Print Magazine Rate Card

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Annual Print Magazine Rate Card

Ad Deadline: April 5

Street Date: April 29

“ The Blues Festival Guide is the road map to everything blues!”  – Bobby Rush

Enjoy festival information (both physical and virtual), blues history and lifestyle, industry highlights and editorial content to keep you connected to the blues.

Include our print magazine in your yearly marketing budget. This award-winning publication is free to the blues community (distributed throughout U.S and Canada), and features entertaining and educational editorial by top blues aficionados. Thousands of blues fans will also read it in digital format.

Advertisers get results.

Add color to make your ad really stand out!

Half page and full page ads: + $375

1/3 page and smaller: +225

Specs for submitting print ad

Acceptable Programs

  • PDF preferred: Make sure file is saved as hi-resolution CMYK files (300dpi) and all fonts are embedded.
  • Photoshop: Submit file 300 dpi. Save as either .jpg or .tif file formats.
  • Photos: All photos must be saved at actual size at 300 dpi

Ads with Bleed

  • Full Page Ads Only,
  • (No Festival Section Ads)
  • Trim Size: 8.25” x 10.5”
  • Bleed Size: 8.75” x 11” (= trim + 0.25”) If ad bleeds (= runs all the way to the edge of the paper), then design ad/background 0.25” bigger than final trim size
  • Live Image Area (safe area): 7.25” x 9.5” (= trim -0.5”) This is the safe area; keep text/info within this size to assure none of your important information is cut off during trimming.

Design Charges

  • In-house graphic design services avail. Approx 1-3 hrs per ad at $65/hr.

Digital Edition of Magazine

  • Drive traffic to your site by purchasing a Digital Magazine Hyperlink!
  • To increase circulation, the print magazine is digitized. Blues fans read the entire magazine online by simply clicking through page-by-page.

*Augment your Print Ad by purchasing a Digital Magazine Hyperlink:

(Full page ad +$75, Half page +$50, 1/3-1/8 page +$25)

Email your ad to:


Space Reservation: NOW





RBA Publishing & Publicity, 2150 Western Ave, Arcata, CA 95521

Ad Deadline: April 5

Street Date: April 29

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