Imagine Corporate History

Imagine Publishing was formed with private funds in 2005 by Damian Butt, Steven Boyd and Mark Kendrick. All were former directors of publishing companies. The company has since grown into a large and successful worldwide multimedia content producer, with some of the highest margins in the publishing industry.

  • Imagine formed by Damian Butt, Steve Boyd and Mark Kendrick

  • 360 Magazine launched

  • Mac Creative launched (later merged with iCreate)

  • Photoshop® Creative launched

  • Cheat Machine launched (later merged with PowerStation)

  • Digital Video Techniques launched

  • Retro Gamer acquired from Live Publishing

  • Retro Gamer relaunched worldwide

  • Acquisition of 24 magazines from Highbury House plc with funding from August Equity

  • games™ celebrates 50th issue

  • Imagine bookazine range launched

  • Next3 (later PSU3) launched

  • Revolution (later N•Revolution) launched

  • First 'eMag' interactive DVDs launched

  • ImagineShop goes live

  • Official Corel Painter Magazine launched

  • SciFiNow launched

  • HSBC appointed as bankers

  • Photoshopcreative.co.uk & AdvancedPhotoshop.co.uk go live

  • DPhotographer.co.uk, WebDesignerMag.co.uk & iCreateMagazine.com go live

  • Alistair Ramsay appointed as Chairman

  • Total PC Gaming launched

  • HD Review launched

  • First podcasts go live

  • Digicambuyer.co.uk goes live

  • Official PaintShopPro magazine launched

  • Total 911 acquired from 9Publishing

  • NowGamer.com goes live

  • SmartphoneDaily.co.uk & PhotoshopDaily.co.uk go live

  • 3D Artist & 3DArtistOnline.com launched

  • Linux User & Developer acquired

  • How it Works launched

  • Digital Artist launched

  • 18 iPhone apps launched

  • 18 iPad apps launched

  • How it Works shortlisted for PPA award

  • games™ celebrates 100th issue with 100 covers

  • Digital Photographer celebrates 100th issue

  • Imagine buys out August Equity share

  • Retro Gamer wins Best Magazine at GMAs

  • Apps Magazine launched

  • Imagine celebrates millionth bookazine sale

  • 9 new iPad apps launched

  • Play celebrates 200th issue

  • Imagine gives free iPads to all employees

  • SciFiNow celebrates 50th issue

  • Imagine publishes 100th bookazine

  • ImagineBookShop.co.uk goes live

  • eBook range launched on Amazon Kindle device

  • Photography for Beginners launched

  • eBook range launched on Apple iBooks for iPad

  • Littlegreenrobot.co.uk goes live

  • Android Magazine launched

  • New Imagine company website goes live

  • Imagine launches 20 magazines on Apple Newsstand

  • NowGamer.com hits 1.1 million unique users

  • Pocket World magazine launched worldwide

  • ImagineSubs.co.uk goes live

  • Imagine launches whole portfolio on Zinio

  • Great Digital Mags.com website goes live

  • PhotoforBeginners gallery website goes live

  • SpaceAnswers.com goes live

  • All About Space launched

  • GreatDigitalMags.com digital editions portal upgraded

  • Imagine titles launch on Kindle Fire

  • Imagine portfolio launched on Barnes & Noble Nook

  • Imagine portfolio launches on Google Play

  • Imagine publishes its 250th bookazine

  • Record ABC sales figure for How It Works magazine

  • Imagine wins Digital Pioneer award

  • Martini iOS platform launched

  • Brain Dump digital-only magazine launched

  • HistoryAnswers.co.uk website launched

  • All About History launched

  • World of Animals launched