n Men only slimming
The Nov/Dec issue of Slimming World magazine, on sale October 31, will carry a free 'nude' calendar of 13 male slimmers to promote the club's new initiative to set up men-only slimming classes. An increase in pagination follows soon and in 2003 publication will rise from six to seven issues a year.
n Only PlayStation2
PlayStation Max magazine relaunches next month with a new design, content and name. Max magazine will no longer cover the original PlayStation but focus only on PlayStation2. There will be a covermounted tips book free with each issue. The 116 page title goes on sale on November 22 in time for the Christmas rush.
n Comic Gareth
The Gareth Gates Official Comic Strip Magazine, the second of three official Gareth Gates one-shots from BBC Magazines, goes on sale on November 5. The magazine, which is priced Â£2.99, contains a full-length comic strip story about the singer and comes with a free keyring, stickers and postcard set. Distribution is by Frontline.
n Premium titles
Future Publishing is launching two premium-priced titles in time for Christmas. Tablet PC magazine goes on sale on November 14 with a cover price of Â£5.99, followed by 3D Collection on November 21 with a cover price of Â£7.99. Distribution is by Seymour.