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Old 07-01-2013, 11:10
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A lot of people like me enjoy soap magazines such as Inside soap etc so thought a proper thread about the magazines (i.e. release dates/front covers etc) would help?

I think Inside soap release their front covers today, ill keep a look out
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:18
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I dont have any problem with people buying Soap mags , but what does annoy me is the blatant lies they put on the front cover to encourage sales.
Grant Mitchell returning is a classic cover story tactic
They seem to get away with it by putting a question mark on the end
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:03
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Oh yes the covers can definitely be misleading. Mainly Soaplife. Like "ROXY...DEAD!?" etc. But I usually find all the information inside is pretty accurate. Not made up like the cover suggests.

Inside soap is usually the most formative and well written.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:59
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So, which magazine is the most reliable source?
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:01
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So, which magazine is the most reliable source?
Inside Soap.
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:03
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Danke, will have a look
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:24
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I dont have any problem with people buying Soap mags , but what does annoy me is the blatant lies they put on the front cover to encourage sales.
Grant Mitchell returning is a classic cover story tactic
They seem to get away with it by putting a question mark on the end
Soaplife has to do something to get people to buy their mag
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:26
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A lot of people like me enjoy soap magazines such as Inside soap etc so thought a proper thread about the magazines (i.e. release dates/front covers etc) would help?

I think Inside soap release their front covers today, ill keep a look out
They used to but for the last few months they've holding them back until Tuesday

Maybe now it's new year they might start doing it on a Monday again
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Old 07-01-2013, 22:16
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No new covers updated today Oh well, I'll be buying it tomorrow.
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:24
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So, which magazine is the most reliable source?
I'd say Inside Soap but then I know the Deputy Editor personally so perhaps I'm biased!

As others have said, although the front covers are misleading (especially Soaplife) everything printed inside is fairly accurate to official info from the Soap press offices and interviews with cast and writers. You can always tell speculation from definitive spoilers as well as they make good use of the question mark. If there is a question mark after the cover headline, it is speculation and to be taken with a pinch of salt - that simple.
Also, they often provide several different alternatives as to how a plot mkight go like the news that Zainab is leaving. Again, if you read properly rather than just quickly scanning, it is clear that they are just floating theories and not actually lying.
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:32
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They used to but for the last few months they've holding them back until Tuesday

Maybe now it's new year they might start doing it on a Monday again
Yes I noticed this. I'm not even on twitter but could still click on the link on the IS website and could see people comments asking why they don't do a Monday preview of Tues cover anymore but from what I could see , IS just completely ignored them and never gave an answer! Very nice eh!

But having said that, I do agree IS is the best of the 3 soap mags. Even though I know what to expect from All About Soap and Soaplife covers, I still cringe everytime I see them and know that the MAIN cover 'story' just isn't gonna happen and only the tiny photo in the corner that DOESN'T have a ? at the end of the headline is the only genuine story!! lol
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Old 07-01-2013, 23:44
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I am no longer wound up by the misleading covers except.... That every Saturday night visit, my mum picks Soaplife up and goes 'ooh, Rocy's pregnant' or similar no matter how many times I tell her to ignore the headlines. However, that's more an issue between myself and my mother.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:47
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Funnily enough I asked Inside Soap on Facebook why they had stopped updating the cover on a Monday and I got a reply. They said it was something to do with copyright and if the cover is well and truly ready. I wasn't quite sure what they meant but it's a fair enough reply I guess.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:36
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New issue of Inside Soap out today
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:41
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New issue of Inside Soap out today
Anything on Shirley? I was going to get a copy today but it was already sold out. Ah well, my loss.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:54
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I think I understand that from stuff my brother (who edited a tv mag for many years) has told me. Certain images, photos are embargoed until certain dates as particular magazines have the copyright to publish articles about it first. For instance, Radio Times, as an official BBC publication when it was, had a legal right to publush interviews, articles and photos about big productions befor anything else, even before the Doctor Who magazine if they wanted a front cover for the new season. Therefore, if the embargo date is tuesday 8th january for a story, they would be breaking the law to publish it, even online on the 7th.

Also, ii know from being keft waiting at the pub for many hours that they often run printing deadlines very close to the wire. Sometimes the mags really do come off the press and get sent out on the lorrys in the early hours of the Tuesday morning. Of course they'll have a cooy of the cover on desktop but they are unlikely to publish it online and until they know the hard copy is ready, proof checked and will actually hit the shelves the next day rather than Wednesday.

Hope that helps.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:00
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In this week's issue:

Corrie
- Kylie's baby dilemma
- Tyrone's got a real hang up
- Ty cuffed and collared
- Lewis has a sting in the gail
- Sunita loses her Karl?
- Interview with Marc Baylis (Rob)

EastEnders
- Dot put on the spot
- Alfie finds himself caught between ROxy and a hard place
- Walford ladies in the thick of it
- Ayesha causes a Masood mess?
- Lola's told to clear the Dex
- Kim wants a one- Ray ticket
- Interview with Kierston Wareing (Kirtsty)

Emmerdale
- Debbie wants Dom
- Brenda's in for a tough time
- Declan's has a clan-do attitude
- Edna's horrible start to 2013
- Interview with Matthew Wolfenden (David)

Hollyoaks
- Daniella Westbrooks joins the cast
- Will's misstep costs him dearly
- Esther's got a wee problem
- Interview with Nicole Barber Lane (Myra)
- Nikki Sanderson is AT YOUR MERCY

Home & Away
- Sasha's wrost-Casey scenario

Neighbours
- Interview with Sonya and Vanessa

Dramas
Doctors- House of ill repute?
Casualty- Jordan's back
Holby- Jac's foolish move
Waterloo Rd- Interview with actress who plays Imogen

OTHERS
Brooke Vincent's STYLE EVOLUTION
TOP TEN SIBLING RIVALRIES

SOAPBOX
MAX'S MAD MISSUS!

STYLE WATCH- HOLBY'S CHRISSIE

NEXT ISSUE
Emmerdale- Jai and Rachel- SHOWDOWN
Corrie- Anna and Faye- OH DADDY
EastEnders- Tanya- THE LAST STRAW?
Hollyoaks- An indecent proposal for Mercedes
Home & Away- Sid put in danger
Neighbours- Stag night fun for Toadie
Waterloo Road- Blast from the past for Christine
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:06
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Danke lawsj123, much appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:01
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Good issue. I love Inside soap!
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:45
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'Walford ladies in the thick of it'

Hmm, wonder who?
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:27
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Interesting cover. "Kirsty Murdered?".

Kirsty is in no spoilers at all beyond the wedding.
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:21
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I don't think Inside soap are updating their cover today by the looks of it.
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:26
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Interesting cover. "Kirsty Murdered?".

Kirsty is in no spoilers at all beyond the wedding.
I cant believe Max chooses Kirsty!

I wonder if Kirsty throws herself down the stairs and claims Tys done it to her! I hope to god we're not going to have another free the Wetherfield one!
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:30
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I don't think Inside soap are updating their cover today by the looks of it.
They do it on a Tuesday now.
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:34
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I cant believe Max chooses Kirsty!

I wonder if Kirsty throws herself down the stairs and claims Tys done it to her! I hope to god we're not going to have another free the Wetherfield one!
Doubt it they're just about to do that in Hollyoaks with Will/Texas so unlikely

I'm wondering if Kirsty will claim Tyrone's been abusing her though, then again they only did that a little while ago with Tracey/Charlie didn't they?
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