Coronavirus and your subscription

In light of the global outbreak of COVID-19, we want to keep you up to date about the measures we're taking with your magazines. Please check this page for the latest news.

We are facing an unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak which is causing a number of problems for businesses throughout the UK. As a result we are having to take some emergency short-term actions to ensure that we are able to come through the crisis as best as we can.

Regrettably one of the measures is to temporarily pause number of publications of some of our magazines in April and May and resume our usual schedules later in the summer.


Magazines affected:

  • Magazines which will be paused are: Cardmaking & Papercraft, Cross Stitch Crazy, Cross Stitch Gold, Love Embroidery, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Mollie Makes, In The Moment, HomeStyle and BBC World Histories.


If you have a subscription with one of our paused magazines:

  • We are truly sorry that we have had to take this short-term action. As soon as we resume publishing, we will automatically restart your subscription.
  • We will be mailing all subscription copies for issues published in April, so you do not need to buy this copy in the shops as you will be receiving it direct to your home.
  • We will be writing to subscribers to let you know when you can expect your next issue.


Keeping in touch:

Please check back on this page for news during this exceptionally challenging time. More information will be added to this page in the coming days.
As necessary we may also communicate:


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We greatly appreciate everyone's patience and support in these difficult times.


FAQs for subscribers


  1. Why have magazine publications paused?

  2. We are facing an unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak which is causing a number of problems for businesses throughout the UK. As a result, we are having to take some emergency short-term actions to ensure that we are able to come through the crisis as best as we can. Regrettably one of the measures is to temporarily pause number of publications during May and June and resume our usual schedules later in the summer. We are truly sorry that we have had to take this short-term action. As soon as we resume publishing, we will automatically restart your subscription. We will be writing to subscribers to let them know when they can expect their next issue.

  3. Which magazines are temporarily not being published?

    • Cardmaking & Papercraft
    • Cross Stitch Crazy
    • Cross Stitch Gold
    • Love Embroidery
    • Love Patchwork & Quilting
    • Mollie Makes
    • In The Moment
    • HomeStyle
    • BBC World Histories
    • Essential Kitchen, Bathrooms and Bedroom (consumer)


  4. When will magazines start publishing again?

  5. We have temporarily paused production during the months of May and June and will be back later in the Summer. We will be writing to subscribers separately to let them know when the magazine will start publishing again and when your next copy will arrive. To help us keep you up to date on any changes that may affect you, please update your email address on our contact us page here.

  6. How can I stay up to date?

  7. To help us keep you up to date on any changes that may affect you, please update your email address on our contact us page here.

  8. Is there a web site where the magazine content will be published during the temporary suspension?

    • For craft inspiration head to www.gathered.how. Gathered is our new home of all of your favourite crafting titles including Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet, Cardmaking & Papercraft, World of Cross Stitching, Simply Sewing, Love Patchwork and Quilting and more. For 1,000s of free projects, patterns and how-tos from the experts head over to the website today! We also have a Crafting At Home section for all the inspiration you need to feed your crafting passions!
    • For In The Moment Magazine head to www.calmmoment.com/magazines
    • For Mollie Makes head to www.molliemakes.com
    • For BBC World Histories head to www.historyextra.com
    • For HomeStyle head to www.ekbbmagazine.co.uk


  9. Will I still get the same number of magazines I paid for?

  10. Yes, we have temporarily paused publication due to the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak which is causing a number of problems for businesses throughout the UK. As soon as we resume publishing, we will automatically restart your subscription. We will be writing to subscribers to let them know when they can expect their next issue.

  11. What will happen to my Direct Debit payments?

  12. If you have taken out a new subscription or had automatic renewal due for an existing subscription between the 17th March and 8th May your payment is already in process and will be taken. We will be writing to you to advise you when your next issue will be sent. For all other orders we will not be taking any further payments after the 8th May and we will write to you with a revised payment schedule and confirmation of despatch of your next issue once we resume publishing.

  13. I have just received a renewal invitation – should I renew now?

  14. You can renew your subscription at any time, your subscription will start with the next available issue and we will write to you to confirm when you are due to receive the next issue.

  15. Will I be able to buy the magazine in the shop instead?

  16. We have temporarily paused production during the months of May and June and will be back later in the Summer. During this period the below magazines will not be available, but our sister publications will – for a full list please click here.

    Paused magazines:

    • Cardmaking & Papercraft
    • Cross Stitch Crazy
    • Cross Stitch Gold
    • Love Embroidery
    • Love Patchwork & Quilting
    • Mollie Makes
    • In The Moment
    • HomeStyle
    • BBc World Histories
    • Essential Kitchen, Bathrooms and Bedroom (consumer)


  17. My subscription is a gift. Have you told the person who gave it to me?

  18. We will be writing to all subscribers to advise them of the changes to the publication schedule.

  19. My subscription order included an “added extra", will I still receive this?

  20. If you placed your order within the last 30 days and a payment was taken, providing the item is in stock you will still receive this.

  21. FREE digital access to the magazine App for all print subscribers – whilst publishing of my magazine is paused.

  22. Whilst your magazine is paused, you can get free access to the digital versions through the App which will contain back issues from your subscription. To access these issues, download the App from your App store on your mobile or tablet (either Apple or Android). Once you have downloaded the App you will be asked to login. To do this you can tap on “Already a subscriber? Login here" which you will see on the first screen in the App. Under where it says “Sign in to your account", simply enter the email address you gave when you took out your subscription. In the Password field, enter PRINTSUB. You can find more detailed instructions here. The number of back issues contained in the App will relate to the length of your subscription.

    IMPORTANT: If you did not give us an email address when you subscribed, please update your details on our contact us page here before you attempt to access the digital issues. Please allow 24 hours for the update to take place.