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)

  • Retro Gamer acquired from Live Publishing

  • Digital Video Techniques launched

  • 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

  • ImagineShop goes live

  • First 'eMag' interactive DVDs launched

  • Official Corel Painter Magazine launched

  • SciFiNow launched

  • HSBC appointed as bankers

  • 2 new Photoshop websites go live

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

  • Alistair Ramsay appointed as Chairman

  • HD Review launched

  • Total PC Gaming launched

  • First podcasts go live

  • Official PaintShopPro magazine launched

  • Total 911 acquired from 9Publishing

  • NowGamer.com goes live

  • 3D Artist & 3DArtistOnline.com launched

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

  • 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

  • Retro Gamer wins Best Magazine at GMAs

  • Imagine buys out August Equity share

  • Apps Magazine launched

  • Imagine celebrates millionth bookazine sale

  • Play celebrates 200th issue

  • 9 new iPad apps launched

  • 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

  • GreatDigitalMags.com website goes live

  • PhotoforBeginners gallery website goes live

  • SpaceAnswers.com goes live

  • All About Space launched

  • 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

  • Top 50 Place for Imagine in Sunday Times Profit Track 100

  • 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

  • James Hanbury appointed as Chairman

  • Imagine features in Sunday Times Profit Track 100 for 2nd year

  • World of Animals give 10% of profits to save rhinos

  • How It Works Illustrated launches

  • Raspi digital-only magazine launches

  • Great Driving Roads iPhone app launched

  • Imagine acquires History of War magazine from Anthem

  • Imagine celebrates 5 millionth bookazine sale

  • Speed Communications appointed for PR

  • Founder Mark Kendrick retires

  • James Power, new London sales Director appointed

  • Imagine signs up Readly for digital magazines

  • How It Works' Great Days Out app launched