Gemma Combellack, Communications Assistant for Future on 0207 042 4036 or gemma.combellack@futurenet.com

About Mollie Makes:

Mollie Makes is Future Publishing’s newest craft title, launched in 2011; it is the UK’s number one contemporary handmade magazine. A craft magazine with a difference, Mollie Makes has tapped into a strong and growing trend for contemporary handmade craft, appealing to a younger generation of crafters, with many of its readers under 35.

Mollie Makes enjoyed great success at launch, when the title broke Future’s new subscription record and has continued as it began with now over 13,000.

Mollie Makes is also proving to be an international hit; it is the No.1 sewing title by Retail Sales Value in Barnes & Noble USA and over half of the 34,000 Facebook fans come from overseas. The print edition is available to buy in good retailers and digital editions are available on Apple Newsstand and on Zinio.

About Future Folio (www.futurefolio.co.uk):

FutureFolio is a division of Future plc. Built for publishers by publishers, FutureFolio is a flexible digital publishing tool that enables publishers to reproduce or enhance existing print content digitally so that it can be optimised for tablet and smartphone consumption quickly, easily and with the minimum of stress. Future has been in the content creation business for over 25 years and understand the workflow, staffing and budget constraints of publishers. FutureFolio was built to work with all these factors in mind and is the software platform for a range of leading interactive Tablet magazines including MacLife, Total Film, Edge, CyclingNews HD and Photography Week.

For more information on FutureFolio please contact futurefolio@futurenet.com

About Future:

Future plc is an international 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 2.2 million magazines each month; we attract more than 45 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 for the second year running at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2012 and PPA Digital Consumer Publisher of the Year 2012.