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2015 ADVERTISING RATES

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Download our 2015 rate card in PDF format here

 

Color Rates

1x

3x

6x

Back Cover

$3448

$3113

$2767

Inside Cover

$2528

$2275

$2023

Two-Page Spread

$3025

$2722

$2420

Full Page

$1996

$1796

$1597

Double Truck

$1815

$1633

$1452

2/3 Page

$1397

$1258

$1118

1/2 Page

$1030

$926

$825

1/3 Page

$731

$660

$586

1/4 Page

$564

$508

$453

Black & White Rates

1x

3x

6x

Back Cover

$2431

$2277

$2032

Inside Cover

$1936

$1742

$1548

Two-Page Spread

$2420

$2178

$1936

Full Page

$1464

$1319

$1170

Double Truck

$1331

$1199

$1064

2/3 Page

$997

$897

$798

1/2 Page

$765

$686

$611

1/3 Page

$532

$478

$425

1/4 Page

$431

$388

$345

Display Classifieds (B&W only)

1x

3x

6x

1/3 Page

$399

$358

$318

1/6 Page

$199

$178

$159

Classified ads are $1.50 per word with a 20-word minimum charge. All Classified ads must be paid in advance.

 

AD SIZES

Full Page w/o Bleed 
Page Trim:   8.125 x 10.875 
Live Area:  7.125 x 9.875

Full Page with Bleed 
Page Trim:  8.125 x 10.875 
Live Area:  7.125 x 9.875 
Page with Bleed 8.625 x 11.375 
(1/4 in. bleed on all four sides)

2/3 Page
4.687 x 9.875

1/2 Page VERTICAL
4.687 x 7.5

1/2 Page HORIZONTAL
7.125 x 4.875

1/3 Page VERTICAL
2.25 x 9.875

1/3 Page SQUARE
4.687 x 4.687

1/4 Page VERTICAL
3.5 x 4.875

DISPLAY CLASSIFIEDS

1/3 Page VERTICAL
2.187 x 9.625

1/3 Page SQUARE
4.562 x 4.625

1/6 Page VERTICAL
2.187 X 4.625

2014 Advertising Deadlines

                              Ad Space                                 Artwork                                 On Sale

#229 Feb/Mar        1/09/15                                   1/17/15                                 1/30/15

#230 April/May      3/10/15                                   3/17/15                                3/30/15

#231June/July      5/11/15                                     5/18/15                                 5/30/15

#232 Aug/Sept      7/13/15                                    7/17/15                                7/30/15

#233 Oct/Nov        9/10/15                                    9/17/15                                 9/30/15

#234 Dec/Jan       11/10/15                                 11/18/15                               11/30/15

#236 Feb/Mar        1/11/16                                      1/18/16                                 1/30/16

                             
Ad Submission

Ads may be submitted via e-mail or to our FTP site. If your file size is over 5MB, DO NOT SEND THE FILE VIA EMAIL. Please contact your ad rep or our production office for FTP instructions.


MATERIALS REQUIRED

Mechanical Requirements: All ads must be submitted in digital form. We can accept the following formats:

InDesign CS5.5: must include all linked graphics and fonts.

Photoshop CS5.1: tiff, eps, or jpeg. Layers must be flattened.

Illustrator CS5.1: must include all linked graphics, fonts must be converted to outlines, and transparencies should be flattened.

PDF: file should be distilled to press quality standards; fonts must be embedded. If you wish to distill your PDF to our press standards, we will be happy to supply pre-sets.

Please note: we cannot accept ads built in Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word.

Resolution: Living Blues is printed on glossy paper with a line screen of 150 lpi. Our minimum resolution requirement is 300 dpi.

Specifications: Living Blues is a 4-color glossy magazine. Ads are based on a trim size of 8.125” x 10.875”.

Color: Living Blues offers black and white or four-color (CMYK) ads. We cannot accept ads that include custom or PMS colors. Please make sure to convert all colors to their CMYK equivalent.

Living Blues cannot be held responsible for ads that do not meet our mechanical specifications.

Ad content is checked for potential problems and PDF files are pre-flighted. If we discover a problem with your ad, you will be notified and given the opportunity to make corrections before the ad goes to press.

We reserve the right to reject any advertising.

Ad Delivery: Ads may be submitted via Dropbox or by email. Please use Dropbox for large ad files. Please discuss with your ad representative which option would be best for you. Ad copy and camera-ready material is due in our offices by the dates specified in this rate card. We cannot be held responsible for advertising materials that arrive after the deadline.

Please contact Brett@LivingBlues.com for instructions

Position: Requested positioning of advertising, exclusive of inside and back covers, will be followed as closely as possible.

Terms and Conditions: Advertisers and agencies assume all liability for contents of published advertising, including text and/or illustrations. Advertisers and agencies assume all responsibility for any claim arising therefrom against the publication.

Agency Discount: Fifteen percent agency discount to recognized advertising agencies.

Payment: Advertisers will be billed upon publication. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

Sizes: Ads must conform to sizes specified. Ads that do not meet these specifications will either be returned to advertiser or resized to fi t, if possible.

Bleeds: Ads that are intended to bleed require special attention. For bleed areas please add 1/4”

(.25") bleed to the trim size on all sides.

 

 

 


 
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