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Zodiak Kids agree new publishing deals for Mister Maker and Tickety Toc

Published on: 26th November 2013

Zodiak Kids has secured agreements with magazine publishers to produce the first-ever Mister Maker and Tickety Toc stand-alone magazine titles.004MMgeneric300

The titles will be available in the UK and Eire from 2014.

The Mister Maker magazine, which will be produced by Immediate Media, will be on-shelf from June 2014 with an RRP of £3.50. Each monthly issue will be filled with instant makes, art projects and bundles of ideas that will entertain and inspire as well as a free art kit.

Signature Publishing will be launching its Tickety Toc stand-alone magazine in Summer 2014. On-sale monthly and priced at £3.25, the new the pre-school title will include stories, games, colouring activities and posters as well as a free gift with every issue. The Tickety Toc magazine will also be available in digital format with an RRP of £1.99. Tickety Toc will also feature in Signature Publishing’s compilation magazine, Fantastic Funworld and Rainbow Fun.

Commenting on the agreement, Alastair McHarrie, vice president, Consumer Products, Zodiak Kids, London, said: “We are delighted to add such strong partners. We look forward to working with Immediate Media and Signature Publishing to launch the first-ever Mister Maker and Tickety Toc stand-alone titles in the UK.”

Steph Cooper, editor of Mister Maker Magazine, said: “There is already such enthusiasm for Mister Maker on CBeebies. The magazine is the one-stop shop for children who love the programme with instant makes, art projects and bundles of ideas to entertain and inspire. The editorial is packed with Mister Maker style humour and fun, offering creative and exciting challenges to pre-school children.”

“Tickety Toc is one of the most exciting pre-school brands around so we are delighted to be working with Zodiak Rights on the stand-alone magazine,” says Amanda Clifford, Signature Publishing’s Editor In Chief. “Tickety Toc is a fantastic preschool property and has a unique appeal to boys and girls (and parents!). It’s a brand that’s full of charm and fun and we can’t wait to publish the stand-alone magazine and incorporate it into our other existing pre-school magazines Fantastic Funworld and Rainbow Fun.”

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