Time Out is a publishing company based in London, England. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The company's best known product is the Time Out weekly listings magazine. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally The original magazine, with listings for London, was published in 1968 by Tony Elliott. Tony Elliott (b January 7 1947 is the founder and owner of Time Out Group based in London, England. The first issues had a print run of around 5,000.  He remains the owner of the group. The Time Out Group Limited has expanded over the past 40 years to publish listings guides for other cities, travel guides, guides to specific aspects of cities (such as Eating and Drinking guides) and have established a similar presence online. A guide book is a book for Tourists or travelers that provides details about a Geographic location, Tourist destination, or Itinerary.
The Time Out weekly listing magazines for a particular city contains information about events in film, theatre, fashion, literature and all other artistic events happening, as well as eat out and night out sections. Twenty-four cities and larger areas currently published (January 2008 data) including London, Chicago, New York, Paris, Mexico City, Beijing, Dubai, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Moscow, Athens, Singapore, Saint-Petersburg, Bucharest, Almaty, Jerusalem, Kiev, Mumbai, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Shanghai and Barcelona. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The City of New York Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico Dubai (in دبيّ,) is one of the seven emirates and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other Names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey Tel Aviv-Yafo (תֵּל ־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ تل أبيب Tal ʾAbīb) (usually Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel Cyprus (Κύπρος transliterated: Kýpros,; Kıbrıs officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Singapore Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River Bucharest ( Romanian: Bucureşti) is the Capital city, industrial and commercial centre of Romania. Almaty ( Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata ( Алма-Ата) also Verniy, (Верный is the largest city in Kazakhstan Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם, he-Latn Yerushaláyim; Arabic: ar القُدس, ar-Latn al-Quds) is the Kiev, also known as Kyiv ( Ukrainian:, Kyiv, ˈkɪjiw Russian:, Kiyev; see also Cities' alternative names) is the Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial New Delhi (नई दिल्ली ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ نئی دلی is the Capital city of India. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia On March 25th, 2008, Time Out Kuala Lumpur launched in the Malaysian capital to become the 24th edition of the magazine known as 'the world's living guide'. A Time Out version for Hong Kong is launched in May 2008. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore) Events listings are complemented with articles, typically featuring celebrities appearing in one of the listed events. Many publications are in English. Weekly city guides are in local languages (e. g. the Athens guide is in Greek). The London edition costs £2. The Pound Sterling ( symbol £; ISO code: GBP) subdivided into 100 pence (singular penny) is the Currency 95 per week (March 2008 prices) and has a circulation of 86,000 copies and a readership of 374,000 people (Jan-Jun 2003 figures). These figures are down from a record high of 110,496 achieved in Jan-June 1995.
Whilst the London edition is solely owned by the Time Out Group, other editions are partly or wholly owned by other entities. Patricia Lee Smith ( born December 30 1946 is an American Singer-songwriter and poet For instance the ownership of a Chicago edition of the magazine that launched in March 2005 was split 50-50 between the group and Joe Mansueto. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Joseph D Mansueto (born 1956 is the founder and CEO of Morningstar Inc
The Singapore edition is licensed out to in-flight magazine publishers Ink Publishing. Elliott has said in an interview that he wants to expand to Los Angeles and San Francisco once the Chicago venture has been fully launched. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Other editions are not owned by the Time Out Group at all – for instance Time Out Mumbai is operated solely by a publisher licencing the Time Out brand. Some critics in the financial press have questioned whether this business model has allowed the Time Out brand to expand as quickly as it might have. The biggest selling Time Out is currently Time Out New York (45% owned by the Time Out Group). Time Out is a Publishing company based in London, England. The company's best known product is the Time Out weekly listings Magazine First published in 1995, it currently has a circulation of 139,140 and an aging median reader of 39.  TONY has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence and an Acres of Diamonds Award for best consumer-magazine launch. It has a monthly offshoot aimed at parents of young children called Time Out New York Kids.  The current editor-in-chief of Time Out New York is Michael Freidson.
The Time Out Group Limited conducts most of its business from London, New York and Paris.
In addition to the magazines, Time Out publishes food, drink and restaurant guides for London, New York, Dubai and Paris. For London, its core city, it has also published guides for students, shopping and health and fitness amongst others. Time Out also produces 48 travel guides to cities and regions around the world. The guides are published in the UK by Random House. Random House Inc is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher Although similar in style to other guides, such as those published by Lonely Planet and Rough Guide, the Time Out guides tend to focus on more hip happenings in each city. Lonely Planet Publications (usually known as Lonely Planet or LP) is one of the largest travel Guidebook publishers in the world Rough Guides Ltd is a Guidebook and Reference publisher owned by Pearson PLC. Time Out was instrumental in bringing about specific listings for gay and lesbian readers, a formula followed now by similar publications.
The Group also publishes an annual film guide, being a compendium of short reviews of all major film releases.
In 2003 the Group reported revenues of £25m and a profit of £228,000. Elliott values his company at "more than £30m". The Sunday Times Richlist 2008 valued it at £40m.