How to buy magazines in the Covid-19 crisis

As someone who contributes to magazines, it’s unsurprising that – like many other people both in this industry and others – the current situation is having a detrimental impact on work at the moment. Already, one of my magazines (Windows Help & Advice) has shut its doors permanently, and others may follow.

Thankfully, publishers are stepping up to the plate and making things as simple as possible for those wanting to buy magazines but (rightly) unwilling to break social distancing and lockdown measures to get them. So here’s a quick guide to how you can support the likes of me and others during this difficult period.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

You can buy single issues of the magazine – including the current issue – at cover price (free delivery) from here.
The magazine is also doing a limited offer whereby you can pay a one-off fee (£13.39, a saving of 15% on buying all three issues separately) for the next three issues – click here for details.

Future magazines

Although WH&A is sadly gone, I still write for several other titles, and my work appears in several more. You can purchase both individual issues and subscriptions via Future’s official subscription store – currently there’s a special offer of 15% off puchases over £20 and again all individual titles are priced with free delivery.
For those looking for a Windows title now WH&A has gone, look no further than Maximum PC, which I also contribute to. A digital subscription currently costs just $18 (around £15) for 13 issues.


Visit Computeractive’s store here for a range of subscription offers, all of which let you try 3 issues for just £1 before continuing on to a full subscription.

Bringing History to Life/Inside History Collection

These bookazines are easily obtainable from most major supermarkets – sadly, there’s no official subscription, but a limited number of copies can be purchased from here.