VNU is publishing two brand extensions to its flagship computer title Computeractive this month. Computeractive Web Guide is a directory of the most interesting web sites sorted by different categories, from art and literature to homes and gardens. Further to the listings, where every web site is reviewed and rated, there are introductory articles that explain what the internet can be used for. The summer issue of the Computeractive Web Guide goes on sale on May 30, priced £4.99. It also comes with a free CDROM, which lists all the web sites contained in the web guide so there's no need to type in all the web site addresses. On shelf on the same day is Best of Computeractive Workshops, an A4 workbook which uses the reader's favourite section of the magazine and follows on from the Best of Workshops supplement. The Best of Workshops 2002, which has a cover price of £4.99, features practical jargon-free advice on how to set up and use Windows, the Internet and email among others. Simon Haisman, group publisher, commented: "Following on from the success of previous Computeractive brand extensions, the launch of the latest editions of the Computeractive Web Guide and Best of Computeractive Workshops 2002, shows the UK's best-selling computer magazine's commitment to attracting new readers to the news stand and growing the IT publishing sector as a whole." l VNU is increasing the price of Personal Computer World, its longest running computing title. From the July issue, on sale May 30, the cover price will rise from £2.99 to £3.25. VNU says that Personal Computer World's annual news stand revenue will increase from £2.6m to £2.8m, and adds that the publisher will now contribute more than £10m to the UK retail industry through its news stand titles. {{CTN }}