Buried deep in today's financial pages (which, of course, are buried deep under under tons of Brexit coverage) is the news that FUTURE have purchased IMAGINE PUBLISHING and their portfolio of 19 titles (plus tons of bookazines and digital-only publications) for £14.2 million.
This of course means that SFX and SCI-FI NOW will now be part of the Future stable. Will Future (notorious for ruthlessly slimming down in the face of falling print sales) want to keep both titles going or will a merger/ closure be on the cards?
Or will Future look to sell on SFN as a going concern to another publisher?
Keep watching the shelves....